Vodacom, MTN want lower spectrum prices to cover rural areas
With the promise of permanent spectrum by the end of the year, the operators say lower spectrum prices would incentivise greater coverage of rural areas.
SA’s remote working readiness still a work in progress
At the introduction of the lockdown period, less than half of surveyed organisations had rolled out a digital transformation strategy that enabled remote working.
E-commerce booms as retail sales plummet to record decline
E-commerce is expected to be the retail industry’s lifeline, as the latest local brick-and-mortar sales figures paint a bleak picture.
TymeBank, Discovery Bank see customer gains during lockdown
The digital banks report an upswing in on-boarding new customers, as more consumers look to branchless banking channels for their financial services.
TikTok changes the social media rules in South Africa
Despite warnings that it is a breeding ground for predators, new kid on the block TikTok takes South Africa’s social media space by storm.
Smart feature phones to break Africa’s connectivity barrier
Affordable smart feature phones with Internet access and durability are expected to gain traction in Africa in 2020.
E-commerce sites use electronics as bait for Black Friday
Local e-commerce sites will use the “loss leader” approach, as they offer mega deals in exchange for new customers.
SA’s answer to 4IR will be shaped by proactive policy development
While AI is a potential driver of future employment, this is hindered by government’s reactionary approach to developing policy that speaks to the adoption of new tech.