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Nigeria Nigeria: Samsung Nigeria Named Best Company in Youth Focused CSR at SERAS 2015
Samsung Nigeria was conferred the Best Company in Youth Focused CSR at the recently concluded (SERAS) Nigeria CSR Awards 2015. In addition, its Corporate Citizenship Manager, Abosede Modupe Alimi, was recognized as one of the top three CSR practitioners in the country. The awards, reputed to be the major force behind galvanising businesses across various sectors and industries in Nigeria to promote CSR and Sustainability in Nigeria, aims to acknowledge corporate entities who invest in society ...
South Africa South Africa: Rise – Barclays Officially Opens Hub to Catalyse Fintech Innovation in Africa
Last month, ex-Barclay’s CEO Antony Jenkins warned that banks face massive disruption within the very near future. Similar to how the popular ride-sharing app Uber is upsetting the balance within the transport industry, so too does the financial services sector face inevitable disruption. Technologies such as cryptocurrencies, blockchains and mobile are opening up cheaper, faster and more secure avenues for services. In order to stay ahead of the curve, Barclays has officially launched the Afri ...
South Africa South Africa: Parliamentary Office Set to Open in Malamulele
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi will officially open the Parliamentary Constituency Office in Malamulele - a move that will give local residents a chance to actively participate in parliamentary activities. Minister Muthambi, who is in Limpopo as part of the Back to School campaign, will be joined by traditional leaders when she opens the office today.
Uganda Uganda: Marie Stopes and Hive Colab to Launch the Reproductive Health App Challenge
Marie Stopes Uganda shall launch their Reproductive Health App Challenge at Hive Colab. The challenge launch will call for applications from reproductive health and technology experts and young people from around Uganda: innovators,developers, healthcare workers, academics, software developers, entrepreneurs, designers and partners who will, in February 2016 gather for a three dayhackathon to develop mobile app solutions, create mobile and web-based solutions, to address real healthcare chall ...
South Africa South Africa: Intense Technologies Wins South Africa’s Most Prestigious Technology Top 100 Award
Intense Technologies (BSE: 532326), a global enterprise software products company, is proud to announce that it received Technology Top 100 (TT100) award for excellence in the category of Management of Technology at Innovation Awards Program held in Pretoria, South Africa. TT100 is the most coveted award of Africa given to select global companies that have been able to demonstrate world class standards around management of technology, innovation, people, systems, research, and sustainability. P ...
South Africa South Africa: ICT Spending in South Africa to Top $26.6 Billion by 2016
IT spending in South Africa will top $26.6 billion in 2016 as organizations increasingly embrace digital transformation initiatives in a bid to streamline their costs and bolster their flexibility. This is according to global technology research and consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC), which yesterday hosted an event at the Johannesburg Country Club, Woodmead, to announce a series of “IDC FutureScape Predictions” for the year ahead. “Some combinations of the technologi ...
South Africa South Africa: WeChat Africa Plans to Invest R50million in Tech Startups
WeChat Africa plans to invest 50 million South African Rand in tech startups in Africa, to support local entrepreneurs and technology innovations. WeChat Africa will identify promising tech startups, via an application and selection process, and support their speedy entrance into the market using the WeChat platform. Access to markets was listed as one of the biggest inhibitors to growth for African tech-enabled businesses in the recent Emerging Companies survey conducted by PWC and Silicon Ca ...
South Africa Africa: Technology Helps Keep Girls in School
According to the 2015 UN Millennium Development Goals Report, around 33 million children of primary school age and 22 million adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa are out of school. 55% of those children are girls. Camfed, an international non-profit organisation, is addressing this problem in an innovative way. Camfed has developed a new alert technology within its programme and financial database to help ensure that girls stay in school.
Nigeria Nigeria: Stakeholders Push for Larger Social Entrepreneurs’ Role in Development
Social entrepreneurs are using innovation to accelerate economic growth and social development. To this end, stakeholders are advocating that they be empowered to play a greater role in development in Nigeria. DANIEL ESSIET reports. Social entrepreneurs are becoming an important force in global economic development, therefore the government should empower them to move the economy forward. These were the recommendations of stakeholders in the Social sector at at Ideation Hub Africa ‘s Develop ...
Nigeria Nigeria: Saraki Blames Self, Public Office Holders Since 1999 for Nigeria's Problems
The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday blamed all public office holders since 1999 for the country's current political and economic woes.
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