South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has placed a fine of R449-million on South Africa’s fixed-line operator Telkom, for uncompetitive behaviour between 1999 and 2004. After the fine was imposed, shares in Telkom dropped by 3.38% to R17.44 a share on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The court case against Telkom was initially brought...
The Xperia XZ2 is Sony's latest flagship smartphone with an improved design and a few new key features. It boasts features like 4K HDR video recording and HDR display, Full HD slow-motion video, an IP65 rating, a Dynamic Vibration System, and High-Resolution Audio. Design With a sleek design and smaller bezels...
Cisco held the first Sub-Saharan Africa Cisco Connect on 19 to 21 May at Sun City, South Africa. During the keynote address, the company detailed its commitment to the digitization of Africa’s communities, businesses, and governments through several initiatives for skills and talent development, innovation and job creation. The technology...
After 25 years of experience in IT, including 17 years of experience in the information security industry and, having filled many diverse roles, George-Paul de Lange, founder and CEO of Cyber Intelligent Systems, noticed a big demand for cybersecurity skills development on the African continent. In his own words,...
According to a report via today.ng, Uber will launch a cash payment experiment in Lagos, Nigeria on Monday January 18, 2016. The report reveals that, in order to pay via cash, Uber app users can now select the cash payment option within the app. Once at their destination, the Uber...
Airtel Kenya has stated that it was working to improve the quality of its 3.75G network performance in the capital, Nairobi, as part of the company’s overall push to increase the productivity of its network and increase speed of browsing for its customers. The telecommunications company said that the goal...
Facebook, the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) and the Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) are working together to encourage people to donate blood. Starting on Monday, 18 May 2020, South Africans who are over 18 years old will have the option to sign up as blood donors on Facebook,...
TransferTo, a global B2B Cross-Border Mobile Payments Network, has partnered with global e-commerce platform, MallforAfrica, to offer shoppers living in Africa with direct online access to over 200 major retailers across Europe and the USA. Over the last few years, e-commerce has been growing in popularity across Africa. According to McKinsey,...
Dell has unveiled two new Vostro laptops and two desktops designed specifically for small businesses, governments and educational institutions operating on limited budgets in India and the emerging economies. The new pre-configured Vostro laptops and desktops will be available through authorized channel partners, as well as direct from Dell in...
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. MultiChoice dominated the news this week, having two of the week's most trending stories. IBM announces that 6 African banks have decided to partner with the tech supplier for hybrid cloud...
Research firm, Gartner, revealed the results of their 2018 CIO Agenda survey at the 2017 Gartner Symposium on Tuesday 19 September 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. The survey revealed insight into how the role of a CIO is rapidly changing as well as provided key insight into areas...
Under pressures from privacy and human rights advocates, video-conferencing service Zoom says it will make end-to-end encryption available to both paying and free-plan users on its service. Previously, the company said it would only provide its end-to-end encryption to paying customers and a less-robust and complete form of encryption, transit...
According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), labour productivity in South Africa has trended downwards since 2011 – and, in the 47 years between 1967 and 2014, it’s declined by 41%. While this is concerning, it hasn’t hampered South Africa’s thriving small business community as confidence...
VAST Networks and Ruckus Wireless have, according to both parties, successfully deployed the continent's largest mall Wi-Fi installation in order to provide consumers and retailers with Wi-Fi throughout the Mall of Africa. According to Vast Networks, Wi-Fi on this scale has never been delivered before on the continent, marking yet...
In November 2017, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) published “Baseline Security Recommendations for the Internet of Things in the context of critical information infrastructures.” The main aim of the study is to offer IoT security advice for organisations in Europe by taking into consideration factors...
Samsung has confirmed that the new Galaxy Note7 smartphone will be available in South Africa on 11 November 2016. The new Galaxy Note7 devices went on sale in South Korea on 1 October and the global replacement program in regions where the smartphone was already in the market is well underway “Consumers...
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