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MTN Business masterclass for SA entrepreneurs is happening today in Johannesburg

MTN Business masterclass for SA entrepreneurs is happening today in Johannesburg

A masterclass organized by MTN Business, Africa’s premium portal for Business Connectivity Solutions, for South Africa’s entrepreneurs is happening today (October 27, 2016) in Johannesburg. Tagged The Digital Entrepreneur Masterclass, the masterclass will give participating entrepreneurs in-depth insights into running a digitally smart business. The aim is to impart knowledge to entrepreneurs about the challenges


#NES22: Nigerian Economic Summit Calls for Concerted Efforts to Grow Tech and Innovation

“If made-in-Nigeria must succeed, it should not be the challenge of the federal government alone. All the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital territory (FCT) must have a role to play.” – Dr. Adedoyin Salami The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) summit which began on Monday and ended on Wednesday last week


Passion Incubator launches co-working space in Lagos

In a bid to provide entrepreneurs a conducive environment to work from while building the next big thing, Passion Incubator (PI), an early stage technology incubator, has launched a co-working space in Lagos – its very first. Called LeadSpace, it provides users (individual or corporate) world class office facilities and amenities at a fraction of


SA fintech startup, Peach Payments to expand into three African countries

Peach Payments, a South African fintech startup, has announced it’ll expand into three more countries on the continent – Nigeria, Namibia and Kenya – ‘soon’. The startup provides payment solutions to businesses, allowing them accept payments from consumers in Africa and across the world, through their website or mobile apps. Consumers can pay using all


OPIC opens first East African office in Nairobi

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has announced the opening of its first-ever East Africa office, located in Nairobi, Kenya. The announcement comes on the heels of the U.S.-Africa Business Forum (USABF). “I am thrilled to announce that we are opening a third office in Africa to increase OPIC’s


Aliko Dangote named co-chair of U.S.-Africa Business Center

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has named Africa’s most successful businessman, Aliko Dangote co-chair of its U.S.-Africa Business Center. The U.S.-Africa Business Center is charged with building lasting prosperity for Africans and Americans through job creation and entrepreneurial spirit. Dangote will serve alongside Jay Ireland, president and CEO of GE Africa, as a leader for the


Facebook outs new tools to help businesses grow internationally

According to Facebook, more than 1 billion people on the platform are connected to at least one business in a foreign country, and 1.57 billion people visit Facebook monthly on mobile. In a bid to further help these businesses grow and scale internationally irregardless of their locations, Facebook has announced the launch of new tools


MMI Holdings invests in Joburg’s newest tech hub, Tshimologong Precinct

MMI Holdings, a South African based financial services group listed on the South African stock exchange, has announced it has invested in the Tshimologong Precinct, a new digital tech hub in Johannesburg, South Africa. Details – value/terms – of the investment, which was made through its funding arm Exponential Ventures, are unknown at the moment. The


Facebook partners Coollink to launch Express WiFi in Lagos

According to this report, Facebook is partnering Coollink, a Lagos based Internet Service Provider (ISP), to launch Express WiFi in Lagos. Express WiFi is a Facebook initiative to bring Internet connectivity to underserved locations around the world. It does this through partnership with local entrepreneurs to help provide quality Internet access to their neighbours and


SEACOM launches its business solutions for corporates in Kenya

SEACOM, Africa’s foremost network service provider and ICT enabler, has announced the launch of its direct-to-corporate solutions in Nairobi, Kenya. The business solutions are part of its Business initiative, and will see corporates in Kenya enjoy reliable data connectivity, cloud services and consistent service quality. The business solutions include high-speed, dedicated Fibre Internet Access with options


SEACOM partners Microsoft to deliver faster connectivity to Azure data centres

SEACOM, Africa’s foremost network service provider and ICT enabler, has announced a partnership with Microsoft that sees it become a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner. ExpressRoute connections offer more reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies and higher security than typical public Internet connections because they don’t run on the public Internet. This all means SEACOM can offer its


FrontDesk will help you launch your business, and even provide funds if it’s impressive

Because it is still not-so-easy to launch an online business, Sharphire Global Limited, a company that builds amazing Internet startups [1], has launched FrontDesk to make the whole process easy. FrontDesk helps you easily launch a simple website that enables you showcase, sell and receive online payments from anyone, anywhere. The website will not only


WorldRemit calls for reversal of international money transfer ban in Nigeria

WorldRemit, a leading online remittance provider, has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to immediately reverse its decision to ban certain money transfer operators (MTOs) from doing business in the country. The ban was extreme and unexpected, and not fair as Western Union, MoneyGram and Ria are not affected. “This move is arbitrary, inexplicable


Vehicle marketplace, AfriCarGroup launches operations in 12 African countries

AfricarGroup, a vehicle marketplace, has launched its operations in 12 African countries with the aim of becoming the first car classifieds websites network on the continent. The marketplace connect buyers, private sellers and dealers of new, used and second hand cars, motorbikes and trucks in a fast and easy manner. The countries where operations has


EasyPOS Restaurant launches to solve order management and payments problems in Nigerian restaurants

NetPlusDotCom, a Nigerian growth tech company, has launched an innovative app to solve order management and payments problem in Nigerian restaurants. Known as EasyPOS Restaurant, the app does exactly what it preaches. No stress! On the order side of things, it provides an easy and intuitive way for customers to select orders from an electronic menu


MTN Nigeria set to list shares on the NSE next year

MTN Nigeria, the “everywhere you go” telecom operator, will be listing its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange next year, according to reports. The planned listing is part of an agreement the telco reached with the Federal Government of Nigeria as it concerns the fine it got slapped with over unregistered sim cards. The board