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2:30
Thursday

Telkom plans fintech offensive as digital wallet service grows

The company signed up 10 000 subscribers to its digital wallet operated on WhatsApp – Telkom Pay – since its launch in December 2020.

3:10
Tuesday

Can you be fired for a WhatsApp conversation?

You can be dismissed for making derogatory remarks within a WhatsApp group and for inciting unrest within the company, says Nicol Myburgh, head: CRS Technologies HCM Business Unit.

4:40

Africa’s security culture levels cause for concern

The financial services sector has the highest score in terms of security culture, while government and the education sectors were among the lowest scorers, a KnowBe4 report reveals.

3:30

Under-fire Facebook SA denies snubbing Parliament’s invitation

Facebook SA denies allegations that it refused to appear before the South African Parliament, saying it has merely requested more time.

2:00

Hotline opens for COVID-19 vaccine registration

Citizens 60 years and above can now self-register to be vaccinated by calling the COVID-19 toll-free hotline, says the national health department.

4:20

SA’s privacy watchdog accuses WhatsApp of double standards

The Information Regulator consults attorneys after not reaching an agreement with Facebook, regarding revising its WhatsApp privacy policy in SA.

2:30

WhatsApp-based registration for COVID vaccine opens

The Department of Health makes it possible for citizens to register for their COVID-19 vaccine via the Facebook-owned messaging app.

5:10

COVID-19 vaccine WhatsApp registration in the works

The national Department of Health will soon provide a WhatsApp service for citizens to register for their COVID-19 vaccine, says health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.

2:20

Fake Netflix app spread via WhatsApp found on Google Play

Malware lurking in a fake 'FlixOnline' app was discovered by Check Point Research.

3:30
Mar 29, 2021

WhatsApp ‘disappointed’ after it’s blocked from off-boarding GovChat

The Facebook-owned app vows to defend the popular messaging platform from abuse, insisting GovChat has repeatedly refused to comply with its terms of service.

5:00
Mar 25, 2021

GovChat granted interim relief in Facebook, WhatsApp face-off

The Competition Tribunal deals Facebook-owned WhatsApp a blow, restricting it from removing the official citizen engagement platform for government from the messaging app.

2:30
Mar 25, 2021

Africa’s mobile users stick with WhatsApp

A poll by KnowBe4 finds that convenience overrides risk when it comes to WhatsApp data privacy concerns.

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