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Cape Town Tech Startup Secures $14.5-Million More in Funding

Cape Town-founded mobility tech startup WhereIsMyTransport has secured a total of $14.5-million during a Series A extension round to continue its expansion. This is in addition to the R42-million ($3.09-million) in funding it received from South African media mega...

Gen-Z is SA’s Fastest Growing Group of Online Shoppers at 218%

By harnessing the power of social media, Gen Z is driving a new wave of the e-commerce boom in South Africa. Apps including Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, which tailor content to the user’s interests and behaviour, have allowed this new...

Eskom Moves Loadshedding to Weekend Allowing SA Govt to Pass Bill

Embattled South African power utility Eskom is suspending load-shedding on Friday from 12:00 to 17:00 in order for the country's parliament to pass an Appropriation Bill. In order for the power utility to make up reserves it will use to...

Sasol to Start Cutting Jobs in August Amid Global Oil Price Slump

Sasol is set to begin employee dismissals from mid-August in efforts to cut costs in a new strategy aimed at boosting its balances. This comes after the company was battered by the general decline in oil prices as a...

Top 5 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. Facebook launches a youth education programme in Sub-Saharan Africa, Orange probing entry into the South African and Nigerian markets, and...

There are 577 Malware Attacks in South Africa Every Hour, Research Shows

The 2019 KnowBe4 African Report found that the continent is increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The report highlighted how vulnerable users were when it came to recognising cyber-threats and managing their risk profiles. In 2020, Accenture released a report entitled ‘Insight...

Cashless and Contactless Payments Beyond COVID-19

The emergence of COVID-19 has made the need for digitising payments more critical than ever before and for this to be a success, electronic payments need to offer similar benefits to those afforded by cash. Globally, economies are in various...

South African SMEs Begin Road to Economic Recovery

Small businesses in South Africa were at a low point on 10 April. Under the weight of the COVID-19 burden, many companies were almost at breaking point. Turnover has been down by 92% relative to the period before the...

Is Your Business Ready for the New Pace of Digital Transformation?

While digital transformation has ostensibly been on top of the CIO’s agenda for years, the reality is that many businesses have been slow on the uptake. Recent events like the lockdown in South Africa and across the world have...

MultiChoice to Provide Free Online Learning and Entertainment

As South Africans continue to adjust to new ways of living and working, MultiChoice South Africa has expanded its content selection, value and reach. The multimedia producer is opening up a world of online learning, series and movies to...
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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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