In an historic South African first, a spy “pen gun” once owned by anti-apartheid icon and former ANC President Oliver "OR" Tambo has been tokenized into a Non-Fungible Token (NFT). The spy pen gun is believed to have been gifted to Tambo by the East Germans, to help protect Tambo...
The ending weeks of October and most of November so far has been marked by on-again off-again load shedding from South Africa's power utility Eskom as a renewed power crisis takes hold of the Rainbow Nation. While SA had been under Stage 2 load shedding for the weekend, for most...
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on South Africa’s already fragile economy. Add to that the riots and looting, the cost of recovery and Eskom’s load-shedding, and the current picture is bleak. So where to from here? One sector that is important to rebuilding South Africa’s economy is the technology industry....
Netflix’s smash hit series Squid Game has prompted fans to create everything from reenactment videos to custom merchandise. The strangest creation by far, though, has to be SQUID, a crypto-asset inspired by the series. In less than a week, from 26 October to 1 November, SQUID’s price surged by over...
South Africa is headed for a dark weekend as Eskom has just announced Stage 4 load shedding from 14:00 on Friday until 05:00 on Saturday - thereafter Saturday will be under Stage 2 load shedding, which will continue until 05:00 on Monday morning. At 11:00 on Friday, the embattled utility...
Eskom, South Africa's power utility, announced that the country will be put under Stage 2 load shedding at 11:00, the announcement came about an hour before the load shedding was to begin. According to Eskom, three generating units at its Kendal power station were taken offline, and the remaining fourth...
Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, announced that the first operational solar project it has enabled in South Africa has begun contributing renewable energy to the electricity grid. Located in the Northern Cape, South Africa's largest province, the 10 megawatts (MW) solar project will supply renewable energy...
Black Friday is the retail holiday in many countries across the globe. The phenomenon was popularised in the US as a means for retailers to sell enormous quantities of stock at lower prices, and it has proven to be a successful event year after year. In South Africa, the Black...
Airtel Africa and UNICEF have announced a new five-year pan-African partnership to help accelerate the roll-out of digital learning through connecting schools to the internet and ensuring free access to learning platforms across 13 countries. Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services in Africa, is the...
Eskom today has issued a warning to South Africa that load shedding could be implemented at short notice should any further breakdowns occur at its power stations, or if some of its generating units do not return to service as expected. The embattled utility has requested members of the public...
As the price of crude oil increases internationally and the rand weakens further, South Africa will see a sharp increase in its fuel prices across the country from Wednesday this week. The price of 93 and 95 Unleaded petrol will climb by R1.21 a litre, while the price of diesel...
Generation Z is rapidly stepping onto the world stage. They are graduating from high school, entering the workforce, and studying at tertiary education institutions. Referred to as digital natives, this generation grew up with technology and has no knowledge of life without it. They are globally connected, incredibly mobile, entrepreneurial,...
South Africans over 60 will be paid to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as of Monday 1 November in certain vaccination locations around the country. While launching in a testing phase, the initiative may expand and more people may be eligible for cash in return for taking a jab. The Department...
Standard Bank, one of Africa’s largest banks by assets, has partnered with Flutterwave, a Nigeria-based fintech unicorn and one of Africa’s leading payments technology companies, to enhance digital payments experiences for its customers in Nigeria, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Mauritius, Cote D’Ivoire and Malawi. Flutterwave and Standard Bank are collaborating...
On Tuesday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa identified three key priorities for climate action in the country, including increasing the production of electric vehicles (EVs). Ramaphosa said during a speech at a ceremony marking the start of production of hybrid cars at a Toyota factory that the SA government has...
Shiba Inu Coin, otherwise known as SHIB, is one of a few dog-themed meme cryptocurrencies that are currently circulating in the space. It is an Ethereum-based ERC-20 token also created by a mysteriously named individual. The token is currently the 9th largest digital coin in the world, followed closely by...
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