‘Do Not Contact’ database launched by Waspa

The Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (Waspa) has launched a “Do Not Contact” database that consumers can use to prevent them from receiving unwanted SMS spam.

Any cellular user in South Africa can add or remove their mobile number Read more

Trend Micro’s Mannie Tzingakis on IT security in a pandemic

Mannie Tzingakis

In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral is joined by Mannie Tzingakis, technical lead for sub-Saharan Africa at Trend Micro, for a discussion on the trends in the IT security space, especially since the advent of Read more

Apple’s market cap tops $2-trillion for the first time

Apple became the first publicly listed US company with a US$2-trillion stock market value on Wednesday, as Wall Street investors put aside challenges to its iPhone ecosystem in favour of bets it will only prosper more in the post-coronavirus Read more

Trump backs Oracle’s TikTok bid in boost for Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

Oracle’s bid for the US operations of TikTok received the backing of US President Donald Trump, bolstering the software maker’s attempt to derail takeover talks led by rival Microsoft.

“Oracle is a great company,” said Trump during Read more

Showmax Pro, with live sport, launched in South Africa at R449/month

MultiChoice Group-owned Netflix rival Showmax has launched a Pro version of its service in South Africa, offering the full catalogue of content, plus live-streamed sport.

Showmax Pro costs R449/month (compared to R99/month for the non-sports version), or R225/month for Read more

Vodacom BEE scheme has millions in unclaimed dividends

Thousands of investors in Vodacom Group’s black economic empowerment scheme, YeboYethu, have failed to claim more than R73-million in dividends owing to them.

The unclaimed dividends belong to more than 12 000 YeboYethu shareholders, the telecommunications operator said Read more

Ralph Mupita appointed as MTN Group CEO

MTN Group chief financial officer Ralph Mupita

Ralph Mupita, MTN Group’s chief financial officer, will replace Rob Shuter as the CEO of the telecommunications provider on 1 September.

The move, which was widely anticipated, comes after Shuter said earlier Read more

MultiChoice launches ‘dishless’ DStv – same price as satellite

MultiChoice Group has launched a “dishless” streaming version of DStv. The offering, which works using the DStv Now app or website, doesn’t require customers to buy and install a satellite dish and decoder to watch.

Pricing is the same Read more

Experian data breach: It’s not as bad as feared

The data breach at credit bureau Experian Africa may not be as serious as first feared. The company said late on Wednesday that its investigations show that the compromised data was not used for fraud.

“Our investigations indicate that Read more

DStv’s Mark Rayner on the Explora Ultra, streaming, 4K and more

Mark Rayner

Mark Rayner, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, joins TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod on the podcast to discuss the major announcements made by the pay-television operator on Wednesday, including the launch of the DStv Explora Ultra personal video Read more