Big step forward for Cell C as debt deal approved

Cell C CEO Douglas Craigie Stevenson

The worse may just be over for Cell C.

Lenders to the troubled mobile operator have approved a “compromise offer” that will place the company into a more sustainable debt position and able Read more

Audi South Africa to offer free connectivity upgrades

Audi, the luxury car company in the Volkswagen Group, has announced it will upgrade older models of its cars in South Africa using its new “connect plug-and-play” technology.

Designed to serve Audi drivers with vehicles from model year 2008 Read more

Google’s Equiano cable lands in Namibia

An aerial view of Swakopmund in Namibia. Image: Olga Ernst

Google’s high-capacity Equiano subsea cable has come ashore at Swakopmund in Namibia en route to its end point at Melkbosstrand, north of Cape Town.

The cable, which will link Read more

Unlawful Eskom strike costing South Africa three stages of load shedding

The unlawful industrial action at Eskom’s power stations is costing South Africa three stages of load shedding, CEO André de Ruyter said on Friday.

If all unionised employees reported for duty and stopped interfering with operations at Eskom facilities, Read more

The AI tool that has changed my life as a developer

The author, Jason Norwood-Young

I have a confession to make: I haven’t been doing my job since the beginning of the year, but I’m still getting paid for it.

A major news website pays me money to do software Read more

Graphics card prices plummet as crypto demand dries up

The turmoil in the cryptocurrency industry has ravaged portfolios and left large and small investors struggling to adapt. It’s also taken a toll on a corner of the tech world that once benefited from crypto’s rise: Nvidia graphics cards.

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Eskom warns recovery from strike chaos could take weeks

Eskom said on Wednesday that there was still a high level of absenteeism among its workforce due to a strike and that it could take weeks to clear a maintenance backlog.

Eskom added in a statement that as previously Read more

How your business can help hybrid workers effectively

In February last year, 40% of South Africans wanted to continue working from home full time. By June last year, 50% still were, according to media reports.

But employers naturally worry about productivity. And employees are concerned about the Read more

Prosus nets R58-billion in JD.com stake sale

An arm of South African Internet giant Naspers sold almost US$4-billion worth of stock in JD.com that it got as dividends from investee Tencent, saying the e-commerce firm didn’t fit with its broader strategy.

Naspers subsidiary Prosus sold more Read more

Eskom crisis spirals: stage-4 power cuts this weekend

Eskom will implement severe load shedding – at stage 4 – from 11am on Friday to conserve its emergency reserves as some of its workers, striking illegally, blockade its power stations.

The stage-4 load shedding will continue until at Read more