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The role of digital finance in mitigating the COVID-19 crisis

The unprecedented social and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the role of digital finance in providing relief for millions around the world…

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Beyond COVID-19 survey reveal 76% of SA businesses report revenue losses

A new national survey on the business impact of the COVID-19 pandemic shows that over half (56%) of participants…

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Telkom pushes Cell C to fourth place in SA mobile

Ten years after it launched its first mobile offering in the form of 8ta, Telkom has surpassed Cell C to become South Africa’s third largest mobile operator by subscriber numbers.

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Most Advanced Noise Removal Enables Working from Anywhere, Without Distraction

Intent to acquire BabbleLabs’ noise removal and speech enhancement technology furthers Cisco’s commitment to deliver an exceptional video meeting experience …

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Phuthuma Nathi shareholders receive R1,5bn dividend

Phuthuma Nathi will receive a R1,5bn dividend after the MultiChoice South Africa (MCSA) dividend was approved at the annual general meeting (AGM) yesterday.

Telkom voted the Coolest Telecommunications provider at Sunday Times GEN NEXT Awards

The youth have spoken, Telkom is the Coolest Telecomms Provider as announced at the Sunday Times GEN NXT Awards.

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Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams backtracks and appoints ICASA councillor

Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has backtracked on her decision not to appoint a sixth new ICASA councillor.

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Blue Label points to recovery following Cell C write down

Blue Label Telecoms on Thursday (27 August), reported a 10% drop in revenue for the year ended May 2020, to R21.1 billion.

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Reckless behaviour could hinder COVID-19 progress, warns Cabinet

While Cabinet has welcomed the country’s move to alert level 2 of the lockdown, the executive has warned that the fight against…

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SA leads in online activism during pandemic

The Change.org Global Digital Civic Engagement Index shows a sharp increase, since the pandemic outbreak, of South Africans using online petitions

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Insurers seek cyber security to manage Covid-19 risk

Forward-thinking business insurance providers are rallying corporate cyber security into their offerings to lower clients’ risk exposure…

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Over 60% of students to return to campus

A maximum of 66% of students will be allowed to return to university campuses, in line with the country’s shift to level 2 of the national lockdown.

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Over 89 000 NSFAS applications received

Meanwhile, NSFAS has received over 89 547 applications for 2021. The NSFAS 2021 application cycle opened on 3 August 2020 and will close on 30 November 2020. “Given current extreme circumstances as…

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The role of transformation in unlocking economic opportunities for South Africans

This week, I read with concern the United Nation’s latest report on the recovery of the South African GPD…

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The future of remote working in South Africa

For several months now, office spaces across South Africa have been gathering dust, void of occupants as employees have been working from home.

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Vodacom to contribute R5 million to support survivors of Gender-Based Violence

The Coronavirus health pandemic (COVID-19) and nationwide lockdown has compounded the effects…

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Lombard Insurance also falls victim to cyber-attack

Another South African financial services company has become a cyber-attack victim. Lombard Insurance Company has admitted to its systems being breached..

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NSFAS to publish new tender for supply of laptops

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Administrator, Dr Randall Carolissen, says a new tender for the supply and delivery of laptops will be submitted to the Government Printing Works…

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WOZA MATRICS PROVIDES FREE TV BASED SUPPORT FOR LEARNERS

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has launched Woza Matrics, a free-to-air television initiative aimed…

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NEW STUDY SHOWS HOW E-COMMERCE IS HOLDING IN SA

Figures recently published in Salesforce’s Global Shopping Index show a 71% upswing in global digital commerce.

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Standard Bank acquires 35% stake in South African fintech, TradeSafe

Standard Bank has today announced it has acquired a 35% stake in South African fintech, TradeSafe. Established in 2013, TradeSafe is an online escrow platform that safeguards the buyer’s funds in trust in a transaction involving two or more parties.

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SITA EXPLAINS ITS ROLE IN EASTERN CAPE E-LEARNING CONTRACT

The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) has distanced itself from an e-learning contract by the Eastern Cape Department of Education.

SA must accelerate innovative medical advancement: Mkhize

With COVID-19 highlighting glaring healthcare deficiencies, Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has challenged South Africa’s…

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Top honours for SA based fintech Ukheshe

South African based Ukheshe has received top honours in West Africa after being named as one of the winners of the Ecobank Fintech Challenge.

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR MTN BUSINESS APP OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Entries are now open for the MTN Business App of the Year Awards, the premier app development competition in South Africa.

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An urgent court interdict has been logged against Telkom over job cuts

Trade union Communication Workers Union (CWU) has launched an urgent court application to interdict Telkom from implementing new organisational structure…

SA’s cyber-crimes Bill will tighten noose on hackers

Less than two months after the commencement of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), South Africa has suffered a massive data…

Experian cyber-attack puts 24 million South Africans at risk

At the start of 2020, very few people would have predicted the events that unfolded.  The COVID-19 global pandemic caused…

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Cell C to close down 130 stores as financial pressure mounts

Mobile operator Cell C expects to close 128 retail stores around the country, with 546 jobs on the line, as it moves to reduce costs and become..

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DIGITALIZATION IN RAILWAY IS COMING TO SA

The first Africa Digital Rail Forum 2020 is hosted by Southern African Railways Association (SARA), Siemens Mobility and Huawei Technologies  on 19th August. This event, taking place online…

Africa Data Centres to source fibre optics in Africa

Africa Data Centres and Benya Cables are entering into a strategic supply agreement to secure continuous..


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