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There are many acronyms in the world of IT, and SASE – the Secure Access Service Edge - is one of the latest that is gaining traction. It comes from a Gartner report published a year ago, and has been gathering strength ever since.  The report is entitled ‘The Future...
Mastercard has revealed that its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programme, Girls4Tech, has reached its initial goal of educating one million girls. The programme has a new and inspiring ambition to reach five million girls by 2025.  The programme, which launched in 2014, offers activities and curriculum built on global...
Liquid Telecom has appointed Deon Geyser as its new CEO - effective 1 January 2021. Geyser holds a master’s degree in engineering management as well as bachelor’s degrees in Electronic Engineering and IT from the University of Johannesburg. Prior to joining LTSA, and in his 18-year career, he has held senior...
MTN has appointed Rahul De - current CMO of MTN Nigeria - to CEO of its operations in Liberia - starting 1 November. replaces Uche Ofodile who departed Lonestar Cell MTN in July to become the CEO of MTN Benin. With 23 years of experience in the telco space, ranging...
MTN has the best mobile network in South Africa, according to findings from the Q3 2020 Mobile Network Quality Report. The report, from MyBroadband Insights, shows that South Africans had an average mobile download speed of 29.16Mbps and an average upload speed of 11.46Mbps. To determine the best mobile network in...
Cell C and Facebook have partnered with the Saldanha Bay Municipality (SBM) in the Western Cape of South Africa to launch express public access hotspots - part of a plan to roll out Wi-Fi hotspots across the country. The move is said to be part of an ongoing initiative by Cell...
DStv has launched 'Add movies' - a new movie offering that allows Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access customers to sign up for DStv’s dedicated movie channels previously only available to Premium subscribers. This offering is available on M-Net Movies 1, M-Net Movies 2 and fliekNet for an additional R99...
MTN Group has teamed up with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to support the evolution of its communication transport infrastructure - something the telco hopes will become a platform for 'future revenue growth and profitability'. “Our partnership with TIP will drive the specific requirements of our network to meet our...
Mukuru has upgraded its app and added a new self sign-up feature to its WhatsApp offering. The new app - available on Android and IOS - will allow users to send money to 12 countries including Botswana, Bangladesh, DR Congo, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Pakistan, Uganda, Zimbabwe and...
Uber South Africa has launched its Mask Verification tool in an attempt to ensure all passengers wear a mask when taking a ride. Passengers may be required to take a selfie while the mask verification tool 'detects whether a mask is within the frame of the portrait and allows access...
Showmax has announced the availability of five new live-streaming channels in Kenya. These local offerings include K24, KBC, KTN Home, KTN News and NTV. “With the addition of these live channels, Showmax offers Kenyans a one-stop streaming destination featuring the best of international and Kenyan shows, movies and kids’ shows,...
Google has officially unveiled the redesign of its collection of office apps as Google Workspace - formerly known as G Suite. Google Workspace is expected to still include Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, and more. "Whether you're returning to the office, working from home, on the frontlines with...
Apple has revealed that its newest iPhones will debut at a product launch event on 13 October. The company is expected to showcase "four redesigned iPhones with 5G wireless capability, upgraded cameras, faster processors and a wider range of screen sizes", according to Bloomberg. The lastest devices were notably absent from...
More than 400 learners from over 80 schools across the country participated in a virtual tournament held from 19 to 26 September 2020 which used gamification to introduce them to basic coding concepts and social issues such as ocean conservation. Professor Jean Greyling, associate professor in Computing Sciences at Nelson Mandela...
As the world’s largest IT companies realise the importance of ‘intelligent infrastructure’ in the modern data centre, the race is on between storage competitors to provide products and solutions that are actually truly intelligent, and not merely standard infrastructure.  So says Marcel Fouché, Networking and Storage General Manager at value-added...
MultiChoice has revealed that Groupe Canal+ SA - a French media company - has acquired 6.5% of Group’s ordinary shares. The African entertainment company emphasised that Canal+ would have to accept reduced voting rights of shares as it's a foreign entity. “Shareholders should take note that, pursuant to a provision of...
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