Remember the dress rage? Now ‘yanny’ or ‘laurel’ are causing a stir

In 2015 the dress of disputed colours caused a stir on the internet, now it is the below audio. Some hear 'yanny' others 'laurel'.

Op-Ed: How Kenya can use its technological innovation prowess to leap forward

Presently, Kenya is the clear leader in Africa when it comes to internet and mobile penetration, which stood at 89.4% in June 2017, with the next three lagging further behind: Morocco (58%), South Africa (56%) and Nigeria (54%). The continental average is 31.2%

How South Africans are using their mobile phones

Almost half of mobile internet users in South Africa (45%), access the web on their smartphones more than eight times a day.

Music streaming service Spotify enters South African market

Global music streaming provider Spotify is set to launch its services in South Africa on Tuesday, marking its entry into Africa, where there is...

This Is How Cloud Makes Your Business Smarter and More Secure

Sebuh Haileleul | Country Manager, Microsoft East Africa If you are still struggling to grasp what exactly the cloud is and why it will completely change...

Op-Ed: Five reasons why Lagos ain’t Palo Alto

While Nigeria has emerged as the top destination for venture capital (VC) in Africa, Lagos isn't Palo Alto -- and it shouldn't be.
Op-Ed: Blockchain - Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Blockchain to track Congo’s cobalt from mine to mobile

Blockchain is to be used for the first time to try to track cobalt’s journey from artisanal mines in Democratic Republic of Congo through...
Did data must fall lobby misrepresent the facts?

Investment into African tech startups hit record high in 2017

By: Disrupt Africa  Investment into African tech startups hit the highest levels since records began in 2017, with 159 startups raising in excess of US$195 million. The...

Samsung aims to double Africa’s share of its revenues in five years

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics plans to double the annual revenue contribution from its African markets to 20 percent of the firm’s global total in...

Wi-Fi but no water: Can smart tech help Africa’s cities’ poor?

In poorer parts of the world, urban experts say efforts to improve cities with cutting-edge technology can run into challenges, particularly when applied in slums.

Mobile phones are not a panacea for Africa’s youth unemployment crisis, these interventions might...

Connectivity is only useful if it opens up access to employment opportunities that will pay a living wage.
Regulatory pressure impacts MTN Nigeria’s subscriber growth

MTN assigns $231MN shareholder loan to African phone tower group

MTN Group, Africa’s biggest mobile phone operator, said on Thursday it had assigned a $231 million shareholder loan to phone tower group, IHS Holding...
This is how to create inclusive growth for an Aspiring Africa

Top 4 African tech trends to look out for

Lexi Novitske | Singularity Investments.   A decade ago, mobile phones propelled the beginnings of Africa’s tech wave through the arrival of mobile money - today,...

Artificial intelligence is neither friend nor foe for Africa- It’s both!

With the right education and development of skills African youth can be the pioneers of the digital revolution.

Facebook to open Nigerian hub next year in African tech drive

Facebook will open a “community hub space” in Nigeria next year to encourage software developers and technology entrepreneurs and become the latest technology giant...
Tencent takes on Alibaba

China’s Tencent buys 12% stake in Snapchat owner

China’s Tencent now holds a 12 percent stake in Snapchat operator Snap Inc, Snap said on Wednesday, turning over a 20 percent slide in...

What workplace skills will get you to the top in the age of AI?

Likun Zhao | Consumer Business Group SA People seem to be rather dichotomous in their thinking when it comes to predicting the specifics of an...

The AHUB at AfricaCom – Unleashing the power of Africa’s tech start-up ecosystem

This content was supplied to CNBC Africa by AfricaCom The FREE to attend AHUB programme is designed to highlight the critical role of entrepreneurship in fuelling Africa’s...

AfricaCom 2017 – Celebrating 20 years of Africa’s telecoms and technology journey

A look back at 20 years of AfricaCom shows how far we have come …and where we are yet to go…

MultiChoice’s Phuthuma Nathi shareholders to get dividend bonanza

The dividend, less 20% dividend withholding tax, will be paid to shareholders on or about 6 September 2017.