Internet Access

Taxi commuters happy about free wifi access

Commuters are pleased following the launch of WiTaxi, which will see 1 500 taxis and 50 taxi ranks providing free internet access to passengers.

Cellphone providers give learners free Wikipedia

A group of grade 12 pupils asked all South Africa's cellphone providers for free Wikipedia on their phones, and they got it.

Michelle Obama tells Chinese students internet freedom is a universal right

The US first lady addressed a group of Peking University students while on a tour of China to build goodwill through soft diplomacy.

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.

Google Loon: It’s not all hot air

It takes something special to remind us of the wonders of technology, and Google Loon is one of those projects, writes Alistair Fairweather.

Countries deeply divided on internet laws during UN talks

Talks over possible new UN regulations for the internet have been deeply divided.

Internet traffic to grow fourfold by 2016

A study has revealed that the boom in mobile internet devices and tablet computers in use will help quadruple web traffic in the coming years.

South Africa lagging in internet access

Internet penetration in South Africa is low compared to other leading economies in Africa due to high broadband costs and a lack of infrastructure.

Japan internet providers block child porn

A group of Japanese internet service providers started blocking access to child porn websites on Thursday.

India’s digital divide worst among Brics

Indians are missing out on the digital revolution as the poor lack internet access despite having one of the world's fastest growing economies.

SA expects 300 000 World Cup visitors

South Africa expects 300 000 visitors for the Soccer World Cup next month, down from an initial forecast of 450 000.

Internet via broadband up 50% in a year in SA

A survey has found that the number of South Africans accessing the Internet via broadband connections has increased by more than 50% in the last year.

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Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders