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7 May

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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.

Mar 11, 2020

‘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.


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.

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