Paystack, the fintech start-up acquired last year by US fintech major Stripe, is establishing a presence in South Africa as it looks to cement its position as a significant player in the African online payments industry.
Promoted | In this podcast, Dimension Data's Setumo Mohapi and Pieter Potgieter explain what is involved in migrating to SAP S/4Hana and why Dimension Data is well-placed to support companies on the journey.
The Post Office is mounting a campaign to enforce its monopoly over the delivery of small items. If it gets its way, it will inflict long-lasting damage on South Africa’s fledgling e-commerce industry. By Duncan McLeod.
Facebook's oversight board on Wednesday upheld the company's suspension of former US President Donald Trump in a verdict that may signal how the company will treat rule-breaking world leaders in the future.
Promoted | Taking business e-mail seriously doesn’t require a huge amount of work, but rather a conscious effort to fine-tune one’s communication. Here are some simple ways to build professional rapport via e-mail.
Lagos-listed MTN Nigeria Communications shed five million mobile subscribers in the first three months of the year as it struggled with customer churn and restrictions on Sim card sales and activations.
Column | In the battle for market share in the past year, some network providers were able to differentiate themselves through pricing or network quality. The same cannot be said about customer service.
The high court has ruled that Ayo Technology Solutions' bid to overturn First National Bank's decision last month to close the JSE-listed technology group's banking facilities will not be heard on an urgent basis.
Twitter temporarily suspended an Oracle executive from posting after he used the social network to publicise the e-mail address and Signal phone number of a journalist whose reporting he found objectionable.
Samsung Electronics has snatched back the crown from Apple as the world's biggest smartphone producer, accounting for a fifth of overall global sales in the first quarter, market research firm Canalys said.
Promoted | IT professionals from a range of industries came together at a recent TechCentral C-Suite Perspective virtual roundtable sponsored by Micro Focus to discuss how enterprise service management has progressed.
Government recently published a draft national data and cloud policy that has potentially far-reaching implications. Bowmans partners Heather Irvine and Livia Dyer unpack what it all means in this podcast interview.
South Africa plans to lift the licensing threshold for small-scale power generation projects to 10MW from 1MW, a boost to firms anxious to curb their reliance on the ailing Eskom, but industry experts had hoped for more.
Rob Shuter, who resigned as CEO of MTN Group last year and who has since taken a senior role at the UK's BT Group, was paid R73.8-million in his final eight months at the JSE-listed telecommunications firm.
Promoted | HCI 1.0 is only good for businesses with unlimited budgets and limited imagination for risk, or, for that matter, opportunity. Fortunately, innovation has risen to the occasion. Say hello to HCI 2.0.
Promoted | The Huawei IdeaHub, has transformed the whiteboard into a platform for true intelligent collaboration, not only in offices, but for a range of sectors including education, healthcare and government.
Officials from the department of mineral resources & energy appeared before a parliamentary portfolio committee on Tuesday to brief it on the Karpowership contract to supply power from vessels to South Africa.
As Apple was revealing its newest products on Tuesday, one of its primary suppliers was enduring a ransomware attack from a Russian operator claiming to have stolen blueprints of the US company’s latest products.
Promoted | A recent white paper compiled by Frost & Sullivan found that compelling pricing, packaging, functionality and ease of use have propelled Microsoft Teams to become the technology of choice for end-user organisations,
Who is buying JSE-listed Adapt IT shares at or above the R6.50/share offer price tabled earlier this month by Canada’s Volaris Group? A disclosure by Adapt IT may have shed some light on this question.
Nasa conducted its first flight on another planet on Monday. It was a short hop for a small chopper named Ingenuity but it demonstrated technology that could prove critical to the future of space exploration.
EskomsePush is by far South Africa's most popular smartphone application for checking load shedding schedules. Herman Maritz, co-creator of the app, joins the TechCentral podcast to chat about what's next.
David Cameron’s work for Greensill Capital, which has dragged the British government into a lobbying scandal, has showcased the trend of politicians taking jobs at companies tapping the global tech investment boom.
First National Bank has terminated the banking facilities it provides to Iqbal Survé’s Ayo Technology Solutions, Ayo said in a statement to shareholders after markets closed in Johannesburg on Thursday.
The evolution of digital assets such as cryptocurrencies brings phenomenal potential to change the financial industry, but with this comes certain challenges that have to be overcome. By Wiehann Olivier.
Promoted | Businesses are starting to appreciate that the effective and compliant recording of conversations has evolved from humble beginnings into a strategy to provide a strategic business advantage.
EOH Holdings has reduced its headcount by 1 566 employees in the past six months, mainly through selling or closing non-core and non-performing businesses, as it streamlines its operations and further reduces debt.
EOH Holdings' six-monthly revenue, for the period ended 31 January 2021, fell by 29% year on year, mostly due to the disposal of businesses, as it said legacy public sector contract problems are now “under control”.
Just last year, the world’s most valuable start-up, ByteDance, was being squeezed from all sides. For all the obstacles, the company kept growing. Now its founder, 38-year-old Zhang Yiming, is among the world’s richest people.
Government’s plan to create a wholesale open-access network “will serve no useful purpose” and could, in fact, harm consumers – the exact opposite of what it’s meant to achieve, the Free Market Foundation said.
Promoted | In December 2020, South Africans spoke with their wallets, leading to a significant surge in transaction volumes. These increased volumes were supported by the country's leading payments network provider, XLink.
MTN Group is valuing its mobile money arm at R75-billion, joining African wireless carriers planning to list these businesses in a region that has more mobile money accounts than anywhere else in the world.
Promoted | With the 15% hike in the price of electricity this month, the requirement for a powerful, long-term energy solution is more than just about having a reliance source of power: It is a bottom-line essential.
A fallout between top executives at Eskom took a new turn, with the utility’s CEO accusing its now-suspended chief procurement officer of facilitating R8-billion of deals with a company suspected of fraud.
Promoted | Two brothers, Dean and Dylan Horsten, decided to take a gap in the managed service provider market six years ago and have not looked back since. Find out how the company is making waves in the market in this podcast interview.