Hi-tech articles

Africa on track to control COVID-19 pandemic in 2022

Almost two years after Africa identified its first case of COVID-19 (14 February 2020), the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that, if current trends continue, the continent can control the pandemic in 2022. However, WHO warned that continued vigilance is key. Over the last two years, the continent has witnessed four waves of COVID-19, each

Wizkid Opens Up on Partnership with Flutterwave and Justin Bieber

Wizkid, Grammy-award winning Artiste has opened up on his new partnership with Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company, in an interview with the CEO, Founder of Flutterwave, Olugbenga GB Agboola. Wizkid said that Flutterwave is a quality African company that solves all our day-to-day payment problems. Wizkid and GB met up in Los Angeles to discuss the partnership

54gene Launches Diagnostic Arm 7RiverLabs to Boost Patient Health Outcomes 

54gene, the health technology company advancing African genomics research for improved global health outcomes, has announced the launch of its diagnostic arm; 7RiverLabs. The diagnostic hubs fitted with state-of-the-art technology will offer healthcare providers and patients access to world-class, cost-effective, speedy, reliable and advanced molecular diagnostics. Sample collection centres with over 100 employees are already

RCMRD Hosts 55th Governing Council, Shares Resolutions

The 55th Session of the Governing Council of the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) was held between November 15 and 19, 2021. RCMRD’s Governing Council Chairperson Elizabeth Bonolo Khumotaka, who is the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services (MLMWSS) in Botswana presided over the opening

Airbus delivers enhanced ACH125 helicopter in South Africa

Airbus has delivered to a private customer the first ACH125 helicopter in South Africa equipped with updated avionics and increased engine power ideally suited for local operating conditions. The new features are complemented by a bespoke cabin completion and assure the highest levels of comfort and safety. The ACH125 can accommodate up to five passengers

Datacentrix still only SA managed services provider to achieve PCI DSS compliance

Hybrid IT systems integrator and managed services provider Datacentrix has, for the second year, achieved Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification for its Managed Services division, which includes the organisation’s industry-leading Security Operations Centre (SOC). Datacentrix remains the only local managed services provider and SOC in South Africa to have attained compliance.

High-speed fiber-optic link between Angola and DRC launched

Internet Technologies Angola (ITA), part of the Paratus Group, announces the launch of its high-speed fiber-optic link connecting Angola to DRC across Noqui (Angola) and Matadi (DRC). The 600-kilometre connection between Luanda and Noqui, with a capacity of up to 200 gigabits per second, will also provide internet services to municipalities along the route, including