Vumacam announces big Jo’burg expansion drive

Vumacam CEO Ricky Croock

A week after announcing plans for an aggressive expansion in Ekurhuleni on Gauteng’s East Rand, Vumacam has unveiled a R60-million plan to densify its Johannesburg coverage and to work with partners to fight the growing Read more

Floods blamed as gov’t falls behind in set-top box roll-out

Khumbudzo Ntshavheni

Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has blamed the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of the Eastern Cape for a delay in the roll-out of digital set-top boxes.

The minister, who was speaking to journalists in Pretoria on Read more

Vivica Group, formerly Vox, looks beyond ICT

Vivica Group CEO Jacques du Toit

Vox recently announced that was changing its name to Vivica Group as part of a big restructuring aimed at accelerating its growth, including into new market areas where it hasn’t traditionally operated.

Now Read more

Tether to launch a stablecoin tied to the British pound

Tether is releasing a crypto token tied to the value of the British pound as part of a push into new stablecoins.

The GBPT token will be available to trade on the ethereum blockchain from early July, according to Read more

Electricity transmission firm seen hobbled by Eskom millstone

South Africa’s plan to create a power transmission company that will attract the investment needed to strengthen the national grid has been hobbled by its restrictive debt arrangements with parent Eskom, two people familiar with the situation said.

Under Read more

Load shedding is back – TechCentral

After warning earlier on Monday that load shedding could be implemented at short notice, the inevitable has now happened: stage-2 cuts will be implemented from 5pm to 10pm on Monday.

The scheduled power cuts will continue until at least Read more

SpaceX fires employees who criticised Musk

Elon Musk

At least five employees were fired by private rocket company SpaceX after drafting and circulating an open letter criticising founder Elon Musk.

In the letter, the axed employees called on executives to change the company’s work culture Read more

Vumacam signs MoU with Ekurhuleni for East Rand expansion

A Vumacam pole in Johannesburg … the company will now expand this infrastructure to the East Rand

Vumacam, the security camera company 51% owned by FibreCo – the parent of Vumatel and Dark Fibre Africa – has announced plans Read more

Julian Assange faces extradition to the US

WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange should be sent to the US to face criminal espionage charges, the UK government said, siding with the courts on his long-running battle to avoid extradition.

UK home secretary Priti Patel rubber-stamped the transfer on Read more

New Telkom CEO has no interest in buying Cell C

Telkom CEO Serame Taukobong

Telkom Group CEO Serame Taukobong said he has zero interest in buying smaller rival Cell C, making it clear that no deal will happen on his watch.

Telkom is understood to have made at least Read more