Driving licence grace period extended to next year

Fikile Mbalula. Image: GCIS

With the growing backlog at driving licence testing centres (DLTCs), government is further extending the grace period for the renewal of licences.

“To give motorists a fair opportunity to renew their licences, while we are Read more

Microsoft warns thousands of cloud customers of exposed databases

Microsoft has warned thousands of its cloud computing customers, including some of the world’s largest companies, that intruders could have the ability to read, change or even delete their main databases, according to a copy of the e-mail and Read more

Telecoms company Vox launches … an online weather channel

Telecommunications and IT services provider Vox has launched a weather channel online in partnership with presenter-meteorologist Annette Botha.

The “state-of-the-art, technology-driven” weather channel has been launched after Vox conducted “reseach that found there is a need for more credible, Read more

South Korea takes direct aim at Apple, Google app store models

South Korea is poised to become the first country to impose curbs on the lucrative app stores run by Apple and Google, setting up a potential showdown with the Biden administration.

President Moon Jae-in’s Democratic Party used its parliamentary Read more

Unemployment in South Africa hits record high above 34%

South Africa’s headline unemployment rate hit a record high of 34.4% in the second quarter from 32.6% in the first three months of the year as businesses shed staff due to the devastating economic impact of Covid-19.

The rate Read more

SA aims to bring pilot carbon capture project online in 2023

South Africa has started geological mapping at the country’s first carbon capture and storage (CCS) site, where it plans to inject vast quantities of CO2 deep underground from 2023, a senior Council for Geoscience official said.

The project will Read more

ESET Southern Africa celebrates success with 2021 Partner Awards

Members of the ESET Southern Africa team celebrate the 2021 Partner Awards

ESET has been creating a secure digital world for its users since 1987. Every year, we honour our top-performing partners through our Partner Awards. 2021 saw our Read more

Standard Bank unveils plan to become a digital ‘platform’ company

Sim Tshabalala. Image: Standard Bank

Standard Bank will within years transform into a marketplace where clients can also access rivals’ products and a variety of services beyond just banking, it said on Friday, targeting substantial growth in profitability and Read more

Uniswap: Facts and myths unpacked

South African cryptocurrency investment platform Revix unpacks some of the facts – and myths – surrounding the thrilling uniswap.

1. Uniswap is both, a cryptocurrency and a decentralised exchange — Fact

Uniswap is the largest decentralised exchange (DEX) in Read more

McLeod is wrong about Telkom

Telkom would like to take up the offer to publish a reply to TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod’s column of 16 August on the company’s opposition to the MTN and Vodacom duopoly in South Africa.

We believe that McLeod has Read more