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SA jumps 10 places on global ICT index

South Africa has performed well in the latest edition of the Global Information Technology Report’s Networked Readiness Index published by the World Economic Forum, jumping 10 places to 65th position overall worldwide


WhatsApp outage hits Zimbabwe

Instant messaging application WhatsApp was unavailable in Zimbabwe on Wednesday amid fears that the government was clamping down on social media as the economically and politically troubled Southern African country faced a day of national protest


MTN loses its group CFO

MTN Group chief financial officer Brett Goschen is stepping down. He will leave at the end of September “to pursue other interests”, the telecommunications group said in a statement to shareholders on Monday morning.

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Icasa strike in pictures

Employees of communications regulator Icasa walked off the job on Monday over various grievances dating back to 2015 that they say have not been addressed by management. The employees have vowed


MTN to cut 63 temporary jobs

MTN South Africa said on Friday that it will cut 63 temporary jobs filled by labour brokers at its Midrand warehouse operations as it moves to streamline and improve the distribution of devices to consumers. It said it is modernising the facility


SA’s top start-up named

Seedstars World, a global seed-stage start-up competition for emerging markets, has named IDWork as South Africa’s top start-up. The company will represent South Africa at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland where will compete for up


Vumatel gets R125m funding tranche

Fast-expanding broadband fibre-to-the-home provider Vumatel has received the second and final tranche of R250m in funding from Vantage Capital, a mezzanine fund manager. Vantage Capital said on Friday that the funds will


Ex-Vodacom boss now Barclays Africa deputy CEO

A former Vodacom executive, who was once also CEO of the SABC, has been named as a deputy CEO of Absa parent company Barclays Africa Group. Barclays Africa said in a statement to shareholders on Friday that


How much it costs to cancel a cellphone contract

Tariffic, the company that analyses the mobile operators’ tariff plans to offer businesses and consumers the best rates based on their requirements, has conducted an analysis of how much it costs to terminate a contract with South Africa’s major


Was Standard Bank hacked in R300m heist?

Standard Bank is not commenting on a new report that police have found that a Standard Bank computer system was probably compromised during an international heist in which Y1,8bn (about US$17,6m) was illegally withdrawn from ATMs across Japan

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