Internet Society Partners with Facebook to Expand Internet Connectivity in Africa
Currently, 42% of countries in Africa lack IXPs, which means that most of their domestic Internet traffic is exchanged through points outside their respective country The Internet Society (https://www.InternetSociety.org/), a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet, today announced that it is... Read more
Inquiry on data costs start next month
The Competition Commission will next month hold public hearings for the Data Services Market Inquiry. The Commission initiated the Market Inquiry following numerous complaints relating to data services in the country. “The Market Inquiry seeks to understand features in the market and the value chain that may cause or... Read more
Use social media in a responsible manner
The Ministry of Communications has urged the public to use social media in a responsible manner. This follows an image on social media showing a minor who is alleged to have contracted a mouth disease after consuming “counterfeit” or illicit perishable goods procured from stores owned by foreign nationals.... Read more
SA promotes participation of girls in STEM career fields
The TechnoGirl programme is at the frontline of a process that will contribute towards women participating meaningfully in the mainstream economy in careers that are predominantly dominated by men, says Department of Women Deputy Director-General, Annette Griessel. Addressing the TechnoGirl partnership launch, Griessel said the programme plays a critical... Read more
SA heads to VivaTech
South Africa is set to participate in the Viva Technology Conference and Exhibition (VivaTech) which is dedicated to innovation and digital transformation focused on start-ups. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will lead a South African business delegation exhibition that will take place in Paris, France, from Thursday until... Read more
DST uses research to advance transformation
Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says her department will target programmes that will address transformation through research and development. The Minister said this when she briefed the media ahead of tabling the department’s budget vote speech at the Old Assembly Chamber in Parliament on Wednesday. “The programmes targeted... Read more
Opera State of the mobile web report for the first quarter of 2018
One third of South Africans deem standalone social media apps unsafe and choose mobile browsers instead. According to Opera’s State of the mobile web report Q1 2018, 35 percent of South Africans prefer to access social media through their mobile browser. One third of the surveyed internet users believe... Read more
The mobile boomers
South Africa has more cell phones than people. With a population of 56 million the ‘mobile’ has become like a mascot to communicate, regardless of which of the 11 official languages. 22.5 million of these mobile owners are online users, according to research by World Wide Worx.  The logical... Read more
Smartphones shine in a difficult year for South Africa’s consumer technology sector
Smartphone unit sales in South Africa climbed by around 21% in 2017, even as South Africans reduced their spending in most categories of the consumer technology market, according to point of sale data from market research firm, GfK South Africa. Storage, media streaming device, and speaker retail sales also... Read more
Paperless gains momentum for mobile millennial customers
The shift toward cloud and paperless is fast gaining momentum as the new global cohort of millennial customers demand digital and mobile business options. According to Craig Leppan, business development manager at Assimilated Information Systems (AIS), an e4 company, digital document solutions will be fundamental to reaching tomorrow’s customers.... Read more