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...
MTN South Africa is making significant headway in ensuring more people in SA benefit from the modern, connected world. A $2.3-Million Investment to SA's Northern Region The planned network investment in the Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and North West areas, for the 2021 financial year of R350-million ($2.3-million), is aimed at modernising, upgrading,...
Commvault is a recognised global enterprise leader in Intelligent Data Services across on-premises, cloud and SaaS (software-as-a-service) environments. The firm specialises in the management of data across these platforms. ITNA’s Luis Monzon had the opportunity to speak to Gerhard Fourie, recently appointed as Commvault Africa's Channel Lead. Fourie joined Commvault...
Ubiquitous social media network Twitter is currently testing Reddit-like upvote and downvote buttons in efforts to highlight replies in long tweet threads that are considered most interesting by users. https://twitter.com/TwitterSupport/status/1417920469265788931 Twitter says it will begin what it's calling a "small research experiment" that will see the addition of upvote and downvote...
Pharmaceutical heavyweights Pfizer and BioNTech have agreed to partner with South Africa's Biovac Institute to produce their COVID-19 vaccines at a facility in Cape Town. First announced on Wednesday, this deal will see more than 100-million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines produced annually to be distributed to African nations. Biovac had...
Today, Facebook outlined the steps it is taking to help protect the integrity of Zambia’s general elections on its platforms. The southern African country is expected to go to the polls on Thursday 12 August 2021 for general elections to elect the president and national assembly of the country. Facebook...
Internet and connectivity speed tester Ookla has released its market analysis for Nigeria, ranking the country’s fastest internet service providers (ISPs). The analysis only takes into account top providers of internet services in the country, ones which account for 3% or more of total test samples in the market in...
Telkom, a leading telecommunications company in South Africa, has revealed its new music streaming platform, Telkom Music. Launched in partnership with Tencent-owned JOOX, the platform is available from the Huawei AppGallery and Google Play Store. Telkom says that it recognizes the landscape of music streaming is changing and highlights that the...
French telecom firm Orange has submitted an expression of interest to participate in the ongoing partial privatisation of Ethiopia's Ethio Telecom. This is according to Ethiopia's ambassador to Paris, sharing the news on Twitter. https://twitter.com/_HenokTeferra/status/1417419045977182232 Henok Teferra Shawl said in the tweet that Orange had "formally submitted interest to participate in...
A week full of unrest, violent rioting and looting breaking out in the wake of former President Jacob Zuma's incarceration, amongst other reasons, has left the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province of South Africa nearly in ruin. The violence and looting will cost the province's economy an estimated R20-billion ($1.3-billion). After the...
Amazon, Blue Origin founder and richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, blasted off towards the edge of space in his own rocket, the 'New Shepard'. Bezos has been competing with fellow billionaire Richard Branson, who flew into space aboard his Virgin Galactic rocket on 11 July, beating Bezos by...
Copper Fresh, a Johannesburg-based company has innovated a new solution to possibly curb the spread of COVID-19 through its pink face masks. The company says it is making one of Africa’s first face masks capable of self-sanitising and killing the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, just...
The Pasteur Institute in Senegal is set to produce rapid antigen tests for diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 in patients from early 2022 with the help of a new tech transfer partnership with two international biotech companies. The Institute, based in Dakar, will partner with Bionote, a South Korean firm that provides diagnostic...
Cable news titan CNN is set to add a new player in the already-crowded streaming service marketplace with its CNN Plus service. Set to launch sometime in the first quarter of 2022, the new service “complements the core CNN linear networks and digital platforms to serve CNN superfans, news junkies...
Internet and connectivity speed tester Ookla has released its market analysis for South Africa, ranking the country's fastest internet service providers (ISPs). The analysis only takes into account top providers of internet services in the country, ones which account for 3% or more of total test samples in the market...
Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has refuted claims that hackers infiltrated its servers and obtained the personal details of at least 61,000 registered voters. This comes after reports from the Directive of Criminal Investigators (DCI) were released, saying that the directive has arrested a 21-year old fraud suspect...
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