Let there be light: Using home-grown photonics to close digital access divide

The transmission of information through particles of light may be the solution to closing the gap between the internet haves and have-nots

US Congress appeals ruling on net neutrality

The issue of net neutrality isn’t black and white, displaying both positive and negative consequences

State’s IT merger plan slated

The government plans to merge several state-owned companies to form one broadband firm to fast-track internet access in the country

New sea cable could lower broadband costs

The Africa Coast to Europe cable is likely the last major system to land in SA for a while, but help with redundancy and choice may bring costs down.

The battle is on for rapid broadband

A delay in policy directive is raising the stakes in the telecommunications sector's battle for high-speed spectrum.

WBS back in broadband play

Despite serious questions about its deal with Icasa, the firm remains hot property

What the ‘universal’ water access lie taught us about broadband

The communication department has set a target of "universal" broadband access. But if it is similar to our water access, it won't be universal at all.

The new frontier: Africa’s great ‘white spaces’

Microsoft and Google are racing to fine tune a technology that could ultimately bring cheap broadband to the entire African continent.

A realistic look at “4G”

The migration to digital terrestrial television and other delays are hampering broadband rollout.

LTE: a solution to SA’s broadband rollout?

A comment by Toby Shapshak, the editor and publisher of Stuff magazine.

LTE is a complementary solution

A comment by Alphonzo Samuel, the managing executive for network infrastructure provisioning at Telkom SA.

Better Internet connectivity for South Africa?

New Communications Minister Yunus Carrim took reader questions on broadband, the SABC and more in our live M&G Hangout. Watch the highlights.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income