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Wifi
Mining group Anglo American invest R10 million in underground Wi-Fi infrastructure at its coal mines in South Africa. Installing Wi-Fi underground is significantly more difficult than above ground. There are no cellphone towers underground, and signals are weakened and distorted by uneven surfaces, earthen walls and other obstacles in tunnels...
Businessman.
by Nir Kshetri Millions of cryptocurrency investors have been scammed out of massive sums of real money. In 2018, losses from cryptocurrency-related crimes amounted to US$1.7 billion. The criminals use both old-fashioned and new-technology tactics to swindle their marks in schemes based on digital currencies exchanged through online databases called...
Porn neon sign
The South African Law Reform Commission has approved the publication of its discussion paper on sexual offences (pornography and children) for comment. As part of its provisional recommendations, the Commission paper proposes the blocking of online porn by ensuring that all devices (new and second hand) be issued or returned...
Andile Maseko, head of ecosystem development at AlphaCode
AlphaCode Incubate seeks top applications that could disrupt the financial services sector and grow rapidly locally or internationally to create the next OUTsurance or Discovery. The rewards are significant for the final eight businesses selected. AlphaCode Incubate offers a package valued at R2 million each including R1m in grant funding and...
Grant Parker is general manager at Seacom Business South Africa
by Grant Parker Despite its pivotal role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the connectivity sphere is no different from any other business sector when it comes to profitability challenges. In the fast-moving and hyper-competitive economic environment of today, even the biggest players in ICT are under threat. One of the largest...
Smartphone
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub is excited about the financial services opportunity across Africa. At the end of March, Vodacom had almost 46 million customers from our financial services business in South Africa and M-Pesa in Safaricom and in the International operations. The Vodafone-owned mobile phone operator has operations in South...
DStv Now Streaming App
DStv Now streaming app once again crashed for the third time in a month and again during a popular show Date My Family on DStv 161. The app was showing "hhtp Error 503 We're sorry. Something went wrong. Please wait and try again in few minutes." On 15 April, DStv Now...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
by Christopher Isike The African National Congress (ANC) – like most liberation movements-turned political parties – has dominated South Africa’s politics since it came to power in 1994. Having just won 57.50% of the national vote in the general election, it appears set to continue its dominance until the next...