Encryption today: how safe is it really?

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By Ron Steinfeld When checking your email over a secure connection, or making a purchase from an online retailer, have you ever wondered how your private information or credit card data is kept secure? Our information is kept away from prying eyes thanks to cryptographic algorithms,...

OPENTENDERS welcomes governments new e-tender portal

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By staff writer OPENTENDERS, SA's business social network connecting entrepreneurs with procurement opportunities, has reacted positively to the prospective launch of Government’s e-tender portal, as stated in the Budget Speech last month. During his speech Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announced that Government would implement a central...

Digital migration policy could put eTV out of business: DA

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By Marian Shinn The Democratic Alliance (DA) calls on the Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, to appear before Parliament to account for the dubious last minute substantive edits to the Broadcast Digital Migration (BDM) policy that was gazetted last night and is markedly different from...

DIGITAL MIGRATION: e-Citizen Platform

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By Tony De Sousa As more and more citizens gain access to mobile internet and embrace digitalization, citizens are also expecting government to follow suit. As in the private sector, government also need to deliver digital services and enable access to such services anytime anywhere to...

MTN to deploy fibre to 3000 homes of Lonehill

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By Casper Mabona The Lonehill Residents Association (LRA) is  working in collaboration with MTN to deploy fibre to the home (FTTH) and fibre to the business (FTTB) to more than 3000 homes in the northern Johannesburg suburb. The connections will be done in a phased approach...

A SA drone priced at R400: Can it fulfill flying need

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By Vula Mthimkhulu My soft spot for drones can be taken care at any time from this moment by a product called Sky Walker offered by Drone Force. Tagged as the world’s smallest quadcopter, Sky Walker could be just what I needed to join the fascinating...

Are you afraid of technology? You shouldn’t be

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By Michael Cowling Nary a week goes by that doesn’t see a new mainstream media story on the dangers of technology use. Just the other day I spotted one talking about how smartphones are making us dumber. Yet the original study cited in the news story...

Welkom Yizani BEE shares rise at last

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The share price of Welkom Yizani, the black economic empowerment (BEE) shares of Media24, has shot up over the past few days to hit a high of R25.00 per share. The share has since eased back somewhat to trade around R19.50 but is still...

MTN update on performance bonus

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In a meeting held on Wednesday 11 March to hear employees’ grievances around the payment of 2014 performance bonuses, MTN SA undertook to provide feedback to employees on their bonus proposals. The MTN SA leadership team met with employees today as promised.   MTN SA confirms...

Telkom turnaround starts to take shape

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By Gugu Lourie Under the leadership of Sipho Maseko Telkom’s turnaround strategy is finally showing positive signs as the fixed-line company cuts costs and enters into partnerships to outsource the things it does not want to manage itself, leaving it to focus on its customers. Earlier...