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The use of technology is rapidly growing across countries, The technology is being used for communication, doing online business, entertainment, accruing knowledge, increase productivity to industries among many others. The technology advancement also exposes organisations to a tremendous risk from outside and within. Today, Cyber security is one of the biggest challenges faced by organizations...

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South African publishers, including Naspers-owned Media24, are dragging Google and Facebook (now Meta Platforms) to the Competition Commission, seeking compensation for use of their journalism by the two US technology giants. An industry association called Publisher Support Services (PSS) is making submissions to the commission on behalf of Media24, Arena Holdings, Caxton, Independent Media and Mail...

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The government of Benin has a very clear vision regarding access for all and has undertaken, since 2016, a series of innovations in the digital field which has led to the digitization of many public services . The digital transformation continues, and in 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many businesses and individuals work. Working...

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Failure by a regulator in Zimbabwe to approve timeously the sale of JSE-listed Adapt IT to Canada’s Volaris Group is now holding up the planned transaction and related delisting of the Johannesburg-headquartered software services group. Adapt IT told shareholders on Monday that a condition of the scheme is regulatory approval by Zimbabwe’s competition authorities. This, it...

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People in low and lower-middle income African countries must work four times harder for broadband internet and almost five times more for mobile connection that is comparatively slower than that received by users in high income countries. This is according to the Digital Quality of Life (DQL) Index report released by cyber security firm Surfshark, which compares...

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In recent years since the start of COVID-19, we witness the accelerated digitalization related to the COVID-19 pandemic which has significantly influenced the development of a number of cyber threats.  Cybercriminals have been quick to abuse the current circumstances to increase profits, spreading their tentacles to various areas and exposing vulnerabilities, connected to systems in...

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Africa is on the radar of the world’s cyber criminals, and with social engineering and phishing among the most common attack vectors, public awareness and training will have to be stepped up to prevent organisations and individuals across the continent from suffering significant losses. This is according to international security awareness organisation, KnowBe4, that says...

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Independent, global mobile operator Telecom26 has been appointed by its long-term customer, SystemOne, to provide connectivity to new healthcare clinics across Angola and Nigeria. The two companies are already working together in Ghana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe where SystemOne has tested more than 1.3 million blood samples for TB, HIV and COVID using the Telecom26 network....