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- In Nigeria, the Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs. Omobola Olubusola Johnson said that following the presentation of the report of the Committee on review and updating of the National Telecommunications Policy of 2000, Nigeria would soon get a National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) policy.

- South Africa’s listed security vendor SecureData expects its headline earnings per share to drop by about 100% when it publishes its year-end results in October. SecureData, which distributes security solutions and risk management solutions for the African sub-continent and Indian Ocean islands, did not provide reasons for the decline. FD Johan du Toit has taken over as acting CEO, while the company hunts for a permanent head.

- Dual-listed Net1 UEPA Technologies' contract with the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to distribute grants has been extended for six months. Net1 provides a universal electronic payment system, or UEPS, as an alternative payment system for the unbanked and under-banked populations of developing economies. Its system enables about four billion people, who usually have no access to the formal banking system, to enter into electronic transactions. It operates in South Africa, Republic of Korea, Ghana and Iraq.