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Competition Commission to start media and digital market inquiry
15th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Competition Commission is preparing to investigate the distribution of media content on South Africa’s digital platforms, including search, social media and news aggregation platforms, and the... 

SAP, EPI-USE launch Africa’s first AppHaus
SAP, EPI-USE launch Africa’s first AppHaus
6th September 2023

Africa’s first AppHaus, a creative space available to organisations that use SAP solutions, has been launched in South Africa to bolster innovation on the continent. Natasha Odendaal has the story. 

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MTN South Africa appoints chief enterprise business officer, channels in commercial operations exec
5th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN South Africa has appointed Tumi Chamayou as chief enterprise business officer for South Africa, effective October 1. In addition, effective September 1, the company... 

Eskom interim CEO Cassim Calib, Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub and Vodacom South Africa CEO Sitho Mdlalose
Vodacom, Eskom sign historic first virtual wheeling agreement
30th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant Vodacom and South African State-owned power utility Eskom on Wednesday signed a first-of-its-kind virtual wheeling agreement that moves the JSE-listed firm closer to its... 

EOH CEO Stephen van Coller
EOH corruption study holds lessons for South Africa’s financial system
30th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

A study of the corruption that took place at JSE-listed information and communications technology company EOH from 2001 and its subsequent recovery from the damaging impact showed that there were... 

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Provider urges women to try coding
25th August 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Women are not often exposed to coding from an early age, states local delivery management software provider Loop founder and CEO Kimberly Taylor. “The more women see how fun and exciting the... 

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Tech firm supports youth development
25th August 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Global technology service provider Logicalis is focusing on skills development and providing opportunities for historically disadvantaged women to assist with their integration into the information... 

Standard Bank personal and private digital and ecommerce head Belinda Rathogwa
Banks have a role in encouraging mindful online behaviour
21st August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Financial services organisations have an important role to play in informing and encouraging their clients to be vigilant when using digital platforms as fraud and cybersecurity risks continue to... 

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Index shows significant difference in effective tech use between female- and male-led SMEs
18th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The inaugural South African SME Tech Index 2023 showed an overall level of 63.3%, which indicates that 63.3% of small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMEs) in South Africa are making effective... 

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MTN, Mastercard sign MoU for fintech business
14th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As telecommunications giant MTN continues implementing its Ambition 2025 strategy, it has entered into commercial agreements with Mastercard to support the acceleration and growth of the fintech... 

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Transnet embarks on procurement digitisation journey
11th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

State-owned Transnet has approached the market for the provision of an automated end-to-end procurement system. This comes as the organisation moves to optimise its procurement of goods and... 

DCDT, Huawei partner to help SA reach its ICT development goals
11th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) and information and communications technology (ICT) group Huawei have partnered to accelerate South Africa’s ICT development... 

Liquid Dataport’s Equiano cable seeing surge of activity as multiple subsea cables break
10th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Pan-African technology group Liquid Intelligent Technologies business Liquid Dataport has reported a surge of Internet traffic on its new West Coast cable Equiano after a break across multiple... 

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Vodacom to show fibre deal’s strong public interest, pro-competitive advantages
10th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Vodacom intends to showcase the strong public interest and pro-competitive advantages that its proposed transaction will have on the fibre market, and the country as a... 

A quarter of cyberthreat activity directed at South African govt systems, research shows
8th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Of the cybersecurity threat activity detected by cybersecurity solutions and services company Trellix during the year, 26% was directed towards government systems, while 16% was targeted at... 

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Technology trends in commercial, industrial property
4th August 2023

Innovative technology solutions are changing the landscape in which commercial and industrial property is managed. This is particularly valuable in facility and maintenance management, says... 

Amazon Web Services unveils fourth round of funding for black entrepreneurs
2nd August 2023 By: Darren Parker

In a bid to address the funding gap faced by historically disadvantaged person (HDP) entrepreneurs in South Africa, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has unveiled the fourth round of its Equity Equivalent... 

Telkom Q1 revenue increases, as legacy, loadshedding impacts Ebitda
1st August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Telkom has posted a 4.2% decline in group earnings before tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebidta) for the first quarter of the 2024 financial year amid the continued decline of... 

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Navigating effective project management hurdles
28th July 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Project management firms must contend with various challenges, including navigating methodologies that clients may not understand, and shortage of experienced personnel. One of the main challenges... 

Identification verification a strategic imperative to fight cybercrime in the digital economy
27th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The use of robust identity verification technologies is a strategic imperative in an increasingly digitised economic climate, where cybersecurity risks abound. Validating a person's identify is... 

BM South Africa GM and technology leader Ria Pinto
Cost of data breaches rising, says IBM Security
26th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Cybersecurity company IBM Security's 'Cost of a Data Breach 2023' report showed that the average total cost of a data breach for South African organisations increased by 8% over the past three... 

JSE launches new analytics, trade data offering
26th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The JSE has partnered with smart data and analytics company big xyt to launch big xyt ecosystems as a new joint venture (JV)company. The JV will deliver a Trade Explorer data analytics solution... 

Megan Pydigadu resigns as FD of EOH
26th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed information and communications technology services firm EOH has announced that FD Megan Pydigadu has tendered her resignation to take up a position at a large South African company. She... 

Altron to report decrease in interim group earnings
26th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Altron on Wednesday said that it expects a double-digit decline in group earnings during the six months ended August 31, 2023, as it streamlines two noncore operations. In an operational... 

Cell C positioned well in evolving industry
25th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Digital lifestyle group Cell C has the best of both worlds, as it effectively evolves from a telecommunications operator to a digital lifestyle technology company, says Cell C CEO Jorge Mendes.... 

DTIC aims to improve awareness on AfCFTA through outreach programme
25th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) has embarked on provincial outreach and awareness workshops in collaboration with provincial governments, wherein it hopes to have engaged... 

IT leaders driving operational efficiencies, as demands are expected to increase
24th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Customer relationship management software company Salesforce's ‘State of IT 2023’ report shows that 88% of South African information technology (IT) leaders are increasingly focusing on driving... 

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ATNS now using space-based tracking, surveillance system
21st July 2023 By: Darren Parker

South African air navigation service provider Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) has started using global aircraft tracking and surveillance system manufacturer Aireon’s space-based... 

HP focuses its strategy on providing customers with resilience, agility
21st July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Business devices manufacturer HP's future-ready strategy focuses on designing its devices and its services to provide greater resilience and flexiblity to its customers and users of its equipment,... 

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ICT infrastructure roll-out a top priority, says DCDT as Gauteng govt outlines ‘digital hub’ ambitions
21st July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As the world explores the post-fifth generation (5G) environment, Africa and other developing regions continue to lag behind in the adoption of digital technologies and the narrowing of the digital... 

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Companies bolstering defences as cyberattack threats rise
21st July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Companies across all industries are increasing their cybersecurity maturity across people, process and technology aspects, but are also increasingly looking at how best to respond in the event of... 

MTN SA appoints chief risk officer
19th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN South Africa has appointed Bradley Swanepoel as chief risk officer, effective October 1, 2023, to enhance the role of risk as a strategic lever within the business.... 

Bboxx, MTN Rwanda partner to increase smartphone access in Rwanda
18th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Data-driven super platform Bboxx and telecommunications group MTN Rwandacell have partnered to increase access to smartphones across Rwanda and accelerate the country’s digital agenda. Despite... 

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South Africa needs to embrace more 4IR technology or fall behind
17th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Professional services and auditing firm PwC says that South Africa’s competitors are all adopting 4IR technologies and developing their workforces and, if South Africa fails to follow suit, the... 

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ACSA seeking to improve its operations, customer experience through digitalisation
17th July 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has highlighted its plans to digitalise its operations, to increase efficiency and improve the experience of the passengers using its airports. The... 

MTN boasts best mobile voice network in South Africa in 2023
17th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN has emerged as South Africa’s best mobile voice network provider in MyBroadband Insights’ 2023 Mobile Voice Network Quality Report. MyBroadband Insights’ extensive... 

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