World Wide Worx

From begging on streets, entrepreneur launches e-marketplace

Tankiso Motaung’s Red Puppy platform wants a slice of SA’s estimated R10 billion online shopping sector and to take on the likes of Takealot.


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.


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.


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.


‘Vodacom could have done better,’ say social activists

While ICT industry players applaud Vodacom’s data price reduction, social activist groups believe prices have not been trimmed enough to benefit the poor.


Vodacom agrees to slash data prices by 30%

Vodacom adheres to the Competition Commission’s recommendations, agreeing to substantially reduce monthly data bundles, saving consumers R2.7 billion.


Recession to devastate SA’s ICT, telecoms sectors

Recessionary market conditions, declining hardware sales and the coronavirus are already spelling tough times ahead for the local channel, analysts say.

Feb 27, 2020

2020 poised to be the year #DataWillFall

SA could see data tariffs significantly reduced, influenced by the Competition Commission mandating price reductions and successful spectrum allocation.


The new age of retail

Retailers need to learn about elastic availability, which means having a supply chain that can quickly fulfil demand for a product that’s unavailable in the store.


Post office’s mystery-filled e-commerce site coming ‘soon’

The SA Post Office plays its cards close to its chest, as it readies for the imminent launch of its e-commerce platform.

Feb 19, 2020

Coronavirus impact could trigger increased tech prices

The virus fallout ripples through the global ICT sector, leading to disrupted supply chains and potential hikes in tech product prices.

Feb 17, 2020

Free WiFi to stay in Cape Town, despite Google Station exit

Search engine giant Google pulls the plug on its global free public WiFi initiative, planning to wind down operations through 2020.