All South African learners to get a free e-mail address

Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said every South African learner – from grade R to 12 in basic education and students in higher education – will get a free, government-supplied e-mail address, with the project to kick off later this Read more

DeFi: invest in the future of personal finance

When was the last time you were excited about the interest in your savings account or loan rates? Do you think the fees you pay for your banking services are worth the expense, or have you started keeping money Read more

Court halts construction of Amazon Africa HQ in Cape Town

The high court in Cape Town has halted construction of Amazon.com’s new Africa headquarters after some descendants of South Africa’s earliest inhabitants said the land it would be built on was sacred.

The Western Cape division of the high Read more

Banks move to protect consumers in wake of TransUnion cyberattack

Following the cyberattack on credit bureau TransUnion, the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) has said it is working with local banks to coordinated a response to the incident aimed at protecting consumers.

TransUnion revealed in a statement Read more

MTN promises 60% 5G coverage in South Africa by 2025

MTN South Africa CEO Charles Molapisi

MTN South Africa is aiming to reach 25% coverage of South Africa’s population with next-generation 5G infrastructure by the end of the year, and 60% by 2025.

This is according to the company’s Read more

Training and skills key to bridging the digital divide

Hasmukh Gajjar

The fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) will never happen in South Africa unless literally millions of the country’s people can cross the digital divide before it becomes impossibly wide.

This is the view of Dr Hasmukh Gajjar, founder Read more

Competition Commission gets competition wrong

The author, Zakhele Mthembu of the Free Market Foundation

Meta Platforms, which owns Facebook and WhatsApp, has been referred to the Competition Tribunal, to be fined 10% of its South African turnover for violating provisions of the Competition Act Read more

SAP ordered to pay back R413-million over dodgy gov’t deal

Software giant SAP has been ordered to pay back at least R413-million in contract fees to the department of water & sanitation after the Special Tribunal South Africa declared a 2016 software licence and support agreement between the two Read more

Gold soars: is this the end of the dollar as we know it?

One of the most important events of the conflict in Ukraine has been the removal of Russian banks from the global Swift banking system. Swift, or the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, is a messaging system that enables Read more

African fintech Moove in R1.6-billion funding round

Moove co-founders Jide Odunsi and Ladi Delano

Barely a month announcing a US$10-million (R150-million) funding round, African mobility fintech Moove has raised a further $105-million (R1.6-billion) in a “series A2” round aimed at taking its business global.

The latest Read more