ISPA says Internet blocking proposal a ‘slippery slope’

Proposals by the Law Reform Commission of South Africa (LRC) for South African Internet Service Providers' (ISPs) to block all local and international adult web content will not protect South African children - and similar efforts have not worked anywhere in the...

SA makes strides in adult learning and education

UNESCO's fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 4) has spotlighted progress made by South Africa. The country has been particularly commended for developing new quality curricula and establishing community colleges, and enhancing adult learning...

Escobar Fold smartphone available worldwide

Pablo Escobar's brother has launched a new and affordable foldable smartphone. The Escobar Fold 1, running on the Android operating system, has been released through the Escobar Inc investment company. Prices start at $349.00 and the company says it will ship anywhere...

Virtual reality helps to relieve pain for hospitalised children

Lenovo has previewed results from a new global survey that shows people believe in the potential of immersive technologies to positively impact our health, with virtual reality (VR) being used in some hospitals in place of general anesthetics to alleviate pain for...

African smartphone market defies challenges

While market saturation and US-China tensions are placing the global smartphone market under intense pressure, new research from International Data Corporations shows that the African smartphone market saw shipments increase 4% quarter on quarter in Q3 2019 to total...

Post-Black Friday analysis

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are done and dusted, with retailers drawing breath before the rest of the festive season shopping gets underway. Lullu Krugel, PwC Strategy& chief economist for Africa, and Dr Christie Viljoen, PwC Strategy& economist, offer a...

Regional consumer spend to reach $149bn

Consumer spending on technology in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is forecast to total $130,8-billion this year, a year-on-year increase of 4,1%. According to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Connected Consumer Spending Guide from International Data Corporation...

Consumers warned of new phishing scams

With two new alerts regarding elevated risks of phishing attacks against consumers - one from DStv, and another from the New Development Bank - South Africans are warned to take care when receiving emails offering loans, cash prizes or other forms of rewards....

Altron adds ID security with Ubusha acquisition

Altron has acquired identity security company, Ubusha Technologies in a deal worth R360-million, effective 1 March 2020. Founded in 2003, Ubusha, as a next-generation IT security services provider enables dynamic authentication and authorisation, identity management...

SAPS moves against streaming operation

Last week (4 December 2019), the South African Police Service (SAPS) arrested a suspect in Cape Town for allegedly selling pirate internet streaming devices and online content subscriptions. The investigation followed information received by the Police's Provincial...

Biometric systems come under attack

A massive 37% of computers - servers and workstations - used to collect, process and store biometric data (such as fingerprints, hand geometry, face, voice and iris templates) on which Kaspersky products are installed, faced at least one attempt of malware infection...

Russia forges ahead with fleet management

According to a new report from M2M/IoT market research provider Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Russia/CIS and Eastern Europe was 7,3-million in Q4-2018. Growing at a compound annual growth rate...

Vumacam clears the air

Vumacam has issued the following statement to clarify claims that are being regarding the Vumacam integrated smart camera network. Vumacam does not have facial recognition technology enabled in its street cameras, does not profile, and the organisation takes data...

SA makes strides in adult learning and education

UNESCO's fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 4) has spotlighted progress made by South Africa. The country has been particularly commended for developing new quality curricula and establishing community colleges, and enhancing adult learning...

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Lenovo debuts smallest desktop for SMEs

Lenovo has introduced what it believes to be the world’s smallest desktop, the ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano, to the South African market. The device is designed to support diverse workplaces with the power of a full-size desktop and the space-saving convenience of a...

Jaguar and GridCars launch live EV charge station map

Drivers of fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles can now plan their journeys with ease using a live map to locate available public charging stations nationwide. The live map displays the entire network of Jaguar Powerway and GridCars supported public charging...

Extending security to the cloud

Business leaders now have a choice whether they want to continue using their trusted firewall or move to a next-generation firewall delivered by appliances or as cloud services to protect the outer perimeter security in branch offices. Troye technical director Kurt...

iHealthcare companies list on 4AX

4 Africa Exchange Proprietary (4AX), a licensed equity and debt exchange, has announced the imminent listings of iHealthcare Group and iHealthcare Group Holdings with effect from 13 December 2019. 4AX CEO Eugene Booysen comments: “We are thrilled to have secured these...

Makro adds customer care via WhatsApp

Shoppers at Makro’s 22 South African outlets and online store will now experience instant customer care and service by directly connecting with the retailer on WhatsApp. Features available in Makro’s chat offering include tracking orders, viewing current catalogues,...

Crowdsourcing gets Moscow citizens involved

The E-Home crowdsourcing initiative, which calls on citizens to make suggestions on how apartment living can  be managed by residents by means of digital technologies, is implementing 342 ideas across Moscow based on citizens’ recommendations. Thanks to the...

Capitec launches money-themed mobile game

Capitec Bank has launched an immersive new mobile game called Livin’ it Up. The game allows users to test their money skills in a virtual world, while picking up tips for real life. Users play as different characters, all trying to achieve typical financial goals...

Traction for Standard Bank’s 3-minute loan

Standard Bank has seen significant uptake of its new three-minute loan, with R260-million worth of loans issued to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The loan capability, which is purely online, allows business owners to apply for and receive funds of up to...

Dimension Data jumps two BBBEE levels

A BBBEE transaction was concluded last month and Dimension Data has achieved a 51% black ownership recognition status. This has significantly improved their BBBEE score from a level 4 to a level 2 for 2019. In April this year Dimension Data reported that their parent...

Assistant to the Project Manager

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