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Feb 27, 2015
More than a century following the invention of the automobile, the horseless carriage continues to evolve. Following an array of developments over the years, such as power steering, run-flat tyres, turbo engines, windscreen wipers, air-conditioning, radio and music...
Feb 27, 2015
PROCESSING PERSONAL INFORMATION The PoPI Impact Self-Assessment tool helps SMEs understand the requirements of the PoPI Act regarding the collection and processing of clients’ personally identifiable information
An increasing number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are benefiting from information security and privacy professional services firm 4Di Privaca’s Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Impact Self-Assessment service tool, says company CEO Drew van...
Feb 26, 2015
With an extensive turnaround behind it, fleet management and vehicle tracking group DigiCore Holdings was cautiously optimistic as it entered the final stretch of the year still in the black. The JSE-listed group on Thursday said it would now focus on delivering...
Feb 26, 2015
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Telecommunications giant MTN on Thursday showcased its video-on-demand (VoD) offering over its long-term evolution network, demonstrating the potential for consumers to use mobile broadband for the consumption of high-bandwidth media. Speaking at the group’s...
Feb 25, 2015
Telkom's planned retrenchment of 105 workers was halted by the Johannesburg Labour Court on Wednesday, the Information Communication Technology Union (ICTU) said. "As we will be going back to the table we will make it clear to Telkom that their plan to sell and...
Feb 24, 2015
Cell C CEO Jose dos Santos
South Africa’s third-largest mobile operator Cell C on Tuesday reported a 44% year-on-year rise in subscribers, closing 2014 with 19.6-million customers. The unlisted company, which had 4 524 sites on air by the end of December, recorded a 45% increase in prepaid...
Feb 23, 2015
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Despite a mobile price war and the implementation of lower mobile termination rates (MTRs), South Africa’s cheapest call offering is five times more expensive than the cheapest product in Africa, Research ICT Africa (RIA) revealed on Monday. While South Africa’s...
Feb 23, 2015
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Jeff Radebe
Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe would “soon” call for nominations for commissioners to serve on the country’s second National Planning Commission (NPC), with the term of the inaugural commission set to end in May....
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Embattled Gijima plans to continue its turnaround in an unlisted environment after major shareholder Yebo Guma offered to acquire all the remaining shares it did not already own in the JSE-listed information and communication technology (ICT) group. Guma would pay...
Feb 17, 2015
The release of the digital dividend contained within analogue broadcasting frequencies could bolster the mobile industry’s contribution to sub-Saharan Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) by billions of dollars, GSM Association director for spectrum and public...
Feb 17, 2015
On June 16, 2006, hundreds of countries agreed to a June 17, 2015, deadline to switch off their analogue transmissions; however, insufficient tabs had been kept on the status of the countries’ transition to digital broadcasting and a new platform has been proposed by...
Feb 17, 2015
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Communications Minister Faith Muthambi
South Africa needs to move faster to unlock the digital dividend expected from the migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) as the June 2015 deadline for the analogue switch-off looms. This was the message that the Minister tasked with...
Feb 16, 2015
Following trade union Solidarity’s claim that Telkom could shed in excess of 10 000 jobs in the next step of restructuring, the embattled telecommunications group unveiled its plans to transfer some employees to outsourced suppliers. The company on Monday issued a...
Feb 16, 2015
Electronics group Jasco had spent the first half of the current financial year on recovering the lost sales volumes after a month-long strike in the metals and engineering sector shaved R5.8-million from the group’s profit before interest and taxes (PBIT). The...
Feb 13, 2015
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Following the widely-publicised communication jamming during the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) at Parliament on Thursday, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) said it may institute its own investigation, if it deemed it necessary....
Feb 13, 2015
The deployment of South Africa’s long overdue digital terrestrial television (DTT) migration programme would pave the way for the revival of the local electronic manufacturing industry; however, industry participants believe the budget for the subsidised set-top...
 
 
 
 
Feb 13, 2015
The roll-out of broadband in South Africa is one of nine focus areas that have been prioritised to kickstart the nation’s struggling economy. During his yearly State of the Nation Address, at Parliament, on Thursday evening, President Jacob Zuma stated that this year...
Feb 13, 2015
To succeed, innovators with new ideas and start-up companies need passion, commitment and optimism. "Technologies are not made by doubters, cynics or sceptics," highlighted US venture capitalist Roman Kikta at the recent Innovation Bridge event in Pretoria....
Feb 13, 2015
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Feb 13, 2015
ALASTAIR SORBIE The modern capabilities of enterprise management software enable accurate resource allocation
Using real-time scheduling and enterprise management systems enables companies to improve efficiencies in asset management and service delivery, as well as maintain cost efficiencies during boom and bust periods, says enterprise applications company IFS CEO and...
Feb 12, 2015
Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde
The Western Cape would play host to the South African Outsourcing and Offshoring Summit 2015, from March 4 to 6, Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde announced on Thursday. Global companies, international investors and analysts were expected to...
Feb 12, 2015
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Audit, tax and advisory services firm KPMG Global Africa Practice has launched a platform to arm businesses and investors with information on doing business in Africa. The Africa Business App, available for android and IOS devices, would provide country profiles,...
Feb 12, 2015
Discussions on the expansion of an existing roaming agreement continued nearly a year after telecommunications groups Telkom and MTN entered into a heads of agreement. In March last year, Telkom and MTN entered talks to include bilateral roaming and outsourcing of...
Feb 06, 2015
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor
Computing giant IBM has launched its second research, development and innovation laboratory in Africa, which would focus on applying information and communications technologies (ICT) to healthcare, mining and urbanisation challenges. The laboratory would be part of...
Feb 06, 2015
Out of South Africa’s ten designated special economic zones (SEZs), three are on the verge of implementation and, before the end of this year, one of them will be completed and implemented, says the Department of Trade and Industry, which envisions 2015 to be the...
Feb 05, 2015
Telecommunications group MTN on Thursday announced the appointment of Suren Sooklal as group chief business risk officer, effective immediately. He was succeeding Shauket Fakie, who was retiring this month after eight years in the role.
 
 
 
 
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Feb 04, 2015
Despite a 9.1% year-on-year rise in the number of active customers on its network, telecommunications giant Vodacom on Wednesday posted a 1.1% drop in group revenue and a 2.7% fall in service revenue owing to the 50% cut in mobile termination rates (MTRs), increased...
Feb 03, 2015
Telecommunications provider Telkom on Tuesday said it had withdrawn an application to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) for the transfer of licences from Business Connexion (BCX) to Telkom, as “it would not be required” following closer...
Jan 30, 2015
Certain regulatory approvals remain outstanding in Telkom’s proposed R2.67-billion takeover of JSE-listed Business Connexion (BCX), the parties said in an update to shareholders on Friday. BCX noted in the statement that the Competition Authority of Botswana had...
Jan 30, 2015
A free Web-based solar power plant capacity-planning tool offers project planners and developers, as well as governments, a means to assess the solar energy potential of thin-film solar PV power over an area of land. The tool was developed by thin-film solar...
Jan 30, 2015
EDWARD CARBUTT ISO standards provide effective ways of ensuring that even heterogeneous IT environments are managed according to business needs
Information technology (IT) systems are critical business systems and integrating IT and business development using a framework of business sustainability standards enable processes to be improved continuously, says Service Management specialist provider and...
Jan 30, 2015
With the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI’s) revised broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) codes deadline drawing closer, entities need to proactively prepare their supply chains by defining strategies to integrate the BBBEE requirements into their...
Jan 30, 2015
International information and communications technology group Datatec expects to report revenues in excess of $6-billion and underlying earnings a share of more than $0.40 for the financial year ending February 28, 2015.
Jan 30, 2015
To start: absolutely nothing justified the murderous attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo or on a kosher supermarket, in Paris, early this month. Both were expressions of murderous bigotry. (Alas, bigots are to be found everywhere, but, fortunately,...
Jan 30, 2015
MARTIN WALSHAW It will not be long before broadband access becomes an essential and universal right for citizens
The increase in smartphones and broadband connections presents an opportunity for governments in Africa to roll out more comprehensive, effective and tailored services to more citizens using information technology (IT), which could also reduce the costs of service...
 
 
 
 
Jan 27, 2015
A decision to sell information and communication technology (ICT) group Vox Telecom has been retracted, with CEO Jacques du Toit saying on Tuesday that its investors have recommitted to the business. The group began an “exploratory process” in July last year to...
Jan 26, 2015
Telecommunications giant Vodacom has taken another step towards expanding its fixed-lined capabilities as it moved to build a fibre-to-the-home network. South Africa’s largest mobile operator appointed communication solution provider Alcatel-Lucent to deploy a...
Jan 26, 2015
South Africa’s third-largest mobile operator Cell C has made a bid to the South Gauteng High Court to review the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (Icasa’s) promulgation of the much disputed Call Termination Regulations. Cell C CEO Jose Dos...
Jan 22, 2015
JSE-listed Allied Electronics (Altron) has embarked on remedial measures after determining that its earnings for the 2015 financial year were likely to plunge. In a trading update to shareholders on Thursday, the group said it expected basic earnings a share for the...
Jan 22, 2015
The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and information technology solutions and services provider Dimension Data have collaborated to equip business leaders with the knowledge and tools to “anticipate and harness” digital disruption...
 
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