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Is North America set for another bad wildfire smoke season?

Smoke from wildfires burning in Canada and Mexico is already worsening air quality in the US, but some signs suggest clearer skies than last year
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27 May 2024

Generative AI: a developer's new best friend?

If you listen to Big Tech companies, generative AI is going to lead to a sustained boom in productivity, propelling the global economy to new heights. There's no doubt that the rise of gen AI has spawned huge excitement in the t
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27 May 2024

Datatec cuts dividend despite 'solid' full-year result

JSE-listed global technology firm Datatec has cut its dividend after reporting a decline in profit for the year ended February 2024. But the underlying business appears to be performing well. The dividend has been cut from R1.95
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27 May 2024

NITDA: Building A Robust Digital Ecosystem Through Strategic Partnerships

NITDA: Building A Robust Digital Ecosystem Through Strategic Partnerships By Mubarak Umar Nigerias digital journey is accelerating; at the forefront of this unprecedented growth is the National Information Technology De
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27 May 2024

Santam snaps up online marketplace Kandua

Short-term insurance specialist Santam has acquired Kandua , a technology company that provides an online marketplace for home services. Kandua will be merged with Santam's existing home service offering, Home+, forming a wholly
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27 May 2024

Letter to the editor: gaslighting by candlelight

Like people, institutions have their flaws. But just like people, how they deal with their flaws is inherently more important than the problematic behaviour itself. If Eskom were a person, they would very clearly be a social pariah the
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27 May 2024

Bolt introduces a bidding system for drivers and riders in Nigeria

Bolt has introduced a bidding system similar to inDrive to incentivise drivers and reduce rider wait times.
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27 May 2024

Copia Global enters administration

Today on TechpointDigest, we discuss Bolt Nigeria's new pricing system, Copia Global entering administration, and Vodacom suing MTN for'spectrum pooling in South Africa.
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27 May 2024

Online sales a highlight in otherwise bleak Pick n Pay results

Online sales at Pick n Pay grew by nearly 75% in the past year - and more than doubled for on-demand sales via its asap! app and Takealot's Mr D app. This was, however, one of few bright spots in the troubled retailer's annual r
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27 May 2024

Zimbabwe approves Starlink, two weeks after a politician's son was arrested

The Zimbabwean government has approved Starlink's licencing for advanced Internet and digital services, with IMC Communications (Pvt) Ltd serving as the sole and exclusive local partner in the country.
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27 May 2024

Zimbabwe approves Starlink

Zimbabwes telecommunications regulator has approved the licensing of Elon Musks Starlink, allowing the satellite unit of SpaceX to operate in the Southern African country, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said at the weekend. The de
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27 May 2024

MTN Uganda to sell shares on local stock market

MTN Uganda plans to sell shares left over from its deeply undersubscribed 2021 listing to local investors to expand local ownership and comply with regulatory requirements, it said on at the weekend. The Uganda unit of JSE-liste
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27 May 2024