Moderna outlines plan to spend R7.5-billion on vaccine plant in Africa

Moderna said it would spend as much as US$500-million to build a factory in Africa that could produce half a billion messenger RNA vaccine doses a year.

In a statement, the company said that the new factory would produce Read more

Digital migration in disarray: heads to court over minister’s deadline

eMedia Holdings, the parent of and Openview, has filed papers in the high court to stop communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni from declaring a March 2022 date for analogue television switch-off, saying such a tight deadline is simply not Read more

Google sets aside $1-billion for investment in Africa

Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Google will spend US$1-billion (about R15-billion) over the next five years on infrastructure development, skills development and other digital initiatives in Africa, CEO Sundar Pichai said on Tuesday.

At the first Google for Africa event, Read more

Africa tower operator IHS eyes R120-billion valuation in NYSE listing

IHS Holding, an operator of telecommunications infrastructure such as mobile phone towers, is looking to raise up to US$540-million in a US initial public offering that could value it at about $8-billion (R120-billion), a regulatory filing showed on Monday.

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Bitcoin posted its biggest increase since July in a matter of minutes

Bitcoin jumped, rising in a matter of minutes to its biggest daily gain since July, and other digital currencies surged in a shock rally that followed the largest monthly decline since May.

The largest cryptocurrency gained as much as Read more

Icasa sets timetable to auction spectrum by March 2022

Communications regulator Icasa on Friday set out a timetable for the licensing of so-called “high-demand spectrum”, saying it plans to expedite the long-delayed process.

For the first time, the regulator has published a detailed schedule for when it plans Read more

Cabinet reaffirms analogue TV switch-off plan

South Africa will complete analogue television switch-off by March 2022, the cabinet said in a statement on Friday.

The statement followed Wednesday’s cabinet meeting at which President Cyril Ramaphosa and his ministers were updated on the country’s broadcasting digital Read more

OneVoice for Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams: A revolutionary solution

Globally, businesses have entirely overhauled their technology options and adapted their operations to meet the new demands of accelerated digital transformation. Technological advancements, coupled with globally developing trends, including the disruptive impact of the pandemic, have led companies to Read more

iPhone 13 hit by shipment delays

Buyers of Apple’s new iPhone 13 face longer-than-expected delivery times because of a wave of Covid-19 infections in Vietnam, where components for the device’s new camera module are assembled, Nikkei Asia said.

The disruption, which could ease as soon Read more

Frogfoot buys Link Africa fibre assets

Frogfoot Networks, the open-access fibre provider, has acquired the fibre-to-the-home assets of Link Africa Western Cape for an undisclosed sum.

The deal, which comes just months after MetroFibre Networx bought Link Africa’s fibre-to-the-home network in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, will Read more