Mustek says looting, arson impact capped at R20-million

Fire tore through Mustek’s office building after it was ransacked and set alight by a violent mob

IT distributor and PC assembler Mustek said on Friday that the financial losses associated with the ransacking of and arson at its Read more

SABC to broadcast CAF final after ministers intervene

The SABC will be able to broadcast the CAF Champions League final on Saturday after politicians intervened and asked MultiChoice Group to sub-license the rights to the public broadcaster.

However, the JSE-listed pay-television operator said it is “disappointed” with Read more

Looting anarchy: Massmart reveals 41 stores looted and trashed

A Makro store in Springfield Park in Durban after being ransacked by looters. Image via Twitter user Hein_The_Slayer

Massmart, the South African retail group owned by US giant Walmart, said 41 of its stores, which include Builders, Makro and Read more

Twitter, Facebook struggle to control racist use of emojis

A wave of online racism aimed at some of England’s black soccer players has highlighted how social media companies’ content moderation systems are failing to monitor the use of emojis.

On Sunday, England’s men’s soccer team, playing in their Read more

Rand under pressure as looting continues

Image: shannon Walbran

The rand was hovering around three-month lows in early trade on Wednesday, as the country prepared for what could be another day of unrest linked in part to anger over poverty and economic inequality.

The continent’s Read more

Sun International CIO Pragasen Pather: Serving an ace on and off court

TechCentral’s CxO Insights is a fresh look at the roles and careers that define the technology industry today. In this series, we’ll interview some of South Africa’s most successful, interesting and prominent individuals to find out how their roles Read more

Eskom plant performance improves – at last

The performance of Eskom’s generation fleet has been steadily increasing from the disappointing below-60% plant availability in April, and supply has consistently exceeded demand over the past week.

Eskom has also increased its planned maintenance and significantly reduced unplanned Read more

Branson vs Bezos: Who really wins this space race?

Richard Branson, right, is embraced by his son Sam after Virgin Galactic’s first spaceflight in 2018

In the next 10 days, two of the Earth’s wealthiest individuals will attempt to fly into space. Richard Branson’s flight on Sunday aboard Read more

EOH confident it won’t be blacklisted by government

EOH CEO Stephen van Coller

EOH Holdings CEO Stephen van Coller said late on Friday that he is confident that the IT services group will not be blacklisted by government over a department of home affairs IT contract or Read more

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