139 Vodacom stores stay open during lockdown

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, has announced that South Africa's telecommunications workers will be exempt from the Covid-19 national lockdown as digital infrastructure is deemed a critical service. To that end, both fixed-line and mobile telephony...

Facebook connecting local communities

The world is coming to grips with the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and we are all embracing the need for an extended period of social distancing. By Nunu Ntshingila, regional director of Facebook Africa People everywhere, including here in South Africa, are turning to...

Zoho offers small businesses emergency relief

Zoho has launched its Small Business Emergency Subscription Assistance Programme (ESAP) to help customers worldwide weather the global crisis. For up to 20 000 qualified paying customers with 25 employees or less, Zoho has waived the cost of every application they...

Travel insurance by itself not the solution for Covid-19 cancellations

Understanding and drawing on the cancellation, refund or insurance covers of all operators in the travel value chain offers victims of Covid-19 cancellations the best option to spread their risk, increasing the chances and value of settlement. Now that Covid-19 has...

Vuma helps to ease remote working

Vumatel, together with its participating ISP partners, will be upgrading the line speeds of its existing users on the network at no additional cost, with effect 1 April 2020 until the end of May 2020, to help enable remote working, additional streaming and educational...

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SweepSouth steps outdoors

After more than five years of connecting domestic workers with clients for homes and businesses, online cleaning service SweepSouth is diversifying its offering to customers with the launch of SweepSouth Outdoor. With bookings currently available through the...

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