Author: Nasha Harper

Uber partners with AMI to Deliver Up-skilling programmes

Uber partners with AMI to Deliver Up-skilling programmes

Business
Uber has launched a high-impact learning programme to help women drivers and those in their communities to develop the skills needed to thrive as independent entrepreneurs and make the most of earning opportunities. For this reason, Uber is partnering with African Management Institute (AMI) to deliver pilot up-skilling programmes in South Africa. As one of the largest platforms for independent and flexible opportunities, Uber is committed to empowering women through skills development that will help them expand earning generation opportunities for their families and communities. Uber in partnership with AMI is offering two personal development and entrepreneurship programmes - Skills for the Future and the Micro-enterprise Accelerator. AMI’s approach focuses on the simple evide
JointPesa startup aims to eliminate online robbers

JointPesa startup aims to eliminate online robbers

Business, Cyber Security
Kenya Fintech startup, JointPesa in partnership with Finserve Africa has launched an e-commerce transaction platform dabbed “JointPesa” which will see both online customers and sellers protected from online cons and fraudsters. The Application will act as a temporary mediator of a transaction between parties by offering temporary custody of resources until both parties are satisfied with each other’s part of the deal in a specific transaction. Speaking during the event, JointPesa founder Valentine Kilonzo said that cyber fraud prevention remains at the forefront of the conversation in the midst of rapid e-commerce adoption. The platform seeks to convert at least 10 per cent worth of the online transaction to be transacted via JointPesa platform in the first quarter after the
Airtel Zambia  redefines video  streaming experience

Airtel Zambia redefines video streaming experience

Mobile, Technology
Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has redefined video streaming experience for its subscribers by launching Airtel TV. Speaking at the launch today, Airtel’s Marketing Director Hussam Baday said Airtel was committed to continue bringing innovative products and services and the new Airtel TV App enabled customers to enjoy news on the go as well as other programming such as movies, music, reality shows, children’s’ shows as well as documentaries which include BBC, Hollywood, Bollywood, and Nollywood channels. “We are pleased to bring to you a one stop platform which will bring to you over 30 live channels and over 800 videos on demand with the number expected to increase in the course of the year as we add more edutainment channels to cater for all our customers’ preferences,” Baday announced
BSE embraces digital technology growth path

BSE embraces digital technology growth path

Mobile, Technology
The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) hosted the January 2020 edition of the Opening Bell Ceremony on 15th January, 2020 at Liquidity Park with news that the bourse is making concerted efforts to embrace digital technology as a growth path. Monitoring the stock market means different things to different people. Some investors want an easy way to know when stocks hit certain prices so they can enter that particular market and buy shares. Others want to monitor activity constantly throughout every day, in real time, with updates to every price fluctuation. Speaking during the bell ringing ceremony, the BSE Chairman Retired Lt, General Tebogo Masire said they were, as an organisation, cognizant of the need to move with the times. “On the technology side, the BSE and the Central Securities Deposi
Ericsson and Microsoft connected vehicle expertise

Ericsson and Microsoft connected vehicle expertise

Business, Technology
Ericsson and Microsoft are bringing their connected vehicle expertise together. Ericsson is building its Connected Vehicle Cloud on top of the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform that is running on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The integrated solution allows automakers to deploy and scale global vehicle services such as fleet management, over-the-air software updates and connected safety services much easier and faster while reducing costs. It provides flexibility through modular design and multiple deployment options. Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud connects more than 4 million vehicles across 180 countries worldwide – approximately 10 percent of the connected vehicle market. The platform is tailored to fit vehicle manufacturers’ growing demand for scalability and flexi