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New smart feature phone closes Tanzania digital divide

Vodacom

from MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE launch of a new smart feature phone in Tanzania is anticipated to bridge the digital divide in the East African country. KaiOs Technologies, Vodacom, Azumi and Media Tek have launched the gadget known as the Smart Katochi. Retailing at TZSh 48 000 (US$20), […]

Ivory Coast first with tap and go SIM registration

Axon Wireless Chief Executive Officer Justin Lipshitz

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – IVORY Coast is, according to a technology company, the first African country to commence a ‘tap and go’ system for mobile Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card registration. South African firm, Axon Wireless, has launched the scheme, which would enable mobile users to comply with Know Your Customer (KYC) […]

‘AI to complement humans, not to take jobs’

Artificial Intelligence

TINTSWALO BALOYI  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A TECHNOLOGY expert has waded into the contentious debate around artificial intelligence (AI) being a threat to some jobs presently held by humans. Presenting at a summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, Alix Rübsaam, argued AI would complement, not replace, human capabilities. “Essentially computers are doing what we do, but […]

Momentous trip marks SA shift to e-vehicles

Electric vehicles in South Africa

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG – THE powers behind South Africa’s first electric vehicle road trip (EVRT) hope the imminent 1 454 –kilometre escapade is the beginning of many programmes geared towards driving the adoption of smarter mobility, including electric vehicles, locally. The trip begins in the capital Pretoria on Thursday (today), passing through Gariep Dam, Graaff-Reinet, […]

MTN launches deaf awareness campaign

MTN SA Executive for Corporate Affairs, Jacqui O'Sullivan

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN South Africa is promoting Deaf Awareness through the love of music. The mobile operator has partnered with up-and-coming rapper, The LazarusMan and St Vincent’s School of the Deaf to create a bespoke track using South African Sign Language (SASL) for the hard of hearing and/or deaf community […]

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