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5 African Blockchain Companies to watch
Blockchain is undoubtedly one of the hottest topics in the tech industry. When people think of Blockchain their initial thought lean towards cryptocurrencies and fintech; it is however far more than just a new payment system. Blockchain can potentially revolutionise how transactions over the (...)
[IT News Africa] 21/02/2017

 
SA Cloud market worth $140m and growing
South African enterprises are moving to the cloud. According to George Etheredge, ICT research analyst at Frost & Sullivan, the local cloud market is worth $140 million and growing. South Africa is way ahead of other African markets, with the necessary data centre resources and connectivity (...)
[IT News Africa] 21/02/2017

 
Unicaf University partners with eLearnAfrica
Unicaf University has announced that its programmes will be available on eLearnAfrica.com, thereby extending further the University’s reach throughout the continent. This co-operation proves the reputation Unicaf University enjoys as a centre of educational excellence in the region. (...)
[IT News Africa] 21/02/2017

 
Samsung Africa Forum 2017
Samsung will be hosting its 8th Annual Samsung Africa Forum between 23 and 25 February 2017 at the International Conference Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa. The event will showcase its commitment to the continent by introducing its latest range of products. “Samsung’s goal is to inspire (...)
[IT News Africa] 21/02/2017

Nigeria urges AU to intervene over South Africa killings of Nigerians – AFP
— Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria on Monday urged the African Union to step in to stop what it said were “xenophobic attacks” on its citizens and other Africans in South Africa. The presidency said there was a need for the… Read more →
[Africa Herald Express] 21/02/2017

Africa: New Guide Helps Countries Assess Immunization Financing Options
[R4D] Washington, DC -Today, a new resource guide, Immunization Financing: A Resource Guide for Advocates, Policymakers, and Program Managers, was released to provide practical advice to low- and middle-income countries seeking to mobilize resources for immunization programs. The guide offers (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Nigeria is the heart of Business in the Africa: Ecuadorian Ambassador
— The Government of Ecuador had identified the need to strengthen economic ties with Nigeria saying she is the heart of business hub in the African continent.The Embassy of Ecuador in Nigeria and PRO ECUADOR, the Ecuadorian Promoting Exports and… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 21/02/2017

Bushiri Must Fall Campaign Reaches Climax In South Africa
The church that you need to pay R7000 see how they operate …we call these professional scammers. We work hard to be rich not milking people in the name of the Lord, Bushiri you are stealing from the poor. You need to be paid a visit by the ANCYL and we are coming soon. Young (...)
[Malawi Voice] 21/02/2017

Ghana's President Akufo-Addo says economy is in a
Ghana's President Akufo-Addo says economy is in a "bad way".
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said in his first state of the nation address that the West African nation's economy was in a "bad way".
[Africa Report] 21/02/2017

 
Global insurer AON changes ownership in 10 African markets
Are small markets turning into global insurers’ bogey?
[East Africa News Post] 21/02/2017

South African Tiger Brands to exit Kenyan market
Firm to sell its 51pc stake to local partner Chris Kirubi.
[East Africa News Post] 21/02/2017

Crowds brave the rain for Armed Forces Day parade
Crowds brave the rain for Armed Forces Day parade
A few thousand people braved Durban’s inclement weather to witness the South African National Defence force stage its annual Armed Forces Parade.
[IOL] 21/02/2017

 
PICS: Crowds brave the rain for Armed Forces Day parade
PICS: Crowds brave the rain for Armed Forces Day parade
A few thousand people braved Durban’s inclement weather to witness the South African National Defence force stage its annual Armed Forces Parade.
[IOL] 21/02/2017

 
South Africa: Confusion Over When Molefe Will Be Sworn in As MP
[News24Wire] No one seems to know when former CEO Brian Molefe will be sworn in as a Member of Parliament.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

South Africa: Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille Being Investigated, Not Suspended
[News24Wire] Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille's office on Tuesday denied that she had been handed a letter of expulsion by the DA.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

South Africa: South Africa commemorates 100th anniversary of World War I tragedy
Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa on Tuesday marked the historic sinking of the ship, SS Mendi, during World War I exactly 100 years ago. Society
[Panapress] 21/02/2017

'Molefe is a member in good standing'
'Molefe is a member in good standing'
Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe is a member in good standing at his Hartbeespoort Dam branch, the African National Congress in Madibeng said.
[IOL] 21/02/2017

 
Africa: As Solar Refrigerator Keeps Mangoes Cold, Farmers' Profits Heat Up
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nziu -Solar-powered cold storage and biological pest control are helping protect Kenya's mangoes from climate change
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

South Sudan: South Sudan Risks Losing Oil-Rich Abyei
[East African] South Sudan risks losing the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei with internal strife taking most of its attention as Khartoum moves to entrench its administration across the border.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

South Sudan: South Sudan President Kiir to Give State of the Nation Address
[East African] South Sudanese President President Salva Kiir will Tuesday afternoon deliver the state of nation address in Juba. President Kiir is expected to brief parliamentarians on a number issues the young nation was grappling (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

South Africa: Replacing South Africa's Finance Minister, or His Deputy, Would Carry a Heavy Cost
[The Conversation Africa] Many see the decision by South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) to send the disgraced former CEO of the power utility Eskom to parliament as the precursor to another attack on the National Treasury and to remove finance minister Pravin (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Africa: Military Policing of Parliament - What Does SA Law Say?
[ISS] Shortly before his annual State of the Nation address earlier this month, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma announced that he had authorised the 'employment' of 441 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) 'for service in cooperation with the SA Police Service (SAPS) (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

South Africa: Hlaudi Motsoeneng Feels 'Prejudiced' By Public Broadcaster Inquiry
[News24Wire] Former SABC executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng says he feels prejudiced by Parliament's SABC inquiry process, as he did not appear before the ad hoc committee to give evidence.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Burundi: Mkapa Calls for Extraordinary EAC Summit to Boost Inter-Burundian Dialogue
[Iwacu] At the close of the fourth round of the inter-Burundian dialogue held in Arusha from 16 to 19 February, Mkapa said it is imperative to convene an extraordinary summit of Heads of East African Community states to boost the dialogue (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Injury knocks out Quadri from Qatar Open
A back injury has forced Africa’s highest ranked player – Aruna Quadri to withdraw from the men’s singles event of the 2017 ITTF World Tour tagged Qatar Open.The tournament serves off today in Doha with most of the top players in the world including world and Olympic Champion – China’s Ma Long...
[The Nation] 21/02/2017

East Africa: Kenya School of Law Ordered to Admit Ugandans
[Monitor] The Kenya High Court in Nairobi has quashed a decision by the Kenya School of Law (KSL) barring Ugandan, South Sudanese, Tanzanian, Rwandan and Burundian students from enrolling for KSL's Advocates Training Programme (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Africa: Trump Bursting Myth of White Supremacy
[Monitor] Dear Tingasiga:
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Westcon-Comstor to provide a real view of the “customer experience” at Cisco Connect 2017
Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa’s Comstor division will be providing customers attending this year’s Cisco Connect event a unique view of how customer experiences can be better delivered in an ever digitally transformative world. “Because of the rapid evolution of technology, as well as digital (...)
[IT News Africa] 21/02/2017

MOGAE: National Dialogue can’t replace deal, but Juba can use it to mend fences
South Sudan’s mediator, Festus Mogae, spoke to The EastAfrican's Fred Oluoch on the possible solutions to the stalled peace process.
[East Africa News Post] 21/02/2017

South Africa: Fresh wave of xenophobic violence in Pretoria
Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A fresh wave of xenophobic violence has swept through Atteridgeville outside Pretoria, coinciding with a call by the Nigerian government for South Africa to protect its citizens. Society
[Panapress] 21/02/2017

Africa: ICD/IAIB sign a MoU to cooperate in the development of private sector
— MOSCOW, Russia, February 21, 2017/ — The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-PS.org), the private arm of Islamic Development Bank Group (IDBG), and International Association of Islamic Business (IAIB), signed a Memorandum of Understanding… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 21/02/2017

DHL makes global online shopping easier in Sub Saharan Africa
DHL Express (www.dpDHL.com), the world’s leading international express services provider, has announced the launch of On Demand Delivery for the Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) region. The new service allows shippers and receivers globally to select from a range of standardised… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 21/02/2017

South Africa: Water Disruption Not in the Pipeline for Cape Town
[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town does not plan to disrupt the supply of water to residents in an effort to conserve water, an official said on Monday.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Kenya: No Immediate Pay Review for Striking Lecturers
[East African] Striking Kenyan university dons will have to wait for four months before their demand for salary review can be addressed.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Africa: The Plucky African Film Industry Defying the Odds
[African Arguments] Thousands of miles from the glamour and riches of the Western film industry, determined filmmakers in Malawi are winning hearts and acclaim as they Make Mollywood.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

South Africa's Gordhan sees difficult political year for ruling ANC
South Africa's Gordhan sees difficult political year for ruling ANC
South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Monday he sees a "difficult political year" for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) but that he saw "green shoots" of growth in an economy that is barely growing.
[Africa Report] 21/02/2017

 
Rwanda: Govt Counting on Trump to Repeal Conflict Minerals Rule
[East African] Rwanda is counting on US President Donald Trump coming good on his intention to suspend a law that bars companies from handling conflict minerals to save the country more than $4 million spent annually on compliance.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

South Africa: Flash Floods, Rain Warnings For Rest of Week
[News24Wire] The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has cautioned that the rainy weather experienced over the weekend is set to continue throughout the week.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

South Africa: Mathews Phosa Makes Zuma's Son 'Want to Vomit'
[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma's son Edward says Mathews Phosa makes him want to vomit, after the former ANC treasurer called for his father to step down.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Zuma-Gordhan fight takes centre stage at #Budget2017
Zuma-Gordhan fight takes centre stage at #Budget2017
South African President Jacob Zuma’s year-long feud with his finance minister over the nation’s purse strings appears to be coming to a head.
[IOL] 21/02/2017

 
Africa: Three Deadly Viruses That Could Spawn the Next Pandemic
[IRIN] Bird flu in China puts infectious diseases back in the spotlight
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

South Africa: Man Found Guilty On 18 644 Child Porn Charges
[News24Wire] A Plettenberg Bay resident was convicted on Monday on 18 644 charges of possession of child pornography, the National Prosecuting Authority in the Western Cape said.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

South Africa: President Zuma Had a Chance to Galvanise South Africans. He Blew It
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's President Jacob Zuma presented his 2017 state of the nation address on the back of mounting socio-economic challenges for a country that's squandered its development opportunities. Many would have been hoping that Zuma would deliver a speech that showed (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

South Africa: The Nitty-Gritty of South Africa's Annual Budget
[The Conversation Africa] Government budgets across the world are often delivered with some fanfare. South Africa is no exception. In February every year South Africa's Minister of Finance presents his Budget Speech to Parliament amid national (...)
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

South Africa: Over 100 Hurt As Trains Collide Head-On in Pretoria
[News24Wire] Two passenger trains heading in opposite directions collided head-on at the Rosslyn station during peak hour on Monday evening, injuring over 100 people, Metrorail and paramedics said.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

US: Critical food aid shortages hit Africa's refugees hard, UN warns
New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations has warned that across Africa, some two million refugees are facing critical shortages in food assistance. Society
[Panapress] 21/02/2017

South Africa: Progress Made in Drought Intervention Measures
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) says significant progress has been made with regards to drought relief interventions nationwide.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

USAfrica: Devaluation of Nigeria’s Naira begins, informally; projected $1 to N600
USAfricaLIVE By Ulf Laessing and Chijioke Ohuocha Abuja, Feb 20, 2017; Reuters: Nigeria effectively devalued the naira for private individuals on Monday, paving the way for a possible broader move despite stiff resistance from President Muhammadu Buhari. With Buhari abroad for medical (...)
[USAfricaonline] 21/02/2017

Defining the scale of the tragedy of all time
Defining the scale of the tragedy of all time
Sek Mqhayi, a South African teacher, linguist, journalist and author, penned the definitive poem of the sinking of the SS Mendi.
[IOL] 21/02/2017

 
SS Mendi - one of SA's most heart-wrenching tragedies
SS Mendi - one of SA's most heart-wrenching tragedies
Carrying well over 800 servicemen, the majority of whom were black South Africans, the SS Mendi sank to the icy depths of the English Channel 100 years ago.
[IOL] 21/02/2017

 

 
IOL : Girl reveals how she escaped her would-be rapist
Girl reveals how she escaped her would-be rapist
 
 
IOL : Crowds brave the rain for Armed Forces Day parade
Crowds brave the rain for Armed Forces Day parade
 
 
IOL : PICS: Crowds brave the rain for Armed Forces Day parade
PICS: Crowds brave the rain for Armed Forces Day parade
 
 
IOL : Three bodies recovered from flooded Orange River
Three bodies recovered from flooded Orange River
 
 
IOL : Bullies accused of sodomising boy at school
Bullies accused of sodomising boy at school
 
 
IOL : 'Molefe is a member in good standing'
'Molefe is a member in good standing'
 
 
IOL : 50 families evacuate Pringle Bay homes after blaze
50 families evacuate Pringle Bay homes after blaze
 
 
IOL : No bail for accused traffickers
No bail for accused traffickers
 
 
IOL : Still no arrests in murdered lawyer case
Still no arrests in murdered lawyer case
 
 
IOL : Hout Bay Harbour a crime-ridden eyesore - PICS
Hout Bay Harbour a crime-ridden eyesore - PICS
 
 
IOL : Replacing Gordhan will have a heavy cost
Replacing Gordhan will have a heavy cost
 
 
IOL : Complaints pour in about eThekwini billing
Complaints pour in about eThekwini billing
 
 
IOL : Traffic congestion: see how SA cities rank
Traffic congestion: see how SA cities rank
 
 
IOL : Couple's horrific murders eerily similar
Couple's horrific murders eerily similar
 
 
IOL : SABC inquiry dismisses Hlaudi's claims of prejudice
SABC inquiry dismisses Hlaudi's claims of prejudice
 
 
IOL : 'Zim will plunge into horrible uncertainty'
'Zim will plunge into horrible uncertainty'
 
 
IOL : Toddler boiling water murder: Bail decision on hold
Toddler boiling water murder: Bail decision on hold
 
 
IT News Africa : Westcon-Comstor to provide a real view of the “customer experience” at Cisco Connect 2017
Westcon-Comstor to provide a real view of the “customer experience” at Cisco Connect 2017
 
 
IT News Africa : Smart meters – helping reduce electricity consumption
Smart meters – helping reduce electricity consumption
 
 
IT News Africa : Molex to showcase innovative IoT solutions at IOTFA 2017
Molex to showcase innovative IoT solutions at IOTFA 2017
 
 
IT News Africa : BT links up 5 biggest foreign exchange markets
BT links up 5 biggest foreign exchange markets
 
 
IOL : Plot to 'kidnap, traffic' children rocks Fochville
Plot to 'kidnap, traffic' children rocks Fochville
 
 
IOL : ANC slates Youth League's 'culture' of disrespect
ANC slates Youth League's 'culture' of disrespect
 
 
IOL : One dead, three hurt as rain causes chaos on Gauteng roads
One dead, three hurt as rain causes chaos on Gauteng roads
 
 
Africa Report : South Africa's Gordhan sees difficult political year for ruling ANC
South Africa's Gordhan sees difficult political year for ruling ANC
 
 
IOL : I was preordained to do this job, chaplain general
I was preordained to do this job, chaplain general
 
 
IOL : Zuma-Gordhan fight takes centre stage at #Budget2017
Zuma-Gordhan fight takes centre stage at #Budget2017
 
 
IOL : Road closures in Durban for Armed Forces celebrations
Road closures in Durban for Armed Forces celebrations
 
 
IOL : ANC NEC reviews policy
ANC NEC reviews policy
 
 
IOL : #Budget2017: DA presents own tax proposals
#Budget2017: DA presents own tax proposals
 
 
IOL : UWC opens its doors to 4 200 first-year students
UWC opens its doors to 4 200 first-year students
 
 
IOL : #GPSOPA: Gauteng aims for 600 000 more jobs in next two years
#GPSOPA: Gauteng aims for 600 000 more jobs in next two years
 
 
IOL : We need a plan to revive growth
We need a plan to revive growth
 
 
IOL : #GPSOPA: Cash injection to boost Gauteng economy
#GPSOPA: Cash injection to boost Gauteng economy
 
 
IOL : #GPSOPA: Premier's house sale proceeds to fund 40 students
#GPSOPA: Premier's house sale proceeds to fund 40 students
 
 
IOL : #GPSOPA: Premier slams in-fighting among law enforcement agencies
#GPSOPA: Premier slams in-fighting among law enforcement agencies
 
 
IOL : 'Message from 100 years ago as relevant now as it was then’
'Message from 100 years ago as relevant now as it was then’
 
 
IOL : Date to be set for Hope Zinde murder trial
Date to be set for Hope Zinde murder trial
 
 
IOL : Defining the scale of the tragedy of all time
Defining the scale of the tragedy of all time
 
 
IOL : SS Mendi - one of SA's most heart-wrenching tragedies
SS Mendi - one of SA's most heart-wrenching tragedies
 
 
IOL : Medicinal cannabis: 'Docs will have to jump through hoops'
Medicinal cannabis: 'Docs will have to jump through hoops'
 
 
IOL : E-tolls have failed, admits Gauteng premier
E-tolls have failed, admits Gauteng premier
 
 
IOL : PICS: Thousands across US say 'Not My President'
PICS: Thousands across US say 'Not My President'
 
 
IOL : #GPSOPA: 'Esidimeni transfers not my doing'
#GPSOPA: 'Esidimeni transfers not my doing'
 
 
IOL : Dineo aftermath brings heavy rain, flooding
Dineo aftermath brings heavy rain, flooding
 
 
IOL : More than 100 hurt as trains collide at Rosslyn station
More than 100 hurt as trains collide at Rosslyn station
 
 
IOL : Gordhan won't be distracted by calls for his axing
Gordhan won't be distracted by calls for his axing
 
 
IOL : Gordhan unfazed by calls for his axing
Gordhan unfazed by calls for his axing
 
 
IT News Africa : Were you with Buhari in London?
Were you with Buhari in London?
 
 
IT News Africa : Google and Microsoft to shoot down Piracy
Google and Microsoft to shoot down Piracy
 
 
IT News Africa : Flickswitch to deliver Enterprise SIM management on MTC Namibia
Flickswitch to deliver Enterprise SIM management on MTC Namibia
 
 
IOL : Durban Navy man 'was a hero'
Durban Navy man 'was a hero'
 
 
IOL : Elderly couple robbed outside KZN Home Affairs office
Elderly couple robbed outside KZN Home Affairs office
 
 
IOL : Our country’s laws under scrutiny
Our country’s laws under scrutiny
 
 
IOL : More than 100 injured in Pretoria train crash
More than 100 injured in Pretoria train crash
 
 
IOL : Opposition youth leader arrested in Zimbabwe
Opposition youth leader arrested in Zimbabwe
 
 
IOL : North West motorists warned to be vigilant following heavy rains
North West motorists warned to be vigilant following heavy rains
 
 
IOL : Battered twins: Parents insist they were loving parents
Battered twins: Parents insist they were loving parents
 
 
IOL : Molefe appointment to Parliament a 'surprise' to Cosatu
Molefe appointment to Parliament a 'surprise' to Cosatu
 
 
IOL : SS Mendi: Fallen SA soldiers commended for their bravery
SS Mendi: Fallen SA soldiers commended for their bravery
 
 
IOL : Police seek man in Pretoria gang attack
Police seek man in Pretoria gang attack
 
 
IOL : Uber to probe sexual harassment claim by engineer
Uber to probe sexual harassment claim by engineer
 
 
IOL : Mdunge: I am not running from the law
Mdunge: I am not running from the law
 
 
IOL : Suspected burglar killed after crashing into police van
Suspected burglar killed after crashing into police van
 
 
IOL : Police not coping, says David Makhura
Police not coping, says David Makhura
 
 
IOL : #SOPA2017: Gautrain route expansion plan completed
#SOPA2017: Gautrain route expansion plan completed
 
 
IOL : Motsoaledi wants SAHRC to extend Esidimeni probe
Motsoaledi wants SAHRC to extend Esidimeni probe
 
 
IOL : For South Africans, helping the Syrians was a piece of cake
For South Africans, helping the Syrians was a piece of cake
 
 
IOL : Construction on Kruger lodge to create hundreds of jobs
Construction on Kruger lodge to create hundreds of jobs
 
 
Africa Report : South African banking shares under pressure after watchdog charges
South African banking shares under pressure after watchdog charges
 
 
IOL : Plett engineer pleads guilty to over 18 000 child porn charges
Plett engineer pleads guilty to over 18 000 child porn charges
 
 
IOL : PICS: Immigration rallies held around US to support Muslims
PICS: Immigration rallies held around US to support Muslims
 
 
IOL : Fraudster caught in Gumtree iPhone trap
Fraudster caught in Gumtree iPhone trap
 
 
IOL : 10 members of Afghan family gunned down
10 members of Afghan family gunned down
 
 
IOL : Pair charged with murder of PE cop to go on trial
Pair charged with murder of PE cop to go on trial
 
 
IT News Africa : IoT adoption puts focus on availability
IoT adoption puts focus on availability
 
 
IOL : KZN ANC slams pace of transformation
KZN ANC slams pace of transformation
 
 
IOL : 'Executive did not know about Esidimeni patients' transfer'
'Executive did not know about Esidimeni patients' transfer'
 
 
IOL : Zealandia: Earth's hidden continent?
Zealandia: Earth's hidden continent?
 
 
IOL : Famine declared in part of South Sudan's Unity state
Famine declared in part of South Sudan's Unity state
 
 
IOL : Restrictions still stand despite heavy rains
Restrictions still stand despite heavy rains
 
 
IOL : It's a wrap for ‘Always in Fashion’ condom campaign
It's a wrap for ‘Always in Fashion’ condom campaign
 
 



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