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MTN unveils smart feature phone rollout plans

Left Huidi Li, Executive Vice President at China Mobile and Rob Shutter, MTN Group Chief Executive Officer at the press event in Cape Town on Tuesday. Photo by Mthulisi Sibanda, CAJ News

by MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – MOBILE network operator, MTN, has announced plans to introduce a “smart feature phone” in its African markets next year, in line with strategies to bridge the mobile internet access divide. The plans, announced in partnership with China Mobile and Unisoc among others, have been […]

SADC in last throw of AFCON qualifiers dice

Bafana Bafana players

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTHERN Africa, ever a punching bag in continental football, will this weekend see a number of nations featuring in a do-or-die qualifying matches for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Among the highlights of the campaign will be three Southern African Development Community (SADC) derbies pitting Mozambique […]

Brexit slows down IT spending in EMEA

Global Information Technology (IT) spending

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SPENDING on information technology (IT) in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions is projected to total $973 billion in 2019. This represents an increase of 2 percent from the estimated spending of $954 billion (R13.68 trillion) in 2018. This is according to projections by Gartner, the […]

Debt-distressed African countries again look to IMF

International Monetary Fund

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BY the International Monetary Fund (IMF’s) own admission, there are circumstances where African governments’ debt levels are so high they become unsustainable, such that the scheduled debt service exceeds the capacity of the member to service it. This rings true for a number of countries in the Sub-Saharan […]

Ramaphosa consoles Zimbabwe families of horrific accident

Horrific bus accident between Harare-Mutare highway. Photo supplied

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  PRETORIA, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday sent message of condolence to the people of Zimbabwe and Government following deadly buses’ head on collision. Forty-seven people comprising 45 adults and two children died on Wednesday while 70 others were critically injured when two buses along the Harare-Mutare highway […]

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