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6:00
Yesterday

Telco base stations under siege amid latest load-shedding

As power blackouts persist, mobile operators see a spike in incidents of theft and vandalism of their infrastructure, leaving communities without connectivity.

6:20

Thumbs up for Ramaphosa's move to end load-shedding

The renewables sector welcomes the decision to amend the Electricity Regulation Act to increase the licensing threshold for embedded generation projects.

3:30
Thursday

DFA gets R12.3m US backing in rural SA fibre drive

The company receives funding from the US Trade and Development Agency to conduct a feasibility study in efforts to roll out affordable Internet to underserved populations.

5:10
Thursday

MultiChoice posts R53bn revenue as subscriptions swell

The group increases its 90-day active linear pay-TV subscriber base by 1.4 million to reach 20.9 million households.

2:30
Thursday

President Ramaphosa wants spectrum impasse resolved soon

The president calls for mediation in the legal disputes that have held back the country’s spectrum auction process.

4:10

Wind sector is ready and eager to blast load-shedding

The industry calls for the immediate release of available additional capacity from operational wind farms into the national grid, as load-shedding infuriates citizens.

3:20

Fastly conducts post-mortem after global Internet outage

The US-based cloud computing services provider says the global Internet outage experienced yesterday was as a result of an undiscovered software bug.

3:10
Tuesday

Nedbank buys into disruptive health-tech firm LifeQ

The big-four bank invests in a minority equity interest in LifeQ, a provider of biometrics and health information derived from wearable devices.

3:00

Tech start-up WhereIsMyTransport gets R42m Naspers funding

The company invests $3 million in Cape Town-founded mobility technology start-up WhereIsMyTransport, through its early-stage tech investment vehicle.

3:40

Vodacom pumps R100m into KZN rural connectivity drive

The company plans to deploy 29 new deep rural base stations with all standard technologies across the KwaZulu-Natal region to cover 14 municipalities.

3:30

Online publication of COVID-19 tenders takes war to corruption

The online publication of all COVID-related contracts across all public entities has established a precedent for greater transparency, says president Cyril Ramaphosa.

5:10

Norway’s Scatec to invest R1bn in SA’s solar project

The company announces the awarding of its bids to supply SA with 150 megawatts of dispatchable power through the use of renewable energy.

Admire Moyo
ITWeb's news editor.

Admire Moyo is ITWeb's news editor He has been a tech journalist at ITWeb since 2010. Before joining ITWeb, Admire worked for The Herald newspaper based in Zimbabwe. He holds a BA degree (English and History) from Africa University.