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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).
  • Tanzania: Vodacom IPO Attracts 40,000 Tanzanian Investors

    TANZANIA, 2017/06/07 Vodacom Tanzania Plc's initial public offering (IPO) has attracted over 40,000 Tanzanian investors, a lot of of them initial time participants in the capital market, the telco has said. The IPO is set to be the major in the history of the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.
  • 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.
  • Telecom firm donates 350 desks to public schools

    TANZANIA, 2016/07/25 Tigo Tanzania has donated 350 desks worth Tsh.58 million ($ 26,364) to additional than 12 primary schools in three districts within Tabora region. The beneficiaries include Tabora (50); Urambo (100); and Nzega (200) districts. This donation was made to support the government’s effort to offset the existing countrywide shortage of desks in primary schools. Speaking at a handover ceremony held at Mwangoye Primary School located in Tabora municipality, Tigo Lake Zone Director Ally Maswanya said the donation is in line with the company’s commitment to support community initiatives seeking to uplift people’s living condition.
  • Tigo Pesa, now the largest Mobile Financial Service eco-system in Tanzania

    TANZANIA, 2016/02/22 Tigo Tanzania ( announced today that customers of its Tigo Pesa mobile money service will presently be able to move funds between any of the country’s mobile money operators, as Vodacom’s M-Pesa joins an interoperable network by presently set up by Tigo, Zantel and Airtel. Tigo becomes the only operator in Tanzania to offer interoperability with Airtel, Vodacom and Zantel. Vodacom’s participation means that additional than 16 million mobile money users in Tanzania will be able to conduct transactions with one-an extra regardless of which mobile operator they use. With Tigo Pesa, customers will presently benefit from faster, cheaper and safer cashless transactions with anyone across the country
  • 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?
  • Liquid Telecom Set to Expand Footprints in Tanzania

    TANZANIA, 2015/09/12 TANZANIA is positioned to be a hub and potential guide way of fibre optic network connectivity for the East, Central and Southern Africa, making telecommunication sector key contributor to economic increase. Liquid Telecom, Chief Executive Officer Mr Nic Rudnick made the remarks in Dar es Salaam yesterday during the Annual conference that constituted all large cable operators across the continent who met to share experience on new technologies in the fibre network connectivity. "Formerly we brought connectivity capacities to Zambia and Zimbabwe from South Africa but for the initial time we are bringing it from Tanzania. This is the great succcess and offers great potential for Tanzania to capitalise," he said.
  • Mobile Money remittance service between Tanzania and Rwanda.

    RWANDA, 2014/02/25 Tigo, a subsidiary of the international telecommunications and media company, Millicom, Sunday announced the launch of a pioneering cross-border Mobile Money remittance service between Tanzania and Rwanda. The new service allows Tigo subscribers in Tanzania to send money from their Tigo Pesa accounts to Tigo Cash subscribers in Rwanda and vice versa. The service was launched instantly in Kigali and Dar-es-Salaam, witnessed by the Rwandan High Commissioner in Tanzania, Dr. Ben Rugangazi, the High Commissioner of Tanzania in Rwanda, Francis Mwaipaja, and the Rwanda Finance Minister, Honourable Claver, who undertook the initial mobile money transactions between the two nations.