Covid vaccines to be opened to over 35s in South Africa – details

South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination programme is next month expected to gain further momentum, with those aged between 35 and 49 years set to be vaccinated.

While registrations will begin on 15 July, inoculations for this group will only start Read more

Hybrid cloud and multi-cloud – is there a difference, and does it matter?

Andrew Cruise

Vendor-neutral cloud infrastructure provider Routed says the archetypal hybrid or multi-cloud concept has become needlessly complicated. MD Andrew Cruise explains: “Ultimately, no-one ever takes a pure route and even pure public cloud does not exist. So, let’s Read more

Blacklisting EOH now will punish the wrong people

EOH CEO Stephen van Coller

The news this week that the State IT Agency (Sita) is pressuring national treasury to ban government from doing business with JSE-listed IT services group EOH Holdings makes no sense – because it punishes Read more

Success of new digital banking entrants is far from guaranteed

The author, Rabelani Dagada, argues that old and new banking entrants alike need to focus on the cost-to-income ratio and other traditional performance metrics

The rationale for introducing new players in the South African banking industry appear to be Read more

The Cinderella problem: The cost to business of the employee-role mismatch

Right shoe, wrong foot? That’s the Cinderella story and, in the Brothers Grimm version, the evil stepsister cuts off her toe to fit the foot into the shoe. Cinderella is not just one story dating back in time – Read more

Board shake-up at Telkom – TechCentral

Alphonzo Samuels

Less than a year after joining Telkom’s board, former Openserve CEO Alphonzo Samuels has resigned as a non-executive director.

Telkom disclosed in a statement to shareholders that the Telkom veteran, who retired from the group in 2019, Read more

MTN sued for cutting off the Internet in Eswatini

Eswatini’s biggest mobile operator, MTN, has been sued after the company cut off users’ access to the Internet on 29 June in line with a government directive.

JSE-listed MTN Group, which owns 30% of MTN Eswatini, said on Friday Read more

Black-owned Dartcom appointed as distributor for LONGi Solar in SA

Dartcom CEO Brett Nash

With continued constraints on power on South African citizens, businesses and industry, many are looking for alternative power solutions, with solar becoming the most popular of these. The demand for solar infrastructure has further increased Read more

IoT data connectivity: APN vs prepaid vs roaming – which is best?

Internet of things (IoT) connectivity is everywhere, from routers to sensors and applications. Companies use different mobile network connectivity types depending on their needs. Choosing which is the right one for your project can be tricky. Should you choose Read more

An important notice to our readers about Popia

As a reader of TechCentral, you are no doubt aware that the Protection of Personal Information Act (Popia) takes full effect from Thursday, 1 July 2021.

The act, as its name implies, was crafted to provide comprehensive data protection Read more