Sipho Maseko to step down as Telkom CEO

Sipho Maseko is stepping down as CEO of the partially state-owned telecommunications group Telkom after nine years in the job. He will depart on 30 June 2022.

“The process to appoint a successor is well under way and a Read more

Huawei and Wavemaker launch innovative digital advertising platform

Multinational technology company Huawei has partnered with Wavemaker South Africa, the regional division of the world’s fifth largest media company, to roll out Huawei Ads. Huawei’s new advertising platform is disrupting a space that has seen little disruption Read more

SA shoots for 35 million vaccinations by Christmas

South Africa aims to have given at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine to 35 million of its 60 million people by Christmas, a senior health official said on Wednesday.

The department of health’s Nicholas Crisp added during a Read more

Altron Document Solutions launches EME/QSE Partnership Programme

Zandile Poyo

Altron Document Solutions, the world’s largest Xerox distributor and Africa’s leading technology and services company, has launched a new partnership programme specifically for ICT-specialist exempt micro enterprises (EMEs) and qualifying small enterprises (QSEs) as part of its Read more

Skybox Security delivers new prescriptive vulnerability remediation solution

Skybox Security, a global leader in security posture management, has announced new vulnerability prioritisation capabilities with prescriptive remediation analysis. Customers can now zero in on specific remediation options that have the greatest impact on reducing exposure to cybersecurity attacks. Read more

A chatbot won’t solve all your problems

South African brands love a chatbot, don’t they? It’s not hard to see why. On the face of it, it’s a machine that can talk to millions of customers on your behalf without the need for human intervention. It’s Read more

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