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

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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