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Blade Nzimande

5G and other COVID-19 myth stories are nonsense

 19/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande says 5G and other COVID-19 myths are false and rubbish stories. “This thing about people questioning vaccines now has a danger of misleading people,” he stressed. “All of us when we are born we’re vaccinated, even children who are born now as we’re speaking they’re being vaccinated against…

MTN

MTN dismisses 5G link to COVID-19

19/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

MTN has poured cold water on any link between 5G and COVID-19, stating the myth has been discredited globally by scientists. The company says it will continue to work to raise awareness and direct its efforts to combat the pandemic and support customers and society.

Cell C

Cell C to rent out its head office

19/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

Parts of Cell C’s head office in Midrand, which boasts a customer walk-in centre, an IT centre, warehouse facilities and office space, is for rent. The Cell C campus was developed by Atterbury, with construction starting in July 2012 after an official sod-turning ceremony with former Cell C CEO Alan…

Students

Students to receive more data

19/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says the government is working with mobile networks for the long-term provision of data to students. Nzimande says while networks had provided data to students as part of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government was tired… 

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TransUnion and Fincheck join forces

 19/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

TransUnion has linked up with South African financial marketplace Fincheck, to make the credit application process easier for consumers. Announcing the partnership today, the companies say consumers are able to access a free TransUnion credit report on Fincheck, which helps them understand their financial position to make better, more responsible financial decisions.

Cyril Ramaphosa

SA must embrace innovation to rebuild economy: President Ramaphosa

19/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

With the COVID-19 pandemic having battered the South African fiscus in 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa has cautioned that the country will have to embrace innovative interventions to rebuild the economy in the New Year.

Scientists

SA must embrace innovation to rebuild economy: President Ramaphosa

19/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

South Africa has technical capabilities to produce vaccines as the country battles with the COVID-19 resurgence. The President said this on Monday in his first weekly newsletter of 2021.

trump admin

Trump administration to revoke licences to sell to Huawei

 18/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

The Trump administration has notified Huawei suppliers, including chip maker Intel, that it is revoking certain licences to sell to the Chinese company and intends to reject dozens of other applications to supply the telecommunications firm, people familiar with the matter said.

ABT telecoms

ABT Telecoms attacks R265-million tender report

 18/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

ABT Telecoms has responded to a City Press report that it was responsible for a telecommunications shutdown in Mpumalanga provincial government offices, calling it unsubstantiated and slanderous.

Information Regulator

WhatsApp delays new privacy policy

18/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

WhatsApp has delayed the introduction of a new privacy policy announced earlier this month after confusion and user backlash forced the messaging service to better explain what data it collects and how it shares that information with parent company, Facebook Inc.

seacom

New management at Seacom

18/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

Seacom recently announced that Prenesh Padayachee has been appointed as the company’s new Group Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Padayachee is a South African telecoms veteran who has previously served as Internet Solutions’ CTO and Telkom Openserve’s chief sales and marketing officer.

samsung

Samsung billionaire to return to jail

18/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

Samsung’s heir Jay Y Lee has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison over bribery charges, a dramatic conclusion to a years-long graft trial that had inflamed outrage in the country over the cosy relationships between government and business.

Information Regulator

Information Regulator engages Facebook SA over privacy policy

 15/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

South Africa’s Information Regulator has announced that it met Facebook South Africa on Wednesday to discuss its revised WhatsApp privacy policy. South Africa’s Information Regulator has announced that it met Facebook South Africa on Wednesday to discuss its revised WhatsApp privacy policy.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp Private Policy

15/01/2021 | By Suraya Hamdulay

2021 has kicked-off with a few strange events, leaving us wondering whether the year ahead is going to get worse before it gets better. Being an eternal optimist, I believe that we have to cling to hope, or it is the one thing that will keep us anchored as a collective and take us all over the finish line intact.

ICASA

ICASA to conducts virtual workshops in respect of the draft Municipal Elections Regulations

15/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

As the country prepares for the 2021 municipal elections, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) is also reviewing the Municipal Elections Regulations of 2011.

xiaomi

US blacklists Xiaomi

15/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

The Trump administration blacklisted Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi and 10 other companies as it broadened efforts to undercut the expansion of the country’s technology sector. Xiaomi shares plunged.

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BCX website hacked

15/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

BCX is investigating an incident that resulted in adult content being displayed on its Website description page on Thursday. Upon trying to visit the ICT services company Web site, he was automatically redirected to a home page that advertises sex dolls. BCX spokesperson says that preliminary investigations have revealed that the BCX network was not hacked nor did it suffer a security breach.

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Post office urged to observe COVID-19 protocols

15/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth, and Persons with Disabilities, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, has called on managers at the South African Post Office (Sapo) to ensure that COVID-19 protocols are adhered to. This call comes after the Deputy Minister observed images circulating on social media of queues at Post Offices in which there is no social distancing…

Covid-19 Alert App

11 IT trends that will drive CIO success in 2021

 14/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

2020 has been a demanding year for organizations and those in charge of business operations. For CIO’s, it’s been a year of testing their IT infrastructure and reviewing the efficacy of the business’ digital transformation efforts to date. For 2021, the biggest task will be transforming business operations to align with post-pandemic disruptions, and for CIO’s…

WhatsApp

LG Electronics collaborates with Magna International to manufacture e-vehicle components

14/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

LG Electronics has entered into a joint venture with mobility technology company Magna International to develop e-vehicle parts. The joint venture will result in the creation of a new company that will manufacture e-motors, inverters and on board chargers and, for certain…

Intel Chip

TSMC ramps up capex to protect growing market lead

14/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co expects to boost capital spending to as much as US$28-billion this year in order to safeguard its lead in advanced technologies that made it chip maker of choice to the world’s technology and car giants. Capital spending for 2021 is targeted at $25-billion to $28-billion, compared to $17.2-billion…

Prof Marwala

Cell C contract and broadband user migrate to Vodacom

14/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

Cell C has started to migrate its contract and broadband customers off its network in a process which is expected to be completed in the next two months. The mobile operator says this move forms part of its network strategy where it will switch off its own radio network and partner with the “best-of-breed on both infrastructure and services”.

TV Licence

Government’s plan to make smartphone users to pay a TV licence

12/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has doubled down on the government’s plan to charge people with computers, smartphones, and tablets TV licence fees. Ndabeni-Abrahams cited sections of the recently published “Draft White Paper on Audio and Audio-Visual Content Services Policy…

Telkom

Telkom withdraws some parts of spectrum court application

12/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has announced that Telkom has withdrawn part of its court application against it. Following the recent media reports about Telkom launching a court application in respect of the Invitation To Apply (ITA) for high demand spectrum or International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)…

Covid-19 Alert App

MTN to give users 1GB for downloading COVID-19 app

 13/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

MTN says it will reward customers who download the COVID-19 Alert SA application with 1GB of free data valid for one hour. “In an effort to rally South Africans to download and use the COVID-19 Alert app, MTN has not only zero-rated its use but will reward customers with 1GB…

e-tv

E-TV joins in on legal spectrum auction against ICASA

 13/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

Free-to-air broadcaster e.tv has filed an application to join Telkom’s lawsuit seeking an urgent interim interdict preventing communications regulator Icasa from proceeding with its planned broadband spectrum auction.

TV Licence

Government’s plan to make smartphone users to pay a TV licence

12/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has doubled down on the government’s plan to charge people with computers, smartphones, and tablets TV licence fees. Ndabeni-Abrahams cited sections of the recently published “Draft White Paper on Audio and Audio-Visual Content Services Policy…

Telkom

Telkom withdraws some parts of spectrum court application

12/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has announced that Telkom has withdrawn part of its court application against it. Following the recent media reports about Telkom launching a court application in respect of the Invitation To Apply (ITA) for high demand spectrum or International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)…

WhatsApp

Facebook’s WhatsApp privacy policy update gone wrong

12/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

Facebook’s WhatsApp has started informing its users of an update to its privacy policy also stating that if users want to keep using the popular messaging app, they have to accept the updated privacy policy. The new terms, delivered in early 2021, have caused an outcry among technology experts, privacy advocates…

Intel Chip

Intel server chip to be available in the first quarter

12/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

Intel Corp. said a server chip built with its best production technique will be available in large volumes in the first quarter, an attempt to convince customers that its manufacturing operations are recovering from long delays. The third generation of Xeon Scalable processors, codenamed Ice Lake, is undergoing…

Prof Marwala

Prof Marwala dispels the 5G myths

12/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

Fifth-generation (5G) technology is not something sinister as some conspiracy theorists may have people believe, but is the progression of current technologies as societies increasingly go mobile and consume more data. This is word from Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, vice-chancellor (VC) and principal of the University of Johannesburg…

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Samsung, TSMC to make Intel high-end chips

11/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

Samsung Electronics rose the most in almost 10 months after Intel was said to be considering asking the South Korean giant and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) to make some of its most sophisticated chips, a major departure for the Silicon Valley pioneer.

whatsapp voice and video calls

The 5G myths vis-à-vis COVID-19

11/01/2021 | By Tech Talk

The Authority continues to note media reports with regards to the deployment of the Fifth-Generation (5G) technologies and infrastructure and its purported relation to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Authority would like to urge all South Africans not to be swayed by these…

mtn board

Board reshuffle at MTN

30/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

MTN Group has announced some changes to its board of directors. In a statement to shareholders yesterday, the company said it is pleased to announce the appointment of Nosipho Molope as an independent non-executive director of MTN Group, effective, 1 April 2021.

ICASA

ICASA receives applications for spectrum

30/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) remains committed on spectrum allocation, saying it will defend the integrity of the process in any forum, including litigation. The spectrum auction pencilled for March next year has been put…

spectrum

Spectrum allocation at risk

30/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Spectrum allocation is at risk following the decision by Telkom to interdict the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) from proceeding with the auction pencilled for March next year. The telephony group has filed an urgent court application saying it considers the regulator’s decisions to be irregular…

WOAN

The much anticipated WOAN could be rendered as a still born

 24/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

As the Mafadi Consortium we waited with much anticipation for the Invitation to Apply that would herald the start of the already long process to license the Wireless Open Access Network (WOAN). 

google play

Possible lawsuit for Google over app store fees

21/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

At least three U.S. states are investigating Alphabet Inc.’s Google over the fees it takes from developers for purchases and subscriptions inside apps, and they may file an antitrust lawsuit against the company early next year, according to people familiar with the matter.

whatsapp voice and video calls

WhatsApp voice and video for desktop PCs

21/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has rolled out a beta version of its desktop app that features voice and video calls for the first time. The move to facilitate calls over large screens would put WhatsApp on par with video-conferencing bigwigs Zoom and Google Meet…

MTN

MTN Nigeria unmanageable

 21/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

MTN is in a race against time to get about half its subscribers to comply with the Nigerian government’s stipulation that their Sims be connected to their ID numbers by the end of the year. This follows minister of communications & digital economy Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami giving mobile operators two weeks from 16 December to get the West African country’s 200 million mobile subscribers to register their national identification numbers with their Sims.

altron

Altron’s demerger of Bytes creates R7 Billion in shareholder value

18/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Altron has listed Bytes to on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, and the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange by way of a secondary inward listing. This marks the completion of the demerger of the Bytes group from the Altron Group, a transaction which Altron announced to the market in April 2020.

trump

Trump to unleash crackdown on Chinese firms

18/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

The US is set to add dozens of Chinese companies, including the country’s top chip maker, SMIC, to a trade blacklist on Friday, two people familiar with the matter said. The move, which has not previously been reported, is seen as the latest in US President Donald Trump’s effort to cement his tough-on-China legacy. It comes just weeks before Democratic President-elect Joe Biden is set to take office on 20 January.

chip

Shortage in world-wide chip threatens production of laptops and phones

18/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Makers of cars and electronic devices from TVs to smartphones are sounding alarm bells about a global shortage of chips, which is causing manufacturing delays as consumer demand bounces back from the coronavirus crisis.

ICASA

ICASA implore the public to be vigilant about their mobile numbers during this festive season

18/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

The time of the year where lots of crimes related to the illegal porting of mobile numbers, sim-swap fraud and related crimes has arrived; and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa…

CISCO

Cisco introduces Webex App Hub for seamless app integration

18/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Cisco has revealed a new suite of apps and solutions, in addition to seamless integration with popular applications to enhance communication, productivity and digital experience. Cisco’s Webex platform consists of powerful programmability and an extensibility layer via open application…

rain and tyme

TymeBank and Rain face COVID-19 glitches

 18/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Rain and TymeBank experienced some interruptions during the COVID-19 lockdown. Afri can Rainbow Capital (ARC), which was founded by billionaire Patrice Motsepe gave a trading update on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. ARC controls digital bank TymeBank, as well as data-only network, Rain.

Communications and Digital Technologies SOEs

Communications and Digital Technologies SOEs merge

17/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies has embarked on a process to merge some of its entities in line with the state owned enterprises (SOE’s) rationalisation plan. These mergers are in line with last year’s State of the Nation Address by…

Voadafone and AST SpaceMobile

Vodafone and AST SpaceMobile unveil launch plans for space-based mobile network initially reaching 1.6 billion people

17/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

AST SpaceMobile, in partnership with Vodafone Group, today unveiled plans to launch the first phase of its space-based commercial mobile communications service in 2023. The company has…

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MTN fights battery thieves

15/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

MTN has provided insight into its ongoing battle with battery thieves and criminal syndicates in South Africa. The mobile operator has seen great success in combatting battery theft at mobile base stations this year – a problem which is rampant in the country and affects all mobile operators with a physical network.

communications

Communications ministry entities show support for Ndabeni-Abrahams

15/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has been assured of her entities’ support in achieving her performance targets. This despite a tumultuous past with some of the heads of the entities within her portfolio. This follows the publication of the performance agreement entered into by the minister and president Cyril Ramaphosa, to ensure the Department…

google

Google hit by outage

15/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Services from Google were experiencing widespread outages around the world on Monday, preventing people from accessing Gmail, YouTube and other products. Errors ranged from “something went wrong” on YouTube, to “there was an error. Please try again later. That’s all we know,” when attempting to login to the company’s mail product. Google products were failing to load for users in New York, the UK, Europe and South Africa.

vodacom

Vodacom launches 5G network in KZN

15/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Vodacom is rolling-out the fastest and latest, fifth generation (5G) network in key municipal districts in KwaZulu-Natal province. The 5G network is currently available on 156 live 5G sites across the province and supports both mobile and fixed wireless access services.

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Telkom supports green economy

15/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Telkom announced it is supporting the green economy in the township of Khayelitsha in Cape Town. South Africa views a green economy as a sustainable de­velopment path based on addressing the interdependence between economic growth, social protection, and natural ecosystem.

cyber attacks

US government systems experienced cyberattacks

 14/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

US government agencies were hit by a widespread campaign of cyberattacks by hackers who were suspected of exploiting a flaw in the update of a US software company, according to three people familiar with the investigation. “The US government is aware of these reports and we are taking all…

telkom

Telkom partners with YaClick to provide connectivity in rural communities

14/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Telkom Consumer and YahClick have signed an agreement which enables individual and business consumers to make high quality voice calls and access broadband data packages from anywhere in SA using only a satellite connection.

covid

COVID-19 travel screening moves to online

14/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

The Department of Health (DOH) says the COVID SA travel system forms part of its move from paper-based screening systems, to a digitised screening solution in a phased approach. The DOH’s announcement comes as SA’s borders have partially re-opened to international travellers under alert level one of the national COVID-19 lockdown.

cloud

Vodacom to accelerate cloud adoption journey in Africa

14/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Vodacom Business Africa has partnered with Crayon Africa, a global leader in Software Asset Management (SAM), Cloud and Volume licensing and associated consulting services, to deliver seamless and improved cloud solutions to businesses in Africa as they embark on their cloud adoption journey.

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Nigeria suspend sim card registration

 11/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

The Nigerian government has initiated a review of subscriber registration and ordered mobile operators, such as MTN, to suspend sale of new SIM cards. In a statement on its website, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said in line with the government desire to consolidate the achievement of the SIM Card registration exercise of September, 2019…

MTN

US families oppose MTN motion to dismiss case

11/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

American families suing MTN have filed a new application opposing the mobile operator’s motion to dismiss the case. The families argue the operator “purposefully availed” itself to the US by obtaining funding and insurance guarantees from US-based units of the World Bank.

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Seacom appoints MTN Group Chief Enterprise Officer as new CEO

11/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Seacom has recruited Oliver Fortuin, MTN Group Chief Enterprise Officer, as its new CEO. Fortuin, who will replace Byron Clatterbuck, will take over the reigns on January 4, 2021. He has worked for over two decades in the ICT sector, across South Africa and the rest of Africa, with industry-leading organisations such as IBM, BT…

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Businesses faced insider cyber-attacks in 2020

11/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Research by Atlas VPN, 65% of businesses suffered from one or more insider attacks over the last 12 months. The research, which consisted of an online survey of 457 cyber security professionals, revealed that 41% of businesses experienced between one and five insider attacks in the last 12 months.

MTN

MTN plans to sell some of its local tower portfolio

10/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

MTN Group is looking to sell and lease back part of its portfolio of 13 000 South African telecommunications towers, a sign that new CEO Ralph Mupita is looking to build on a disposal plan kicked off by his predecessor. The group is considering “the strategic and financial merits”…

Facebook

Lawsuits might force Facebook sale of Instagram, WhatsApp

10/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Facebook could be forced to sell its prized assets WhatsApp and Instagram after the US Federal Trade Commission and nearly every US state filed lawsuits against the social media company, saying it used a “buy or bury” strategy to snap up rivals and keep smaller competitors at bay.

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire could be ruined by breakup

 10/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

The US Federal Trade Commission took a major step toward the possible breakup of Facebook by formally filing an antitrust lawsuit against the technology giant, accusing it of abusing its monopoly powers in social networking to stifle competition.

Energy Transition

Agreement signed to advance Africa’s energy transition

10/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the African Development Bank have agreed to jointly support investment in low carbon energy projects, a move expected to advance Africa’s energy transition. In a statement, the entities say they signed a declaration…

Windows

World’s first certified Windows collaboration display with built-in IoT hub from Sharp

10/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Imagine a display solution with a built-in microphone, high quality camera and Internet of Things (IoT) sensor hub that works seamlessly with the best Microsoft 365 collaboration tools. A dream display solution is here to stay, in ways that are more relevant in this pandemic economy…

stella

Data prices to be cut by 50%

 09/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has signed her performance agreement with President Cyril Ramaphosa promising to cut data prices by 50%. “As stated in the State of the Nation Address on 13 February 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed performance agreements with all Ministers to strengthen the capacity of the State and increase accountability,

apple

Apple will ban apps that don’t comply with new privacy feature

 09/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Apple has threatened to remove apps from its widely-used App Store if they don’t comply with an upcoming private feature allowing users to block advertisers from tracking them across different applications. The new feature, dubbed App Tracking Transparency, was initially planned to debut..

vodacom

2020 in Review: By Vodacom Group’s Chief Officer of International Markets Diego Gutierrez

09/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

This year has been filled with upheaval – disruption across industries, changes to the way we work and multiple challenges to business models globally. While 2020 was filled with rapid change, the Vodacom Group was able to successfully execute various strategic projects throughout our markets.

mtn

MTN launches MTN Combo Bundles starting at R49/month for prepaid customers

09/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

MTN has launched MTN Combo Bundles – all-new, all-in-one, convenient bundle solutions comprising voice and data bundles that offer prepaid customers convenience, savings and more value for money when compared to buying open market bundles.

Facebook

Facebook to be sued by US for monopoly abuse

 

08/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

 Facebook will soon be hit by federal and state antitrust lawsuits accusing the social media giant of abusing its dominance and thwarting competition, according to three people familiar with the matter. Lawsuits are expected as soon as this week from the Republican-led Federal Trade Commission and a group of state attorneys-general led by…

 

Nokia 6G

EU to fund 6G project

08/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Nokia Oyj is leading a group of companies and universities in a European Union funded wireless project called Hexa-X to help jump-start a new generation of mobile technology that’s already being called 6G. The group includes wireless gearmaking-peer Ericsson AB, mobile carriers Orange SA and Telefonica SA, and technology companies including Intel Corp. and Siemens AG.

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Convergence Partners invests R76m

08/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Convergence Partners have announced R76 million ($5 million) further funding for its stake in fintech ChannelVAS (CVAS). The Andile Ngcaba-controlled company says it exercised preferential and exclusive rights to acquire the stake as a result of an intra-consortium rebalancing of the holdings of another member of the Ethos consortium through which Convergence Partners is partially invested.

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New Wave seals deal with SqwidNet

08/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

New Wave, a company co-owned by ICT industry veteran Phumlani Moholi has been awarded a contract for smart power management by SqwidNet, an Internet of Things (IoT) network operator in South Africa. Moholi’s company said this partnership will see New Wave undertaking to deploy and manage 1500 CabiSense devices in Sqwidnet’s network over a period of 3 years.

MTN

MTN appoints new Group CFO, announces changes to regional structure and Group Executive Committee

07/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

MTN announced on Friday that it has completed a comprehensive review of the Group strategy with a focus on accelerating growth, deleveraging the holding company debt and unlocking value. The revised strategy will be presented in more detail following the release of MTN’s 2020 full-year results in March 2021.

Vodacom

Vodacom has succeeded in bridging the digital divide in Wakkerstroom, South Africa’s first smartphone only town

07/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Vodacom Mpumalanga Region has partnered with BPG Langfontein, a farming business that employs the majority of the people living in Wakkerstroom in Mpumalanga Province to create SA’s first smartphone only town. Vodacom deployed 3G and 4G sites in…

airbnb

Airbnb streamlines fees as it tilts toward biggest hosts

07/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Airbnb is requiring most professional hosts outside North America to include all service fees in the rate presented to guests, a move that mirrors how rival platforms operate. Airbnb will require hosts who use third-party software to manage bookings…

aYo

SASSA confirms COVID-19 Grant Appeal cut-off dates

07/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

The COVID-19 grant will only be paid until the end of January 2021. SASSA has determined a cut-off date for lodging appeals in respect of declined COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grants. The purpose is to strengthen administrative controls in the management…

5G

5G with the strength of Android

07/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

In South Africa, 5G is becoming an exciting new reality that brings with it advanced capabilities, faster download speeds and connectivity. Of course, these devices rely on 5G-enabled devices. Fortunately, Samsung is committed to harnessing this incredible game-changing technology through…

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Dimension Data fights racism allegations

04/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Dimension Data said it regrets that its excellent relationship with its former Executive Chairman Andile Ngcaba has ended in a legal dispute. This follows Ngcaba’s decision to take Dimension Data to court over allegations that the company paid him less than his white colleagues.

facebook

Facebook blamed for predatory pricing

04/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Virtual reality start-ups are accusing Facebook of using a familiar playbook to muscle out rivals in what could be the digital platform of the future — prompting a new line of scrutiny from competition enforcers.

aYo

Milestone for fintech firm aYo

04/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

African micro-insurance fintech firm aYo Holdings, a joint venture between telecoms giant MTN and financial services group Momentum Metropolitan Holdings, has breached the 10 million customer mark in under four years. The company, which says it provides fast, convenient, easy to…

planet42

Planet42 raises R152 million to scale up in SA

04/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Planet42, an Estonian car subscription company that helps individuals ignored by banks to get access to a personal vehicle, has announced a $10 million (R152 million) raise from US-based Lendable Inc, an institutional debt investor. To date, Planet 42 has bought and delivered over 2,000…

netstar

Netstar SA expends to Malaysia

04/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Netstar, a subsidiary of JSE-listed technology company Altron, has set up an office in Malaysia and is exploring expansion opportunities in Indonesia.Netstar, a subsidiary of JSE-listed technology company Altron, has set up an office in Malaysia and is exploring expansion opportunities in Indonesia.

GMSA

Vodacom and GSMA collaborate to drive digital inclusion for persons living with disabilities

04/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

In support of International Day of Persons With Disabilities (IDPD), GSMA Assistive Tech has launched the ‘Principles for driving digital inclusion of people with disabilities,’ a framework for action aimed at increasing the digital inclusion of people with disabilities.

Welkom Yizani

Media24 intends to buy out Welkom Yizani Investors

03/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Media group Media24 announced plans to buy out all shareholders of Welkom Yizani, its black economic empowerment share scheme. The media group is proposing to pay R15.70 per Welkom Yizani ordinary share.

SABC

Great court victory for SABC jobs saga

03/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

The Labour Court has dismissed the application by the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) to declare the SABC’s retrenchment process as invalid. The SABC plans to retrench up to 400 employees…

iPhone

Apple sued for claims about iPhone battery life

03/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Apple is facing lawsuits in several European countries seeking about 180 million euros ($217 million) over misleading claims about the battery life of older iPhones. A group of five European consumer organizations filed class-action suit…

Post Office

Post Office to send bills via email and SMS

03/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

The South African Post Office has entered into an agreement to send over 10 million digital messages which can include municipal bills to Johannesburg residents per year. The agreement will see Spanish electronic communications company Lleida.net…

iPhone12

Telkom launches digital wallet

03/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Telkom has launched its digital wallet Telkom Pay Digital Wallet or Telkom Pay. The company said Telkom Pay allows users to pay others and get paid themselves using their mobile phone through the WhatsApp messaging app to anyone on their contacts list. It also serves as a cashless Point of Sale (POS) payment option for businesses.

iPhone12

Vodacom confirms iPhone 12 launch dates

03/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

“Vodacom has announced that it will offer the new iPhone 12 lineup later this month. The full lineup of Apple’s latest smartphones will be on offer, including the following: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. “Vodacom is excited to soon offer the eagerly anticipated new iPhone 12 family…

TV Licence

TV Licence fees must become compulsory

02/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

According to eMedia Holdings CEO, Khalik Sherrif TV, licence fees should be compulsory for every South African household and the SABC must be supported by the government.

Tech Entrepreneurs

The searches in on for tech entrepreneurs

02/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Telkom is looking for 15 budding Soweto-based entrepreneurs who will use technology to solve problems in their community. The telephony group has launched its Township Innovation Incubator to enable township-based technology and social entrepreneurs to access technology development support, financial and non-financial business support services to scale their ideas.

FinTech

FinTech Ozow, digital payments, reported that it has processed an excess of R1 billion in transactions in a month, for the first time in

02/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

“It’s astounding to see how popular instant payment solutions have become. A growing number of South Africans are using instant payments because of its sheer ease of use and security. Digital payments have also help drive financial inclusion by opening up the online shopping universe to people who don’t have debit or credit cards,” explains Pays.

University of Pretoria

University of Pretoria launches Engineering 4.0 Campus

02/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

The University of Pretoria (UP) unveiled its Engineering 4.0 facility, which will focus on South African research initiatives conducted on smart transport, smart cities and smart infrastructure. Billed by the university as a first for Africa.

E-toll

Sanral extends e-toll collection contract

02/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

E-tolls on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) appear set to be part of the lives of motorists for another year – unless the government finally takes a decision to scrap the controversial scheme. This follows Sanral’s engineering…

Slack

Salesforce’s Slack deal takes the fight to Microsoft

02/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Salesforce US$27.7-billion takeover of Slack Technologies represents co-founder Marc Benioff’s most aggressive effort yet to challenge reigning software marker Microsoft. The cash-and-stock deal, announced Tuesday and expected to close…

Galaxy Note

Galaxy Note series to be discontinued next year

01/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Samsung may discontinue its Galaxy Note phone next year, sources with knowledge of the matter said, a move that would reflect the sharp drop in demand for high-end smartphones due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Galaxy Note, known for its large screen and a stylus for note-taking, is one of two Samsung premium phone series — the other being the more compact Galaxy S, which draws in consumers with its state-of-the-art parts.

Absa

Data breach hits Absa

01/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Absa has suffered a data breach affecting a number of its clients, exposing their personal information to external parties. he bank sent an email to affected clients on Monday 30 November, warning them that their personal information had been shared with third parties. “We regret to notify you that Absa has identified an isolated internal data leak whereby personal information of a limited number of Absa customers was shared with parties…

Huawei

Huawei Pay Launches in South Africa

01/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Huawei Pay, a payments system for Huawei smartphone users, will be launched in South Africa later this week. In partnership with local payments company Zapper, Huawei Pay be launched in South Africa on 3 December. “We are proud to launch…

Science Forum

2020 Science Forum to ignite conversations virtually

01/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Like many other events that have been hosted online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) will take place in virtual form. This is according to the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI)…

Samsung

The winning strength of the Dual QHD gaming monitor with nVIDIA G-Sync competibility and 1000R curved screen is about to seriously impress gamers everywhere

01/12/2020 | By Tech Talk

Samsung, the number one player in the gaming monitor market*, has announced the global launch of its next-generation Odyssey G9 curved gaming monitor.

NSFAS

ICASA to charge telcos for COVID-19 temporary emergency spectrum

30/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) announced that it had approved the amendment of the ICT COVID-19 National State of Disaster Regulations to extend the validity period of the temporary assignment of the radio frequency spectrum.

SABC

SABC to auction off property

30/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

SABC says it will issue notices of termination of lease agreements for its non-core properties and will sell these at an upcoming public auction. The assets to be auctioned off include residential properties which are being leased to both SABC employees and non-employees. 

Telecoms

Bidding for telecoms licences in Ethiopia open

30/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Ethiopia opened the doors on Friday for telecommunications operators wishing to secure two new licences to submit their technical and financial bids. The Horn-of-Africa nation’s telecoms industry is considered the big prize in a push to liberalise…

Samsung and Tshimologong

Samsung and Tshimologong Precinct announce the graduation of the first cohort of the App Factory Internship Programme

30/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Collaborative partnerships remain key to addressing the increasing need for quality software development skills in the country. Fortunately, Samsung South Africa, through its partnership with Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct…

NSFAS

NSFAS laptops to be handed out in 2021

27/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) students will now only receive their laptops next year owing to the delays in the tendering process. Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, profusely apologised to those who have been affected by the hold-up following the re-advertisement of the tender to supply and deliver laptops in September.

Jobs

Most in-demand jobs in SA

27/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has launched the latest National List of Occupations in High Demand (OIHD) in South Africa. According to Nzimande, the list reflects the work undertaken by the department, through its Labour Market Intelligence research programme, to support human resource development in the country.

SA Tech companies cut jobs

27/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Thousands of workers at South African tech and tech-related companies have lost their jobs in 2020.

With the country’s economy already in a recession in the first quarter of the year, many companies were struggling to keep head above water even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

With the government’s lockdown restrictions severely impeding the ability of many industries to continue operations – in some instances completely shutting them down – multiple businesses were forced to implement salary cuts or to ask staff to take unpaid leave or furloughs.

Others had no choice but to opt for the more severe process of cutting staff or risk going bust.

Vodacom

Vodacom launches zero-rated app for GBV

27/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Vodacom launched a free to download application in an effort to help fight against Gender Base Violence (GBV). As South Africans retreated inside their homes due to the lockdown measures introduced by government to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, reports …

EFT

Consumers warned about instant EFT online payment services

27/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has issued a warning to consumers to be aware of the risks associated with the use of instant electronic funds transfer (EFT) online payment services offered at e-commerce stores. 

Samsung

Samsung retains position as SA’s favourite electronic brand

27/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

After over a decade of success in the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards Samsung has continued cement its position in the hearts and minds of South Africans. Samsung was named as South Africa’s favourite Electronic Goods brand. This year Samsung was also recognised…

Library

Partnership provides nine digital libraries

27/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Just Last Month, a life-changing cyclothon, hosted by Saray Khumalo, Momentum Multiply, Vumatel and Planet Fitness broke the Guinness World Record for the Most Money Raised during an Eight-Hour Stationary Cycling event. The funds will go towards the ISchoolAfrica Library Project. The Snapplify Foundation has joined iSchoolAfrica and award-winning mountaineer Saray Khumalo in setting up nine digital libraries for disadvantaged…

Academic year

Students will get an 5% extra to avoid failing

27/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

The government has instructed South African schools to give Grade 4 – 9 learners up to 5% extra marks for up to three subjects if this will help them pass the 2020 academic year. This is an increase over the extra 2% which was available to Grade 7-9 learners in 2019, with this change being attributed to the interruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

SA receives first inclusive 4IR Academy

SA receives first inclusive 4IR Academy

26/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Forge Academy, powered by Nokia, has launched a fully inclusive artificial intelligence laboratory in Fourways at The Gantry. The academy will prepare students from all walks of life with theoretical, laboratory and on-the-job training for their participation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the global digital economy.

mtn partners with gameloft

MTN partners with Gameloft on exciting new platform

26/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

MTN Nigeria in partnership with Gameloft, a leader in the development and publishing of games, has announced the launch of MTN Gameworld a new gaming platform for its subscribers. The platform will offer the Nigerian gaming community access to a variety of fun and exciting games online through an extensive premium catalogue from Gameloft and other renowned publishers.

vodacom downtime

Vodacom network downtime explained

26/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Vodacom said network element faults which caused abnormal retransmits were to blame for network problems this month. Vodacom experienced network problems on Friday 13 November and Monday 23 November which left many subscribers without data services. The outage on 13 November started at around 13:00 and affected Vodacom subscribers across South Africa. A few days later, another outage hit the mobile operator.

hackathon

Students to participate in hackathon

26/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Students from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) will take part in a hackathon challenge aimed at finding innovative tech solutions to some of SA’s everyday challenges. The hackathon, which will be staged on Saturday, 28 November, is a joint venture between UJ’s…

CFO of the year

CFO of the Year 2020

26/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Group finance director for Absa, Jason Quinn was named South Africa’s CFO of the Year at the 2020 CFO Awards. This was announced on Wednesday 25 November at the conclusion of the annual gala event for finance executives, held at the spectacular Polo Room at the Inanda Club in Sandton, Johannesburg.

SABC Radio

SABC Radio launches ‘don’t turn a blind eye’ campaign and song ‘ungandibulali’ with singer Berita

26/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) Radio stations have today launched a campaign titled ‘Don’t Turn a Blind Eye’, in commemorating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.

piracy

Government plans to crack down on illegal file-sharing and streaming websites

26/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) says ISPs should be required to cooperate with the government to fight online piracy. A new proposal which forms part of the Draft White Paper on Audio and Audio-visual Content Services Policy Framework calls for current laws to be amended to this effect.

amazon

Cloud outage for Amazon

26/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Amazon’s cloud-computing division suffered an outage on Wednesday that affected several customers, including Roku Inc. and Adobe Inc. Amazon Web Services’s status page noted that its Kinesis data streaming service was “currently impaired” in the company’s U.S. East 1 region. The outages were also making it harder to post updates to a closely watched status page, the company said.

City of Joburg

City of Joburg overpaid Dimension Data by close to R1bn, investigations reveal

25/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

The City of Joburg (COJ) overpaid an IT service provider close to R1 billion in what has been termed wasteful expenditure. That is according to a forensic investigation that looked into IT contracts the City had entered into between 2011 and 2017.

DCDT

Government changes tune on local content quota for Netflix

25/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) has reiterated the importance of imposing a 30% local content quota on Netflix and other international streaming services.

SABC

SABC board extends the suspension of the s189 process to end of December 2020

25/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) Board has extended the suspension of the Section 189 process, to the end of December 2020, to enable additional consultations. This decision followed further…

MTN Group

MTN Group furthers financial inclusion

25/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Driven to secure financial inclusion across its markets, MTN Group continues to grow the number of MTN Mobile Money (MoMo) users on its network, a trend that has accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Popia

POPIA deadline looms

25/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Organisations have until 1 July 2021 to ensure they comply with all sections of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), but many may not be ready. This is according to Anna Collard, SVP of Content Strategy & Evangelist for KnowBe4 Africa, who was speaking ahead of a KnowBe4 webinar on South Africa’s state of data protection, to be held on 26 November…

Capitec

Capitec launches ‘scan to pay’ with all major QR providers

25/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Capitec has launched QR payments in its app, allowing clients to scan barcodes to make payments at the point of sale or online, including where merchants use Zapper or SnapScan. The bank said it “prioritised” the development of the “scan to pay” functionality because…

Woolworths

In a statement, the retailer said that clients can

25/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Woolworths has announced plans to launch a same-day delivery service in South Africa. In a statement, the retailer said that clients can expect the same quality and freshness as experienced in its stores through the service. Users can pay using a credit or chip-enabled debit card…

FNB

FNB reinforces security for digital transactions

25/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

With Black Friday around the corner, First National Bank (FNB) has rolled out online secure authentication for merchants and individual customers. According to FNB, the move is to provide an additional layer of security for…

M-Pesa

M-Pesa is first African FinTech platform to join United for Wildlife Financial Taskforce

25/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

M-Pesa has become the first mobile money provider in Africa to join the Financial Taskforce established by United for Wildlife, a coalition of charities that works to tackle the illegal wildlife trade.

Fibre Internet Connection

Five myths about Fibre Internet Connection Dispelled

25/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

People Tend To Resist Change, But If You’ve Endured A Slow Or Unreliable Internet Line During Lockdown, You’ll Be Looking At Making A Shift. Read On As We Dispel The Most Common Myths Around Getting A Fibre Connection.

MFC

SABC implored to renegotiate planned retrenchments

24/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

The SABC board has been implored to return to the negotiation table with labour in an effort to preserve jobs in the broadcaster’s planned retrenchments. This comes after Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, her deputy Pinky Kekana, and Employment and Labour...

ethiopia

Vodacom Central Region unveils a new 4G site to provide fast internet access in Phuthaditjhaba

24/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Last week, a delegation from Vodacom Central Region was joined by community leaders and a local councillor from the Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality at an unveiling of a new 4G base station in Phuthaditjhaba, Free State. The new site located in Maluti Crescent Shopping Centre…

ukheshe

Samsung’s cloud native 5G core and SK Telecom’s cloud native SCP power 5G core network to be more reliable, scalable, and efficient

24/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom (Hereinafter referred to as “SKT”) announced that the two companies successfully developed and trialed the next-generation 5G core network. The next-generation core network enables operators to instantaneously install and…

yebo fresh

Lenovo delivers breakthrough HPC and AI solutions to help customers build a smarter way forward

24/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) announced new breakthrough high performance computing solutions to help customers of all sizes across the Middle East and Africa – build a smarter way forward with deep analytics and AI. This will be done by accelerating and optimising their…

SABC

ICASA offices are open for regular business operations

24/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) would like to inform all its stakeholders that its Head Office and all its Regional Offices are open for regular business operations. The Authority’s staff has been working remotely during the various levels…

internet

Cell c’s second bakkie winner collects her prize: “it’s a dream come true”

24/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Ms Ndivhuwo Munyai has picked up the keys to her new Nissan bakkie after winning the second grand prize in Cell C’s Change Your Summer, Change Your World Summer Campaign. “I’m overwhelmed! I cannot believe it happened,” she says.  “I didn’t believe I would win when I played. I still can’t believe it!”…

MFC

National Winners Announced at 2020 Vodacom Journalist of the year awards

24/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

The national winners of the 19th Vodacom Journalist of the Year (VJOY) awards have been announced, with AmaBhungane’s Susan Comrie and eNCA’s Dasen Thathiah sharing top honours and the R100 000 prize money. Despite the devastation wrought by Covid-19 on newsrooms across the country, with loss of lives, jobs and publications, the competition received…

ethiopia

Ethiopia’s telecoms auction plan falters ahead of key meeting

23/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Ethiopia’s protracted privatisation process faces sticking issues as the government and prospective investors prepare to meet this week, with an escalating armed conflict starting to add to concerns. MTN Group, Africa’s largest carrier by subscribers, sees the investment case…

ukheshe

Ukheshe to buy 100% of Oltio from Mastercard

23/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Ukheshe announced that it has agreed to buy 100% of Oltio from Mastercard for an undisclosed amount. Oltio developed the digital payments platform that supports Masterpass, Mastercard’s QR payment service in South Africa and enables people to safely pay for a wide variety of purchases with their bank card…

yebo fresh

Yebo Fresh scores Series A funding

23/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Yebo Fresh, Cape Town-based online retailer, has secured Series A funding as it readies for countrywide expansion. The start-up says it has experienced stellar growth in recent months as a result of the COVID-19-induced lockdown, due to increased demand for the delivery of food and groceries.

SABC

SABC Board suspends S189 process for 7 days

20/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

The Board of the SABC would like to announce that it will suspend the S189 process for a period of 7 days. This will allow all stakeholders to further engage and explore further options in an effort to ensure the financial sustainability of the SABC.

internet

Taxi Passengers to receive internet access

20/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Leep Africa, a Johannesburg-based South African company, has developed the world’s first Internet of Things (IoT) mobile hotspot network. Its product, Leep Connect, will be piloted in select Bolt vehicles and in independent minibus taxis to provide free internet to passengers and drivers alike.

MFC

Nedbank and Gumtree partner to verify online car sales

20/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

MFC, Nedbank’s vehicle finance division and Gumtree launched a digital process to verify cars sold online, which offer consumers additional protection when buying or selling vehicles.

google

Google and Telkom pledge to invest in South African’s development growth

20/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Atotal of 50 companies, including Google and Telkom, have pledged R109.6 billion at the third annual South Africa Investment Conference. Today’s collective pledge brings the total amount of investment pledges to R773.6 billion worth of investments in the last three years. With this total amount, South Africa has now reached 64% of its total target of R1.2 trillion.

google

Google RCS chat now available worldwide, end-to-end encryption coming soon

20/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Once the beta test is successfully completed, the company will release the security protocol to all the Android Messages users over the next year. Google says its rollout of Rich Communication Services (RCS) standard is now completely globally for its Messages app on Android. RCS is the next generation of messaging standards and protocols, which is meant to replace the older SMS and MMS. Google’s rollout for RCS standard on its Messages app has been in the works for a while now.

apple

Apple defends decision to delay privacy feature, slams Facebook

20/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Apple slammed Facebook and other internet giants for their ad targeting practices in response to a letter questioning a decision by the iPhone maker to delay a new privacy feature. The Cupertino, Calif.-based technology company criticized Facebook’s approach to advertising and user tracking…

ford

Ford donates engines to promote teaching of technical skills

20/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Basic Education Deputy Minister, Dr Reginah Mhaule, has received one of 240 locally assembled engines and gearboxes, valued at R7.8 million, from the Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA). Mhaule received the donation on behalf of Otto du Plessis High School. The handover took place on Thursday…

GlobalConnect

MTN GlobalConnect wins Best African Wholesale Operator award

20/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

MTN GlobalConnect is thrilled to announce that it was named the “Best African Wholesale Operator” at the prestigious Telecom Review Excellence Awards held in Dubai this week. In addition, MTN GlobalConnect CEO Frédéric Schepens was presented with the “Leader Merit Award” in the category of Industry CEO of the Year…

MTN

Become a Millionaire with OneSpark Insurance

20/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

By embedding advanced technology and a client centric approach into what we do, we’re creating an insurance experience that is smart, quick, simple and super affordable says Josh Kaplan who is one of the Founder & Joint Chief Executive Officer of OneSpark Insurance. New kid on the block, OneSpark Insurance is on a mission to make insurance quicker, more accessible, smarter and efficient… because traditional insurance just isn’t.

MTN

Capitec and Empowerment Capital Invest in Fintech firm Xago

19/11/2020 | By Tech Talk

Xago has announced that it had received a substantial investment from Imvelo Ventures. Xago is an innovative South African FinTech that focuses on an all-inclusive approach to moving money rapidly across Africa. Imvelo Ventures is a venture capital investment company founded by Capitec Bank and Empowerment Capital Investment Partners.

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