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Admire Moyo

Admire Moyo is ITWeb's senior news journalist.

Court showdown as MTN, CWU face off

26 Aug 2016MTN intends to oppose CWU's court application over the telco's outsourcing plans.

The labour body applies for a court interdict against the mobile operator's plans to outsource some of its call centre facilities.

SA gets IBM's second research lab in Africa

25 Aug 2016Dr Solomon Assefa, director, IBM SA lab (left) and professor Zeblon Vilakazi, deputy vice-chancellor, Wits University.

The company opens a facility at Wits, focusing on data-driven healthcare, digital transformation and exploring the universe.

Job cuts hit Dimension Data

25 Aug 2016Retrenchments are always a last resort, says Grant Bodley, CEO of Dimension Data Middle East and Africa.

The IT services company lays off staff as it "restructures to meet operational and business requirements".

SA satellite heads to International Space Station

25 Aug 2016A computer model of the ZA-AeroSat in orbit. This is the only satellite from Africa forming part of the QB50 project.

ZA-AeroSat, a nanosatellite developed by Stellenbosch University, is to be launched with 49 others in January.

Nedbank seeks disruptive fintech innovations

24 Aug 2016SA is firmly poised not only to participate in the global innovation arena - but to lead it, says Nedbank's Chris Wood.

The bank partners with LaunchLab to capture new ideas and business models that may change the face of the banking industry.

Govt at odds with Eskom over IPPs

23 Aug 2016The South African government is pursuing a diversified energy mix, which includes independent power producers.

Following the power utility's decision to halt independent power purchases, government says it has no intention to change the programme.

Seacom in VOIP foray

23 Aug 2016Seacom's move into the VOIP market is besides adoption of such services being slow in the South African market.

The submarine cable operator partners with Saicom to provide enterprises and SMEs with services over a white-label platform.

Tech dazzles at Rio 2016

22 Aug 2016From virtual reality to SMS, this year's Games connected people with the action in new, innovative ways.

A combination of new and old technologies during the Olympics connected people with the action in innovative, immersive ways.

Traditional IT job titles under threat

19 Aug 2016By 2018, 65% of data centre infrastructure investments will be for systems of engagement, rather than for maintaining existing systems, says Fujitsu.

By 2019, about a quarter of traditional IT operations job titles will be replaced, says Fujitsu.

Sanral readies 6 500 summonses

19 Aug 2016E-tolling on Gauteng highways continues to meet with resistance from motorists.

The summonses for e-toll defaulters are in various stages of being issued in terms of court processes.

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