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Going viral: Coronavirus computer game teaches children social distancing

16 May 2020 /  Emma Batha, Thomson Reuters Foundation,  
'It's a fun way of getting quite a scary message across.'

Facebook, telcos plan subsea cable to connect Africa, Middle East and Europe

16 May 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
The network will have a design capacity of up to 150 terabytes per second on key parts of the system.

Altron pares dividend by 24%, freezes salaries, cuts bonuses

14 May 2020 /  Duncan McLeod   2
A number of cost-saving initiatives have been implemented for the 2021 financial year.

Vodacom SA sees data traffic leap 66% in one year

11 May 2020 /  Duncan McLeod  
Contract subscribers grow by 4.2% to 6.1m.

Tencent’s $40bn gain masks a deeper long-term threat

11 May 2020 /  Zheping Huang, Bloomberg   
Company is among the more resilient of players in a recovering Chinese internet sector.

Let’s make a deal with our robot overlords

10 May 2020 /  Cathy O'Neil, Bloomberg   11
Robots run by algorithms will do a lot of jobs, replacing the human workers who in many cases will have trained them.

Telkom delays annual results release

6 May 2020 /  Duncan McLeod  
Listed companies with certain year-ends have a two-month extension period to issue results.

Zoom logins were put up for sale on dark web: Times

3 May 2020 /    
...then discovered and bought by cybersecurity intelligence company.

Millennials will swap experiences for buying stuff

1 May 2020 /  Conor Sen, Bloomberg   1
Changes in technology drive experience-based consumption.

MTN, CompCom in final settlement on data prices

30 Apr 2020 /  TechCentral   4
MTN has finally reached a consent agreement with the Competition Commission over data prices, more than six weeks after rival Vodacom did the same.

Emergency spectrum from Icasa: Here’s who’s getting what

17 Apr 2020 /  Duncan McLeod  
Telco operators have been assigned additional spectrum to deal with an increase in network demand stemming from the Covid-19 epidemic.

Vodacom to spend R500m to add network capacity during lockdown

15 Apr 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
As traffic surges with South Africans working from home.

Digital onboarding drives customer acquisition in banking

9 Apr 2020 /  Neesa Moodley  
As countries around the world go into lockdown, increasing the number of online working processes is paramount. This is especially important in the banking sector.

Vodacom sues Absa for losses of at least R1.2bn

7 Apr 2020 /  Justin Brown, TechCentral   7
Mobile operator alleges Absa defaulted on a multibillion-rand guarantee signed last year.

Tencent eyes Africa for music app after Covid-19 streaming spike

6 Apr 2020 /  Zheping Huang, Bloomberg   
Online entertainment is one of the few bright spots in global business during the turbulence of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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