Load shedding returns, and may last until Thursday

Take a deep breath: load shedding is back, Eskom said on Tuesday, with stage-2 power cuts to be implemented from 4pm to midnight.

The state-owned utility, which has a dire shortage of working generation capacity, said in a statement Read more

Seven reasons your business needs IP surveillance cameras

The importance of installing surveillance cameras in and around your business premises can never be understated.

In this article, we narrow the severity of surveillance solutions into the seven most critical reasons business owners of all sizes need to Read more

Consortium makes unsolicited bid for state’s 40% stake in Telkom

Government has received an unsolicited bid for its 40.5% stake in Telkom, following an announcement that MTN Group is in early-stage talks to acquire the company.

Investment firm Toto Consortium made an offer valued at R7-billion for the stake, Read more

Fixing SA’s power crisis is not complex: it simply takes the will to do better

The ANC recently proposed establishing a second state-owned power company. The purpose is to offset the “grave strategic risk” of relying on Eskom, the country’s monolithic state-owned utility.

Some 15 years of poor operational and financial performance, and Read more

Tencent woes mount, even after $560-billion selloff

Tencent’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China

Just 18 months ago, Tencent Holdings was on the cusp of becoming Asia’s second trillion-dollar company, as Chinese Internet giants carried the fight for dominance to their US rivals.

But a more than US$560-billion Read more

Largest SA telecoms operators launch new industry association

Nomvuyiso Batyi

Major telecommunications operators in South Africa have created a new, non-profit association to look after their interests and work with government and regulators.

The Association of Comms & Technology (ACT) will be headed by Nomvuyiso Batyi, a Read more

Samsung unveils its latest foldable smartphones

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold4

Samsung Electronics unveiled its latest high-end foldable smartphones on Wednesday, keeping prices at the same level as last year’s in a bid to cement its leadership in an expanding but still niche market.

The smartphone maker Read more

Google’s giant Equiano Internet cable has landed in South Africa

The Equiano cable coming ashore in Nigeria in April. Image: Google

The Equiano subsea Internet cable was landed at Melkbosstrand north of Cape Town on Monday, the last stop on the route south for the 12-fibre-pair system that promises Read more

The African tech start-ups eyeing global markets

African start-ups are expanding into Europe and other parts of the world, betting on providing more affordable services with a growing tech talent pool, at a time when many established tech firms are cutting back staff.

Nigerian data company Read more

Presidency trumpets ICT, electricity reforms

Minister in the presidency Mondli Gungubele. Image: GCIS

The presidency said government has made significant progress in structural reforms, including the successful auctioning off of broadband spectrum and moves to open up the electricity sector.

These are among the Read more