World Wide Worx

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.


Absa partners AWS to launch cloud skills incubator

The initiative will equip more than 1 500 staff across the bank’s African operations with advanced cloud computing skills this year.


SA’s satellite connectivity industry braces for shake-up

Industry players and analysts believe the local satellite connectivity market is about to open up, with new entrants looking to set up shop in South Africa.


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.

Nov 2, 2020

TikTok partners to boost African creator economy

TikTok signs partnerships with local companies, as it sets its sights on growing its African market share.

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.


Hello, financial world: The CFO and artificial intelligence

In the financial world, artificial intelligence is squarely becoming a performance enhancer, says Sage.