Ericsson invites students to register for the Innovation Awards 2018

Ericsson invites students to register for the Innovation Awards 2018

Girish Johar, Head of Human Resources within Ericsson Region Middle East and Africa.

Ericsson has recently announced that it’s 2018 Ericsson Innovation Awards competition is now open for entry until November 15th, 2017, for students worldwide. This year’s theme is “The Future of Truth: How will we find, validate and share truth in the age of ICT?” Those that submit their entries will have a chance to win a trip to Stockholm, an expert Ericsson mentorship, and a €25,000 grand prize.

Girish Johar, Head of Human Resources within Ericsson Region Middle East and Africa commented: ”At Ericsson, we believe in the …read more

Kenya's National Bank upgrades mobile banking services with NatMobile

Kenya: National Bank upgrades mobile banking services

Kenya: National Bank upgrades mobile banking services.

The National Bank of Kenya has announced that it will upgrade its mobile banking services. According to the bank, the upgrade includes new services with improved safety as the lender seeks to grow new revenue streams through digital avenues.

The NatMobile app allows customers to make payments such as school fees, National Hospital Insurance Fund contributions, utility bills and gives them access to credit card statements. It also provides additional widgets such as a currency converter and a loan calculator.

Wilfred Musau, National Bank, managing director said, “With this app, we can more easily offer our …read more

South Africa: Drone company raises $499,000 in funding

South Africa: Drone company raises $499,000 in funding

South Africa: Drone company raises $499,000 in funding. (image: JacarandaFM)

A Cape Town-based drone operator, UAV Industries, announced on Tuesday 24 October that the company has raised ZAR6.84 million (US$499,000) in funding from Glenheim Venture Capital Company, in what was the first direct investment made by Glenheim’s Section 12J fund.

The company, which was launched three years ago, offers drone training and leasing services, and according to UAV Industries the company has seen a 300 percent year-on-year growth off the back of a multi-million Rand turnover.

According to a report by Disrupt Africa, the investment from Glenheim’s fund, which was launched at …read more

Whats Hot @ AfricaCom 2017?!

AfricaCom 2017: Whats free to do at AfricaCom

Whats free to do at AfricaCom 2017.

The 20th AfricaCom conference in Cape Town on 7-9 November 2017 will be tackling the hottest topics for 2017, including IoT, Big Data, FinTech, digital health, sustainable power solutions, digital education and much more. While the conference is predominately aimed at C-suite executives, AfricaCom’s exhibition halls (two of them this year), provide a host of free content that attracts a broad array of citizens, many of whom are looking to connect with like-minded companies and individuals and get a glimpse of what the next ‘big thing’ will be – digitally speaking.

By registering for …read more

The ‘Africa Rising’ Movement; As Adressed by Kofi Annan

Africa is actually finally “rising”. Over the past fifteen years, the continent as a whole has chalked up more than […]