Glenn Chapman

AFP technology correspondent

Tesla cuts battery costs on road to cheaper model

The car manufacturer is betting on lowering battery costs to bring down the price of its electric vehicles

YouTube steers viewers to climate denial videos: nonprofit

YouTube has driven millions of viewers to climate denial videos, a US activist group said on Thursday as it called for stopping "free promotion...

Airbnb will leave West Bank homes listed to settle suits

Arvind Ganesan, of New York-based Human Rights Watch, called Airbnb's retreat from the decision disappointing

For bruised Apple, a need to go beyond the iPhone

In recent weeks, Apple shares have been hammered on concerns that its best days are over

Facebook blocks 115 accounts on eve of US election

​Facebook says it has blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 more on Instagram after police warned they may be linked to 'foreign entities'

Facebook shares roller coaster as it rides change

Facebook says its quarterly profit climbed in the recently ended quarter, but the social network gained fewer users than analysts had expected

Apple unveils new premium iPhone XS, health features for watch

The California tech giant revealed its iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, updating the top-of-the line handsets released a year earlier

Facebook thwarts misinformation effort linked to Iran, Russia

The social network says it removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts

Facebook uncovers political influence campaign ahead of midterms

Facebook shut down 32 fake pages and accounts involved in an apparent 'coordinated' effort to stoke hot-button issues ahead of midterm US elections

Facebook promises to fix you up and protect your privacy

Mark Zuckerberg said the social network will soon include a new dating feature – while vowing to make privacy protection its top priority

Zuckerberg vows to ‘step up’ as Facebook scandal mushrooms

The social media giant's chief has announced new steps to rein in the leakage of data outside developers and third-party apps

Tech a new religion at consumer gadget extravaganza

Tech is the new religion, offering hope of salvation in a troubled world as industry leaders converge in Las Vegas this week

Press Releases

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

BE 1 OF 8 LUCKY PEOPLE TO DRIVE OFF WITH R80 000

From 23 to 30 November 2020, simply purchase any BMW bearing the number “8” and you could be one of eight lucky people to drive off with R80 000

Introducing Sabinet Judgments

A well-rounded view of reported and unreported judgments supplemented by an advanced system to enable users to rapidly find the information they require

The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries

National skills development inaugural webinar

SALGA will focus on developing leadership competencies and incorporate online and blended learning to enhance governance capabilities and service delivery

South Africa is open for business

The IDC believes that the fundamentals to enable a sustainable economic recovery are firmly in place, writes IDC CEO TP Nchocho