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Open an FNB account with a selfie

The bank introduces new digital innovation solutions, including an option to switch or open an account by taking a selfie through its app.

Uber ups minimum fare charge

The e-hailing taxi service will increase the minimum fare for UberX rides from R20 to R25 in Johannesburg.

Vumatel to be sold to CIVH

Community Investment Ventures Holdings (CIVH) acquires 34.9% of Vumatel and enters into an agreement to acquire the remaining 65.1%.

Dimension Data buys into digital commerce firm e2y

Altron acquires iS Partners for R225m

The JSE-listed group says the acquisition will help it create a business with a special focus on cloud computing and data analytics.

Spree, Superbalist to merge

The online fashion brands have announced a merger which will be effective next month.

Teraco to invest R1 billion in data centre expansion

Due to increased demand for additional data centre capacity, Teraco has announced it will invest R1 billion to expand its Isando Campus.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns

Intel's CEO has resigned after a probe found his consensual relationship with an employee violated company policy.

Liquid Telecom appoints group COO

The Pan-African telecoms group names Ahmad Mokhles group chief operating officer, a new position within the group.

Inspiring Fifty SA names this year's winners

Fifty inspiring South African women have been recognised for their role in the local tech industry.

TransUnion appoints COO

The risk and information solutions provider names Sudhish Mohan as its chief operating officer in SA to manage operations and IT solutions.

EOH restructuring sees CEO relinquish post

Zunaid Mayet has stepped down as chief executive officer to lead a new business unit within the group.

Altron completes Powertech Transformers sale

The JSE-listed group concludes disposal of Powertech Transformers, saying customers, especially Eskom, will continue to receive high quality services.

Altron unit bags multimillion-rand eThekwini deal

Netstar has been awarded a contract by the municipality to implement a vehicle tracking technology solution for 7 000 vehicles.

Mimecast acquires Ataata

The acquisition aims to strengthen the company's offer of cyber security awareness for email capabilities.

Africa.com acquires iAfrica

The company hopes the acquisition will build on news coverage and enhance user experience.

SASSA insists on a future without CPS

Minister Susan Shabangu reportedly pushes for complete control of social grants by the post office, even though history favours the current paymaster.

Altron founder retires

Bill Venter, who founded Altron 53 years ago, announces he will retire as non-executive director of the board.

Internet Solutions MD confirms imminent job cuts

Internet Solutions formal is going through a consultation process with employees in the face of looming retrenchments.

Naspers appoints CEO of Connected Video unit

The company names Niclas Ekdahl CEO of the recently formed Connected Video unit that runs the Showmax and DStv Now Internet TV services.

Altron unveils new brand

The JSE-listed company looks to bring its subsidiaries under a single identity.

$10m Jack Ma prize will support African digital start-ups

The Alibaba executive chairman announces a prize for African entrepreneurs, to support exemplary young Internet leaders.

Samsung officially launches its payment service in SA

The South Korean electronics manufacturer introduces Samsung Pay in SA, but not all local banks are compatible yet.

BCX COO resigns after four months

Mike Buttner has resigned from the IT services company, and Leon Gerber will be acting chief operations officer in the interim.

Banks power local digital transformation

Local banks are setting an example for other South African companies looking to outperform the country's economy and their peers, says Gartner.

ZTE resumes SA operations after US lifts ban

The Chinese company recommences business in SA after suspending operations across the globe following biting US sanctions.

Radebe releases long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan

The IRP is a 20-year energy roadmap to meet SA's future power needs.

ConCourt slaps Sassa, ex-CEO with legal costs in grants case

The court rules that Bathabile Dlamini was not negligent when she made an application for the extension of the CPS contract.

USAASA board takes war to Cwele, public protector over dismissal

The board takes the minister of telecommunications and postal services and public protector to court over their 'unlawful and uncontitutional' removal.

Sasol's Joannou resigns to take up global CIO role at ABB

Alec Joannou, who spent over five years as group CIO, has stepped down to take up a new global role at ABB.

SA's sci-tech white paper out for comment

The document aims to help SA benefit from global developments such as rapid tech advancements brought by the fourth industrial revolution.

FNB eWallet surpasses R21bn of money sent

In the 12 months to June 2018, the service grew 41% compared to the previous year, the bank says.

Naspers-owned OLX pumps R1.4bn into Webuycars

The investment forms part of Naspers' undertaking to accelerate growth in classifieds, online food delivery and fintech businesses globally.

Goldman Sachs leads R776m JUMO funding

This funding round represents Goldman Sachs' maiden investment into the mobile financial services start-up company.

Elon Musk gives up Tesla chairman position

The billionaire will step down as the company's chairman but will remain as its CEO.

Taxify takes on East London and Polokwane streets

The e-hailing taxi company is expanding its services in South Africa to include cities East London and Polokwane.

Altron unit Netstar eyes Indian expansion

The company signs a joint venture deal with international company C Ahead to offer insurance and fleet telematics in India.

Naspers shakes up MultiChoice leadership

The company names Calvo Mawela group CEO and Imtiaz Patel executive chairman of the MultiChoice Group ahead of the JSE listing.

Naspers commits R1.4bn start-up fund to boost SA's tech sector

The initiative, called Naspers Foundry, aims to fund and support South African technology start-ups seeking to address big societal needs.

SA's crypto-currency appetite surpasses Europe's

A new report shows emerging markets have higher levels of crypto-currency familiarity and ownership than their European counterparts.

Eskom pilots solar-powered microgrid

The clean energy facility provides electricity to 14 households in the Wilhelmina community in the Free State.

Adapt IT buying Conor Group for R80m

The JSE-listed group says the acquisition will strengthen its telecoms solutions division.

Seacom acquires FibreCo

The pan-African telecom company announces the conclusion of a sale agreement to buy 100% of FibreCo.

FNB intros 'Tap and PIN' on ATM transactions

The functionality allows users to tap their contactless card on an eligible ATM and enter a PIN to complete the transaction.

Etion's Teddy Daka named IT Personality of the Year 2018

Daka, CEO of JSE AltX-listed Etion, is the 40th winner of the prestigious IT Personality of the Year title.

Absa's Jacques Barkhuizen is the Visionary CIO 2018

Jacques Barkhuizen, Absa chief information officer for virtual channels/digital banking, has won the prestigious IITPSA Visionary CIO award for 2018.

Altron unit bags R5.5m Gautrain network security deal

CyberTech has clinched multi-million-rand security and network operations tender for the Gautrain Management Agency.

Teddy Daka's Etion sees revenue drop

The company attributes the drop to subdued trading conditions, as well as delays in the delivery of a key rail project and a cyber security project.

EOH appoints MiX Telematics CFO as new financial director

The company names Megan Pydigadu as its new group financial director, replacing John King who resigned in October.

E-commerce, Tencent drive Naspers' revenue

During the first half of the 2019 financial year, the company generated group revenue of $11 billion.

Innovation Hub names new CEO

Pieter Holl assumes the position of chief executive at the tech and innovation agency.

Huge Group gets new COO

The JSE-listed group announces the appointment of Andrew Openshaw as its new chief operating officer.

Zunaid Bulbulia resigns from Huge Group

The former MTN SA CEO steps down from his roles as director and CFO of the JSE-listed company.

Microsoft SA announces new MD

Microsoft South Africa's MD Zoaib Hoosen has resigned and will be replaced by Lillian Barnard.

SA execs recognise AI potential

Local CEOs believe artificial intelligence will significantly change the way they do business in the next five years, but they are taking a wait-and-see approach.

PIC suspends execs over AYO investment

The government entity cites blatant flouting of governance and approval processes as reasons for suspending its head of listed investments and assistant portfolio manager.

FNB adds QR code payments to app

The bank makes it possible to perform QR code payments using its banking app.

Uber Lite makes its debut

The e-hailing taxi service introduces Uber Lite in SA, a new and lighter version of its app.

Berkshire Partners to acquire majority stake in Teraco

The transaction brings a new partner to help further Teraco's ambitious growth journey.

Eskom's misconduct allegations already concluded, says EOH

The IT services company says it was found not to be implicated in allegations of misconduct levelled against it by Eskom.

Michael Jordaan to chair Clickatell board

The global customer engagement company adds three new executives to its board in line with the next phase of its growth plans.

Microsoft cancellation to hit EOH profit

The IT services company says termination of Microsoft channel partner agreement could lead to profit impact of R10 million.

EOH looks inwards after Microsoft cancellation

The JSE-listed company enlists ENSafrica to investigate EOH Mthombo's channel partner business unit, following the termination of the Microsoft channel partner agreement.

SAP appoints regional director for Southern Africa

SAP Africa has announced Cameron Beveridge will be Southern Africa's new regional director.

EOH suspends employees as corruption saga takes toll

The company either suspended or received resignations from employees involved in corruption and looks at possible prosecutions.

MultiChoice starts JSE trading at R95.50

The pay-TV operator today entered a new chapter after listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

MTN, Ericsson extend mobile money deal

The companies sign a five-year contract extension to deploy mobile money services in 13 countries across Africa and the Middle East.

FNB enables Samsung Pay

The bank adds the Samsung payment service to its digital payment options.

Sasfin, Hello Paisa in digital banking partnership

The collaborative effort aims to introduce a digital banking offering to serve SA's unbanked population.

Taxify changes name to Bolt

The ride-hailing platform is changing its name to Bolt and introducing a new logo from today.

Altron appoints CFO

The JSE-listed company says Cedric Miller will join the technology group on 1 May, from Standard Bank.

French investor buys stake in SA's Metro Fibre

STOA snaps up a 23.08% significant minority stake in the South African open access fibre network operator.

Microsoft SA unveils policy innovation centre

The new facility looks to bring together various stakeholders to share experiences and best practices to foster innovative policy dialogue.

Trump's Iran sanctions limit MTN cash repatriation

US sanctions against Iran may curb MTN's ability to repatriate R3 billion from its operations in the Middle Eastern nation.

SARB blockchain project successful

The South African Reserve Bank releases a report showing an internal experiment with blockchain technology was successful.

TomTom SA sells maps business to black entrepreneurs

TomTom SA's maps business has done a deal with local black entrepreneurs that will see it become 100% black-owned, and rebrand as mapIT.

Glitch delays JSE trading

A technical issue delayed trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange by two hours this morning.

Eskom gets R1.35bn renewable energy boost

The power utility and KfW, the German Development Bank, sign a $100 million loan facility to facilitate the grid integration of renewable energy.

Naspers earnings boosted by Tencent, once again

The global Internet and entertainment group saw full year revenue increase 38% while core headline earnings rose 72%, boosted by e-commerce and Tencent.

R700m for grade 10 paperless classrooms

The Gauteng Department of Education will spend R700 million to roll out its e-learning and paperless classroom initiative for grade tens this financial year.

Walletdoc helps suppliers increase cash flow

Walletdoc expands its business offering to include non-face-to-face card transaction capabilities.

PayU acquires Israeli payments tech firm

The deal supports PayU's expansion into high growth markets and targets the $994 billion opportunity in cross-border payments.

Local start-up links fiat and crypto-currencies

BVNK uses its application programming interface-driven platform to drive the integration of fiat and crypto-currencies.

Freshworks secures R1.3bn in funding

The software-as-a-service provider raises the largest round of funding to date, and pushes its total amount of capital raised to R3.3 billion.

Adapt IT's turnover hits R1.35 billion

The past financial year saw JSE-listed Adapt IT post a 36% turnover increase, making the company amass R1.35 billion for the year.

Naspers to list video entertainment unit MultiChoice on JSE

Naspers looks to exit the pay-TV market by listing MultiChoice separately on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

4Sight Holdings shakes up management team

CEO Antonie van Rensburg is moving to the role of chief digital officer, while CFO Jacques Hattingh will become interim-CEO.

Absa enables opening of bank account in-app

The bank introduces a new feature which enables individuals to open a bank account within the bank's mobile application in minutes.

Altron boosts revenue, reduces debt

The company delivers on its growth plans, reduces debt levels, and completes the divestment of non-core assets.

SA start-up offers Airbnb hosts cash advance

AirAdvance provides Airbnb hosts with access to capital, using confirmed Airbnb bookings as collateral for a cash advance.

Discovery launches digital bank

The health insurer unveils a behavioural bank that looks to incorporate the latest technology trends.

Naspers invests in India's largest edtech company

The Internet giant leads $540 million investment in BYJU'S, says investment will fuel international expansion and further personalise learning.

Naspers shares begin trading on A2X exchange

The global Internet and entertainment group's shares are now available on both the JSE and A2X Markets.

Tesla reduces vehicle prices, shares tumble

The automaker announces a $2 000 price reduction on all vehicles leading to a drop in the company's share price.

WorldRemit launches digital money transfer service from SA

WorldRemit has set its sights on South Africa, opening an office in Johannesburg and expanding its digital money transfer service locally.

MultiChoice shares to begin trading next month

Internet giant Naspers confirms its video entertainment business will list on JSE on 27 February.

Naspers increases stake in Russian e-classifieds platform

The global Internet company invests R16.3 billion in Russia's Avito, bringing its ownership to 99.6%.

Adapt IT's turnover jumps to R667m

The JSE-listed company's turnover from continuing operations for the six months ended December 2018 increased by 4%.

MTN expects earnings jump

The telco has told shareholders to expect a 20% improvement in earnings.

Looming job cuts at Standard Bank

The bank reportedly plans to cut 1 200 jobs and shut down 91 branches, ramping up plans to adopt more digital channels.

Virtual reality training tools on the rise

Enterprises can now leverage virtual reality training applications to aid business production, says HP.

Mercedes remakes 90s ad with autonomous tech

The survivor of the infamous Chapman's Peak accident returns to the crash site to test self-driving features in the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Artificial intelligence in healthcare framework in the works

Two United Nations organisations join forces to establish a standards framework on how to leverage artificial intelligence-powered tech in the health sector.

Huawei to launch cloud data centre in Joburg

The company has announced plans to launch its first public cloud data centre in Africa, in Johannesburg.

Huawei Cloud services coming to Africa in early 2019

Huawei Cloud services will officially become available in SA by the beginning of next year, as the group works towards opening its first African data centre in Johannesburg.

SA's nanosatellite ready for blast-off

South Africa's second nanosatellite will be launched into space from Russia.

Huawei Cloud makes its SA debut

The Chinese telecoms giant starts offering commercial cloud services in the country.

Government abandons set-top boxes

The state adopts a revised model for the rollout of the digital migration project, which sees it abandon the set-top box idea.

Expect foldable phones influx next year

A Chinese electronics manufacturer has already released the world's first smartphone with a foldable screen, with larger players expected to follow early next year.

MWC: Huawei debuts its own foldable phone

The Chinese electronics manufacturer joins rival Samsung in showcasing a smartphone with a foldable screen.

Uber prioritises rider and driver safety

The e-hailing taxi service rolls out an in-app safety toolkit for both riders and partner-drivers

Global IT spending to hit $3.8tn in 2019

The shift from ownership to service sends ripples through every segment of Gartner's IT spending outlook.

Absa intros conversational banking on WhatsApp

The bank now allows account holders to use ChatBanking to complete financial transactions without exiting the messaging app.

ClickaBet signs deal with global sports betting operator

The sports betting Web site is currently inactive but says it has concluded a deal with an unnamed global company.

Google fined record EUR4.3bn in EU antitrust probe

The Internet search giant fined for imposing illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and operators to cement its dominant position.

World Emoji Day celebrates picture communication

The fifth annual World Emoji Day takes place today, with smartphone manufacturers launching new emoji characters.

Liquid Telecom in venture to build Cape to Cairo fibre network

The company signs a deal with Telecom Egypt to enable it to complete Africa's terrestrial fibre network.

More municipalities go digital to boost service delivery

Local government municipalities are in a race to provide citizens with smart solutions in order to increase service efficiency and visibility.

Several government sites offline

Downtime for government department Web sites on the gov.za domain name, as some bring up an error message.

Home-grown WhatsApp competitor offers data-free messaging

Moya Messenger is a new, SA-developed mobile messaging app providing a similar experience to WhatsApp, but also lets users text even when they have no mobile data.

Digital divide still persists in many countries

The challenge of connecting people living in rural and remote areas to the Internet persists in many countries, says the ITU.

All set for CompComm's data market inquiry

The Competition Commission ready to hear concerns relating to high data costs in SA next month.

ICANN set to change Internet's address book

The organisation has approved plans for the first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the Domain Name System.

BitCo enters FTTH market

The local Internet service provider will introduce its fibre-to-the-home offering in October.

Woolworths intros in-app shopping

The retail company takes advantage of the dominance of mobile and makes in-app shopping a reality for its customers.

Facebook enlists Africa Check, AFP to tackle false news

The world's largest social network is partnering with third-party fact-checkers Africa Check and AFP in South Africa to highlight fake news.

ANC debuts revamped Web site

The Web site of SA's ruling political party's is back up after more than two weeks offline, following claims it was suspended due to outstanding fees.

Google exposed user data

Google will shut down the consumer version of its social network Google+ after announcing data from up to 500 000 users may have been exposed to external developers.

SARS sets the record straight about eFiling

The revenue service clarifies the status of the eFiling system, saying concerns that have been cited are associated to a future risk and not a reflection on the current capacity.

Bank Zero taps IBM to deliver digital banking

Michael Jordaan's new bank venture gets support from IBM to run an open-source banking platform.

Govt should focus on e-services in 2019

Frost & Sullivan encourages government to use advanced technologies, such as the cloud and IOT, to improve the delivery of public services.

Involve women in tackling digital gender divide

Women need to be more involved in the design and development of policies and technologies that affect their lives, according to a report.

MTN joins IOT World Alliance

The operator joins a global collaboration of telecommunications providers dedicated to providing machine-to-machine device connectivity.

Internet Solutions unveils R500m data centre

The Internet service provider offers a preview of the pre-fabricated data centre facility in Rosebank.

Facebook promises stronger controls after scandal-ridden 2018

Mark Zuckerberg pledges to prevent election interference, stop the spread of hate speech and misinformation this year.

SA's first IOT industry body launches

Local and international industry leaders work together to advocate for the Internet of things to drive best practices and grow expertise.

Internet for All making progress, says Cwele

Minister Siyabonga Cwele's budget speech lauds connectivity programme, details how digital TV delay is costing government millions.

Cell C, MTN in multi-billion-rand roaming deal

Cell C will soon roam on MTN's network, with Cell C's 4G population coverage boosted from 33% to 80%.

Russell out, Bogoshi in at BCX

BCX CEO Ian Russell has resigned and will be replaced by Jonas Bogoshi, who joined BCX in April as chief revenue officer.

MTN and Turkcell dispute resurrected

The telco confirms the Hawks visited its offices last week to obtain documents relating to aspects of the long-running litigation between MTN and Turkcell.

Cell C takes ICASA to court over new data expiry rules

The mobile operator seeks an urgent interdict against the regulator over the timeline of the new data expiry rules.

ZTE fined $1bn, US ban reversed

The Chinese phone maker agrees to a $1 billion fine from the US government for a reversal of the ban on it buying parts from US suppliers.

Seacom upgrades network capacity

The company increases its subsea cable network capacity by 500Gbps to reach 1.5Tbps.

Telkom appoints new CFO

The company names Tsholofelo Molefe as its chief financial officer and executive director, effective 1 July 2018.

MTN opens applications for app of the year awards

The overall winner of the MTN Business App of the Year will walk away with a trip to Silicon Valley to the value of R200 000.

EOH names MTN exec Stephen van Coller new CEO

The IT services company appoints MTN's VP of digital services, data analytics and business development as its new chief executive officer.

MTN sells Cyprus unit to Monaco Telecom for R4.1bn

The mobile operator has entered into an agreement in which it has sold 100% of MTN Cyprus to Monaco Telecom.

Alphabet's Project Loon debuts commercial deployment in Africa

Remote and rural areas in Kenya will be able to connect to high-speed Internet next year, thanks to Loon's balloons.

ICASA to further reduce call termination rates

The regulator calls on all stakeholders to participate in the consultation process on the draft call termination rates.

ECA Bill gets thumbs up

Despite widespread criticism from some stakeholders in the sector, Cabinet moves to approve the Bill that clears the way for the introduction of the wholesale open access network.

Cell C reviews ICASA's draft call termination rates

The operator says the voice call termination market is still not competitive and requires remedies.

MTN Nigeria refutes order to refund $8bn

The mobile operator challenges the Nigerian central bank over allegations that it breached the country's foreign exchange regulations.

MTN rolls out voice over LTE

The service allows users to benefit from voice calls in clear, natural-sounding HD Voice on MTN's LTE network.

Orange investment boosts submarine cable system MainOne

French telecommunications firm Orange has confirmed a major investment in West Africa submarine cable system, MainOne.

Government to speed up spectrum allocation

President Cyril Ramaphosa details plans to revive the economy, which sees allocation of high-demand radio spectrum given priority.

Seacom acquires SAI to speed up growth in KZN

The company completes 100% acquisition of KwaZulu-Natal-based Internet service provider, SAI.

Final call termination regulations ready to be published

ICASA believes the termination rates in the final regulations will aid in transitioning the market towards a more competitive landscape.

Cwele, ICASA agree to set court matter aside

Minister Siyabonga Cwele and the telecoms regulator settle legal battle to initiate the licensing of unallocated high demand spectrum.

Telcos argue about why data prices are high

Mobile operators tried to explain to the Competition Commission why data prices remain high, but they don't all agree on what the main factors are.

Govt promises to complete digital migration by 2020

SA will complete the switch from analogue to digital television within the next two years, says minister Nomvula Mokonyane.

Rain to launch 5G network

The company will use its current allocated spectrum and leverage its existing LTE network to build the 5G network using 3.6GHz spectrum.

Vodacom, Telkom sign multi-billion-rand roaming agreement

Telkom is switching from MTN to Vodacom for roaming, signing a multi-billion-rand agreement for both roaming and facilities leasing.

Cell C, MTN complete roaming agreement

The roaming agreement means Cell C's customers will have access to MTN's 3G and 4G services outside of the main metro areas.

MTN to sell 'smart feature phones' early next year

The telco giant partners with China Mobile, Unisoc and KaiOS to bring affordable 3G ‘smart feature phones' to Africa in the first quarter of 2019.

ICASA, telcos settle new data rules matter

The authority confirms it has reached a settlement with Cell C and MTN over the implementation of the new data expiry rules.

Standard Bank gets into telco game

Standard Bank has announced its first foray into the telecoms market, launching SB Mobile.

Ramaphosa merges ICT ministries, Ndabeni-Abrahams to head

In a Cabinet reshuffle this afternoon, the president announced the telecoms and postal ministries will be merged into a single communications department.

Vodacom cooperating with CompCom's investigation

The telco reveals it fully compliant with the Competition Commission's probe into whether there was abuse of dominance in awarding an exclusive state contract.

Cell C suffers voice, data outage

The mobile operator blames a problem at one of its data centres as the cause of the outage.

Vodacom, EFF resolve issues

The mobile operator and political party say they have met and resolved their issues after EFF members allegedly vandalised Vodacom stores over the weekend.

MTN launches music streaming service MusicTime

The telco has launched MusicTime, a fully inclusive time-based music streaming service.

R2.6bn investment for Liquid Telecom

The Pan-African telecoms group will receive investment to the value of R2.6 billion from the UK's development finance institution, CDC Group.

MTN announces executive hires

The JSE-listed group appoints five new executives, names Charles Molapisi as chief technology and information officer.

MTN on course towards compliance with new data rules

The mobile operator says it is implementing the first phase of ICASA's new data expiry regulations.

SA fourth on global spam calls list

South Africa listed as the fourth most-spammed country after Brazil, India and Chile.

Cell C makes sure it complies with ICASA regulations

Cell C says it is fully compliant with the new data expiry rules coming into effect on 28 February 2019.

MTN pays $53m to settle $8.1bn Nigeria dispute

MTN Group ends four-month multi-billion dollar dividend repatriation row with the Central Bank of Nigeria.

MTN's $53m settlement fee paid

The Central Bank of Nigeria governor confirms MTN has paid $53 million to resolve dispute.

HeroTel acquires Worcester-based BreedeNet

HeroTel adds BreedeNet to its acquisition portfolio, setting its vision of connecting all South Africans to affordable Internet.

Vodacom, Lesufi at loggerheads over 'Please Call Me' saga

As the "Please Call Me" saga turns ugly, Vodacom's lawyers send a stern letter to Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, who criticised the operator over its failure to pay up.

MTN slashes out-of-bundle data rates

The operator says customers currently not making use of data bundles will pay 29c per megabyte for their data usage.

#SONA2019: Spectrum allocation, digital skills take priority

President Cyril Ramaphosa promises swift action on policy direction for spectrum licensing, adding that the education system will undergo a digital overhaul.

'Please Call Me' inventor accusing former funders of fraud

According to the Sunday Times, 'Please Call Me' inventor Kenneth Nkosana Makate has opened a fraud case against his former funders Raining Men Trade

'Please Call Me' inventor accusing former funders of fraud

According to the Sunday Times, 'Please Call Me' inventor Kenneth Nkosana Makate has opened a fraud case against his former funders Raining Men Trade.

ECA Bill withdrawn

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams shelves the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, noting Parliament is unlikely to finalise it before the upcoming general elections.

Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos steps down

Dos Santos will take up a role as a consultant offering strategic advice to the chairman of the Cell C board.

MTN to appear at ICASA hearing over price increase

The operator failed to notify the authority at least seven days prior to the provision of a charged service.

Cell C workers protest over bonuses

The operator's employees who belong to the Information Communication Technology Union have embarked on industrial action.

ICASA investigates possible non- compliance from Vodacom

The telecoms regulator is engaging Vodacom about its proposed data bundle carry-over charges.

Cell C appoints Douglas Craigie Stevenson interim CEO

Douglas Craigie Stevenson replaces Jose Dos Santos, who announced his resignation as CEO this month.

ICASA gives operators more time to implement data rules

The telecoms regulator decides to extend the date for the implementation of the new regulations to 12 April.

Liquid Telecom, MTN ink 4G roaming deal

The deal includes LTE services to help satisfy the growing demand for high-speed mobile broadband in South Africa.

Vodacom, Samsung enable SA's first eSIM wearable

Vodacom becomes the first network in SA to support eSIM devices and partners with Samsung to unveil SA's first eSIM wearable.

Huawei Mate X coming to SA this year

The new foldable Huawei Mate X smartphone will be available in SA in June or July this year.

Mustek boosts group revenue

The distributor attributes growth to new products and services added to the group's portfolio over the last five years.

SA set to get more Bitcoin ATMs, POS systems

Virtual Crypto is pushing its Bitcoin ATMs and point-of-sale systems in SA through distribution deals with local firms.

Liberty CEO labels hack criminal act

David Munro says the company is in full control of its IT systems, and notes the safety and security of customers' information remains top priority.

Liberty's IT infrastructure compromised

The investment group tells customers that an external party has gained unauthorised access to its systems and requested compensation.

Ex-Checkpoint SA country manager joins rival Fortinet

Doros Hadjizenonos has been appointed as the new regional sales director for Fortinet Southern Africa with effect from 1 July, 2018.

50 million users affected in Facebook security breach

The social network has announced that 50 million people were affected in a security breach of its ‘View As' feature earlier this week.

Hetzner admits to "security incident"

The SA data centre operator has informed customers that their account information may have been exposed.

ICASA to hold cyber security hearings

The public hearings will be held from 17 to 18 January 2019 at the regulator's offices in Centurion.

Apple takes Group FaceTime offline amid viral bug furore

The company has taken Group FaceTime offline in an attempt to address a bug which allows users to eavesdrop on others.

ANC bigwigs scored millions from botched Joburg broadband project

The Sunday Times has reported that three senior ANC members could be facing fraud charges for earning millions from the failed City of Johannesburg broadband project.

Inside Facebook's London offices

ITWeb took a tour of one of Facebook's London buildings to show readers what it's like to work at the world's largest social media company.

De Beers eyes tech markets for synthetic diamonds

The Anglo American unit goes after lucrative high-tech markets in quantum computing, as it aims to expand its lab-grown diamond business.

Facebook says preferential data access was with user permission

The social media network refutes claims that it gave some companies access to people's data without their permission.

Facebook shares could hit $160 in 2019: Citron

Citron Research says the social media giant's revenue and user base have seen little impact from the reported data scandals and privacy issues.

White House mulls executive order to bar Huawei, ZTE purchases

President Donald Trump considering an executive order in the new year that would bar US companies from using telecoms equipment made by China's Huawei and ZTE.

Huawei expects 2018 revenue to rise 21% despite international scrutiny

The Chinese tech giant weathers heightened global scrutiny, as it readies to mark its fastest pace of business growth in two years.

Tesla names Larry Ellison, Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to board

The electric car company adds two independent board directors as part of a September deal with federal regulators.

US judge dismisses suit versus Google over facial recognition software

The complainants allege Google violated Illinois state law by collecting and storing biometric data from people's photographs.

China's Supreme Court to take on intellectual property cases

The Supreme Court to handle appeals on intellectual property rights cases starting in January.

Tender Watch: Seeking software

This week's National Tender Bulletin sees government assessing software solutions.

Tender Watch: Coming back again

This week's National Tender Bulletin gains some weight as government returns to the business of buying.

Tender Watch: Bouncing back

This week's National Tender Bulletin sees government procurement return to pre-presidential change levels.

ICT Tenders: Software in demand

This week's National Tender Bulletin sees government on the hunt for software.

ICT Tenders: Serious about security

The latest National Tender Bulletin sees government considering its security requirements.

ICT Tenders: Servicing government

This week's National Tender Bulletin sees government moving beyond products to consider matters ranging from maintenance to outsourcing.

ICT Tenders: Decision time for SITA

This week's National Tender Bulletin sees the State Information Technology Agency finalising tenders.

Tender Watch: Accreditation refresh

This week's National Tender Bulletin sees the State Information Technology Agency refreshing several accreditation tenders.

ICT Tenders: Learning curve

ICT training gets a boost in this week's National Tender Bulletin.

ICT Tenders: Environmental spending

This week's National Tender Bulletin sees the Department of Environmental Affairs dipping deep into its wallet.

Citrix Synergy: Condoleezza Rice philosophises on tech neutrality

The former US secretary of state shares insights on the influence of technology on lives on a day-to-day basis.

Tender Watch: Test ready

This week's National Tender Bulletin sees the Gauteng Department of Education spending R270 million on examinations and assessment printing.

Naspers sells Flipkart stake to Walmart for $2.2bn

The South African Internet and entertainment firm sells its entire 11.18% stake in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart to Walmart for $2.2 billion.

Naspers sells stake in Flipkart

Naspers has sold its 11.18% stake in Flipkart to Walmart for $2.2 billion.

Bigger budget for science, tech initiatives

Millions will be spent on programmes to boost the number of knowledge workers in SA, says minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.

Blockchain, digital reality hottest trends to watch

These technologies can fundamentally reshape how work gets done, or set the stage for new products and business models, says Deloitte.

Citrix Synergy: Location-hopping workers pose challenges

The number of mobile workers now equals the number of traditional office workers, says Citrix.

Citrix Synergy: Balancing the need for security, productivity

The company looks to provide a digital perimeter that surrounds the user, apps and network for greater visibility and control.


2017: a vibrant year for the ICT industry ICT activity in Africa continues to grow, with offices sprouting on the continent from companies like Intelsat, Oracle and Syspro.



Becoming one with the machines Ask not what tech can do for you, but what you and tech can do together for people - that's the advice of TransUnion CEO Lee Naik.



An ARM to stand on? The adoption of ARM chips into the Windows PC world could be a new epoch. But South Africans may not be equipped to take advantage of that, warns James Francis.


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