Arthur Goldstuck

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.


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.

Apr 1, 2020

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.

Mar 19, 2020

Digital economy companies take a punch as COVID-19 spreads

Analysts weigh in on the impact of coronavirus on digital economy firms, stressing the need for aggressive awareness and communication to sustain the businesses.

Mar 17, 2020

Outside in and inside out

Firewalls have been keeping out the bad stuff for years. Are they now being used to keep employees honest, or is it about controlling them?

Mar 13, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic will be defining moment for the Internet

The Internet shows its prowess, becoming of greater and pivotal assistance as COVID-19 poses an increasing threat to the world’s health and productivity.