Digital trust: the currency of the future
Digital trust: the currency of the future

Digital trust, in a nutshell, is about the ability to protect the digital data shared across a vast digital ecosystem. And it may just become the currency of the future. Failing to safeguard it could be a costly mistake.

By Paul Williams 6 hours ago

African urbanisation must be smart and sustainable for cities to be habitable far into the future
African urbanisation must be smart and sustainable for cities to be habitable far into the future

“The World Bank's latest report on African Cities states that improving conditions for people and businesses in Africa's cities is key to growth. The report further highlights that the continent needs more affordable, connected and liveable cities. This is certainly true to meet the immediate demand felt due to rapid populous migration to city centres or urban nodes. But governments and city planners across the continent cannot afford to focus on this narrow narrative alone,” says William Johnston, regional director, WSP, Structures, Africa.

1 day ago

Vote now for Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards
Vote now for Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards

The second edition of the Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards, hosted by MTN in partnership with Kagiso Media and ITWeb's Brainstorm, is open for nominations from and for eligible female professionals working in the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector.

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Focus on high data costs
Focus on high data costs

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is consulting the National Consumer Commission and the Competition Commission to find ways in which mobile data can be made more affordable.

2 days ago

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga (not in the picture), the presidential candidate of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, walk at dusk after attending their campaign rally at the Kamukunji grounds in Nairobi, Kenya, July 7, 2017. 
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Kenya's social media election: attack ads and data mining

NAIROBI, Kenya: A strikingly toxic campaign ad was unleashed online in Kenya just weeks before national elections - a potentially explosive move in a country where politics and ethnicity are closely aligned.

3 days ago

Vox calls for partnerships with wireless internet service providers
Vox calls for partnerships with wireless internet service providers

Vox is calling all wireless internet service providers (WISPS) to partner with it in an aim to enhance connectivity in towns where broadband coverage is limited, or where ADSL is old, over-subscribed, and unlikely to be extended.

17 Jul 2017

Do you really WannaCry? A simple guide on how to get hacked
Do you really WannaCry? A simple guide on how to get hacked

If you're like most curious internet users, you've read endless articles about how to protect yourself online. And that's fine if you're a sheep, or you're a chicken, or you want to plaster every surface of your life with bubble wrap...

By Melissa Viljoen 14 Jul 2017