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  • Why Mobile Technology is Important to Rural African Communities
    Mobile technology is at the heart of Africa’s digital journey thanks to its ability to provide communities with improved work and economic improvements. A great example of how access to online resources is The Haller Foundation’s award-winning mobile app — Haller Farmers.  To unpack this further, IT News Africa’s Jenna... Read more »
  • Safaricom in Talks to Provide M-PESA Services in Partnership with Amazon
    Safaricom is in talks with Amazon over the use of its mobile money service M-Pesa on Amazon’s eCommerce platform, according to Bloomberg. This move is said to be part of the Kenyan telco’s efforts to recover from a year of disappointing profits. “M-Pesa accounts for about a third of Safaricom’s... Read more »
  • Could Digital Health Passports Boost Secure Travel Post-COVID-19?
    According to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 dashboard, there are 157,973,438 confirmed cases globally, and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) is tracking daily increases in infections pointing to a looming third wave in the coming weeks or months. Statistics show us that different countries are at different stages... Read more »
  • Why Millennials and Gen Z are Most Likely to Fall for Phishing Attacks
    There is a common misconception that older people (who tend to have less experience with new technologies) are easier to scam online. However, recent data findings from Atlas VPN suggest that just the opposite is true. Millennials and Gen Zers are more likely to fall for phishing emails than their... Read more »
  • 11 Digital Trends Transforming the Insurance Industry
    The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in ample opportunities by accelerating the digital transition of tasks that were once considered mundane. In recognition of the importance of this, almost all players in the insurance sector are digitising – some more seamlessly than others. Here are eleven of the digital trends we... Read more »
  • Starlink Partners with Google to Deliver Data and Cloud Services
    SpaceX’s broadband internet company, Starlink is partnering with Google to deliver data, cloud services, and applications to customers at the network edge by leveraging Starlink’s ability to provide high-speed broadband internet around the world and Google Cloud’s infrastructure. In a statement, the companies revealed that SpaceX will begin to “locate... Read more »
  • Apple AirTags Launch in South Africa
    Apple’s newest gadget – the AirTag – is now officially available in South Africa. The device allows users to locate a lost item, all while keeping location data private and anonymous with end-to-end encryption. Kaiann Drance, VP of Worldwide iPhone Product Marketing at Apple, says “we’re excited to bring this incredible... Read more »