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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 (http://APO.af/FZSmmw), with a focus on Africa. “Digital IQ has a different meaning today than it had at the same time as PwC (www.PwC.com) 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 ghanabusinessnews.com. 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.
  • AFRICA 2016 POPULATION AND INTERNET USERS STATISTICS FOR 2016

    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?
  • Communications Minister Affirms State's Concern With Telecommunications Sector

    SUDAN, 2015/07/30 The Minister of Communications and Data Technology Dr. Tahani Abdullah Attia chaired Monday at the Communications Tower the initial conference of the Council of Minister next the new formation of the ministry. The conference discussed a presentation on the new structure of the headquarters of the ministry and the plans and projects that are being implemented at the level of the National Communication Corporation and the National Data Centre presented by the Director of the National Communication Corporation Dr Yahiya Abdullah and the Director of National Data Centre Engineer Mohammed Abdul-Rahim Yassin.
  • Has the Arab Spring killed the North African mobile market?

    EGYPT, 2014/10/11 Somebody asked me the other day whether the Arab Spring had affected the growth in the mobile subscriber market, and which was now the fastest growing region. The countries affected were and are major players. Markets where a regime change was engineered are Egypt (34% of the regional total); Tunisia (5%); and Libya (6%). There were major protests in Algeria (18%); Morocco (15%), and Sudan (9%) (1). The creation of a new nation in the form of South Sudan has created further problems for the Sudanese government.
  • The Sudanese Telecommunication Corporation (STC)

    SUDAN, 2014/06/02 The Sudanese Telecommunication Corporation (STC) has withdrawn service from hundreds of thousands of subscribers, who failed, next months of warning, to register their SIM cards, known as Subscriber Identity Module (SIM). The official Sudan media Centre on Sunday said the Corporation has been warning customers of the three companies operating in the country, Zain, Al Sudani and MTN, to register their SIM cards, providing basic data on the holder of the Card or risk losing the services. The corporation, the body that supervises telecommunication in Sudan, said millions of subscribers have failed to comply with the new regulation.
  • Sudan Tops MENA Region On Mobile Services Sales Tax

    SUDAN, 2012/12/09 Sudan has the highest sales tax for mobile phone services in North Africa and the Middle East, a new statement published by the Arab Advisors Group has said. Sudan has the highest sales tax rate on cellular services in the region followed by Jordan, Tunisia and Morocco. The analysis of the cellular rates in the Arab World has revealed that the postpaid average minute rates in Morocco, Mauritania, Tunisia, Lebanon and Kuwait are above the average peak minute rate. Sudan recorded the lowest average postpaid minute rates.
  • Internet is going mobile

    BOTSWANA, 2012/07/30 As people the world over go online, the majority of users' primary means of Internet access will be their mobile phones. This is according to the new “Traffic and Market Statement” by Ericsson, which looks at the mobile landscape for the next five years. Ericsson's chief of strategic marketing and intelligence, Patrick Cerwall, says: “The Internet is going mobile. Mobile PC and tablet subscriptions will, by 2017, be on the same level as fixed broadband subscriptions.”