There's enormous goodwill and plenty of investment in Africa's entrepreneurial tech scene, but smaller hubs still struggle with basic infrastructure.
The latest enterprise IT news from the tech hotspots of the African continent.
Lance Harris is a writer with more than 18 years of experience. Over the years, Lance has written about technology in business, the business of technology, and the African telecommunications industry for many of South Africa’s top business and IT publications.
Hilary is an itinerant print and radio journalist who originally hails from Southern California. In recent years her travels have taken her to Europe, Asia and Africa, where she has reported on everything from techie innovations to antique riverboats. She is currently based in Kampala, Uganda, where she's busy swatting mosquitoes and keeping an eye on the ways technology can impact society.
Adam Oxford is the editor-in-chief of htxt.co.za, a South African tech blog that covers issues from around the country and the continent beyond. Based in Johannesburg but originally from the UK, he's written for most of the major technology publishers over the last 17 years, covering everything from PC gaming to photography to Linux to open data and emerging tech markets.
A number of African countries are big users of mobile money transfer, but changes to how the service is taxed could see Ugandan users returning to more low-tech options.
The South Africa government will introduce a new smart ID card later this month for access to public services.
Following a year of strong growth, the BPO sector in the Western Cape hopes to be turbocharged by the fall in the value of the South African rand this year.
South African Quentin Harley's new 3D printer is an unusual, but potentially groundbreaking, design.
Microsoft says expanded training scheme can create 3,000 new jobs over next three years.
South African telco MTN has launched LTE in Uganda. Will fourth-generation services really shake-up the mobile market there?
Third facility for software developers and training has opened its doors in Johannesburg, aiming to forge contacts with local startups and nearby universities.
Non-profit tech company Ushahidi surpasses its $125,000 funding goal for its 'backup generator to the internet' with seven days to spare.
Project in Dar es Salaam will focus on how TV white spaces can be used for broadband access in urban settings.