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Home affairs sets new deadline to deliver biometrics project

The home affairs department intends to finalise the tender issues before the end of the current calendar year, to ensure phase one of the project goes live.


Xbox success bolsters Microsoft’s gaming dream

The Xbox Series X and Series S launch was the most successful in Microsoft’s history, with the most devices sold in a launch month, says CEO Satya Nadella.


Microsoft teams up with local IOT start-up in global deal

The multiyear strategic alliance will foster digital acceleration for industries worldwide, say CIRT and Microsoft.


Former Cell C executive bids for bail in R64m fraud case

The financially-troubled mobile operator says it has a zero-tolerance policy towards illegal or unethical activity and will not hesitate to act on evidence.


Cleantech demand on rebound, new research shows

For the first time, global demand for renewable energy will grow by over 30%, despite high prices in the first half of the year, says IHS Markit.


Alphabet’s Internet Loon balloon dream bursts

The company says it didn’t find ways to reduce running costs, and developing radical new technology is inherently risky.


MTN-backed Ayoba app targets disgruntled WhatsApp users

The Ayoba app says it’s focused on protecting users’ privacy and security, as more users become frustrated by social media firms that abuse these rights.


Curro revamps Cape Town school into digital campus

The independent education provider revamps one of its schools into a digital education campus that prepares learners for the fourth industrial revolution.


Netflix subscribers reach 200m as it faces more competition

The international streaming service weathers the COVID-19 pandemic, adding a record 37 million paid memberships, achieving $25 billion in annual revenue.

20 Jan

Mastercard study predicts massive fintech disruption in Africa

The Mastercard Economics Institute says the opportunity for fintech disruption is high in Africa, with digitisation enabling financial inclusion in emerging markets.

19 Jan

Minister Nzimande in data talks with telcos as academic year looms

The minister is engaging with MTN, Telkom, Vodacom and Cell C, with the intention that data becomes accessible to students.


MTN debunks 5G link to COVID-19

The telco says 5G mobile tech has undergone extensive research, with numerous studies finding it has no negative impact on the environment or people.

Samuel Mungadze
Senior news journalist

Samuel Mungadze ITWeb senior news journalist.