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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... 

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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... 

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... 

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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... 

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