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All South Africans can help build a sustainable digital infrastructure

Technology is key for youth to access economic opportunities, however many cannot afford devices or data

Biometric data poses grave risks to privacy

The technology is permeating every facet of our lives, but few countries have laws to make it safe

Huawei takes mobile photography to new heights

The P30 Pro is capable of shooting images in low-light that are ridiculously good when compared to that of an iPhone or Samsung

Mobile tech is going to the dogs… literally

Among countless new 'wearable' gadgets presented this week at the Mobile World Congress trade fair were monitors that attach to dog or cat collars

After conquering the world, smartphone faces uncertain future

The next catalyst for smartphones could be the possibilities offered by the forthcoming 5G or advances in virtual and augmented reality

Italy fines Apple and Samsung

Italy’s competition authority has fined Apple and Samsung €10-million and €5-million respectively for the 'planned obsolescence' of their smartphones

Samsung Electronics profit dips as phone sales fall

Samsung, the world's biggest maker of memory chips, has weathered a series of setbacks, including an embarrassing global recall of its Galaxy Note 7

SA smartphones hammered as sales decline after festive season

South African mobile operators have shown resilience amid lower smartphone sales data

Sticks and stones and smartphones

Teachers and parents must watch for signs of cyberbullying and help children to deal with it

Smartphones have unintelligent effects on classrooms

Positive use of cellphones appears to be limited to mundane tasks such as contacting friends to check homework.

Are new cheaper smartphones really all that smart?

There's been an explosion of cheaper smartphones that are affordable to most people and offering many high-end features. But are they smart enough?

Smartphone makers bring us virtual reality headsets

Virtual reality headsets led the charge in the maelstrom of new gadgets to expand phones’ capabilities at the Mobile World Congress 2016.

Smartphones dumb down the news

Certain tactics win. Short and fast beats long and detailed. The headline becomes incredibly important, especially the one that appears on Facebook.

BlackBerry pursues Greatness: The sequel

BlackBerry may be yesterday's smartphone but at its annual Security Summit in New York, it was looking a lot like tomorrow’s mobile security leader.

The bright secret of battery life

On most smartphones batteries last little more than half a day. But there's a simple secret to the real battery hog and how to double that life.

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

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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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