Johann Coetzee, a seasoned ICT industry executive, has joined South African technology integrator and managed services provider NEC XON, taking over from Eugene le Roux as Executive VP of the organisation. Johann had previously worked at HPE, Dimension Data, and most recently Datacentrix where he served as director/GM. "As a key...
South African companies must take care not to inadvertently deepen the existing digital divide. Although COVID-19 and related lockdowns have accelerated a growing trend towards the digital economy such as artificial intelligence, in an unequal society such as South Africa, many consumers find it difficult to access data-intensive apps...
While investment in digital infrastructure is certainly a win for economic growth in South Africa and Africa as a whole, as is the investment in new data centres, this vital infrastructure needs substantial amounts of energy to function. In fact, it is estimated that data centres could consume a fifth...
Harish Lala is the Senior Vice President and Head, Africa for Zensar South Africa, a technology consulting and services company present in 33 locations globally. Zensar specialises in helping organisations with their digital business transformation, and the company has experience with firms in the banking, financial services and insurance, retail,...
Ports in South Africa have mostly returned to normal operations, according to the country's government. Last week, SA's port operations authority, Transnet, was struck by a massive ransomware attack that crippled its digital systems leaving South Africa's key container terminal in disarray. "The return to operations is good news for the...
Jonas Bogoshi is the CEO of BCX South Africa, an ICT company based in Johannesburg that offers solutions to help future proof businesses. The company says, “We take care of your technology so that your workforce is free to focus on your customers’ needs, build productivity, grow profits, and...
On-Demand streaming service BritBox is launching in South Africa on 6 August 2021. After successful launches in the United States, UK, Canada and Australia and with over two million global subscriptions, BritBox will now bring South African consumers a wide range of top-quality viewing, including the biggest collection of British...
South Africa's port division and rail operator Transnet is confirmed to have declared force majeure across all its container terminals after suffering a debilitating ransomware cyber attack last week. The Daily Maverick reports that Transnet declared the contractual clause to absolve itself of any liability for not being able to...
The Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH) of the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Veterinary Science has acquired its first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. This means that the hospital now no longer has to make special arrangements with human hospitals to perform MRI scans. “In South Africa, the use...
According to President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's vaccine rollout will open for people aged 18 to 34 from 1 September 2021. People in the age range wanting to be vaccinated can register then. Speaking during an address to the nation on Sunday, Ramaphosa also said that vaccine sites will be...
Mango Airlines, a low-cost subsidiary of South African Airways (SSA), is set to be placed under business rescue in order to protect itself from bankruptcy, says interim CEO of SAA, Thomas Kgokolo. “The board and shareholders have agreed Mango will go into business rescue,” Kgokolo said in an interview with...
South Africa is returning to a lighter level of lockdown with the current third wave of COVID-19 infections finally showing signs of slowing. New lockdown regulations were announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa during an address to the nation on Sunday. In the final days of June, Ramaphosa announced that the...
South Africa's logistics and port operator Transnet has been the victim of an apparent ransomware attack, with its IT systems, websites and Navis* container terminal OS going offline yesterday morning. The hack was first identified when several stakeholders in the freight industry were not able to access the container terminals...
Sipho Maseko is expected to step down from his positions as Group CEO as well as executive director of Telkom and its subsidiaries on 30 June 2022. According to Telkom, the process to appoint a successor is "well underway" and that a new designate Group CEO will be announced in...
These past few weeks have tested South Africans like never before. We’ve dealt with a third wave crippling our already-overburdened healthcare system; ongoing load shedding catapulting our country into darkness; the closure of certain sectors as a result of the return to level 4 lockdown - and just when...
South African consumers are heading online in greater numbers as the e-commerce shopping experience increasingly offers more choice and convenience than can be found at traditional big-brand, brick-and-mortar retailers, says Mike Farquharson, MD of online courier aggregator Rush. Statista market and consumer data project that 31.6-million South Africans could be...
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