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More shoppers see convenience as catalyst to engage online

As Internet penetration reaches 64% of the population, more locals aged between 35 to 54 years are choosing to shop online, says OneDayOnly.


UJ Technopreneurship Centre shines at international hackathon

Two teams from the University of Johannesburg’s Technopreneurship Centre were among the top performers at the Hacklab 2021 virtual hackathon.


Significant investment needed in supply chain tech

Nearly two-thirds of surveyed global supply chain professionals say they require better technologies and data to optimise their processes, says IHS Markit.


Ford Credit customers affected by Absa data leak

Ongoing investigations into the Absa data leak reveal an additional group of customers belonging to Absa and Ford Credit had been compromised.


Acer Africa pins hopes on Google cable for Chrome Enterprise growth

The multinational PC corporation believes Google's Equiano cable project will fuel more demand for its Chrome Enterprise portfolio in SA.


Skills demand fuels university’s new data science degree

Stellenbosch University introduces an undergraduate Bachelor in Data Science degree programme, as the demand for data scientists supersedes supply.


Truecaller reaches 43m African users, intros business solution

The caller ID service introduces Truecaller Business Identity, to allow companies to verify their identities when making calls to customers.


Spectrum policy flaws ‘will alienate millions of South Africans’

The spectrum policy is impaired by fundamental failures, which will rob millions of South Africans of crucial digital services, says the Free Market Foundation.


Old Mutual’s 22seven refocuses strategy with new business units

The Old Mutual-owned money management app introduces the API and Insights business units as part of its refocused strategy.


Former security guard launches blockchain-based marketplace

South African entrepreneur Tim Hogins introduces Blacqmarket, an online marketplace focusing on Africa’s formal and informal business sectors.


UCT academics scoop Google research scholarship awards

Two University of Cape Town academics become the only Africans to receive scholarship awards for the 2021 Google Research Scholar Programme.


SA firms dabble with non-fungible tokens amid global gold rush

More local companies identify the huge potential in non-fungible tokens, as the blockchain-based cryptographic craze booms across the globe.

Sibahle Malinga
ITWeb senior news journalist.

Sibahle Malinga, ITWeb senior news journalist.