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6:30
Wednesday

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.

5:50

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”.

5:00
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.

4:00
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.

4:40
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.

4:00
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.

6:00
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.

6:20
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.

4:30
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.

4:40
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.

4:10

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.

5:30
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.