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Broadband price drop expected

Consumers can look forward to even cheaper broadband prices, with many new undersea cables set to come online within the next 18 months.

SA land infrastructure gets R100m boost from Seacom

Seacom has pledged R100-million in additional infrastructure in SA to meet the continuous growth in demand for broadband services and applications.

Seacom and Mozambique sign fibre-optic agreement

Seacom has signed a master services agreement with a Mozambican service provider to provide access to the largest fibre-optic network in Mozambique.

Seacom takes broadband service to five more states

Seacom on Wednesday announced that its broadband services had been extended to Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

TAKE 2: Seacom launches with little fanfare

While the arrival of the Seacom cable is great news for bandwidth starved SA, the launch at Neotel's Midrand data centre was a damp squib.

Seacom completes 17 000km under-sea cable

Seacom on Thursday announced that its 17 000km submarine fibre-optic cable has been completed and commissioned.

Pirates force Seacom to delay cable switch-on — again

Somali pirates have once again delayed Seacom's cable installation plans, shifting the switch-on date to late July.

Undersea cable to usher in new bandwidth era

Light is all its going to take to connect South Africans and the rest of Africa to Europe and Asia via the Middle East by 2010. International contractor Seacom is building and will own and operate a high-capacity undersea cable that will stretch over approximately 17 000km, providing cheap bandwidth at high volumes.

Seacom to start construction of undersea cable

African investors on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for the construction of Seacom's undersea broadband cable. The additional bandwidth provided by the cable, which will cost $650-million and cover more than 15 000km, will also be a catalyst for productivity.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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