De Ruyter talks up Eskom carbon capture plan

Eskom, South Africa’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, is evaluating the use of carbon capture at power plants as part of decarbonisation plans to transform the coal-burning utility.

The process that captures carbon-dioxide emissions would need to be Read more

Privacy watchdog hits WhatsApp with R3.8-billion fine

Ireland hit Facebook’s WhatsApp with a record €225-million (R3.8-billion) fine on Thursday following an inquiry into the messaging app’s transparency around sharing personal data with other Facebook companies.

WhatsApp said the fine was “entirely disproportionate” and that it would Read more

Standard Bank working to fix mobile app problems

Standard Bank said on Wednesday that customers using its mobile banking app have been experiencing slow response times and intermittent problems when trying to log in.

The bank said it is working identify the cause of the problem and Read more

Prosus places big bet on ‘digital India’ with its biggest deal ever

Basil Sgourdos

Tencent investor Prosus — the spinoff of JSE-listed technology and media conglomerate Naspers — is placing its bet on India as the next big technology market.

The Dutch e-commerce group’s US$4.7-billion (R68.7-billion) purchase of Indian payments business Read more

Huawei’s CloudFabric 3.0 wins top Frost & Sullivan award

Huawei’s CloudFabric 3.0 Hyper-Converged Data Centre Network Solution has won the Frost & Sullivan 2021 Global Technology Leadership Award for its unrivalled performance and state-of-the-art technology. The award reflects the solution’s outstanding innovation.

Frost & Sullivan 2021 Global Technology Read more

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