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  • South African IT Firm Cancels London Stock Exchange Listing

    South African IT Firm - Datatec CEO Jens Montanana. Photo: Techcentral By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:37 am

    South African IT firm Datatec has confirmed that Thursday would be their final day of trading on the London Stock Exchange. The Johannesburg-listed technology group decided to cancel their London listing on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the English bourse from. Operating in 70 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, Datatec is an international ICT solutions and services group based in Johannesburg.

  • South African IT Firm Completes Sale Of US Business To Fortune 500 Company

    Datatec has completed the sale of Westcon-Comstor’s operations in North America and Latin America to Fortune 500 company SYNNEX. Photo - Msgroup By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:24 am

    South African IT firm Datatec has completed the sale of U.S. subsidiary Westcon-Comstor’s operations in North America and Latin America, as well as 10 percent of Westcon-Comstor to Fortune 500 company SYNNEX. The deal could be worth up to $830 million, with $630 million paid in cash and up to $200 million payable as a cash earn-out, subject to Westcon Americas meeting pre-approved gross profit performance targets.

  • Africa Tech Summit Confirms Future In ICT

    tech summit By Staff, 11:01 am

    Panelists at the 4th Tech 360 Africa Summit held in Accra have unanimously agreed that the technology space in Africa holds an outstanding promise and will require stakeholders in the Information, Communication and Technology to pursue the technology market in order to accelerate Africa’s development efforts.Contributing to panel discussions on several key topics on technology and innovation, the participants were of the opinion that innovation has become a critical aspect of the global economy.

  • DotAfrica Goes Public July 4: Will Africans Embrace It Or Continue To ‘Be Guests On Someone Else’s Web’?

    DotAfrica domain finally ready to come online. Photo: thehabarinetwork.com By Tom Jackson, 6:41 pm AFKI Original

    After years of red tape, the much-hyped DotAfrica domain will soon be available to the public. The psychological impact cannot be underestimated, said Lucky Masilela, CEO of the ZA Central Registry — the company charged in 2012 with giving Africa its own first geographic TLD. DotAfrica is not just about African pride. It’s about business. “We believe that it will increasingly make an appearance in corporate marketing communication with all the associated benefits including feet in stores and clicks on sites,” Masilela said.

  • Mauritius Investments in 2015 Targeted Luxury Real Estate, Not Financial Services

    By Staff, 1:34 pm

    Like other emerging economies, Mauritius has been hurt recently by investments being diverted to other destinations perceived safer in the developed world. Investments in the Indian Ocean island fell by nearly 30% to about $200 million in 2015 through September. Investments that did come in targeted luxury real estate rather than manufacturing, outsourcing, ICT and financial services.

  • What’s Really To Blame For Tourism Drop In Southern Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 9:26 am

    Some Botswanans blame a drop in tourism on unreliable air service and ICT. Some South Africans blame changes in visa laws. Others blame Ebola and struggling economy in many markets. South Africa’s new tourist visa requirements went into effect June 1, 2015, making unabridged birth certificates mandatory for children traveling with adults. That was after the first quarter of 2015, when tourists to South Africa from China decreased by 38 percent compared to the previous year. India was down 13 percent.

  • Business Opportunity: Mauritania’s Untapped ICT Market

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:33 pm

    The impoverished West African country of Mauritania has a largely untapped market when it comes to information and computer technology, and companies from Senegal and Morocco are among those who’d like to help, BizTechAfrica reports. It may be impoverished, but Mauritania had 2.745 million mobile subscriptions in 2010 — that’s 79 per 100 people, according to World Bank and TradingEconomics.

  • Botswana To Put E-Waste Program In Motion

    By Staff, 11:31 am

    As the ICT sector grows in Botswana, government is already grappling with e-waste management and has put out calls to influence disposal e-waste safely. The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) and Department of Waste Management and Pollution Control (DWMPC) are spearheading government’s initiative to promote safe disposing of e-waste.

  • U.S. Lifts Software, ICT Program Importation Ban For Sudan

    By Makula Dunbar, 6:01 pm

    The U.S. recently lifted sanctions which now allow the importation of software and ICT products to Sudan, CCTV Africa reported. Activists have been opposed to the bans which forced many to find illegal copies of often-used programs like Microsoft Office. Officials say that the lifting of the ICT importation ban is a step in the right direction to ease other communications-related sanctions.

  • Zambia Urges More Investment, Tightens ICT Policies

    By Staff, 12:18 pm

    The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) to review existing policies and drive more investment into the country’s telecommunications sector. ZDA wants ZICTA to help it develop policies and regulations that will make it easier to secure regional and international investment.

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