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Tech Reporter. Google on Tuesday said it would introduce AI-generated answers to online queries made by users in the United States, in one of the biggest updates to its search engine in 25 years. "I'm excited to announce that we will begin launching this fully revamped experience, 'AI overviews,' to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Telecommunications group Telkom is investigating the cause of a massive service interruption affecting the company's internet and phone call services. The network is now restored and Telkom is giving its customers a 1GB data token to apologise for the inconvenience. According to Downdetector.co.za, a website that monitors…
By Jacobus Troveri, Strategic Consulting Principal – AWS Richard Nunan, AWS EMEA Alliance leader – Deloitte. Increasingly, organizations around the world are adopting Amazon Web Services (AWS) to transform their businesses, but migrating to the cloud is not a simple task. It involves challenges and risks that need to be…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SpaceX founder Elon Musk is planning to charge new X users a small fee to enable posting on the social network and to curb the bot problem. Specifically, the SpaceX founder noted that the charge would be required to do things like post, like, bookmark, or reply…
Tech Reporter. Apple on Thursday promised it would stop a Palestinian flag emoji from being suggested to some iPhone users when they type "Jerusalem" in messages. The Silicon Valley tech titan blamed a software bug for the prompt, which sparked accusations Apple was showing anti-Israel bias amid the ongoing conflict…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Meta says it was looking into widespread outages of its Facebook, Instagram and Threads platforms after users around the world were locked out of their accounts. "We're aware people are having trouble accessing our services. We are working on this now," Meta spokesman Andy Stone said in…
Tech Reporter. The EU on Monday hit Apple with a 1.8 billion-euro-fine ($1.9 billion) for violating the bloc's laws by preventing music streaming services from informing users about subscription options outside of its App Store. The iPhone maker immediately vowed to appeal the first ever antitrust fine slapped on Apple…
Tech Reporter. Image Supplied. Ben Schreiner, Head of Business Innovation for Small and Medium sized businesses (US)Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) considering digital transformation as a business goal this year could find the idea daunting. Migrating to the cloud both unlocks new opportunities and introduces new security measures for businesses,…
Tech Reporter. 2023 was an eventful year for Meta, as it introduced numerous updates to its instant messaging platform, WhatsApp – and the group has even more planned for 2024. Last year saw the popular messaging app gain the ability to edit messages after they had been sent, send HD…
By Sandra Laurence. Openview and e.tv parent eMedia Holdings will once again argue that MultiChoice Group is abusing its dominant position to dictate the broadcasting terms for premium sporting events to the SABC – this time at the Competition Tribunal on Thursday. The battle between eMedia and MultiChoice over sports…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. German-multinational software giant SAP has agreed to pay a criminal fine of over $220 million (R4.1 billion) to the US, following investigations into corruption committed in seven countries including South Africa. According to a statement released by the US Justice Department, SAP will pay the fines to…
Tech Reporter. Meta-owned WhatsApp is constantly updating and has several new features in the pipeline for users. WhatsApp is the preferred messaging platform in South Africa due to its free service and constant updates, including the recent introduction of Channels. Two years ago, there were 21 million users in South…
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By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Istock. Despite a difficult 2022 for the media and entertainment (M&E) industry, PwC's latest Africa Entertainment & Media Outlook 2023-2027 report suggests growth is still likely in the coming years.. Growth in the South African M&E industry stabilised at 8.8% in 2022, down from 15.4% in 2021…
By Ncebakazi Manzi Podcast Manager: Spotify Sub-Saharan Africa. The rise of Afrobeats over the past decade or so has been nothing short of remarkable. From the streets of Nigeria and Ghana, it has become a global phenomenon, with some of the world’s biggest artists collaborating with Afrobeats icons and emerging…
Tech Reporter. Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has challenged tech conglomerate Meta to deal with misinformation and called for fair treatment when dealing with developed and developing countries. Speaking at the Meta for Government engagement on Wednesday, the Minister decried Meta's platforms that are still flooded with fake news…
Tech Reporter. @FreePik. International Podcast Day, celebrated on 30 September, is a global acknowledgment of the power and reach of podcasts. As the podcasting industry continues to grow, International Podcast Day serves as a reminder of the ever-expanding possibilities and the boundless potential for meaningful conversations and discoveries that podcasts…
By Mark Gurman. Photo Credit: Loret Elliot. Some of the first owners of Apple's iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are complaining that the new devices get too hot during use or while charging, a potential setback for the company's flagship product. The gripes have spread across Apple online forums…
Tech Reporter. Elon Musk said Friday his social media company X would scrap a feature that allows users to block posts from specific accounts. "Block is going to be deleted as a 'feature', except for DMs," Musk posted, indicating the option would still be available for "direct messages" between users…
Tech Reporter. Amazon Web Services has launched its third AWS Skills Center globally – and the first outside the US – and the company chose Cape Town, South Africa for the facility. The skills centre is a dedicated, in-person learning space "designed for anyone who is curious about cloud computing…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Shanaaz Trethewey, Chief Operating Officer for Comcorp South Africa, a leading software innovator and authentication technology specialists. Shanaaz Trethewey is an inspiration, not only for her leadership and organisational capabilities but also her role as a woman in the tech space. She is passionate about the role…
Tech Reporter. Photo Credit: Carlos Baira. Twitter launched its new logo on Monday, replacing the blue bird with a white X on a black background as the Elon Musk-owned company moves toward rebranding as X. The social media network's website showed the company's new logo, but its URL was still…
By Anirudh Saligrama. Twitter has applied temporary reading limits to address "extreme levels" of data scraping and system manipulation, Elon Musk said in a post on the social media platform on Saturday. Verified accounts are temporarily limited to reading 6 000 posts a day, Musk said, adding that the unverified…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has opened up the lower 6 GHz, which is the radio frequency range of 5 925 MHz to 6 425 MHz spectrum band, for the provision of WiFi services. This followed an Amendment to Annexure B of Radio Frequency…
Tech Reporter. WhatsApp says it will allow users to edit messages, in a move that will see it match a feature offered by competitors like Telegram and Discord. The firm says messages can be edited for up to 15 minutes after being sent. The instant-messaging service is part of US…
Tech Reporter. Facebook owner Meta has been fined a record 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) for transferring EU user data to the United States in breach of a previous court ruling, Ireland's regulator announced on Monday. The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), which acts on behalf of the European Union,…
Partner Content. The brand-new Redmi 12C from leading tech giant Xiaomi is now available. This is a must-have device for all South African consumers looking for powerful performance at an unbeatable price. This smartphone boasts amazing standout features such as an immersive display, a long-lasting battery, advanced and responsive fingerprint…
Tech Reporter. (AFP) - Twitter's blue ticks were reinstated on some media, celebrity, and other high profile accounts Saturday - a move protested by many of the recipients. Once a free sign of authenticity and fame, blue ticks must now be bought by subscribers for $8 a month, Twitter says.…
Staff Reporter. Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. We use it to stay connected with friends and family, share our thoughts and experiences, and even conduct business. However, many people are not aware of how sharing personal information on social media can impact their insurance.…
Tech Reporter. Netflix said on Wednesday it planned to expand operations in Africa, building on the success of hit shows like the South African drama "Blood and Water." The online video streaming giant said it had spent $175 million in film production in Africa since starting work on the continent…
Tech Reporter. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the world's most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud service providers and the company continues to strengthen its footprint in Africa with its recent announcement of its AWS FinTech Africa Accelerator. This program is hosted by AWS’ globally-renowned Startup Loft Accelerator, but…
Tech Reporter. QNET, a global e-commerce based direct selling company, has officially launched in South Africa, providing local customers and entrepreneurs access to its range of great products through its online retail platforms. The move is expected to contribute to the country's gig economy sector, offering access to high-quality products…
Tech Reporter. Communication service WhatsApp has several new features in the pipeline, with a handful of betas currently under testing. According to the data service WABetaInfo, some of the latest include reporting statuses, changing the search bar functionality, editing messages and scheduling group calls. As one of the most popular…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Ericsson's leadership has taken a major step forward with the launch of an enhanced RAN and Transport portfolio. Set to be showcased at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023 Barcelona, more than 10 new Ericsson solutions will cut carbon emissions and site footprint, increase energy performance and boost…
Tech Reporter. ChatGPT is a new artificial intelligence (AI) that understands natural human language, providing comprehensive and concise responses. It can answer questions that sound like human responses, it can write essays that feel like a person was the author (much to the concern of teachers and professional writers), and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Broadcasters are becoming creative in response to widespread load shedding, launching pop-up channels dedicated to repeating content viewers may have missed due to blackouts. Multichoice launched a new pop-up channel on DStv called SWITCH'D ON, while Openview has launched Power-UP!. Multichoice said that the channel is an…
Staff Reporter. Popular messaging platform WhatsApp has several new features rolling out or under development with plans to launch in 2023. Before release to the public, the Meta-owned company typically trials its updates via beta testers – all of which are picked up by the keen eyes at WABetaInfo. The…
By Tim Culpan. Twitter Inc.'s demise is imminent. At least that's the declaration from those who’ve announced their move to another platform. That they’ve made these pronouncements on Twitter itself, and then stuck around to watch, highlights how difficult it is for users to cut their addiction since Elon Musk…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has launched its long-anticipated OTT platform, SABC+. According to the broadcaster, the SABC+ streaming app will provide 19 radio stations and three free-to-air television channels, SABC 1, SABC 2, SABC 3, as well as the SABC Sports Channel and its 24-hour…
Staff Reporter. Amid an explosion in data and rising archive storage solution costs, venture capital firm Newtown Partners will host the inaugural Filecoin Africa Launch Party, the largest gathering of the Filecoin community in Africa to date, to profile an alternative solution. The event takes place on 15 November 2022…
By Keneilwe Motshabi. It has never been easier to generate income simply by expressing who you are. Social media platforms have given people from all corners of the globe the opportunity to connect and broadcast their lives, interests and content in exchange for monetary rewards. However, with this (influencer) power…
Staff Reporter. Communication service Whatsapp has several new features being developed for its platform, rolling out soon or in the near future. The new features include muting options for groups, new expressive avatars, shortcuts and forwarding systems. The mobile service has been consistently updating its app to best suit not…
By Julia Love and Davey Alba. Google on Tuesday announced a broad swath of updates to its cloud offerings, aiming to capitalize on its strength in artificial intelligence to gain market share from rivals. The new services — announced at Google's Next ’22 event — include Vertex AI Vision, which…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Multichoice is aggressively entering the fibre internet market by bringing both DStv and internet into its own uncapped fibre products offering at heavily discounted prices. DStv Internet via fibre gives customers an uncapped fibre connection, access to more streaming, and more entertainment. The accessible, high-speed offering is…
Staff Reporter. WhatsApp is developing several new features for its platform – with some coming sooner than others, such as the on-tap call link, which started rolling out at the beginning of the week. According to WABetaInfo, the new call linking feature will allow users to generate a link for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Sage has appointed cloud specialist 4Sight Holdings as official Strategic Hosting Provider under their Sage Partner Cloud program, both for South Africa and MEA to assist customers across Africa with their migration to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. 4Sight received the accreditation after meeting stringent requirements related…
By Lucas Shaw. Netflix Inc is considering pricing its new advertising-supported tier at $7 to $9 a month, half as much as its current, most-popular plan, which costs $15.49 monthly with no commercials. The goal is to attract subscribers who are willing to watch some ads in exchange for a…
By Debby Wu. Apple Inc has asked suppliers to build at least as many of its next-generation iPhones this year as in 2021, counting on an affluent clientele and dwindling competition to weather a global electronics downturn. The tech giant is telling its assemblers to make 90 million of its…
Tech Reporter. New features are currently in the works for messaging service WhatsApp, according to insider website WABetaInfo. The changes largely focus on WhatsApp group functionality, specifically giving group admins more control over the participation and content of group chats, enhancing their moderation capabilities. According to WABetaInfo, the platform will…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Data from FNB shows that consumer spend on audio and video streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify and YouTube has increased by approximately 70% from the period before Covid-19 to June 2022. Raj Makanjee, chief executive of FNB Retail, said the bank’s retail customers spend…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. MTN South Africa on Monday reiterated its intention to deploy 5G to 25% of the population by the end of the year and has provided more granular detail about where it plans to deploy 5G sites. We want to have 5G connectivity across almost every part of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Global smartphone brand, TECNO welcomes talented young South Africans to spark their passions on the Hustle Hub stage, a virtual platform open to all hustlers looking to flex their creative and entrepreneurial muscle for a chance to kickstart their dreams and win R80,000 in cash. A star-studded…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Telecommunications company MTN says the move to remote working and online learning has led to a spike in security incidents. These range from cyberbullying, sexual exploitation and grooming, to fraud and more 'creative' forms of cyber-fraud, privacy invasion and theft, said the group's general manager for technology…
By Duncan Mcleod. Shares in eMedia Holdings leapt higher on Wednesday after the free-to-air broadcaster that owns e.tv and Openview, said it expected headline earnings per share to jump by as much as 301% in the year to March 2022. The broadcaster said in a trading statement ahead of the…
Staff Reporter. Apple Inc is testing future iPhone models that replace the current Lightning charging port with the more prevalent USB-C connector, according to people with knowledge of the situation, a move that could help the company conform with looming European regulations. In addition to testing models with a USB-C…
Staff Reporter. Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has announced the launch of 'reactions' on the group's popular WhatsApp messaging service. Zuckerberg confirmed that the feature will begin rolling out to all users from Thursday (5 May). The feature will allow users to react to messages with an emoji similar to…
Business Reporter. Facebook's main social network added more users than projected in the first quarter, potentially staving off concerns that the company is losing momentum as a new generation flocks to younger sites like TikTok. Shares surged more than 19% in late trading after Facebook parent company Meta Platforms Inc…
Staff Reporter. The recent suggestion to introduce an edit button on Twitter received enormous support from its users in a poll posted by South African-born businessman Elon Musk. Musk's poll – a response to a Twitter April Fool’s post – had over 4 million votes by the time it closed…
Staff Reporter. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has published proposed amendments for mobile networks in South Africa which could see mobile data last significantly longer. The proposed changes, which were gazetted by the regulator at the end of March 2022, aim to strengthen the provision of quality…
Staff Reporter. Several new features are currently in the works for messaging service WhatsApp, according to the official WhatsApp official blog and insider website WABetaInfo. This will include a new global voice message player which will begin rolling out to Android devices shortly. The feature has already been in beta…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Telkom is going ahead with its legal action against communications regulator Icasa's spectrum auction, despite the risk that, if it's successful, it could lose access to spectrum it secured through the recent licensing process. The partly state-owned telecommunications operator also warned investors on Monday that its free…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Meta will require some users to accept its new security programme’s terms and conditions to continue using Facebook in the coming weeks. Dubbed 'Facebook Protect', the security programme is aimed at groups of people that are more likely to be targeted by malicious hackers, such as human…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Communications and Digital Technologies minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says government will look at the feasibility of offering 10GB of free data to South Africans once it commences the next phase of its SA Connect programme. Answering in a recent parliamentary Q&A, Ntshavheni said the proposed timeline for the…
Staff Reporter. Tesla Inc raised prices on all its vehicles after chief executive officer Elon Musk said costs were increasing at the companies he runs. The cheapest Model 3 in the US is now $46,990, according to Tesla's website. The company raised prices by 3% to 5% in both the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Less than two weeks after president Cyril Ramaphosa approved the Films and Publications Amendment Act, South Africa’s Film and Publications Board (FPB) is already dealing with its first major test case. The Amendment Act, which came into effect from 1 March 2022, significantly expands the FPB’s mandate,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. MultiChoice and eMedia announced on Wednesday that the companies had renewed their agreement to broadcast eNCA (403) exclusively on DStv and to broadcast the daily Afrikaans News bulletin on kykNet (144). This new agreement will come into effect from 1 April 2022. MultiChoice has opted to discontinue…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has assented to the Films and Publications Amendment Act with the new law becoming operational from 1 March 2022. The regulations primarily apply to the sale, hiring and streaming of content on various digital platforms in South Africa. However, the Act also introduces much…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Dell Technologies Inc shares fell as much as 12% in extended trading after giving a disappointing profit forecast and reporting quarterly earnings that fell short of Wall Street estimates. The hardware maker also said component shortages will prevent the company from meeting demand for its products and…
Staff Reporter. Globally, more than 65% of young people under 25 lack internet access at home[i]. In South Africa, more than 90% of South African households have no access to fixed internet at home[ii]. This enormous digital gap, encompassing vulnerable and underserved communities throughout South Africa, is a significant disadvantage…
By Murshid Obaray,Key Account Director at Software AG. South Africa's private sector is abuzz with digital transformation. But what about our public sector? Is our government as committed to technological progress as we need them to be? It might surprise you to hear that the answer is yes and no.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Telkom has approached High Court seeking an urgent order to prevent telecoms regulator ICASA from holding a spectrum auction in March. On Wednesday (5 January), Telkom said it had filed an application asking the Gauteng High Court to review and set aside the invitation to apply, which…
Staff Reporter. Uber Technologies Inc and Meta Platforms Inc’s WhatsApp have rolled out ride-booking via the messenger service in India, a first for the US ride-hailing giant and an expansion of WhatsApp’s capabilities in the country. The partnership allows access to Uber’s mobility services by sending a message to a…
Staff Reporter. A number of new features are currently in the works for messaging service WhatsApp, according to the official WhatsApp official blog and insider website WABetaInfo. This includes a new feature for group chats called Communities that will allow group admins to create a subset of dedicated chatrooms under…
Staff Reporter. Facebook Inc is re-christening itself Meta Platforms Inc, decoupling its corporate identity from the eponymous social network mired in toxic content, and highlighting a shift to an emerging computing platform focused on virtual reality. "The metaverse is the next frontier," chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg said in a…
Staff Reporter. The Electoral Commission and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) have joined hands with major social media platforms to fight the spread of disinformation, in the run up to, during and beyond the 1 November 2021 municipal elections. The Commission and MMA, who in 2019 launched a joint action -…
By Marc Scheepbouwer, ASI Data Management Practice Lead at Altron Systems Integration. Over and above leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cloud services; it has been widely acknowledged that the key building block for true digital transformation is the need for businesses to become data driven. Of course, this is a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Icasa said on Wednesday that it will oppose Telkom’s court application that seeks to stop it from withdrawing temporarily assigned spectrum at the end of next month. Icasa said in a brief statement that it "intends to oppose the litigation", but it didn’t provide any information on…
By Gareth Whitaker, Director: Solutions and Innovation at Software AG. The world of business technology is awash with buzzwords. Data, analytics, machine learning, process automation, artificial intelligence are all floating around the ether of corporate lexicon, but the truth is they are too often just that... buzzwords relegated to the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Facebook Inc blamed a global service outage that kept its social media apps offline for much of Monday on a problem with its network configuration, adding that it found no evidence that user data was compromised during the downtime. "This disruption to network traffic had a cascading…
Staff Reporter. Major social media services including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were hit by a massive outage on Monday. Outage tracker Downdetector was showing outages in heavily populated areas like Washington and Paris. South African users have also been affected. Users trying to access Facebook in affected areas have been…
Staff Reporter. Listed technology firm Altron has sold its training services unit for an undisclosed amount, as part of its push to cut off noncore operations and focus on its business in Africa. Altron has been reconfiguring its business over the past two years, selling off units not aligned its…
Staff Reporter. Multichoice has launched DStv Internet, a fixed wireless access service that offers internet services using a SIM card and Wi-Fi router. According to Multichoice, the service is targeting users who do not have fibre in their residential area but want to access the internet regularly using various devices…
Staff Reporter. Apple Inc unveiled a new iPhone 13 at a wide-ranging product event Tuesday, looking to entice consumers with improvements to the camera and processor in lieu of major design changes. The new models – iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max –…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Virgin Mobile South Africa will cease trading from the end of November 2021, the group’s chief executive officer, Zak van de Merwe has said. In September 2020, the group voluntarily entered Business Rescue in a bid to recapitalise the business and rehabilitate it after the impact of…
Staff Reporter. Telecommunication companies are trying to settle a wireless spectrum auction dispute with the industry regulator out of court to avoid a prolonged legal battle. "Mediation efforts" are underway to find a simpler and faster way forward, MTN Group Ltd chief executive officer Ralph Mupita said in an interview.…
Staff Reporter. With IT environments changing at light speed, accelerated by the impact of lockdowns and associated sudden changes in consumer behaviour, it’s a good time to consider whether your mainframe strategy is still aligned to your business goals. A primary question many businesses in the process of digital transformation…
Staff Reporter. This National Savings Month, Sanlam has launched its Sanlam Savings Jar – an interactive app that introduces children to the wonder of saving. The free, first-of-its-kind app helps little ones start a journey of financial confidence by setting them on the path to savvy savings habits for life.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa recently assented to the Cybercrimes Bill to bring into law the Cybercrimes Act 19 of 2020. In terms of the Cybercrimes Act, messages that threaten destruction to an individual’s person or property are criminal offences. Specifically, section 14 of the Act provides that: "Any…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. If you were wondering why Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a popular topic among digital transformation strategies across the industry spectrum, then you may be missing the boat on the tech world’s latest reason to make your business a more profitable and more responsive to your customer…
Staff Reporter. Netflix, the world’s biggest streaming video provider, is doubling down on its efforts to grow its market share in sub-Saharan Africa – including South Africa – by launching a new, lower-cost, mobile-only plan. The mobile plan, which is available with immediate effect, comes after the US entertainment giant…
Staff Reporter. MultiChoice Group has announced its media partnership with The Solidarity Fund in support of their vaccine roll-out campaign, 'When We Come Together'. With the increase in positive infections and a third COVID-19 wave hitting South Africa, MultiChoice continues to uphold its duty to its customers, employees, suppliers and…
Staff Reporter. Communications and Digital Technologies Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has announced that R27 billion has been pledged by operators and vendors to usher in 5G fibre technologies in South Africa. The Minister said this when she tabled the department’s budget vote during a mini plenary of the National Assembly on…
Staff Reporter. Facebook is scheduled to answer questions in parliament later this month, with a focus on its role in misinformation and the protection of the digital privacy of its South African users. The Democratic Alliance’s Phumzile Van Damme, who requested the meeting, said that session is scheduled to take…
Staff Reporter. Facebook is starting the first test of its Live Audio Rooms product with public figures and creators in Taiwan, part of an expansion of the company’s audio services that will over time include podcast hosting and creation tools. The social media giant announced a sweeping set of updates…
Staff Reporter. Japanese electronics manufacturer Toshiba has relaunched its TVs in the South African market with eight new models. Toshiba was founded in 1939 as Tokyo Shibaura Denki and changed the company name to Toshiba Corporation in 1978. The company developed Japan’s first transistorised televisions in 1959 and has been…
Staff Reporter. After a successful launch last year of the goIT Challenge in South Africa, Tata Consultancy Services and STEAM education specialist, Sakhikamva Foundation have brought together 455 learners from nine high schools to participate in the worldwide school’s technology programme. Students were tasked with coming up with app ideas…
Staff Reporter. Telecommunications company MTN says it will begin its first commercial installation of Supersonic AirFibre on Monday (3 May). Since the announcement of the launch of the solution in February this year, the group said it has received over 20,000 expressions of interest, with the aim to connect 60,000…
Staff Reporter. MultiChoice Group, continuing its strategy of cooperating with competitors in the hope of keeping its own customers sweet, on Friday said it has added YouTube to its high-end DStv Explora Ultra personal video recorder (PVR) decoder. The addition of the Google-owned YouTube to the platform comes after MultiChoice…
Staff Reporter. For over fifty years, people across the world have celebrated Earth Day on the 22nd of April, promoting the importance of environmental awareness and our role in protecting the planet. Today we’re on the cusp of climate crisis, in the midst of mass extinction and still searching for…
Staff Reporter. With more than 130 commercial 5G agreements with unique communications service providers and 83 live 5G networks around the world, Ericsson has been named the market leader in global 5G network infrastructure in 2020 by leading business consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan. Ericsson ranks highest in the 5G…
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