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Is South Africa Ready for the Next Phase in the Cloud Evolution?

Public cloud has taken centre stage in the global IT space, thanks in large part to the pandemic forcing accelerated adoption of next-generation technology solutions. According to Forrester Research, the global public cloud infrastructure market will grow 35% to...

Takealot Group Appoints New CEO

South African e-commerce powerhouse Takealot Group has appointed Mamongae Mahlare as the new CEO, replacing founder Kim Reid, who stepped down in February to become the group's chairman. Mahlare will be CEO effective from October. Previously to joining the Takealot...

5 Things We Know About SA’s New Finance Minister

SA President Cyril Ramaphosa announced several changes to his executive cabinet yesterday, amongst the more high-profile changes were a new Health Minister, new Communication and Digital Technology Minister and a new Finance Minister. Replacing Tito Mboweni in one of South...

Ramaphosa Extends Lockdown in SA – Here are the New Regulations

President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended South Africa's adjusted Level 4 lockdown for another 14 days - with restrictions expected to remain in place until 25 July. Ramaphosa said during his address to the nation on Sunday that the last 2...

Storing Data in the New PoPIA World

With the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI Act or PoPIA) being enforced, more and more South African companies must reconsider their data storage location policy especially when a public cloud is in the picture. Uncertainty with Cloud Storage Cloud companies...

The Key to Boosting Women in Tech in South Africa

Women remain a largely untapped resource in the technology talent pool in South Africa. The statistics don’t lie: there are only 56000 women filling 236 000 Information and Communications Technology (ICT) roles in the country. That is 23%. Women fare...

6 Urgent Steps Companies Need to Take to Ensure POPIA Compliance

The eleventh hour is upon businesses who are not POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) compliant. The effective date of 1 July is upon us. Your business should have already started its compliance journey, as it will at least...

SA Government Loses Majority Stake in South African Airways

The South African government has lost the majority stake of its ailing airline, South African Airways (SAA) through a deal with its new strategic partner Takatso Consortium. Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced the news that the government has...

South African Animation Studio Wins International Film Award

Annecy International Animation Festival has awarded South African animation studio, Triggerfish, the Mifa Animation Industry Award. "This is to highlight the pioneering role that the company has played in animation in South Africa, and Africa most widely," says Véronique Encrenaz,...

MultiChoice Sees Surge in Earnings Amidst Subscriber Boom

South African broadcasting conglomerate MultiChoice Group reports that it has added 1.4-million 90-day active subscribers to its services between the beginning of 2021 to 31 March. MultiChoice also reports that earnings were exceedingly robust despite the ongoing pandemic. This is...
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Introducing Veeam Data Cloud

Veeam® Software introduces Veeam Data Cloud, a new solution built on Microsoft Azure, blending the reliability of the top...
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