South Africa

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Africa Data Centers has acquired a Tier IV data center in Johannesburg

With increasing Internet penetration rates across Africa comes the demand for data centers. To this effect, Africa Data Centers has completed the acquisition of a Tier IV data center from Standard Bank in South Africa.

South African startup Ukheshe selected by Mastercard

Ukheshe, a South African digital banking startup, has been selected to join Mastercard Start Path, an exclusive startup engagement program for later-stage scaling startups.

Social data is critical in combatting the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa

The social impacts of COVID-19 in South Africa will leave a legacy long after the virus itself. Ongoing expansion of testing and tracing capacity is crucial, as is effective management of large and rapidly changing data flows on the spread of the pandemic.

South Africa’s declining maths performance is worrying

Performance in mathematics matters for university entrance. Without it, school leavers are not eligible for many programmes.

How emojis can be used as evidence in court

Forensic linguists are called as expert witnesses in court cases to provide linguistic analysis of legal documents and other forms of oral and documentary evidence -- including emojis.

Safaricom and Vodacom have bought M-Pesa from Vodafone

Vodafone Group has concluded the sale of M-Pesa to Vodacom Group and Safaricom. Before the conclusion of this deal, Safaricom paid Vodafone in the UK royalties and license fees for using M-Pesa.

Naspers delivers first shipment of critical PPE for health workers in South Africa

Naspers has shipped the first shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) has arrived in South Africa, following the company’s commitment of R1,5 billion in emergency aid to South Africa. The first PPE shipment consisted of 275,600 KN95 masks and 100,000 face shields.