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Multichoice Africa in collaboration with Discovery, Inc. today announced the expansion of its portfolio in Africa with the launch of Real Time on DStv and GOtv in more countries across the continent. Real Time is Africa’s Newest Entertainment Channel featuring exciting programmes based on Real Lives, Real Nature, Real Crime, Real Medical. Real Time’s cleverly-curated schedule and dynamic mixture of lifestyle and factual content will ensure audiences get their daily fix of real reality and...

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Multichoice Nigeria has launched a new mobile app, MyGOtv, for its digital platform, GOtv. According to John Ugbe, the CEO of MultiChoice Nigeria, the platform will put the power of self-service back into the hands of the customers and allow them to manage viewing preferences, clear error codes, check account balances, make payments, change packages and update their details anytime, anywhere. “The new app will form part of the numerous digital platforms that are innovative...

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With the youth unemployment rate reaching dismal heights in 2019, Isuzu is partnering with tertiary institutions to help get students ready for the workplace. Isuzu dealerships are taking the lead in providing work-based internships, and one such an example is Isuzu Truck World in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. For the first time this year Isuzu Truck World – a proud retailer of bakkies, trucks and SUVs – hosted students studying towards a Diploma in Marketing and...

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Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTC) has revamped and launched its mobile money service, SMEGA. SMEGA has been revamped to work on Comviva’s mobiquity Money platform. The mobiquity Money platform is regarded as one of the world’s largest white-labelled mobile money platform. It allows users to carry out financial transactions such as purchasing airtime and data, paying the water bill, buying pre-paid electricity, paying salaries and so much more from anywhere. Customers will be able to...

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The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved $150 million in additional financing for the water and sanitation sector in Côte d’Ivoire. “This financing will help Côte d’Ivoire improve its water supply and sanitation services for the poorest and create an enabling environment for private financing in a capital-intensive sector, by building the capacity of the actors and strengthening the performance of water utilities in urban areas,” noted Pierre Laporte, World Bank Country Director for Côte...

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Liquid Telecom will implement and operate South Sudan’s first fibre broadband network, connecting the country to the “One Africa” broadband network, which is approaching 70,000km across 13 African countries and to the rest of the world. This breakthrough foreign direct investment by Liquid Telecom has been recognised by His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of South Sudan. Ministers along with other national VIPs are joining senior executives from Liquid Telecom during a symbolic fibre digging inauguration on...

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Cash flow is the main concern of 59% of local small and medium enterprise (SME) owners, as revealed in a recent survey conducted by Intuit QuickBooks and World Wide Worx. Considering that cash flow is the lifeblood of a business, by being equipped with the latest technologies, small business owners will be able to better manage their cash flow in order to survive and thrive. This is according to Nadine Chetty, Cloud Accounting Specialist &...

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A new branded content campaign on CNN TV, digital and social media platforms is showing global audiences some of the many ways that Dangote Industries is impacting people in African communities and industries. The ‘Touching Lives’ campaign, which starts airing on TV this month, has been conceived and developed by CNN International Commercial’s award-winning branded content studio Create as part of the extended partnership between Dangote Industries and CNN. Announced last year, the partnership also...

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Standard Chartered today announced the launch of its digital bank in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe as part of its digital transformation strategy in Africa. The next wave of digital-only banks follows launches in Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya in the first quarter of the year and Côte d’Ivoire in 2018. The expansion in Africa comes at a time when the continent, with a growing economy and population, is demanding wider access to digital services. The...

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