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.
The challenge of mobility

Op-Ed: How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids

Jean Twenge | San Diego State University As someone who researches generational differences, I find one of the most frequent questions I’m asked is “What generation...

South African social media is giving consumers power to discipline corporations

Mlenga Jere and Raymond van Niekerk | University of Cape Town More than 20 years after democracy it seems incredible that a leading South African insurance company, Outsurance...

This South African just raised over R3bn in a fintech funding round

His international fintech platform has developed the world’s first borderless credit model.
Op-Ed: Digital revolution is futile without customer focus

Africa’s big opportunity lies in data

Aubrey Hruby and Lexi Novitske argue that successful African entrepreneurs have to be data scientists

Op-Ed: Making intelligent data centres smarter for business

Ravin Naidu | Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise As with most other technologies, data centres have to keep on evolving through the addition of new features and updates to...

Huawei joins WorldRemit in mobile money transfer deal for Africa

Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Chinese smartphone maker Huawei to enable the international transfer of money across Huawei's mobile services in...

Op-Ed: Alternative currencies are the future: why it matters for development

  When I began to teach in 2012, I decided to start my course with an analysis of how money affects social order. What my...
Tencent takes on Alibaba

Naspers’ addiction to Tencent is unhealthy

Naspers has an unhealthy addiction to Tencent. The South African company is worth $28 billion less than its stake in the Chinese gaming behemoth....
Blue Label Telecoms HEPS up 15%

South Africa’s Blue Label Telecom to buy mobile device supplier

South African telecommunications firm Blue Label Telecoms said on Tuesday it would buy a mobile device supplier for 1.9 billion rand ($148 million) to...

Senegal Air orders two ATR aircraft in 50 mln euro deal -ministry

Senegal Air SA has ordered two ATR 72-600 aircraft in a 50 million euro ($56 million) deal as the new flagship carrier seeks to...

Twitter to let streaming video stars collect money from fans

David Ingram | SAN FRANCISCO Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) plans on Wednesday to launch a system for people to earn money by streaming live on...

Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned.

3 ways you can turn a cheap drone into a money-making job

There's never been a better time to go droning.

Uber CEO takes leave of absence amid sweeping changes after scandals

Travis Kalanick told employees on Tuesday he will take time away from the company.