Category archives for: Governance

Huawei allocates $2 billion to address cybercrime

Liang Hua, Chairman of Huawei

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – HUAWEI is to invest US$2 billion within the next five years to enhance software engineering capabilities towards tackling cyber security and privacy challenges. The Chinese-based company disclosed the investment in its 2018 Sustainability Report published last week. It is the 11th such publication. Huawei stated a fully connected, intelligent […]

Brexit, trade wars flatten global IT spending

Brexit

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA Editor-In-Chief JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – 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 […]

AI primed to aid SA war against criminals

Artificial Intelligence

by MTHULISI SIBANDA Africa Editor JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – 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 […]

Kenya hosts first Afro-Asia fintech fest

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, (CAJ News) – 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 […]

Sudanese internet shutdown causes stir

Internet blockade

from RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – HUMAN rights experts have criticised a shutdown of the internet by the military administration in Sudan amid tensions in the Northeast African country. The internet blockade is seen as part of a campaign by the administration to quash dissent despite an agreement reached with civilians […]

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