ESET Southern Africa honours local tech businesses with R20 000 advertising giveaway

ESET Southern Africa is offering local technology businesses the chance to win advertising worth over R20 000. During the month of October, the cybersecurity company will be honouring and celebrating the role of local business by offering complimentary Read more

Global, tech-led IPO mania gives South Africa – and Africa – a skip

A global surge in initial public offerings has so far eluded sub-Saharan Africa.

Companies have raised a record US$467-billion on the world’s stock exchanges during the first eight months of this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Yet Read more

FirstRand to end funding for new coal-fired power plants

FirstRand will end funding for new coal-fired power stations and coal mines and has lowered the cap on its coal exposure as part of moves to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, it said on Wednesday.

South Africa’s banks are Read more

China aims for ‘civilised’ Internet with focus on ‘socialist values’

China will step up efforts to promote a “civilised” Internet by strengthening oversight over the likes of news sites and online platforms and encouraging them to promote core socialist values, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

After Read more

Streamline customers’ contact centre experiences with Yaxxa

Yaxxa, a leading, proudly South African business technology solutions provider, is constantly developing and evolving its products to guarantee best-of-breed solutions at affordable prices.

According to Yaxxa CEO Heinz Vollmer, the call centre as we know it has morphed Read more

Stephane Duproz on Africa Data Centres’ big expansion drive

Stephane Duproz

Africa Data Centres announced a plan earlier this week to ramp up investment in data centre infrastructure across Africa, with plans to build 10 new facilities in the coming years.

In this episode of the podcast, ADC Read more

Judge deals stunning blow to Apple in App Store battle

A US judge on Friday issued a ruling in Fortnite creator Epic Games’ antitrust lawsuit against Apple’s App Store, striking down some of Apple’s restrictions on how developers can collect payments in apps.

The ruling says that Apple cannot Read more

Can’t the crypto crowd see the scars from 2017?

Coinbase Global boss Brian Armstrong has long believed that the adoption of digital currencies like bitcoin would resemble a straight arrow towards progress — much like the Internet’s development from a web of interlinked computers to a whole economy Read more

South Africa to ease lockdown rules – what to expect

Government is preparing to ease restrictions that were imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus after a sustained slowdown in new infections.

Larger public gatherings are likely to be permitted, making it easier for political parties to campaign Read more

MTN in talks to sell Afghanistan unit: sources

MTN Group is in talks with potential international buyers for its wireless business in Afghanistan, a bid to accelerate plans to exit the country, according to people familiar with the matter.

Africa’s biggest mobile phone operator, the market leader Read more