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  • Digital IQ for African companies track global averages – but South Africa is at risk of falling behind

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/04 Most organisations around the world have not done enough to keep up with the digital era – and leadership is falling short, with a lot of chief executives not from presently on fully engaged in the initiatives of digital transformation. African companies match their world peers in a lot of measures of Digital IQ: just over half (52%) rate their organisation’s Digital IQ as strong – a score of 70% or better. However, South African companies stand at risk, with less than half (47%) rating their organisation’s IQ over 70%. These are some of the highlights from the 10th edition of PwC’s World Digital IQ survey (, with a focus on Africa. “Digital IQ has a different meaning today than it had at the same time as PwC ( started this research a decade ago. Tielman Botha, Digital Lead for PwC South Africa, says: “Today, the scope and scale of digital-driven change has grown significantly, and organisations have invested a lot of time and money to keep up.
  • Five billion people in the world use mobile phones, 436 million in sub-Sahara Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/06/15 The number of mobile phone subscribers in the world has reached five billion, according to the research arm of the world mobile industry organization, GSMA. But sub-Sahara Africa is the least penetrated with 436 million incomparable subscribers, the organization says in a press release copied to The GSMA defines a ‘incomparable mobile subscriber’ as an individual person that can account for multiple ‘mobile connections’, that is SIM cards. According to GSMA Intelligence, the world’s five billion incomparable mobile subscribers today account for approximately 7.7 billion mobile connections – excluding mobile-to-mobile (M2M).
  • 3 Ways Digital Technology Can Transform Africa Into a Global Power

    BOTSWANA, 2016/11/03 Africa is home to some of the world’s greatest digital innovations. From medical applications to inventions aimed at enabling the continent’s educational system, the continent is not just experiencing a digital revolution, but it’s as well solidifying its place as world leader in science and technology. The number of young people creating life-changing digital applications in Africa continues to grow. In Mozambique, counselors are using Short Message Services to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS, while in Nigeria a Do It Yourself generator that can produce six hours of power just from a liter of urine was invented by a group of 15-year-old girls. And in Zimbabwe, a 24-year-old engineering student has managed approaching up with a machine that turns plastic into diesel.

    BOTSWANA, 2016/08/13 Africa is the second-largest continent, after Asia, in size and population; located south of Europe and bordered to the west by the Atlantic Ocean and to the east by the Indian Ocean.
  • Africa,Protect Refugees With Mobile Banking

    BOTSWANA, 2016/02/08 "Mean spirited", "inhumane" and desecrating the spirit of the Refugee Convention are some of the milder criticisms levelled at Denmark's harsh new asylum laws, passed last week. Part new measures is a decision to strip new arrivals of any cash and valuables worth additional than 10,000 kroner (US$1,450), purportedly to pay for their upkeep. Switzerland and some southern German states have introduced similar policies. It's a move that reflects the fragmenting world of European migration policy, lacking in solidarity, empathy and basic human decency. But what of the financial implications for asylum seekers?
  • Zimbabwe: Mandiwanzira Confirms Zarnet's Bid to Take Over Telecel

    ZIMBABWE, 2015/07/30 ICT Minister Supa Mandiwanzira has told parliament that Government through its unit Zarnet is in negotiations for the acquisition of Telecel Zimbabwe. ZARNet is a specialist Internet Service Provider founded in 1997. Earlier, Mandiwanzira had just hinted to the media that "big things" were happening at the company, refusing to shed light on its status after reports this week that the government intended to take over the firm.
  • Zimbabwe: Zambezi Magic Channel Launched

    ZIMBABWE, 2015/07/04 A new channel, Zambezi Magic, has been launched as part of the DStv bouquet. The launch ceremony which was as well beamed live in front of local musicians, producers, film directors, actors and celebrities amongst others at The Venue in Harare included a briefing on content that the channel will carry. The exciting new channel, which is presently on DStv Channel 160, will cover Zimbabwe and the Southern African region in a development that is set to benefit local production companies since their work will be beamed in the region.
  • Zimbabwe: Will Banks Benefit From Telecash Platform?

    ZIMBABWE, 2014/02/24 In September 2011, Econet launched its EcoCash mobile money transfer service literally transforming the telecoms and banking sectors. Econet was not the initial operator to launch this service but due to its financial muscle and a large subscriber base it managed to steal the limelight from other operators. NetOne had in March of the same year launched its One Wallet service. The major objective of this new technology was to enable the unbanked to access banking services.
  • Local Software Firm Seeks to Turn Dreams Into Reality :Zimbabwe

    ZIMBABWE, 2013/11/01 A software development company, Logicode (Private) Limited, was launched in Harare yesterday. The company has been in existence for additional than two years. Speaking at the launch, Logicode managing director Ms Hellen Timm said the idea behind the launch was to transform a dream into reality. "Logicode is a 100 % Zimbabwe- owned company offering organisations an opportunity to enjoy the new developments in technology. "A lot of organisations have been able to access technology albeit with some challenges but they have not been able to fully enjoy the technology and therefore through technological expertise Logicode has been launched with the aim to bridge the gap through offering consultancy services," she said.
  • Econet Wireless renews licence

    ZIMBABWE, 2013/06/09 Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited, the country’s major mobile telephone operator by subscribers, has renewed its operating licence for a 20-year period. In its audited abridged financial results for the year ended February 28 2013 Econet Wireless chairman Dr James Myers announced that the telecommunications company had renewed its licence which was due to expire next month.