Arthur Goldstuck

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.


WhatsApp does not share user contacts, says Facebook SA

Facebook South Africa responds to the Information Regulator, saying users’ contacts will not be shared across the social media giant’s platforms.

Jan 18, 2021

WhatsApp extends privacy policy deadline amid user backlash

The Facebook-owned messaging app delays the implementation of its new privacy policy, as users increasingly flock to competitors Telegram and Signal.


Less than 1m South Africans forecast to boycott WhatsApp

Less than 5% of local users are predicted to boycott the Facebook-owned messaging app after it introduced a controversial privacy policy.


MTN unlocks mobile virtual network operator potential in SA

The launch of PnP Mobile demonstrates the mobile virtual network operator market has been enriched by the entry of MTN as a wholesale provider, analysts say.

Nov 16, 2020

Business reimagined for Africa

In the 2020 World Wide Worx and CG Consulting survey, the focus shifted from cloud adoption to strategic usage.

Nov 13, 2020

Public outcry over proposed TV licences for Netflix, Showmax

Government’s draft policy on the licensing of video-on-demand content services viewable on smart devices is met with much resistance from the public.

Oct 30, 2020

MTN to capitalise on Cell C woes in MVNO move

MTN has been looking at the MVNO opportunity for several years, and the timing is probably right, given Cell C's financial difficulties, say analysts.

Oct 23, 2020

USB4 to raise bar for flash drive storage standards

The fourth-generation USB standard is poised to set the next frontier of data sharing standards for the IT industry and consumers, say analysts.

Oct 16, 2020

Cloud, programming skills gap impedes SMEs’ digital initiatives

Small local businesses struggle to source cloud computing, programming and app development skills, according to a Xero survey.

Oct 2, 2020

Bank Zero on track for 2020 launch, says CEO

South Africa’s latest digital-only bank confirms it will be open to the public before the end of the year, with financial backing from seven investors.


How the cloud is helping to combat COVID-19

Had the COVID-19 pandemic occurred prior to the large uptake of cloud technology, the economic fallout would have been far worse.