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SA’s space economy to become Africa’s satellite powerhouse

Government banks on the space economy to strengthen economic growth, with the sector forecast to bring in revenue of over R18 billion in the next two years.


Quintica SA’s new CEO focuses on women empowerment

The digital transformation services provider appoints ICT veteran Zimkhita Buwa as its new CEO, taking over from Zandile Mbele.


Digital-first strategies help SA banks deliver strong results

Ramping up their digital strategies helped FirstRand, Nedbank, Standard Bank and Absa deliver resilient results in the first half of 2021, says PwC.


Digital vaccination certificate not a discrimination tool

Health minister Dr Joe Phaahla refutes claims the COVID-19 vaccine certificates will be used to deny unvaccinated citizens access to public services.


GovChat to provide UN with decision-making citizen data

The national citizen engagement platform signs an agreement to supply the UN with data to understand social experiences faced by South Africans.


Musk, Bezos, Zuckerberg rated most popular entrepreneurs

Tech entrepreneurs Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg are rated as the most publicised entrepreneurs across various online mediums.

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Airbnb guests contributed billions to SA economy in 2020

Travel activity on the hospitality booking site added over R8 billion to the economy and supported around 22 000 jobs, says Genesis Analytics.


Operators ramp up eSIM services but adoption remains low

Despite significant progress in the commercial availability of eSIM devices, Sub-Saharan Africa shows the lowest adoption and service rollout rate.


Apple improves 5G capabilities on iPhone 13 Pro, Pro Max

The American tech giant collaborates with more than 200 telcos to improve 5G capabilities on the new high-end iPhone 13 Pro range.


Justice dept cyber attack spills over to Info Regulator

The ransomware attack on the Department of Justice’s IT systems spreads to infect all electronic services provided by the Information Regulator.


Openserve bets on fibre-on-demand strategy for growth

Telkom’s wholesale unit rolls out its fibre-on-demand service, as part of its push to expand its fibre footprint beyond South African cities and suburbs.


Non-fungible tokens find favour beyond art and entertainment

Non-fungible tokens are evolving to be bigger than an art and entertainment fad, as use cases spread to multiple other new domains, says GlobalData.

Sibahle Malinga
ITWeb senior news journalist.

Sibahle Malinga, ITWeb senior news journalist.