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...

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....

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...

ZASpace aims to grow SA’s geospatial sector

ZASpace Inc, driven by key industry stakeholders with support from the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), is a broad-based industry forum that has been designed to demystify space for business. At the same time it aims to develop skills and funding...

Tourism a major carbon contributor

Transport-related emissions from tourism are expected to account for 5,3% of all man-made CO2 emissions by 2030, up from 5% in 2016. This is according to a new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF). At the same...

Vox enhances core network with Angola Cables

Vox has partnered with Angola Cables to give it remote peering access to the undersea South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) that links Africa with the Americas. "Vox currently makes use of three cable systems to provide international connectivity between South Africa and...

Liquid Telecom inaugurates Indian Ocean islands cable

Liquid Telecom South Africa, together with a consortium of telecommunication companies, has inaugurated the landing station of the Melting Pot Indianoceanic Submarine System (METISS) at Umbogotwini in KwaZulu-Natal. The project is expected to be completed and...

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GoDaddy, WooCommerce make e-commerce easier

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Risk trends to watch in 2020

The range of risks facing company executives or directors and officers (D&Os) - as well as the resultant insurance claims scenarios - has increased significantly in recent years. With corporate management under the spotlight like never before, a new report by...

Nedbank payment systems cope with Black Friday traffic

The Black Friday phenomenon has well and truly taken hold in South Africa, as demonstrated by the increase in payment transactions processed by the country's banks in 2019, compared to the same Black Friday period in 2018. Mpho Sadiki, executive: card, payments and...

Mr Jeff cashes in on on-demand lifestyle

Don't have the time or inclination to do your laundry? There's an app for that. Professional laundry service app Mr Jeff, which launched in South Africa in October, is set to open its first ten hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg in the new year after an enthusiastic...

Key trends impacting the labeling market

As we look ahead to 2020 and beyond, it is clear that the labeling market is being driven by the broader IT trends of digitisation and modernisation. By Ken Moir, vice-president: marketing at NiceLabel These trends are fueling the development of the market and will...

Is 5G the answer to all decision-makers’ prayers?

The hype continues to grow for 5G technology, with many carriers promoting it as a way to target the enterprise networking and IoT markets with an end-to-end service that spans indoor and outdoor coverage. By Morten Illum, vice-president at Aruba A report on 5G in...

Tips for managing staff leave

Employees face a two-fold risk if they do not take the leave they are legally entitled to. Firstly, they could forfeit their leave after a pre-determined period, depending on their company policy. Secondly, they could be diagnosed with burn out and be placed on...

Why you should get your kids crypto for Christmas …

I am in no way a financial advisor, writes Nic Haralambous, chief marketing officer of Coindirect . I do, however, understand the basics of diversified investments and one that people still ignore is the new market of cryptocurrencies. South Africans are notoriously...

When it’s time to pay the piper

The evolution of retail payment solutions continues apace, with Transaction Junction insisting that modern consumers should be able to undertake a wide range of transactions at the point of sale (PoS). By Craig Duggan, commercial manager at Transaction Junction Since...

New Open Banking APIs tested

Breaking new ground in the way banks and third parties collaborate, Digiata put the new Nedbank Open Banking APIs to the test. By Johan Kühn, Director at Digiata At Digiata, we pride ourselves on our curiosity and love of problem-solving, and our ability to embrace...

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IT Systems Administrator

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