Author Nafisa Akabor


SA game rakes in Kickstarter cash

A Johannesburg-based software developer, Christopher Bischoff, has become the first South African to list a videogame on Kickstarter. The classic point-and-click adventure game, Stasis, went live on the crowd-funding website two days ago and, at the time of writing, had already received


Dexter malware still a threat: expert

Claims that infected systems caused by the Dexter malware attack are “clean” and that consumers have “nothing to worry about” are unfounded, a security industry expert has said. SecureData Africa chief technology officer Wayne Olsen says consumers should still be concerned as it is a


Cell C ruling ignores Telkom roaming

Cell C has emerged victorious in a complaint at the Advertising Standards Authority in a ruling that allows the country’s third largest mobile operator to continue to state in its marketing campaigns that it has the “most affordable rate to any network, any place, any time”


Heins ousted as BlackBerry CEO

The next chapter in BlackBerry’s troubled history has been written. Thorsten Heins has been ousted as the struggling smartphone manufacturer’s CEO after plans to sell the company to its biggest shareholders, Fairfax Financial Holdings, fell through. Instead, Fairfax and other

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Time running out for Windows XP users

Windows XP users could be putting themselves in harm’s way if they don’t upgrade their operating system before 8 April 2014. That’s when Microsoft ends support for what will then be a 13-year-old operating system. After April, customers will no longer receive security updates


Phonefinder: profiting from complexity

Johannesburg-based start-up Phonefinder is hoping to profit from the complexity in South Africa’s mobile industry. The company is giving consumers the ability to compare mobile voice and data contracts from all the networks and service providers, allowing them to find the best deal online


SA gets new player in digital music

Finnish digital music store Spinlet is expanding its presence on the African continent with plans to set up shop in South Africa. The company boasts a catalogue of almost 700 000 artists, which, according to the company, represents the largest catalogue of African


Neotel deal could take six months

It could take six months to conclude exclusive discussions between Vodacom and Neotel, Neotel CEO Sunil Joshi said on Wednesday. In September, Vodacom announced that it had entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Neotel, ending months of speculation that the two sides were


Start-up Rockstar targets Microsoft pros

Johannesburg-based start-up Rockstar 365 is a new “ranking” platform for Microsoft-based IT professionals to showcase their abilities in order to win the right kind of business or land their perfect job. Launched in South Africa, the team behind it is already taking the service global


Nedbank launches Innovation Lab

Nedbank has taken the wraps off an Innovation Lab to allow employees to experiment with new technologies, trial business ideas and initiate product concepts. Nedbank CEO Mike Brown says that the lab is the culmination of the banking group’s efforts

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