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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... 


NMU to host coding tournament for 10 000 youths on Mandela Day
12th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Nelson Mandela University (NMU) and its engagement partners Tangible Africa and the Leva Foundation will host 10 000 youth in the #Coding4Mandela coding tournament on Mandela Day. Teaching... 


DRC's first open-access, carrier-neutral data centre under development
12th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Data centre company Open Access Data Centres (OADC) and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) investment management company TEXAF have signed a landmark shareholder agreement for the operation of OADC... 


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Stellenbosch medical students using AI to raise organ donation awareness
12th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

A group of Stellenbosch University medical students are harnessing the power of algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) to raise much-needed awareness of organ donation in South Africa. The... 


NTT enhancing technology provided for Tour de France
11th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Information technology infrastructure and services company NTT is enhancing its technology offering for the cycle races Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift to bring Internet of... 


Vuma, Huawei launch industry first 50G PON technology in South Africa
11th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) provider Vuma has partnered with information and communication technology group Huawei to launch 50G Passive Optical Network (PON) capabilities, significantly higher than... 


Paratus, Ceragon sign multi-year partnership in Angola, Mozambique and Namibia
10th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Telecommunications and network company Paratus and wireless communications company Ceragon Networks have signed a multi-year agreement to provide high-capacity wireless offshore communication... 


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Landmark Information Regulator fine sets the tone for SA data protection
10th July 2023 By: News24Wire

After 10 years of building its capabilities, this week the Information Regulator issued its first infringement notice against the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development after it... 


 iOCO divisional manager Craig Allen
Edge computing can bring processing power to where it is required
7th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Businesses are starting to see the value of doing work at the edge where the data is being generated and where it needs to be processed, and the edge is finding a vital niche, said information and... 


DC Byte finds burgeoning demand for data centres in Africa
6th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The latest ‘Market Spotlight on Africa’ report published by England-based market intelligence service DC Byte points to significant growth in demand for data centres on the continent. In... 


Basic resources sector leads way as CEO confidence improves
4th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Advisory company Merchantec Capital’s CEO Confidence Index for the second quarter of this year has “shed light on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on business growth and operational... 


Capital Appreciation concludes acquisition of Dariel Solutions
4th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Financial technology (fintech) group Capital Appreciation has completed the R131.2-million acquisition of Dariel Solutions, the parent company of South African information technology (IT) software... 


Sita unveils new innovation centre for SMMEs
30th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new innovation centre aimed at enhancing innovation within the small, medium-sized and microenterprise (SMME) space has been launched at State Information Technology Agency’s (Sita’s) Centurion... 


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Discovery Pothole Patrol introduces advanced AI to assist in pothole detection
29th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Insurance company Discovery Insure has introduced advanced artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to its Pothole Patrol fleet, which will enable it to detect road defects more accurately and... 


SACP calls on government to strengthen its position in Telkom
29th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has called on government to further consolidate its position in partly-State-owned telecommunications group Telkom for a developmental purpose, instead of... 


FNB, MTN in network partnership
28th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Banking group FNB is leveraging telecommunications group MTN’s network to accelerate access to reliable telecommunications and Internet services for mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) FNB... 


MTN CEO Charles Molapisi
MTN SA deploys ‘five-generation’ technology in IPP efforts
27th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN South Africa is deploying multiple generation technologies, including solar, gas and battery energy systems, in one plant at its head office in Fairlands, Johannesburg,... 


EAIF commits $30m to Eastcastle Infrastructure
27th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) has committed $30-million to shared telecom tower infrastructure owner, operator and developer Eastcastle Infrastructure to enable the purchase and... 


MTN’s emissions reduction targets validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative
26th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed MTN Group’s company-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets have been validated by the independent Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Deemed an important recognition... 


Seacom secures $207m loan package from IFC to boost digital connectivity in seven Africa countries
22nd June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Global development institution IFC is providing a $207-million long-term loan package to digital infrastructure and information technology (IT) services company Seacom in a partnership aimed at... 


Afreximbank launches suite of digital services to promote AfCFTA functioning
22nd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Pan African financial institution the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, have launched the Africa Trade... 


Cell C completes network migration
21st June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Communications group Cell C has completed its network migration ahead of schedule, opening access to about 14 000 towers countrywide, 12 000 sites of which are fourth-generation and long-term... 


Final analogue switch-off now tabled for end 2024
21st June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Analogue services above 694 MHz will be switched off effective July 31, 2023, as the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) progresses towards a final switch off date of... 


Huawei corporate communications VP Edison Xie
eLTE private network at Ghana hydropower facility most challenging African project yet for Huawei
21st June 2023 By: Darren Parker

The evolved long-term evolution (eLTE) broadband private network that Chinese information and communication technology company Huawei installed for the Bui Power Authority’s (BPA’s) hydropower... 


5 MW floating solar plant at the Bui dam in Ghana
Ghana authority to expand solar and hydro capacity
20th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Ghana’s Bui Power Authority (BPA), with the collaboration of the grid operator, is planning on constructing a new 50 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, in Dagbon, in the north of the country. This is... 


Cell C's head office in Midrand
Jorge Mendes appointed as Cell C CEO
15th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Cell C has appointed Jorge Mendes as its new CEO, effective July 1, 2023. Mendes’ appointment comes at a pivotal time for the company with increasing competition in the... 


Endeavor South Africa MD Alison Collier
Endeavor South Africa targeting to invest in up to 30 entrepreneurial firms with next fund
14th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Endeavor South Africa, which offers venture capital and mentoring support to domestic and African entrepreneurial enterprises, is targeting to invest in up to 30 tech and tech-enabled companies... 


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No need for a knight in shining armour – Telkom CEO
13th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telkom Group CEO Serame Taukobong on Tuesday said that the struggling group does not need a “knight in shining armour” to save it. “In the past few days there has been a lot of communication in the... 


AVEVA pursuing hybrid systems for increased productivity
12th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

To continuously improve its service offering and align with customer needs, software solutions giant AVEVA says it is going increasingly “hybrid” across the board with its services, meaning... 


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