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Four community organizations receive music grants and mentorship support

The Black Stripe Foundation, in partnership with YouTube Music, today announced the names of four community organizations set to receive grant funding through the Triple M (Mzansi: Music to Heal - Music to Unite) initiative.

Egyptian startup, MaxAB, has secured $40 million Series A investment

Egypt’s MaxAB is set to expand its physical footprint across the MENA region as a result of securing $40 million in Series A VC funding. The company also plans on scaling recently launched business verticals including new supply chains and embedded finance solutions.

New fibre network in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Liquid Technologies has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Facebook to build an extensive long haul and metro fibre network in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The proposed fibre network is expected to improve internet access for more than 30 million people.

COVID-19 testing laboratories are helping African countries win the race against time

Early detection has been instrumental in limiting the spread of the virus and has helped countries trace, isolate and treat confirmed cases. Supported by the African Development Bank, several countries on the continent have achieved a logistical and scientific feat.

Partnering with fintech startups will help banks accelerate transformation

Many banks are partnering with fintech startups to help them digitalize, enabling them to expand their services and reach more customers at the same time.

Data protection and privacy laws compliance in South Africa

We sat in conversation with Andrew Bourne, regional manager for Africa at Zoho, to understand the awareness and readiness of South African companies regarding the Protection of Personal Information Act.

Implementation of POPIA delayed in South Africa

Eight days before the full commencement of the Protection of Personal Information Act, the Information Regulator (South Africa) kicked the can down the road even further citing technical glitches in its IT systems that resulted in the suspension of the portal registrations.