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When NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took to the Martian skies on its third flight on April 25, the agency's Perseverance rover was there to capture the historic moment. Now NASA engineers have rendered the flight in 3D, lending dramatic depth to the flight as the...

Elon Musk does bitcoin about-turn

Elon Musk has thrown the cryptocurrency markets into turmoil once again as he rescinds bitcoin payments for Tesla vehicles. Less than two months ago, Musk announced that Tesla would accept payment in bitcoin. Now he's done an about-turn. "Tesla has suspended vehicle...

Covid pushes online shopping to tipping point

Kathy Gibson reports - Online shopping has reached the tipping point, having doubled in volume and value in just one year. This isn't the end of the traditional bricks-and-mortar store, says Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide Worx, although it will start losing some...

Post Office action could stifle e-commerce in SA

The SA Post Office has launched court action against PostNet and the SA Express Parcel Association, aiming to make the Post Office the only operator that can deliver packages weighing 1kg and less. If the court rules in the Post Office's favour, the impact on courier...

Hackers thought to have scored $5m ransom payout

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AWS, Microsoft vie for top public cloud spot

The worldwide public cloud services market, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), System Infrastructure Software as a Service (SISaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS), grew 24,1% year over year in 2020 with revenues totaling...

How SA users spend the time while devices update

Installing updates is considered a routine boring task and half of the respondents to a study commissioned by Kaspersky in April 2021 commonly snooze them. At the same time however, four-in-ten (47%) respondents in South Africa admit that the time spent waiting for...

April sees resurgence in ransomware attacks

For the first time, AgentTesla has ranked second in the Check Point Research (CPR) Global Threat Index, while the established Dridex trojan is still the most prevalent malware, having risen to the top spot in March after being seventh in February. This month, Dridex,...

Soshanguve youth set to launch his own laptop

Entrepreneur Mpumelelo Mahlangu has developed, and is about to launch, what he believes is the first-ever entry level South African laptop. The DTC400 is understood to be the first laptop launched by a South African township-based company and entrepreneur, competing...

NextNow unveils African e-hailing platform

NextNow, an African e-hailing company that aims to put the continent on the ride-sharing map, has launched its services in Johannesburg. Mlungisi Ntombela, head of operations: South Africa at NextNow, explains that the homegrown e-hailing service's competitive pricing...

AlphaCode awards R2m to fintech startups

South Africa's best up and coming fintech startups sweated it out at a virtual demo day yesterday where they had just five minutes each to convince a panel of judges that they should be part of the second phase of the AlphaCode Incubate programme. The 10 startups,...

Elon Musk does bitcoin about-turn

Elon Musk has thrown the cryptocurrency markets into turmoil once again as he rescinds bitcoin payments for Tesla vehicles. Less than two months ago, Musk announced that Tesla would accept payment in bitcoin. Now he's done an about-turn. "Tesla has suspended vehicle...

AI investments must go beyond modernisation

Chief financial officers (CFOs) must invest in artificial intelligence (AI) within the next few years, or their companies will be left behind. But to get the full benefits, and thus competitive advantage, from such investments CFOs must look beyond projects that only...

5G is already changing user behaviour

Indoor coverage is one of the key uses identified for 5G, with one in five 5G users already reducing WiFi use on their phones indoors because of the benefits of 5G mobile connectivity. This is one of the headline findings from a new report by Ericsson ConsumerLab...

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Citrix appoints EMEA emerging markets channel director

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Africa’s economic recovery needs to focus on creating resilience

The Covid-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on many African economies, particularly those dependent on oil exports, tourism and resources. By Raymond Obermeyer, MD of SEW Eurodrive However, the continent's GDP is expected to grow by 3.4% this year - after shrinking...

It’s time for IT leaders to capitalise on Covid momentum

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IFS and iOCO partner to help Africa find a new world of working

IFS and iOCO, have partnered to help organisations spanning multiple key industries across the continent re-evaluate, adapt and improve their businesses to deliver the best moments of service using technology solutions, scale and skills. "The time for this...

Legal Specialist

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