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South Africa EV sector

South Africa Registers 100% Increase in New EV Registrations

South Africa has been experiencing a monumental shift in the automotive landscape with the growing popularity of electric vehicles (EVs). The nation's EV market...
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Sanari Capital Raises $65 Million for Growth Fund, Nears $100 Million Target

Sanari Capital, a South African private equity firm, has achieved a significant milestone by raising R1.25 billion (approximately $65 million) for its growth fund....

Google Sets Up Africa’s First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa

Google has revealed its intent to establish a new Google Cloud region in South Africa. This is its first cloud facility on the continent. The...

Rising Cryptocurrency Scams in South Africa and How to Protect Yourself

More people are attempting to make money from cryptocurrencies in the rush for digital gold on daily basis. The number of criminals and con...

Data Reveals 66% of Kenyan Staff Are Working from Home

Liquid Intelligent Technologies has announced key research findings of the evolving nature of the cybersecurity space in Africa. The findings are based vast assessment of...

WhatsApp Pay and Telkom Pay in South Africa Now Work Together Thanks to MasterCard

Less than two months ago, WhatsApp Pay launched in South Africa. The payments platform had been launched in other parts of the world, including Latin...
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Facebook Invites Community Leaders in Kenya to Apply For Accelerator Programme

Facebook has announced the launch of the Community Accelerator programme which will be available in three countries in sub Saharan Africa: Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. This...
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South Africa Will Begin Testing E-Visa Access for Kenyans from This Month

South Africa will begin testing e-Visa access for Kenyans who would want to visit the country for a short period of time.
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Kenya’s BRCK Enters the South African Market to Provide Free Wi-Fi

BRCK, the hardware and internet service provider company based in Kenya announced a move to the South Africa market with their Moja WiFi service. Erik...
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South Africa Becomes the Second African Country to Get Free Google Wi-Fi

Google held their first Google for South Africa event, a few days after the one in Kenya and they have introduced interesting products for...
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South Africa’s First Commercial 5G Network is Finally Live For $68 a Month

A South African telco has finally launched their 5G network today, becoming the first network to do so in the continent. Rain has launched their...
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South African Court Rules Mass Surveillance as “Unlawful”

Today, a South African court has ruled against a piece of legislation that gives the government the ability to spy n the electronic communication...

MTN Group Shuts Down Stores in Nigeria Following Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa

Whatever is going in South Africa is ugly: the locals in Africa’s leading economy have been attacking, and in some cases, killing some foreign...
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South Africa Becomes the First African Country to Get YouTube Premium and YouTube Music

Google today has announced that they have rolled out YouTube Premium  and YouTube Music in South Africa. This is the first time they are doing this in...

Huawei Announces the Launch of First 5G Commercial Network in South Africa.

Today at MWC, Huawei has announced the launch of the first 5G commercial network in South Africa, which is a big deal for the...

South Africa Drafts Proposal to Tax Cryptocurrency

Back in April, the South Africa Revenue Service (SARS) announced that it had plans to tax cryptocurrency. In a statement released to media houses...

South Africans Hit By $50 Million Bitcoin Scam

Cryptocurrency investors in South Africa have lost over $50 million in Bitcoin after a company by the name BTC Global allegedly pulled an exit...
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Kenya Ranks Higher Than South Africa and Nigeria in Innovation

The World Economic forum (WEF) has released The Global Competitiveness Report for 2017-2018 and the report ranks different countries under 12 different pillars among...

South Africa’s Data Leak Leaves Millions at the Risk of Identity Theft

When Troy Hunt, a security consultant and researcher took it to Twitter to announce that he had gotten his hands on a "very large...

South Africa Is Contemplating Regulating Social Media And Tackling Fake News

The rise of social media usage in the last decade has caught governments all over the world unawares since it has made communication easier...

Nigerians On Twitter Are Pissed That A Reality TV Show About Them Is Being Shot Elsewhere

Big Brother Nigeria is being shot in another countries and Nigerians are not too happy about the decision

South African Internet-Based TV Service ShowMax Now Officially Available in Kenya

Four months after American movie and TV show streaming service Netflix officially became available in Kenya, South African internet-based TV service ShowMax is now...

BlackBerry to Introduce Mobile Payments Service BBM Payment in Africa

BlackBerry has been on the African continent for quite some time. At some point, at the height of its success, its BlackBerry smartphones were...

Xiaomi Smartphones to Start Selling in South Africa on November 22nd

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is set to introduce its smartphones into the South African market starting November 22nd signaling its official entry into the...

Panasonic Targets Emerging Markets for Smartphone Comeback, Launching Smartphones in Africa in October

Panasonic is a global electronics brand that has so far failed to capitalize on the burgeoning smartphone. It has attempted, on several occasions, to...

Xiaomi Set to Enter the African Smartphone Market in September

The company that makes some of the most desirable budget Android smartphones complete with features one will otherwise have had to pay top dollar...

Finland’s Jolla expanding into Africa, to push Sailfish OS

Jolla's Sailfish operating system has been around for a while now. It falls in the same category as Firefox OS and even Tizen as...
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Viral Video: South African Man Probably Tried To Swallow Evidence, Phone Stuck In Throat Removed

Video that was uploaded some to years ago has now gone viral after it was re-discovered by LiveLeak has a man with a phone...

South Africa to Issue 100,000 Smart IDs by end of March

South African citizens received their first promise for smart ID cards back in July 2013 (Nelson Mandela day). Authorities in the country expect the...

The ANC Deploys Mobile App Nationally Ahead of South Africa’s General Election

South Africa is gearing for its general election this year, the country is already witnessing a surge in political activity. SA's ruling party ANC...

South Africans Set To Manufacture Smartphones and Tablets locally

South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria are the leading markets in Africa's growing mobile market. According to a recent Ericsson report, consumers from both these...

Huawei Unveils its 400G Line Card in South Africa

Huawei announced the release of its 400G line card in South Africa. Huawei's NE5000E core router is the only 400G core router for commercial...

South Africa Yielding To Kenya As Preferred Technology Destination in Africa

Kenya is now the more favored destination for investment by global technology companies, a position which has long been attributed to South Africa. IBM,...
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Kenya ranks 7th in Internet Security threats in Africa, South Africa Tops

In a report sent in to us by Symantec Corp titled Internet Threat Report Volume 18, Internet Security threat has increased by 42% during...
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A month later, AlwaysON – Samsung Free Wi-Fi deal goes live

A month ago, at Samsung Africa Forum, Samsung and AlwaysON announced a deal where they were to offer all owners of Samsung Wi-Fi aware...

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