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

Hybrid cloud and multi-cloud – is there a difference, and does it matter?

Andrew Cruise

Vendor-neutral cloud infrastructure provider Routed says the archetypal hybrid or multi-cloud concept has become needlessly complicated. MD Andrew Cruise explains: “Ultimately, no-one ever takes a pure route and even pure public cloud does not exist. So, let’s Read more

Blacklisting EOH now will punish the wrong people

EOH CEO Stephen van Coller

The news this week that the State IT Agency (Sita) is pressuring national treasury to ban government from doing business with JSE-listed IT services group EOH Holdings makes no sense – because it punishes Read more

Success of new digital banking entrants is far from guaranteed

The author, Rabelani Dagada, argues that old and new banking entrants alike need to focus on the cost-to-income ratio and other traditional performance metrics

The rationale for introducing new players in the South African banking industry appear to be Read more

The Cinderella problem: The cost to business of the employee-role mismatch

Right shoe, wrong foot? That’s the Cinderella story and, in the Brothers Grimm version, the evil stepsister cuts off her toe to fit the foot into the shoe. Cinderella is not just one story dating back in time – Read more