A new Automated Biometric Identification System for South Africa

Ujuh Reporter and SANews The South African government has launched a new Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) that promises to drastically change the manner in which citizens are identified and will form a backbone of how the public and private sector will manage the authentication of their clients. Launching the system today, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, […]


Legislators in Africa address food security and nutrition challenges

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is strengthening the capacity of Africa Legislators to address food security and nutrition challenges on the continent. This follows a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) signed between FAO and Pan Africa Parliament titled “Strengthening capacities of Parliamentarians in Africa for an enabling environment for Food Security […]

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China Telecom Global partner Liquid Telecom

JOHANNESBURG-China Telecom Global (CTG), a subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited – one of the world’s largest providers of integrated telecommunication services, and Liquid Telecom, a leading pan-African telecoms group, announced today the signing of a historic strategic partnership whereby the two companies will collaborate to provide Africa and Asia with industry-leading network solutions and […]

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MTN, Huawei launch Africa’s first live outdoor 5G field trial

SAMUEL MUNGADZE PRETORIA-Telecoms giant MTN and Huawei on Tuesday carried Africa’s first live outdoor 5th generation (5G) wireless systems field trial. The field trial demonstrated a 5G fixed-wireless access use case with Huawei’s millimetre-wavemeter-wave technology in a “real-world” environment in Hatfield, Pretoria. The trial saw speeds of 520Mbit/s on the downlink and 77Mbit/s on the […]

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MEC Barbra Creecy to headline ITA technology conference

The Information Technology Association of South Africa (ITA) has announced that its inaugural Future of Technology conference will feature, MEC of Finance in Gauteng, Barbara Creecy, as the keynote speaker. The conference will be held on the 17 May 2018 at FutureSpace, Sandton and will host distinguished speakers, including business leaders from various industries, youth […]

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Mcebisi Jonas, Swazi Tshabalala appointed to MTN board

DOUGLAS REDFERN JOHANNESBURG- International telecoms group, MTN, on Monday announced the appointments of Bajabulile Swazi Tshabalala, and former deputy finance minister in South Africa, Mcebisi Hubert Jonas, to its board from June. Tshabalala is the current Executive Director of consulting and investment holding company, Barbican Advisory Group. Announcing the news, Phuthuma Nhleko, Chairman of MTN […]