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SMS service for pregnant women
SMS service for pregnant women

A new cellphone application, MomConnect, allows all pregnant women in the country to sign up for a free SMS service, which provides information and advice on pregnancy, and can be used to notify the Department of Health about poor services at clinics.

22 Aug 2014 09:24

Government needs innovation for service delivery
Government needs innovation for service delivery

Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane says the public sector must challenge itself to be creative and embrace innovation as a new way of doing government business more smartly and delivering its services.

20 Aug 2014 07:22

Icasa announces cost standard
Icasa announces cost standard

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has announced that it has adopted the Long-Run Incremental Cost Plus ("LRIC+) to determine voice call termination costs.

18 Aug 2014 12:41

Data becomes MTN's new turf war
Data becomes MTN's new turf war

Africa's largest cellular company, MTN, which reported a 9% rise in half-year profits last week and now has 215m subscribers across the world, has a plan to boost flagging revenue in South Africa.

By Asha Speckman 13 Aug 2014 10:39

Publication of government's latest 'five-year plan'
Publication of government's latest 'five-year plan'

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, has released government's framework for implementing the National Development Plan (NDP) over the next five years.

8 Aug 2014 06:33

Nominations open for IT Personality, Visionary CIO 2014 awards - ITWeb
Nominations open for IT Personality, Visionary CIO 2014 awards

ITWeb has announced that nominations for the annual IT Personality and Visionary CIO awards are now open...

Issued by ITWeb 5 Aug 2014 09:26

Bland cellphones make a brick look interesting
Bland cellphones make a brick look interesting

Walk into a mobile retailer today and you'll be greeted by a wall of phones, many of them black, almost all of them drab slabs of plastic with large touch screens...

By Duncan McLeod 5 Aug 2014 05:54

Sentech workers strike for 13th cheque
Sentech workers strike for 13th cheque

State-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech said yesterday its employees have embarked on a strike over wages.

30 Jul 2014 11:49

Sanral asks court to keep Cape N1 tolls secret
Sanral asks court to keep Cape N1 tolls secret

The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) will ask the Western Cape High Court next week to grant it a secrecy application, which will allow it keep details of the proposed tolling of the N1 and N2 highways confidential.

By Carol Paton 30 Jul 2014 11:15

Teraco remains a hub for global players
Teraco remains a hub for global players

Launched two years ago, the Africa Cloud eXchange (ACX) from Teraco Data Centre Environments now provides access to 54 African countries via local and global carriers. ACX aims to provide...

29 Jul 2014 08:44

Rob Lith
Mobile billing goes nuts, but consumers can fight back

Notice anything funny about your cellular bill lately? If so, you may have been blind-sided by prevailing mobile data trends.

By Rob Lith 29 Jul 2014 06:55

Vodacom boosted by international growth
Vodacom boosted by international growth

Vodacom (VOD)‚ South Africa's largest mobile operator by subscriber numbers‚ on reported fast growth outside of its domestic market‚ offsetting stagnating growth at home in the June quarter.

By Samuel Mungadze 28 Jul 2014 11:50

Security a risk for 'Internet of Things'
Security a risk for 'Internet of Things'

Not long ago cloud computing and "bring your own device" to work began to change the way businesses and individuals used technology. This is now expanding to include the concept of the "Internet of Things" (IoT).

By Thabiso Mochiko 28 Jul 2014 10:45

Vodacom extends footprint with food security project
Vodacom extends footprint with food security project

Vodacom has extended the footprint of its food security programme into every province in the country to reach more than 50,000 families in need.

21 Jul 2014 09:40

Driving IT growth in Africa
Driving IT growth in Africa

Communications technologies will catalyse growth across all IT markets in Africa in the next three to five years, according to Gartner Inc...

18 Jul 2014 11:45

Cwele asks Telkom to share its network with competitors
Cwele asks Telkom to share its network with competitors

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele wants to see more competition in the fixed-line telecommunications market and wants Telkom's competitors to have access to its infrastructure

By Paul Vecchiatto 18 Jul 2014 09:55

Sasfin wants to invest in small businesses
Sasfin wants to invest in small businesses

Sasfin Private Equity plans to invest in small- and medium-sized enterprises, to the tune of R50m a year on businesses with an enterprise value of between R50m and R350m.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 16 Jul 2014 12:35

Telkom's offer for BCX presented to shareholders
Telkom's offer for BCX presented to shareholders

Business Connexion (BCX) sent its shareholders a firm offer from Telkom to buy out the group at R6.60 per share‚ valuing the information technology group at about R2.7bn.

By Samuel Mungadze 15 Jul 2014 08:11

ShowHOUSE joins the mobile revolution
ShowHOUSE joins the mobile revolution

A new app is on the market for estate agents, realtors, and anyone who wants to share, sell or rent property faster with lower overheads.

11 Jul 2014 09:00

Rethink Education Mxit app launches Afrikaans version
Rethink Education Mxit app launches Afrikaans version

Rethink Education recently announced the availability of an Afrikaans version of its app on Mxit...

10 Jul 2014 13:00

AfricaCom 2014 reappoints Networx PR
AfricaCom 2014 reappoints Networx PR

For the fourth year, Networx PR has been appointed by Informa Telecoms and Media Limited to publicise digital telecommunications, ICT and media conference and exhibition,...

10 Jul 2014 08:32

Wi-Fi is 'part of healing' at Steve Biko Hospital
Wi-Fi is 'part of healing' at Steve Biko Hospital

Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria is on its way to becoming a Wi-Fi hotspot and is the first hospital in Africa to offer patients free Internet access.

4 Jul 2014 10:26

Mobile broadband connections increase with demand for connectivity
Mobile broadband connections increase with demand for connectivity

According to mobility solutions provider Mahindra Comviva and Ovum Consulting research's recent forecasts on strategies for realising the optimal potential of media optimisation, global mobile broadband connections will cross 4.5 billion at a CAGR of 19% from 2012 to 2018 as demand for data connectivity from big- and small-screen devices continues.

4 Jul 2014 08:03

Local reseller scoops Ruckus Wireless award
Local reseller scoops Ruckus Wireless award

At the annual Ruckus Wireless partner awards, local reseller three6five recently won the title as the fastest growing and largest Ruckus Wireless partner in EMEA.

3 Jul 2014 11:43

Solidarity plans Labour Court action against Telkom
Solidarity plans Labour Court action against Telkom

Trade union Solidarity plans to take Telkom to the Labour Court over claims that the fixed-line provider will use race as one of the criteria for retrenching managers.

By Thabiso Mochiko 3 Jul 2014 10:09

Telkom considers franchising shops - for efficiency
Telkom considers franchising shops - for efficiency

Fixed-line provider Telkom is looking at franchising some of its 137 stores as part of its overall business review to reduce inefficiency and cut costs.

By Thabiso Mochiko 1 Jul 2014 14:19

SnapScan useful for convenience purchases
SnapScan useful for convenience purchases

Using cellphones to make purchases at markets, restaurants and convenience stores is growing in popularity, particularly through SnapScan.

1 Jul 2014 06:33

Gary Allemann
Five Big Data myths busted

With all the hype around big data it's not surprising that people are confused.

By Gary Allemann 24 Jun 2014 12:26

Sexting damages girls more than boys
Sexting damages girls more than boys

A Free State teenager found herself on the wrong side of the law recently after sending naked pictures of herself to an older man.

24 Jun 2014 08:53

Craig Steyn
Facebook's EdgeRank algorithm changes: How it works and why it's a good thing

Marketers and businesses have long been using Facebook to promote their products and services, but...

By Craig Steyn 20 Jun 2014 13:39

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