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Competition Commission tables digital platforms inquiry terms of reference
17th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Competition Commission on Friday published a draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for a market inquiry into the distribution of media content on digital platforms in South Africa. The Media and... 

ARC’s portfolio resilient amid challenging macroeconomic environment
17th March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed African Rainbow Capital (ARC) says its diverse investment portfolio has shown remarkable resilience in what was challenging macroeconomic conditions for all the firms it is invested in,... 

Telkom, Wits partner to establish R&D lab focused on industry solutions
16th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Information and communications technology group Telkom and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have partnered to establish a commercial research and development facility dedicated to... 

SARB deputy governor and Prudential Authority CEO Fundi Tshazibana
PayShap payment system aimed at reducing the need for using cash
13th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

South Africans can now make free real-time payments of up to R3 000 between bank accounts using the PayShap free payment system introduced by regulator the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the... 

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MTN Group reports strong 2022 earnings
13th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed MTN Group has increased its dividend as it reports a strong financial performance for the year ended December 31, 2022. During the year under review, MTN achieved a 3.8 percentage point... 

Ten schools to develop prototypes for STEM competition
10th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Ten schools in underserved communities have been selected out of 51 nationally to participate in Phase 2 of electronic equipment multinational Samsung South Africa's Solve for Tomorrow school... 

Paratus data centres receive quality, information and payment security certifications
9th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

All five of African telecommunications company Paratus' data centres have been awarded ISO 9001 quality management, ISO 27001 information security and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards... 

Telkom, Clickatell to launch mobile messaging payments
9th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Chat commerce and business messaging firm Clickatell has launched its Chat 2 Pay feature for integrated communications company Telkom to unlock the convenience of safe and effortless mobile... 

Reunert acquires IQbusiness
9th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Reunert, through wholly owned subsidiary Reunert's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) business segment, is set to acquire 74.2% of management and technology consulting firm IQbusiness... 

Microsoft Africa internet plan moves forward with fiber deal
2nd March 2023 By: Reuters

Microsoft Corp has reached a deal with Africa's biggest independent fiber network toward its goal of expanding internet access on the continent, its president Brad Smith said. The agreement, with... 

MTN, Huawei sign MoU to advance digital inclusion and sustainable development
28th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN Group and information and communications technology (ICT) group Huawei have joined forces to strengthen strategic cooperation in environmental, social and governance... 

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Telcos feeling pressure of sustained levels of loadshedding
24th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As South Africa’s persistent loadshedding shows no signs of abating, the country’s telecommunications companies are having to ramp up mitigation measures in an effort to keep consumers connected.... 

Blue Label increases core earnings 14%, excluding Cell C recap
23rd February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE-listed Blue Label’s core businesses continued to generate further growth in revenue, gross profit and core headline earnings per share during the six month ended November 30. Revenue for the... 

Icasa publishes three Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plans for high-demand spectrum
22nd February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Three of the ten bands outlined in the draft Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plans (RFSAPs) for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) systems have been published for another round of... 

Competition Commission extends online intermediation platforms market inquiry
21st February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Online Intermediation Platforms Market Inquiry has been extended by another two months to enable further extensive consultation after additional recommendations. The Competition Commission was... 

Cybersecurity budgets to increase by 22% over 3 years, says Kaspersky
17th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Businesses in South Africa plan to increase their cybersecurity budgets by 22% in the next three years, in line with small and medium-sized businesses and enterprises globally that are set to... 

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Planetarium’s upgrade to ‘Digital Dome’ seeks to inspire new generation of scientists
17th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The venerable Planetarium, on Yale road on the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) campus, in Johannesburg, is being transformed into a Digital Dome to not only provide visitors with... 

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S Africa needs smarter ports
17th February 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

For South Africa’s eight ports to keep up with the changes in global shipping, and safeguard trade that is vital to the economy, it is extremely important that Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)... 

5G drives CSP revenue growth
15th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new report has revealed a correlation between fifth-generation (5G) uptake and revenue growth for communications service providers (CSPs). A special Ericsson Mobility Report, the Business Review... 

Telkom’s Ebitda declines in Q3
14th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Telkom has reported a 13.5% decline in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) to R2.49-billion during the three months ended December 31, 2022. Telkom’s... 

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EOH successfully raises R600m
13th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Information and communications technology services company EOH has welcomed the "overwhelming support" from existing shareholders that enabled it to raise R500-million in a rights offer on February... 

Mobile game to help law enforcement officers in the fisheries sector
10th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Nelson Mandela University's (NMU's) FishForce Academy has developed a mobile game to help law enforcement officers in the fisheries sector. The game features a virtual simulation environment of... 

Teraco buys Great Westerford building in Cape Town that hosts its CT1
10th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Data centre and interconnection services provider Teraco has acquired the iconic Great Westerford building, in Rondebosch, Cape Town, which hosts its CT1 data centre, from Ingenuity Property... 

Paratus Zambia secures gateway licence, right to resell Internet capacity
10th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

African telecommunications company Paratus has been been awarded a data gateway licence in Zambia from the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (Zicta).  Paratus Zambia can... 

40% of industrial control systems attacked with malware in 2022 - Kaspersky
3rd February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Throughout 2022, 40% of industrial control system (ICS) computers globally and 47% of ICS computers in Africa were attacked with malware, says cybersecurity company Kaspersky's Industrial Control... 

Altron appoints HR executive, company secretary
3rd February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed technology group Altron has appointed Pam Xaba as group executive for human capital and Mbali Ngcobo as group company secretary, effective February 1. Xaba, who was appointed acting... 

Nokia builds multi-terabit pan-African optical backbone for Liquid Intelligent Technologies
2nd February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A new agreement between Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Nokia will see the launch of a first-of-its-kind network connecting subsea landing stations in Kenya, South Africa and the Democratic... 

Teraco to expand data centers with $680m in debt funding
31st January 2023 By: Bloomberg

Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s largest data-center company, raised R11.8-billion in funds to assist with its expansion plans and power build-out, said its CFO Samuel Erwin. Just under half of... 

Convergence closes $296m Africa digital inclusion infrastructure investment fund
30th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Private equity investment company Convergence Partners has successfully closed its Convergence Partners Digital Infrastructure Fund (CPDIF) at $296-million, surpassing its initial target by more... 

Ivanhoe, SES extend partnership for satellite connectivity at Kamoa-Kakula
23rd January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Satellite connectivity provider SES and Africa-focused mining company Ivanhoe Mines has reached a new agreement to continue to provide the Kamoa-Kakula copper project, in the Democratic Republic of... 

Data centres can use renewable energy to reduce their carbon-intensity
20th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Data centre operators that buy large amounts of electricity can make huge strides in carbon reduction by embracing renewable energy across their operations and, as they invest in renewable energy... 

Technologies contributing to improved cybersecurity resilience
20th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Information and communications technology multinational Cisco notes in its 'Security Outcomes Report, Volume 3: Achieving Security Resilience' report, that the adoption of zero-trust, secure access... 

EOH says final R600m rights offer will reduce interest payments by about R100m a year
19th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed information and communications technology company EOH has released the final terms of its rights offer that will comprise a combined capital raise from the rights issue and specific... 

Netherlands to provide $10m to support digital economy in developing countries
18th January 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Netherlands has announced that it will provide $10-million to intergovernmental organisation the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) to help developing countries benefit... 

EOH expects local, global operating environments to be challenging this year
17th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed information and communications technology services company EOH said the operating environment in South Africa continues to be challenging and the global economy remains under pressure,... 

VoltVision launches power analytics centre in Joburg
12th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Digitised industrial power networks company VoltVision has opened a global power analytics centre in Johannesburg that will provide expert technical interpretation of performance data from clients’... 

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