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All rights reserved HumanIPO SEAL Africa partners with HP and SAP to adopt HANASEAL Africa has partnered with computer hardware manufacture HP and software developer SAP, with the aim of pushing the introduction of a new database management solution known as HANA in East Africa. 04:00:02 Rural African game goes digitalA rural African game - MRBRB - developed by a Stellenbosch University student has been made digital and is now licensed to InnoVartis. 08:00:01 Africa online trade growing, but lack of skills problematicLeading African online car trader Cheki is expanding its operations across Africa, though finding the local skill level a challenge to reckon with. 10:00:01 Huawei appoints another non-Chinese executive in ESA regionDeborah-Anne Strydom has been appointed to the position of assistant director (in charge) of Huawei’s Contract Commercial and Fulfilment Department for the East and Southern African region, the first non-Chinese individual to be appointed to such a position globally. 09:01:02 Kenyan banks urged to innovate to boost performanceKenya Central Bank (CBK) governor Njuguna Ndung’u has said the government will fully support banks keen on coming up with innovations that can bolster their performance. 06:00:02 Right2Know targets Cell C and ICASASouth Africa’s Right2Know campaign will hold its latest protest against mobile airtime and data charges in Sandton, Johannesburg, tomorrow (Saturday). 18:01:01 Holdsworth vows to relaunch AppChat despite filing for liquidationJohn Holdsworth says he will relaunch AppChat following his “inevitable” win in his ongoing legal battle against Reunert, despite having been forced to file for liquidation. 17:01:01 Cheki to launch in TanzaniaAfrican online car selling company Cheki will be launching its service in Tanzania soon, following its success in several African countries. 16:31:01 Guest Post: What is really wrong with e-commerce in South AfricaAndrew Lynch is co-founder of Cape Town-based e-commerce site, which specialises in supplying cables and electronics to the consumer and corporate market. 16:01:01 DStv to air SABC 24-hour news channelThe South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and MultiChoice have signed an agreement for DStv to broadcast the SABC’s 24-Hour news channel in line with the public service broadcaster’s preparations for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). 15:31:02 Vodafone to expand enterprise offerings in AfricaVodafone has announced the expansion of its Vodafone Global Enterprise (VGE) unit in Africa, as it experiences revenue growth exceeding EUR1 billion (US$1.28 billion) on the continent. 15:01:01 SANRAL: We care for the poorThe South African Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) has dismissed criticism over the controversial e-tolling in Gauteng, especially reports claiming the system will affect the poor. 14:30:01 Benfica TV launches in Angola, MozambiquePortuguese football club Benfica has launched broadcasting services in Angola and Mozambique through the implementation of pay-TV services. 14:09:19 Samsung misses Q2 earnings forecastSamsung has missed its second quarter earnings forecast, mirroring its rival Apple, which has in the recent past experienced shrinking earnings. 13:31:02 SA smart ID cards to increase global confidence and curb fraudThe new South African smart identification card, which will be released on Nelson Mandela’s birthday (July 18), is designed to curb fraud and seeks to increase confidence in the country around the world in terms of globalisation. 13:00:01 ASA: “Mahala” word not exclusive to MTNA competitor complaint lodged by Clear Copy on behalf on Cell C against MTN with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in South Africa over the use of the word “Mahala” has been been upheld. 12:20:02 Qualcomm partners m:lab for free testing of mobile devicesQualcomm and m:lab East Africa have announced a yearlong partnership agreement allowing developers to access devices to test their applications at the m:lab for free. 12:00:01 Interswitch partners UnionPay as China-Africa business increasesInterswitch Transnational has announced it has completed an acceptance and acquiring third party payment processing integration with China’s UnionPay International. 11:40:02 Google's privacy rules must be changed - EuropePrivacy watchdogs in the UK, Germany and Italy have told Google it needs to rewrite its privacy policies or face legal action. 11:21:02 Safer account access through new Kenyan ATMsKenyan bank customers will soon enjoy safer access to their accounts with the launch of new high-security ATM machines. 11:00:01 MTN Nigeria launches NextApps storeNextApps store has been launched for Nigerians, following a partnership between MTN Nigeria and United States (US)-based app store developer neXva. 10:41:02 QRichard Console is a personal injury attorney, CEO and founder of Console and Hollawell, which operates in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well as the city of Philadelphia. Console spoke to HumanIPO on the ever changing and questionable privacy policies of social media giants. 10:20:01 Africa App Quest competition continuesThe Africa App Quest competition, run by South African Tourism in partnership with Visa, has received entries from countries including Tanzania, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. 10:00:02 SA Ministry of Finance warns over fake Gordhan accountThe South African Ministry of Finance has issued a warning to the public against accepting requests from fake Facebook accounts purporting to belong to minister Pravin Gordhan. 09:41:01 Suspended Telecel SIM cards can reactivate from todaySuspended prepaid users of Zimbabwe’s Telecel network are able to reactivate their SIM cards from today, with a reward also offered. 09:20:02 Nigerian President to visit HuaweiNigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will be visiting technology companies which have made West African investments during his visit to China. 09:00:01 Standard Chartered launches 24hr online cheque systemKenya’s Standard Chartered Bank has introduced a first 24-hour remote cheque printing service allowing corporate clients to print them along with signatures from their offices through its corporate internet banking platform, Straight2Bank. 08:40:02 Twitter translating Egyptian Tweets after Morsi oustingTwitter is translating Tweets from leading Egyptians for non-Arabic speakers in the wake of the military’s ousting of president Mohammed Morsi. 08:21:02 Strenuous efforts to reach all unregistered subscribers – Etisalat Nigeria CEOSteven Evans, chief executive officer (CEO) of Etisalat Nigeria, has stated the company made concerted efforts to ensure all its unregistered subscribers were able to register before the June 30 deadline set by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). 08:01:02 Medical clinics among those affected by Telkom cable theftThree thousand Telkom customers, including medical centres and shopping centres, in Pretoria, South Africa, have had their services cut by cable thieves and may be down for a week. 07:31:01 OPINION: Startup success the new financial ‘fallback’?As the startup community grows on the African continent, the new buzzword for school leavers could become ‘entrepreneurship’ rather than ‘university’, ‘college’ or perhaps even ‘gap year’. 07:00:01 CCK rural ICT levy collections begin this monthThe Communications Commission of Kenya will this month begin collections of the 0.5 per cent levy on the revenue of Kenyan communications licensees to support the Universal Service Fund (USF). 06:00:02 Spying through mobile applications on the increase - reportMobile phone spying is increasing rapidly in South Africa, aided by new applications, computer forensic experts have told Times Live. 06:00:01 New foot produced for a duck using 3D printing technologyA duck named Buttercup has recently started walking again with the help of 3D printing technology. 05:00:01 Kopo Kopo partners with Steers and DebonairsKopo Kopo, an aggregator for Safaricom’s new Lipa Na M-Pesa service, has partnered with food chains Steers and Debonairs Pizza to allow the cashless payment platform to be used in their thirteen restaurants countrywide. 04:00:01 Yahoo! adds to Xobni to its startup stableYahoo! has added another startup to its ever increasing list of purchases after completing a US$30-40 million deal for email service Xobni. 03:01:01 SA startups benefitting from targeted marketing supportA marketeer formerly working in the online gaming industry is rolling out a specialised agency aimed at providing cost price services to startups and entrepreneurs in South Africa. 18:01:02 KEMSA, Fintech unveil drug tracking appThe Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) and Fintech Kenya have released a mobile based commodity tracking application for monitoring and evaluating drugs for programmes supported by the ministries of Public Health and Medical Services. 17:31:01 Zinox to supply 17,000 smart card readers for Nigerian electionsThe Nigerian government has approved NGN460 million (US$2.9 million) to be spent on the customisation and configuration of smart card readers to be used for voters’ authentication in the October 2014 general elections. 17:01:01 FEATURE: Uncertainty reigns over Egyptian ICT and telecoms sector after coupWhile the citizens of Egypt’s primary focus may be somewhat distracted from the country’s future competitiveness in the global ICT market, the latest North African government overthrow is already having a direct influence on their daily communication wants and needs. 16:30:01 WezaTele wins IBM SmartCamp competitionKenyan startup Weza Tele, of the MyOrder Enterprise, won the IBM SmartCamp competition at the Tech4Africa conference for its SMS ordering service. 16:01:02 Cyber thieves can gain access to all Android phonesSecurity research firm Bluebox has discovered a “master key” that can give cyber-thieves unregulated access to almost every Android phone. 15:30:02 First batch of smart ID cards to go to prominent South AfricansHome Affairs minister Naledi Pandor has said the first batch of the new South African smart ID cards will be issued to prominent citizens first, including Desmond Tutu and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. 15:00:18 Samsung, Strathmore and Kenya Law Reports to unveil app for law practitionersSamsung, Kenya Law Reports and Strathmore University are to create an app enabling practitioners in the judiciary to access case law, the Kenyan Gazette and the constitution on Samsung devices. 14:41:02 SANRAL’s tacky spin on e-toll propaganda is costing millions - DAThe South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (SANRAL) advertising on e-tolling is simply “propaganda”, according to shadow minister of transport for the Democratic Alliance (DA) Ian Ollis. 14:20:01 Ghana to introduce Talk TaxGhana Telecoms Chamber has announced a possible spike in Communication Service Tax (CST) as the approval of the Amendment Bill is expected. 14:00:01 Taskbox to run your errandsSouth African online task community startup Taskbox is offering busy professionals the convenience of errand hirelings, while supplying freelancers basic task jobs. 13:41:01 CMA grants full waiver for acquisition of AccessKenyaKenya’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) has granted internet and telecommunications Company AccessKenya approval for full acquisition by South Africa’s Dimension Data, waiving the domestic ownership rule. 13:21:01 Econet Wireless officially rebrands TN Bank to Steward BankTelecommunications company Econet Wireless officially rebranded its banking subsidiary from TN Bank to Steward Bank yesterday. 13:00:01 Vodacom targets SME revenue boostSouth African mobile operator Vodacom is hoping 25 per cent of its service revenues will come from service revenues such as fibre and cloud services in the next five years. 12:41:01