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GovChat founders’ new venture, Suppple, lists in Luxembourg in £200m IPO
14th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

IT and AI company Suppple Plc in May witnessed its £200-million initial public offering (IPO) on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) in Europe. Suppple will be required to comply with LuxSE rules... 


Pape Fund expands its investment in Entersekt
13th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Private equity fund Pape Fund 3 has expanded its investment in fraud prevention and payment security company Entersekt, buying out financial services firm Nedbank Private Equity’s equity stake.... 


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MTN Business to digitise 257 municipalities through smart electricity and water meter technology
13th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN Business has been awarded a three-year contract to enhance the digitisation – through the implementation of smart electricity and water technology – across South... 


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Standard Bank, MTN collaborate for new MVNO
12th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Standard Bank is collaborating with MTN for a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Standard Bank Connect, running on MTN’s network. Formerly called Standard Bank Mobile, the new Standard... 


Telkom expects improved FY24 results
12th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Telkom on Wednesday said it expects a triple-digit increase in its basic earnings per share (BEPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the year ended March 31, 2024. This is... 


Greeff resigns as EOH CFO
11th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed information and communications technology services company EOH Group's CFO Marialet Greeff has resigned and will step down from her position with effect from September 30 to pursue other... 


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Suppple launches AI health bot for AU member States
7th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town- and London-based technology company Suppple launched an AI health bot at Africa Health ExCon, held in Egypt this month. Suppple says the health bot will provide digital healthcare... 


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Quality, design key to taking fibre to underserved markets
7th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Underserved, low income and rural areas are the next frontier for fibre network operators; however to ensure high quality fibre connectivity is viable for these regions, quality components and... 


South Africa’s telecoms companies face significant consumer sentiment challenges
6th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The latest South African Telecommunications Sentiment Index, undertaken by PwC South Africa in collaboration with DataEQ, has revealed that the local telecommunications industry continues to face... 


Paratus, Starlink see success in Mozambique
5th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The integration of Starlink’s service offering in Mozambique has been highly successful, particularly for businesses in need of dependable Internet connectivity in remote areas, Paratus Mozambique... 


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GovChat founders’ new venture, Suppple, lists in Luxembourg in £200m IPO
4th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

IT and AI company Suppple Plc in May witnessed its £200-million initial public offering (IPO) on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) in Europe. Suppple will be required to comply with LuxSE rules... 


EOH appoints new interim CEO, nonexecutive directors after resignations
31st May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed information technology services company EOH has appointed Marius de la Rey as interim CEO, Veronica Motloutsi as an independent nonexecutive director, and Dennis Venter and Rhys... 


MTN reflects on 30 years of operations
31st May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

As telecommunications giant MTN marks three decades of operations, it highlights the profound impact it has had. The group was established in 1994 as a small South African startup with 20... 


Students should use AI to interrogate knowledge, not just answer questions, IT experts advise
Students should use AI to interrogate knowledge, not just answer questions, IT experts advise
31st May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

AI-based systems can provide personalised learning experiences, as well as identify students' strengths and weaknesses and adjust teaching to better facilitate and accelerate learning, IT industry... 


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UKZN using automated solution to monitor, support students' academic and holistic wellness
31st May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has piloted an automated student academic and holistic wellness solution among 9 000 students in the College of Health Sciences and aims to roll the solution... 


Hyland Europe, Middle East and Africa associate VP for sales Jean van Vuuren
Internal digital content serves as repository of truth for AI in companies – Hyland
27th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The current focus for businesses is to automate the ingestion and use of content, and to use the advent of AI to analyse it and create business value, Hyland Europe, Middle East and Africa... 


Telkom shareholders green light masts, towers deal
27th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Telkom’s shareholders have approved the proposed R6.75-billion sale of its masts and towers infrastructure subsidiary Swiftnet to a consortium. The consortium comprises infrastructure... 


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Mining’s shift highlighted in SmartMine IoT
24th May 2024

With the advent of Industry 5.0, which will be characterised by the fusion of digital technologies, data analytics and automation, mining and industrial consultant Schauenburg Systems asserts that... 


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Technology increasingly being used to improve control, accuracy in logistics value chains
23rd May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The freight and transport logistics sectors are seeing ever greater use of technologies in warehouses, as well for stock-picking, consignment loading and delivery checks, among other applications,... 


Microsoft, dtic enter empowerment agreement
21st May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Microsoft and the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) on Tuesday entered into an empowerment agreement to unlock programmes to support skills and capability development, as well as... 


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Vumacam surveillance tech yields 10% boost in crime interceptions, arrests in Gauteng
20th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Gauteng provincial government (GPG) has reported a “substantial impact” on criminal activities across the province has been achieved 100 days into the rollout of its surveillance project, which... 


Altron expects double-digit earnings increases from continuing operations
17th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Altron expects to deliver higher earnings from continuing operations for the year ended February 28, 2024. In a revised trading statement on Friday, Altron said that its headline... 


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Mining-focused manufacturers see innovation as key to survival and future growth
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the challenges of loadshedding, logistical constraints and volatile commodity prices, South Africa’s mining-focused manufacturers and equipment suppliers view ongoing innovation, including... 


MTN Q1 performance muted on ongoing macroenvironment challenges
14th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed MTN on Tuesday posted a dip in service revenue and earnings during the first quarter of the year, amid ongoing high inflation and local currency devaluations in some of its key markets.... 


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Vodacom FY earnings dip on challenges, revenue up
13th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Vodacom Group on Monday posted double-digit increases in revenue, however, its earnings a share for the year ended March 31, 2024, declined. The group reported a 11.2% decrease in... 


61% of organisations report cloud security incidents, up from 24% a year ago
10th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies' ‘2024 Cloud Security Report’ shows a critical surge in cloud security incidents, with 61% of organisations reporting significant disruptions,... 


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Personality affects susceptibility of people to cybercrime
8th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Personality type is a major factor in people’s vulnerability to cybercrime, a Stellenbosch University (SU) researcher has established. People with an “agreeable” personality were more vulnerable... 


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Telecommunications to play a critical role in upcoming elections
8th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As South Africa approaches its 2024 national elections, scheduled for May 29, telecommunications infrastructure will play a key role in ensuring seamless communication among voters, electoral... 


MTN achieves record 98% network availability in Limpopo
7th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

As telecommunications giant MTN South Africa accelerates its nationwide modernisation programme, the company has achieved a record 98.33% network availability daily in Limpopo. The 2024 resilience... 


Telkom set to support 2024 elections
6th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Telkom is preparing to support South Africa’s upcoming national elections as the information and communications technology partner to the Independent Electoral Commission... 


Ransomware payments increase 500% in past year, attack rate falls slightly
3rd May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The average payment for ransomware attacks has increased by 500% in the past year to $2-million, up from $400 000 in 2023, cybersecurity firm Sophos reports in its 'State of Ransomware 2024'... 


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Access to farming equipment boosts mechanisation
3rd May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Agricultural technology company Hello Tractor, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, aims to improve small-scale farming practices through its app Hello Tractor, which facilitates increased... 


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Outa demands information on Sanral, Ceta tenders
24th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Nonprofit watchdog the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has accused the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and the Construction Education and Training Authority (Ceta) of... 


MTN South Africa, Investec, Electrum collaborate to introduce PayShap on MoMo
24th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Information and communications technology group MTN South Africa has partnered with Investec and Electrum to introduce the PayShap solution on its Mobile Money (MoMo) platform. The collaboration... 


Cisco launches AI-powered Hypershield service to protect modern data centres
23rd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Networking and security multinational Cisco has launched its Hypershield service, which is a cloud-native, artificial intelligence- (AI-) powered approach to highly distributed security for... 


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Cell C appoints chief data and analytics officer
23rd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Communications group Cell C has appointed Bryan O'Donovan as chief data and analytics officer, effective May 2024. He will be responsible for spearheading the management of the organisation's data... 


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