As governments around the world embrace the digital journey, their IT and security professionals are challenged to ensure that sensitive government and citizen data remains protected, while remaining open and transparent to stakeholders. This is according to a blog written by RSA Product and Solution Strategist, Tim Norris, who says,...
The livelihood of small businesses is crucial in South Africa, especially in challenging times. That's why we are already seeing businesses coming together to share information, connect and support each other, their employees and their customers during the outbreak of COVID-19.  “When businesses thrive, their communities and local economies...
South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country would be placed on temporary lockdown for three weeks in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 - SA has 402 confirmed infections and 0 deaths. “Immediate, swift and extraordinary action is required if we are to prevent a human...
Cell C released its annual results for the year ending December 2019. The latest set of results show how the turnaround strategy has delivered improved operational efficiencies with the positive impact of these changes flowing through during the latter six months of 2019. Comparing the first six months to the...
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has signalled that cybercrime and e-fraud are some of the major challenges facing telecommunication users in Nigeria, reports Vanguard. NCC Executive Vice-Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta says just that at the ongoing Enugu International Trade Fair. Furthermore, Director in the Commission Reuben Mmuoka says that the...
Call blocking by South Africa’s biggest network operators is negatively impacting many local telecoms customers who are finding they cannot always successfully complete phone calls. This is according to Anthony Engelbrecht, Technical Director at the independent telco, Huge Networks. He explains that some clients of SA’s many Voice over Internet...
Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa has put additional measures in place at its stores, which are aimed at protecting the health of the company’s staff and customers. Firstly, Huawei service staff are required to wear masks and gloves at all times and have their temperature tested three times...
After engagements with the Competition Commission and in response to its Data Service Market Inquiry, MTN SA has today announced that it will be reducing the prices of its monthly data bundles. The long-expected price decrease comes after the Commission's Inquiry found that Vodacom and MTN must lower their data...
In February, it was learned that DionWired stores were bleeding money for their parent company, Massmart - this came just weeks after Massmart's January announcement that the stores would be closing. The initial statement from Massmart read “the Massmart Group has recently conducted a store optimisation project that highlighted a...
Acer for Education, a global division that brings innovative technologies to the schools of tomorrow, announced that it is ready to support local schools, teachers, and students with the resources they need to continue impactful learning during the Coronavirus outbreak. This comes after the Kenyan Education Ministry announced they...
iCE3X has become the first cryptocurrency exchange in South Africa to launch native token in the form of Artificial Intelligence Coin (AIC) - a token developed by iCE3X, one of the oldest cryptocurrency exchanges in South Africa and Nigeria. The token aims at reducing the cost of transactions on...
New guidebooks are being released this year that profile some of Africa's most innovative and impactful startups. Covering start-ups in Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa, Egypt, and Kenya. These startup guide books shine a spotlight on companies tackling overarching socio-economic issues, the people behind them and the communities backing...
Just a couple of days ago, South Africa’s National Department of Health (NDoH) launched COVID-19 Connect - a WhatsApp-based helpline to deliver accurate, up-to-date information to South African citizens during the current COVID-19 global pandemic. Since then, the service has already engaged with over 1.5 million users and has served...
A Cape Town start-up has come up with a new and innovative way to make townships safe by building affordable smart alarm that sends notifications to communities on an app, reports Business Insider. Jonga, in isiXhosa, means "to watch" and was conceived by Ntsako Mgiba in 2016 when - at...
The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused significant disruption to businesses and a degree of panic within the employee community. Companies across the globe are activating contingency and business continuity plans and are allowing employees to work from home to limit the spread of the virus. In a new reality...
The University of Johannesburg (UJ)'s Institute for Intelligent Systems has developed a tech-driven toolkit to assist healthcare practitioners to monitor and diagnose patients, reports IT Web. The device is named e-mutakalo, the Tshivenda word for "Health". The new smart toolkit collects, processes and analyses real-time vital signs. UJ says that this...
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