South Africa

Money Transfers Africa

African money transfer firms thrive as pandemic spurs online remittances

Having fled an economic implosion in his native Zimbabwe, Brighton Takawira was able to provide for his mum back home with small earnings by a small perfume business he set up in S...

Platform News: Uber Eats drivers delivery meals

Uber launches medicines delivery service in South Africa

Uber Eats’ South African unit has expanded its delivery offerings, launching an app-based over-the-counter medicines service as it seeks to claw market share in the fast-grow...

Vodacom

Vodacom reports 8.9% jump in full-year earnings, postpones outlook

South African mobile operator Vodacom Group reported an 8.9% rise in annual earnings on Monday and postponed issuing medium-term forecasts due to the uncertain economic outlook as ...

Vodacom

Vodacom launches commercial 5G network in South Africa

Mobile operator Vodacom Group has said it had switched on Africa’s first 5G mobile network across three cities in South Africa, with further roll-outs planned in other parts ...

Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon Web Services launches data centre operations in South Africa

AWS, the cloud computing platform from Amazon.com, said it has launched its data centre operations at three locations in Cape Town, South Africa, setting up its first “AWS Af...

Facebook, West African Governments

African governments team up with tech giants to fight lies surrounding COVID-19

Governments across Africa are teaming up with technology giants including Facebook and WhatsApp to fight misinformation about coronavirus on social media platforms that could prope...

Poor left behind

Trade war goes digital: countries eye tariffs on Internet economy

GENEVA (Reuters) – A 20-year global moratorium on imposing tariffs on digital trade could end next week if India or South Africa makes good on threats, according to trade off...