Hi-tech articles

Enabling digitally-led trade growth is a key opportunity

By Vinod Madhavan  The Covid-19 outbreak is set to significantly impact trade growth for the year as countries limit physical movement to curb the virus spread. While the health crisis undoubtedly has vast negative implications for global trade processes, it is one that could be turned into an opportunity as it provides the political and

CM.com Expands its presence in East Africa

Leading Netherlands-based mobile services company, CM.com, talks of its strategic move of opening an office in Kenya to serve its wide range of customers in a localised way. Always at the forefront of connecting people in new and unique ways, CM.com recently increased its global footprint by launching in Kenya on 1 May 2020. By hiring local Country Manager

COVID-19: South Africa National Defense Force (SANDF) receive masks

Paramount Group, the global aerospace and technology company, has today donated 1,000 facial-masks to the South Africa National Defense Force (SANDF) in their continued effort to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to those on the country’s front lines of what has become a global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The donation arrives on the heels of aeronautical engineers from

Coping with COVID-19: The Role of the ICT Industry During a Pandemic

By Tonny Tugee, SEACOM East and North-East Africa Managing Director As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, the toll on human life is growing exponentially. The impact that COVID-19 has had on the global healthcare system and the global economy is unprecedented and will likely be felt for many years to come.

COVID-19: Innovators mobilize to help developing countries

African Innovators are among 20 Grand Challenges Canada innovations mobilizing to assist developing countries through global pandemic. Their novel, affordable ways include those meant to acquire medical oxygen, ventilators, masks and other critically-needed COVID-19 supplies and services in the most under-resourced continent. In the past decade, the innovations received GCC support in several forms, including

Africa’s gene firm makes into Fast Company’s 2020 World’s Most Innovative Companies List

54gene, the African genomics research, services and development company has been named in Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020. The list honours the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s fast-changing world. This year’s MIC

Crosscall’s tougher mobile phones now available in South Africa

French phone maker Crosscall has supplied MTN South Africa for equipment of the Nelson Mandela University employees with 1000 of its waterproof Core X3 smartphones including PTT application.  Extensively tested, the handsets are resistant to damage from being dropped and protected from scratches. In addition, they have a battery life of several days and can

Paratus is first to bridge Africa from East to West

Paratus, a leading telecoms operator with operational offices in six African countries, is the first telecoms operator to bridge Africa from East to West. The company has now implemented additional routes for redundancy and is in the process of an aggressive rollout plan, building even more routes across the region to ensure maximum uptime for