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The High Court of Kenya has declared that the rollout of Huduma Namba registration cards, on which the country's government spent more than $90-million (Ksh10-billion), is illegal for being in breach of Kenya's Data Protection Act. Joe Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary for Kenya's ICT Authority, said that the cards would be...
Cell C has announced changes to its 30-day data bundles, dropping prices for several bundles and introducing a few new ones. The enhanced data bundles will not only see a reduction in price but an increase in some of the allocated data on certain bundles purchased. The updated price changes...
The transport sector’s only option to keep up is through digitalisation, Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) COO Tshepo Kgobe told delegates attending the Huawei Connect 2021 Transportation Summit held in the midst of Transport Month in South Africa. This is as rapid population growth and increased urbanisation will continue to have...
In 2016, a coalition of 34 Kenyan Uber drivers filed a suit against Uber Kenya after, the coalition claimed, the company had violated an online contract. According to the contract in question, the drivers were expected to transport customers at a minimum of $0.54 per kilometre, with a minimum fare...
Last night South Africa's national men's football team - Bafana Bafana - won its game against Ethiopia, opening the SA side to the possibility of moving forward in qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Now, SA needs to defeat the last seed of Group G Zimbabwe on 11 November,...
South Africa's official digital vaccine certificate website went live last week, and while the site took off shakily, it is now fully operational. That means that fully vaccinated South Africans can now use the website to obtain their digital vaccine certificate. The certificate authenticates that users have been fully inoculated...
Vantage Data Centers, a leading provider of hyperscale data centres, has announced the beginning of construction on its new R15-billion ($1.01-billion) data centre campus in Midrand, near Johannesburg, South Africa. The first phase of the 80MW campus is scheduled to come online in the third quarter of 2022 and will...
Load shedding is a reality that every South African business needs to manage. The good news is that there is a wide range of affordable backup solutions on the market that can help your business to stay productive when the lights go out. Even better news is that you can use...
WhatsApp is a breeding ground for scams and fake news that has gone viral, and while the Facebook-owned chat platform says it tries its best to scour these from its service, many still seep through. “We work diligently to reduce any spam messages that come through our system. Creating a...
Tech giant Microsoft has 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 form an important building block of comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery strategy by ensuring resiliency and availability of...
MTN Uganda is offering free shares to Kenyan investors in a bid to motivate them in buying stocks in the telecom firm. MTN Uganda yesterday opened an initial public offering (IPO) at $250-million yesterday. South Africa’s MTN Group is currently selling 4.47 billion shares in its Ugandan arm at a...
Vodacom, one of South Africa's largest telecoms, as well as one of the most successful telecom companies in Africa has announced the launch of its new 'super app' - VodaPay. Now live, the app can be accessed in the Google and Apple app stores and is available to customers on...
Internet security provider Kaspersky has blocked more than 206,000 mobile malware attacks across the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) region in just 6-months measured, between January to June 2021. Out of these attacks, a combined 30,000 originated from Nigeria (14,071), Kenya (10,697), and South Africa (5,499), respectively. Significantly, for...
MyBroadband Insights has released its Q3 Mobile Network Quality Report, which shows the network quality of several of South Africa’s top telecoms gauged by a number of factors, including download and upload speeds, and latency. The report is based on results recorded between 1 July 2021 and 30 September 2021....
The price of petrol in Nigeria, otherwise colloquially known as Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) may hit a high of N320 ($0.77) per litre in October. This comes as the country's Federal Government has concluded its plans to remove subsidy on petrol products as part of the ongoing implementation of Nigeria's...
The successful completion of the Azura Edo 450 MW gas-fired power project in 2016 was hailed at the time as setting the blueprint for future independent power projects in Nigeria. The $900-million plant, which gathered 20 international banks and equity financing partners from more than nine countries, took over six...
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