Why South African Enterprises Will Benefit The Most from 5G Technology | Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Over the past forty years, the mobile industry has introduced a new generation of technology every decade. The enhanced capabilities introduced by 5G technology are valuable for business because of the potential to directly impact on core operations, unlocking much-needed efficiencies, and enhancing productivity, to an extent that we have not seen before. Key capabilities […]

South African SMEs Begin Road to Economic Recovery | Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Sourced from Forbes. Small businesses in South Africa were at a low point on 10 April. Under the weight of the COVID-19 burden, many companies were almost at breaking point. Turnover has been down by 92% relative to the period before the lockdown went into effect on 24 March. There are now signs that economic […]

South African EduTech Supports Online Learning for Students in Rural Communities | Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Sourced from CodeXtra Trends Syafunda, an educational platform that provides access to digital content through mobile technology, has received investment funding from SME-enabler Edge Growth which will allow them to scale their platform to meet the surging need for online learning in South Africa. Syafunda, which means “we are learning” in Zulu, was the inspiration […]

Why African Governments Must Continue Supporting Tech Systems | Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Sourced from Redbubble and iStock. For the first time in living memory, nations across the world have imposed strict travel restrictions to minimize the damage caused by COVID-19. Many countries have decided to pre-emptively close their borders and halt the spread and transmission of the virus. The current health crisis and the closure of borders […]

Opera’s OPay Still Planning African Expansion via Nigerian “Super App” | Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Sourced from TechCrunch. Opera’s African fintech startup OPay remains committed to building a multi-service super app in Nigeria as the foundation to expand on the continent. OPay will also continue to operate ORide for limited passenger service — though the company is shifting the motorcycle ride-hail operation toward logistics businesses. These updates were offered by […]

StorEx expands its African footprint as an Evernex company | Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The recent acquisition of StorEx, a leading supplier of Third-Party Maintenance (TPM) for enterprise-sized organisations, by Evernex, a leading international provider of third-party maintenance services for data centre infrastructure, has enabled the locally built specialist to significantly expand its African footprint and operations. Jan Beukes, founder and CEO of StorEx, says that the company will […]

South African Consumers Make the Move to Contactless Payments | Tempemail – Blog – Emails

As South Africa imposed necessary restrictions on social distancing in March, three-quarters of South African consumers (75 per cent) say they are now using contactless payments, citing safety and cleanliness as key drivers. Consumer polling by Mastercard, studying changing consumer behaviours in 19 countries around the world, paints a picture of accelerated and sustained contactless […]

Facebook Invests $390k in South African Newsrooms During COVID-19 | Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) has announced that it will invest $390 thousand to help South African news organizations navigate the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. As part of these funds, Facebook will work with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), a non-profit organisation with a history of working with publishers across the world. ICFJ […]

Netflix’s First Original African Series ‘Queen Sono’ Renewed for Second Season | Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Sourced from The Sowetan. Netflix has confirmed that Pearl Thusi’s espionage thriller Queen Sono has been officially renewed for a second season. The Sowetan reports that Thusi, Vuyo Dabula, Sechaba Morojele, Chi Mhende, Loyiso Madinga, Rob Van Vuuren, Kate Liquorish, Khathu Ramabulana, and Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa will all reprise their roles. Released in February, Queen […]

TicketPro to Launch Streaming Platform for South African Entertainers | Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The COVID-19 outbreak has brought the global entertainment business to a standstill with all shows and festivals cancelled. This means that for performers in lockdown, online is the new live. TicketPro, a subsidiary of Blue Label Telecoms, has launched COVID-Zero – a platform for musicians, comedians and other artists to stream their acts online. All […]