Category archives for: Finance & Banking

Number porting to enhance competition at call centres

call centres

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE imminent introduction of number portability is anticipated to inject competition into the South African call centre market. Number portability enables fixed and mobile telecommunications customers to keep their existing telephone numbers when switching from one provider to another. South African independent telecommunications provider, Otel, believes the further […]

Expert: Lack of clarity deters SA IoT adoption


by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African businesses have embraced the internet of things (IoT) but adoption is hindered by a lack of clarity among stakeholders on digital transformation plans. This is according to industry executive, Alexander Jenewein, as IoT emerges as technical priority ahead of other major focus areas such as robotics […]

EU investment to decongest port of Mombasa


From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE capacity of Mombasa, East Africa’s principal port, will soon increase after an investment of €1,46 billion by the European Investment Bank (EIB) to cut time lost in traffic jams and congested ports. The funding announced in Luxembourg on Thursday will also improve sustainable local […]

Southern Africa benefits from enhanced Cloud offerings

South Africa Cloud migration

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) MICROSOFT and Zensar are set to make inroads in the growth areas of cloud, digital, big data, analytics, cyber-security and ecommerce in Southern Africa. This follows Zensar’s extension of its managed partner relationship with Microsoft in South Africa in the Global Systems Integrator (GSI) market. Indian firm Zensar is a […]

Metallon dismisses externalisation charge in Zimbabwe

Metallon Corporation

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s Metallon Corporation has refuted media reports it externalised US$31 million from its operations in Zimbabwe. The allegations have been made through Zimbabwe’s biggest daily publication. Mzi Khumalo, Metallon chairman, said contents of the newspaper were “false” and “thoroughly misleading.” He said neither he nor the company […]

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