Technology & Telecoms

Smartphones proliferating – but data access creates a divide

While smartphones are beginning to invade the mass market, an equally big divide remains. Arthur Goldstuck writes about the cost of access to data.

Hand-held tech can help hold government to account

South Africa has a very high rate of cellphone usage, even among the poor. Could such technology help people keep government accountable?

Treasury has Telkom in sight

The national treasury has reinforced Communication Minister Roy Padayachie's call for Telkom's local loop to be unbundled by November this year.

Egypt’s Orascom confirms talks with MTN

Orascom Telecom said on Wednesday its parent company Weather Investments was in talks with South Africa's MTN Group Ltd.

Africa’s telecom investment to exceed $70bn by 2012

Africa's telecom sector will surpass the $55-billion promised by investors at a United Nations backed meeting in 2007.

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.