Duncan Alfreds

Content Producer, News24 and Tech News Writer, Fin24.com

SA will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 or face crisis — WWF report

​South Africa faces an impending food security crisis if there isn't urgent action to correct unsustainable practices

Telescope confirms new evidence of white dwarf cannibalising its companion star

The find has led astronomers to change their view on how massive radiation bursts occur on white dwarf stars

Science body pushes for better human genetics ethics guidelines

Forensic science was critical in convicting axe murderer Henri van Breda who killed his father, mother and brother in their upmarket home

Activists build shack outside Zille’s official residence in ‘honour’ of Mandela Day

The protest forms part of the campaign for decent housing in the Western Cape

Attacker shot dead after fatal stabbing attack at Malmesbury mosque

​Two people have been killed and several wounded in a stabbing attack at a mosque in Malmesbury in the early hours of Thursday morning

SA smartphones hammered as sales decline after festive season

South African mobile operators have shown resilience amid lower smartphone sales data

Cell C aims for big customer growth with MTN deal

​Mobile operator Cell C is aiming to give its customers a network speed boost with an MTN roaming agreement deal

Four mineworkers confirmed dead at Sibanye-Stillwater

Mine operations stop as rescuers race to find survivors at Sibanye-Stillwater mine

Battle looms over Cape Town green waste tender

Reliance Compost, which managed some of the city's green waste drop-off points for 15 years, said sites would be closed because an unrewarded tender

Zuma accepts resignation of third SABC board member

In a brief media statement, the presidency acknowledged the resignation of the third member of the current board.

MTN chief wants probe into ‘freeloading’ WhatsApp

Free messaging operators like Whatsapp should be forced to pay towards cellphone infrastructure, says MTN's boss, who is calling for an Icasa probe.

AlwaysOn launches Wi-Fi calling in SA

South Africa's mobile industry is set for a shake-up as a local WiFi calling platform launches.

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!