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SA, Kenya among highest data prices in Africa

South Africans pay around six times more for 1GB of data than mobile users in India, while Kenyans pay 10 times more than Indians, says an Opera report.


Naspers now more focused business, say analysts

Iyzico is the third fintech business in the space of two years that Naspers has acquired as it pursues its vision for digital payments.


Standard Bank offers SMEs e-commerce in a box

The bank unveils its SimplyBlu all-in-one payment solution that allows small business owners to start and manage their own online store from one platform.


Google in fresh anti-trust probe in the US

The US Justice Department is reportedly preparing an investigation of Google to determine if it broke anti-trust laws.

31 May

R20m funding injection for GovChat

The government citizen engagement platform plans to boost operations, following a R20 million investment from Capital Appreciation.


Facebook to unveil crypto-currency next year

The world’s biggest social networking platform plans to set up a digital payments system.


Building a security culture

Security awareness starts on the inside, said DRS’s Robyn Bartlett at the Cape Town leg of ITWeb Security Summit 2019.

May 17, 2019

Facebook removes politically motivated accounts targeting Africa

The social media giant shuts down hundreds of accounts run by Israeli organisations attempting to influence politics in African countries.


Data analytics reveals SA's happiness level

The World Happiness Index analyses up to 100 000 tweets per day to track SA's happiness level.

May 14, 2019

WhatsApp flaw exposes users to malicious spyware

Hackers can remotely install spyware on phones via the call function, allowing attackers to read messages, see contacts and activate the camera.


What South Africans searched for online on election day

South Africans turned to Google for voting information, while photo-sharing apps like Instagram were used to showcase their marks in the sixth democratic election.