This week was yet again filled with tech news stories that grabbed the headlines both across Africa and around the world.
The big news grabbing headlines worldwide was the rise in the price of Bitcoin, which surpassed the $10 000 mark for the first time.
In South Africa, MTN announced the adoption of a new data pricing model. Also in South Africa, BCX and GE announced that the companies will be forming an agri-tech partnership.
South Africa: BCX and GE announce agri-tech partnership
On Monday 27 November 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa, information and communications technology company, BCX, and digital industrial company, GE, announced a partnership aimed at providing end-to-end digital technological solutions to the agri-processing sector in South Africa.
Takealot rakes in R87 million on Black Friday
As Black Friday kicked off at Midnight on the 24th of November 2017, Takealot simultaneously kicked off their annual Blue Dot Sale, which ends on the 28th of November. The day started off badly for the e-commerce giants as its site crashed almost immediately after the clock struck 12:00. Even though it experienced its difficulties on the day, the company still raked in a staggering R87 million in gross merchandising value (GMV) by the days end.
Bitcoin surpasses the $10 000 mark
On Tuesday 28 November 2017, for the first time since the creation of Bitcoin in 2008, the cryptocurrency surpassed the USD $10 000 mark and it shows no signs of slowing down as it continues to climb towards $11 000.
MTN slashes out-of-bundle and data prices
On Thursday 30 November 2017, South African telecommunications company, MTN, announced two major developments which according to the company addresses the data price problem in South Africa.
Malawi Parliament calls for improved Mobile network coverage
Members of Parliament in Malawi have on Tuesday, 29 November 2017, called for improved mobile network coverage in areas of the country where coverage is limited. The members have condemned the irregular mobile network coverage in Malawi.
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