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With the festive season fast approaching, South Africans and consumers worldwide may find fewer gift options available on store shelves due to product shortages and delays resulting from the pandemic-related closure of ports and factories. According to a new global Oracle retail consumer research study, more shoppers are concerned that...
The rapid digitisation forced by the pandemic has vividly shown how the IT industry, especially cloud computing, is poised to continue growing in its efforts to service a larger market. While this is exciting, the industry is faced with the vital task of ensuring there is enough talent to...
Sony Middle East & Africa  has launched its new BRAVIA XR TVs in South Africa, including the MASTER Series XR OLED A80J & X90J Full Array LED TV’s. The electronics company’s new TV range features the all-new Cognitive Processor XR, which uses a new processing method that goes beyond conventional...
Dwyka Mining Services today launched Boston Dynamics’ Spot Enterprise robot to the South African market as an authorised reseller of the technology. Having reached worldwide fame due to a series of videos showing off its lifelike AI-based movement, Spot is an agile mobile robot designed to navigate all types of...
Yesterday, Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) unveiled an industrial-scale pilot project that has successfully tested a global-first, Artificial Intelligence technology in Africa that reduces emissions and saves water, at its Babelegi factory in Pretoria. The industrial-scale pilot project is a partnership with the Emissions Capture Company (ECCO) using...
MTN has lined up a series of value-for-money data deals for new and existing customers for Black Friday. From 19 November until 2 December 2021 South Africans can double their data with Black Friday specials on PayAsYouGo, Contract, MyMTN Home, MTN Business, MTN Pulse and MoMo deals.  This summer, MTN...
South African retailers are expected to ring up around $724-million (R11.3 billion) in additional sales over the period of November as consumers splash out on Black Friday deals, with general dealers expected to capture a 55% ($398-million) share of the value. That’s according to new research conducted by the Bureau...
Telecom26 today announced that it has been appointed by its long-term customer, SystemOne, to provide connectivity to new healthcare clinics across Angola and Nigeria. The two companies are already working together in Ghana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe where SystemOne has tested more than 1.3 million blood samples for TB, HIV and COVID...
The latest addition to the vivo Y-series – the affordable smartphone brand for Chinese tech firm vivo – the Y33s has launched in South Africa. Specifications The vivo Y33s' camera setup is the device's main draw. The Y33s has a 50MP Ultra Clear rear-mounted Main Camera that boasts high definition images...
After a lengthly competitive process, the MTN Group has announced that its South African arm has finalised a passive tower infrastructure transaction with IHS Towers. The transaction will entail the sale and leaseback of 5,709 of MTN SA’s towers – comprising approximately 4,000 greenfield and 1,700 rooftop sites. The transaction...
Eskom has announced that load shedding will be implemented in South Africa from 14:00 today until 05:00 on Saturday. The embattled power utility had yesterday warned South Africans that load shedding was back on the cards after a brief period where the country was given a break from blackouts since...
AURA, a leading African-based security and medical response marketplace, has secured $4.7-million (R62 million) in a Series A funding round, which was led by South Africa's MultiChoice Group (MCG), KLT Holdings and Buffet Investments. This latest round positions AURA favourably for its global expansion plans, the firm says. AURA is a...
A team of students and lecturers from South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is developing new technology at the Optical Communications Laboratory (OC Lab) in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering. The team hopes the new low-cost innovation can bridge the peri-urban digital divide in South Africa. The tech has...
Logicalis South Africa has appointed Claudio Busacker as its new 'Cisco Practice Manager'. He will oversee the company's various Cisco offerings and consolidate Logicalis' growing presence in the South African market. In this role, Busacker, who holds a BCom Financial Sciences degree attained from the University of Pretoria, leads Logicalis...
Nearly two years into the battle against COVID-19 over 3 billion people around the globe and over 15 million in South Africa are now fully vaccinated. “As governments continue their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and encourage vaccination, the scene has been set for phishing scams targeting those...
Paratus Namibia and Ongos Connect have signed a commercial connectivity agreement, confirming that Paratus will be the technology/infrastructure partner to bring fibre connectivity to over 11,000 new residents in Ongos Valley, Namibia’s first smart city development. The agreement is the conclusion of a two-year planning process during which time Paratus...
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