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Top 4 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

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Luis Monzon
Luis Monzon
Journalist. Reach me at Luis@ITNewsAfrica.com

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers.

Microsoft adds now Azure Availability Zones to Johannesburg, South Africa, the same city that will see the construction of Africa’s largest data centre facility to the tune of $1-billion.

Hoaxes are circulating on WhatsApp in Nigeria, and South Africans can finally renew their car license disks online.

Find out more about this week’s top articles:

4. Microsoft Expands its Azure Availability Zones in South Africa

Microsoft announced that it has expanded its Azure Availability Zones, making them generally available in the Johannesburg data centre region (SA North) of South Africa.

Azure Availability Zones serve as an additional way for organisations in South Africa to guarantee uptime and continuous access to critical data, applications, and workloads.

They significantly reduce the risk of impacting events such as infrastructure disruptions, as well as improve recovery time and recovery points – to when data was last backed up.

3. Construction Begins on ‘Largest Data Centre in Africa’ Worth $1-Billion

Vantage Data Centers has announced the beginning of construction on its new $1-billion data centre campus in Midrand, near Johannesburg, South Africa.

The sprawling carrier‐neutral Johannesburg campus will consist of three facilities across 12 hectares, with 60,000 square meters of data centre space once fully developed, making it the largest on the continent.

2. Be Careful of These 5 WhatsApp Hoaxes Trending in Nigeria

Fake viral chain messages claiming to be from WhatsApp have been trending in Nigeria recently.

They range from message chains to downright malware. Read on to discover more about the hoaxes circulating, including one that claims to be from WhatsApp CEO “Jim Balsamic.”
  1. Here’s How To Renew Your Car License Disk Online in SA

South Africa’s Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has launched a new payment gateway enabled by FNB that will allow motorists to register, renew and pay for their license discs through the NaTIS online platform.

Read on to find out how to renew your vehicle’s license disk online.


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