Brexit, trade wars flatten global IT spending

July 12, 2019 9:00 am1 comment
Brexit

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG – WORLDWIDE spending on information technology (IT) is projected to be marginal this year on the back of anxiety around Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) and ongoing trade spats between rival economies, mainly China and the United States. This is according to Gartner, the research and […]

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AI primed to aid SA war against criminals

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Artificial Intelligence

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG – A LOCAL facial recognition start-up believes artificial intelligence (AI) will play an ever-increasing role in South Africa’s war on crime. The projection comes after the country was ranked the 37th most dangerous in the recently-released Global Peace Index (GPI). “A key factor in making South Africa more […]

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Kenya hosts first Afro-Asia fintech fest

July 10, 2019 10:26 am1 comment
KCB Bank Chief Operating Officer, Samuel Makome hands over a dummy cheque of Kshs 10 million to CBK Governor, Dr Patrick Njoroge. Photo, supplied

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI – PLANS for the inaugural Afro-Asia Fintech Festival have received a financial boost after the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) committed KSh10 million (US$975 000) for the event. The festival is scheduled for July 15 and 16 under the theme, “Fintech in Savannah”, modelled along the Singapore Fintech […]

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