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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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Icasa officially appoints new chairperson
22nd April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has appointed Councillor Mothibi Ramusi as chairperson, effective May 2, for a five-year term. The official appointment of Ramusi... 


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Project envisions rollout of smart LPG, solar systems, hydrogen stoves to 3.51m indigent households
22nd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Energy solutions company Kili Energy is spearheading a large-scale initiative, the Kili Energy Clean Energy Democratisation Project, to provide smart liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) canisters and... 


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Automated project manager scorecards enhance operations
19th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Gold mining and exploration company Harmony Gold’s project management office (PMO) recently showcased its digital project manager scorecard – developed by project solutions company Project... 


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Robotics, AI beneficial for business
19th April 2024

The manufacturing industry is currently at the doorstep of a transformational era, one marked by the seamless integration of robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and augmented reality or virtual... 


MTN, Huawei launch joint technology innovation lab
17th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN Group and information and communication technology group Huawei have jointly launched Technology Innovation Lab to accelerate digital transformation and sustainable... 


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University of Pretoria inaugurates new immersive technology lab
16th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

The University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology has launched a new immersive technology lab at the Department of Information Science as a way of... 


Airbus satellite
Digital Earth Africa breaks barriers to participation in space economy
16th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS) has been appointed as the interim host for the pan-African Digital Earth Africa Programme Management Office. Digital Earth Africa... 


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ABB becomes minority investor in GridBeyond
16th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Technology company ABB has joined investors EDP, ESB, TotalEnergies, Act and DublinBIC in becoming an investor in energy management solutions company GridBeyond, which uses artificial intelligence... 


Seacom launches LEO satellite service for enterprise clients
15th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications and managed services provider Seacom has launched its low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite service for its enterprise clients after a two-year process of consultation with industry... 


Paratus express route from Johannesburg to Europe goes live
15th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Pan-African telecommunications group Paratus Group has launched the fastest fibre express route from Johannesburg to Europe. Using Infinera FlexILS and GX Series DWDM equipment, latency on the new... 


Reunert to merge IQbusiness, +OneX subsidiaries
10th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed electrical and electronic engineering group Reunert Group plans to merge its technology management and consulting firm IQbusiness and digital services firm +OneX subsidiaries into a... 


MTN, Vodacom ranks top in valuable brands survey
9th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications groups MTN Group and Vodacom Group have secured the top two spots in the latest Brand Finance survey. Despite an 8% decrease in brand value to R68.2-billion, MTN Group maintained... 


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Africa Data Centres breaks ground on new solar farm in the Free State
8th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Technology group Cassava Technologies subsidiary Africa Data Centres (ADC) has broken ground on the construction of a solar farm in the Free State in collaboration with solar power company... 


MTN named South Africa’s best mobile network
8th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN Group has maintained the title of South Africa’s best mobile network in the latest MyBroadband Insights report. The first quarter 2024 Mobile Network Quality Report... 


Icasa publishes draft plans for radio frequency spectrum
8th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Monday published the Draft Radio Frequency Migration Plan (RFMP) and the Draft International Mobile Telecommunication Roadmap... 


Schneider Electric's new GoPact Moulded Case Circuit Breaker
Schneider launches entry-level circuit breakers for basic applications
5th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy management and automation group Schneider Electric has launched two new entry-level market products – the GoPact Moulded Case Circuit Breaker (MCCB) and the Manual Transfer Switch (MTS).... 


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Microsoft taking principles-based, collaborative approach to responsible AI
4th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Information technology multinational Microsoft has set out principles for the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) and has developed the second version of its responsible AI standards... 


Mike Silber to join MTN
28th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN Group has appointed Mike Silber as group executive regulatory, effective April 1. Over the past five years, Silber held the role of Liquid Telecom group chief... 


Outgoing EOH CEO Stephen van Coller
EOH posts loss a share, as Operational Technologies division offsets Digital Enablement growth
26th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed information and communications technology services firm EOH reported a 2% year-on-year decrease in revenue to R3.1-billion for the six months ended January 31. Group operating profit... 


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US software company Powerfleet lists on JSE amid merger with MiX Telematics
26th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Software-as-a-service (Saas) and artificial intelligence (AI) provider Powerfleet has attained a secondary listing on the JSE amid its merger with fleet and mobile asset management solution company... 


AIIM consortium acquires Octotel, minority stake in RSAWEB
25th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A consortium, led by infrastructure-focused private equity fund manager African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), has signed an agreement to acquire fibre network operator Octotel. The... 


Telkom sheds Swiftnet in R6.75bn deal
22nd March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Information and communication technology group Telkom has sold its masts and towers infrastructure subsidiary Swiftnet for R6.75-billion to consortium Towerco Bidco. The newly incorporated entity... 


Float CEO Alex Forsyth-Thompson.
Fintech startup secures funding from Standard Bank
20th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Financial services firm Standard Bank has provided an $11-million facility to financial technology (fintech) startup company Float which will use the funds for the ongoing rollout of its... 


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