South Africa remains ‘important’ market for Huawei
FNB CEO hints at reconsidering crypto-currencies
One year after closing down crypto-currency-backed accounts, FNB CEO Jacques Celliers says the bank is open to embracing crypto assets like Bitcoin.
Capitec-backed Imvelo Ventures invests in Quench delivery app
Imvelo Ventures sets aside funding to help back and expand the app-based delivery service’s partnership network throughout SA.
Pandemic to speed up adoption of voice biometrics
COVID-19 will accelerate the use of voice biometrics to improve security, particularly in the contact centre and financial services sectors, says Forrester.
US vows to fight artificial intelligence threats posed by China
The US government recommends instituting measures to ensure China doesn’t overtake America in the production of semiconductors that are essential in the development of AI.
Discovery Bank clocks over 540K accounts
The digital bank says it is managing the growing customer and transactional volumes well and proved stable over the 2020 year-end period.
Standard Bank joins distributed ledger tech network
The bank establishes Africa’s first Hedera network node, which is set to soothe some of the sore points that have historically beset cross-border trade.
R3bn earmarked for SARS modernisation
The SA Revenue Service will receive an additional allocation of R3 billion to modernise its technology infrastructure and systems, reveals finance minister Tito Mboweni.
Senior SA lawyer joins WEF 4IR centre in San Francisco
Ashlin Perumall is now a member of the blockchain and digital currency working group, which researches legal and policy issues on central bank digital currencies.
Gauteng zeros in on digital economy for jobs, economic recovery
Premier David Makhura identifies ICT and digital services, with a focus on the gig economy, as among the critical sectors to revive the provincial economy.
Remote working trend to stick beyond COVID-19
Many companies plan to allow some employees to work away from the office, even when offices reopen after the pandemic ebbs, says McKinsey.
Shoprite plans to side-step load-shedding by going off-grid
The retail giant expands its renewable energy projects across 19 sites and continues its commitment to more climate-friendly operations.