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MTN bumps up its loan facilities
MTN bumps up its loan facilities

Major telecommunications company MTN has dramatically increased its borrowing ability‚ fuelling analysts' speculation that an acquisition may be on the cards.

By Samuel Mungadze 17 Sep 2014 10:37

New methods to protect trade marks in cyber space
New methods to protect trade marks in cyber space

The internet as we know it has undergone a remarkable change in the past year as a result of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN's) introduction of over a thousand new generic top level domain names (gTLDs).

By Alissa Nayanah and Mariëtte du Plessis 17 Sep 2014 07:33

Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks
Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks

Brand owners are reminded that holders of validated trade marks can take advantage of the priority phase in each generic top level domain (gTLD) launch.

By Donvay Wegierski 17 Sep 2014 07:24

400 schools in Gauteng now have proper sanitation
400 schools in Gauteng now have proper sanitation

Four hundred of the 580 schools in Gauteng, which had various problems with sanitation, have had their toilets repaired.

12 Sep 2014 10:25

Online shopping no threat to malls
Online shopping no threat to malls

Does the rise of consumers who shop online signal the death of the traditional mall? Not necessarily.

By Joan Muller 8 Sep 2014 12:56

Neotel wants to extend fibre, wireless throughout SA
Neotel wants to extend fibre, wireless throughout SA

Fixed line operator Neotel, which is involved in the provision of broadband services to the Western Cape, aims to spend up to R500m in the coming year to boost fibre and wireless infrastructure across SA.

4 Sep 2014 11:45

Technology to improve service delivery
Technology to improve service delivery

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services says government will use technology more effectively to improve service delivery in the country.

3 Sep 2014 09:17

Morvest revenue up to R1.1bn
Morvest revenue up to R1.1bn

Morvest, a JSE-listed support services provider reported revenue growth of 15% to R1.1bn for the year to May.

2 Sep 2014 09:49

Net1's earnings improve as it moves beyond SA
Net1's earnings improve as it moves beyond SA

Net1 UEPS Technologies reported a rise in earnings for the year to June‚ boosted by a $26.6m recovery for the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) contract it lost in a court dispute.

By Thabiso Mochiko 2 Sep 2014 09:24

Paul Fick
Consolidating ICT infrastructure following mergers, acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are useful when it comes to helping organisations to achieve business objectives. However, this strategy has the potential to create enormous complexity when it comes to consolidating the operations of the two disparate organisations involved in the merger or acquisition.

By Paul Fick 29 Aug 2014 11:21

Connected home entertainment devices pose a security threat
Connected home entertainment devices pose a security threat

David Jacoby, security analyst at Kaspersky Lab, conducted a research experiment in his living room to find out how safe his home is in terms of cyber security.

26 Aug 2014 16:19

MTN adds R54bn to market capitalisation
MTN adds R54bn to market capitalisation

MTN Group has added about R54bn to its market capitalisation since its well-received interim results early this month, leaving both the top-40 and all-share indices trailing in the distance.

26 Aug 2014 10:28

SA companies in Maputo for FACIM fair
SA companies in Maputo for FACIM fair

A delegation of South African companies is in Maputo, Mozambique, showcasing their products and services at the 50th Jubilee of the Feira International de Maputo (FACIM) trade fair.

26 Aug 2014 08:22

Celebrating failure - Andy Hadfield - Tech4Africa 2014
Celebrating failure - Andy Hadfield - Tech4Africa 2014

At this year's Tech4Africa Cape Town and Johannesburg the charismatic Andy Hadfield will be presenting the lessons he learnt as a failed start-up...

Issued by Tech4Africa 25 Aug 2014 10:41

South African Internet Map launched
South African Internet Map launched

The South African Internet Map, launched this month, provides an overview of the largest websites in South Africa, based on statistics from Effective Measure.

22 Aug 2014 12:21

Discussing the future of Africa at the GIL Conference 2014
Discussing the future of Africa at the GIL Conference 2014

Last week saw the convergence of leaders in various industries at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town for the Growth, Innovation and Leadership Conference hosted by Frost & Sullivan.

By Cari Van Wyk 21 Aug 2014 10:06

Blue Label Telecoms revenue up to R19.4bn
Blue Label Telecoms revenue up to R19.4bn

Mobile telecommunications and payments specialist Blue Label Telecoms reported increased headline earnings per share (HEPS) of 67.98 cents a share for the year to May or revenue that was up by 2% to R19.4bn.

21 Aug 2014 09:36

Minister, provincial, municipal leaders told to fix infrastructure problems
Minister, provincial, municipal leaders told to fix infrastructure problems

President Jacob Zuma has told Ministers, Premiers and Mayors, who are part of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC), that they must jointly develop a problem-solving culture and fix infrastructure problems facing South Africa.

21 Aug 2014 07:15

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

First solar-powered internet school in Ghana launched
First solar-powered internet school in Ghana launched

In a move that aims to bridge the digital divide and enhance educational capability of teachers and students in rural areas of Ghana that have little or no electricity, Samsung Electronics West Africa and the Korean Education and Research Information Service have launched the first solar powered internet school (SPIS) in the country.

14 Aug 2014 11:13

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

Tech4Africa comes to Cape Town
Tech4Africa comes to Cape Town

The annual Tech4Africa conference will be running the first Cape Town event on 28 August. Tech4Africa focuses on deep technical workshops and sessions for practitioners, and then engaging talks which...

Issued by Tech4Africa 6 Aug 2014 11:02

Job cuts set to resume at Telkom
Job cuts set to resume at Telkom

Telkom's Chief Executive Sipho Maseko has told investors that the company's objectives are to lower the cost of human capital, improve financial performance and bring leadership closer to customers.

By Thabiso Mochiko 6 Aug 2014 10:41

Zuma asks USA not to alienate South Africa
Zuma asks USA not to alienate South Africa

President Jacob Zuma asked for the support of American business to ensure that South Africa does not get excluded from African Growth Opportunities Act (AGOA), the preferential trade programme that was enacted in 2000 to boost and diversify African trade with the US.

By Chris Bathembu 5 Aug 2014 09:27

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

USAASA to forge ties with the private sector
USAASA to forge ties with the private sector

The Universal Services and Access Agency of South Africa will be hosting the ICT industry to forge ties between the agency and the private sector with the aim of speeding up the process of rolling broadband infrastructure in rural and under-served communities.

30 Jul 2014 11:55

The benefits of mobile Wi-Fi
The benefits of mobile Wi-Fi

Always-on connectivity has many benefits for the private consumer and the business user alike, and today's plethora of mobile devices reinforce this trend with convenient connected devices geared for mobility.

By Fayaaz Seedat 30 Jul 2014 07:33

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

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