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.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it