Arthur Goldstuck

TymeBank, Discovery Bank see customer gains during lockdown

The digital banks report an upswing in on-boarding new customers, as more consumers look to branchless banking channels for their financial services.


Local ICT sector may never fully recover from COVID-19 shock

South Africa’s digital economy is expected to plunge even deeper into crisis, with a full economic recovery in the ICT sector forecast to be “highly unlikely”.

Jun 11, 2020

TikTok changes the social media rules in South Africa

Despite warnings that it is a breeding ground for predators, new kid on the block TikTok takes South Africa’s social media space by storm.

May 7, 2020

Digital economy firms Uber, Airbnb, Lyft cut thousands of jobs

Uber confirms its global total of 3 700 job cuts will affect SA, while Airbnb plans to axe 1 900 employees, as COVID-19 causes an economic bloodbath.

Apr 30, 2020

Video-conferencing services boom as remote working explodes

Video-conferencing giants Zoom, Google and Microsoft battle it out with new rivals as the market’s global revenue projections hit $8 billion.

Apr 24, 2020

WCape provincial legislature makes its virtual debut

In a historic first, the Western Cape Provincial Parliament became the first provincial legislature to host a virtual sitting of the house.

Apr 16, 2020

SA deploys hi-tech to fight COVID-19 disinformation

The South African government introduces a platform to monitor fake COVID-19 news and sounds off warnings to those that spread disinformation.

Apr 14, 2020

Freeing up spectrum during lockdown a matter of ‘survival’

The release of emergency spectrum will alleviate pressure on telcos, given the majority of citizens relying on mobile broadband for Internet access during the lockdown.

Apr 14, 2020

Fake coronavirus news fuels attacks on 5G towers

Coronavirus misinformation-peddlers trigger sabotage attacks on 5G infrastructure in the Netherlands and elsewhere.

Apr 9, 2020

Netflix, Showmax numbers surge on COVID-19 lockdown

Video-streaming interest rises locally and globally, in some instances doubling from pre-COVID-19 crisis peaks.


Dr Zweli Mkhize debunks 5G-coronavirus link theories

The health minister refutes claims that 5G technology played a role in the conception or spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 25, 2020

ICT SMEs must not be side-lined in Debt Relief Fund

Government is urged not to discriminate against ICT businesses in the Debt Relief Fund allocation process.