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Student drops out as tech access issues hinder his learning

In April, UniZulu announced that it had negotiated zero-rated data with MTN, Telkom and Cell C in so its students could access teaching and learning on its online platform without incurring data costs

UWC has resilience by the bucketful

The university is implementing plans to ensure that no student is left behind during the pandemic

Faster, cheaper data is here – but not for long

There are factors such as exchange rates, electricity costs, security free and fuel prices that are contributors, but additional spectrum will certainly bring about significant change in the local industry

South Africa’s digital divide detrimental to the youth

Without the means to leverage lockdown as a time to grow, Covid-19 reinforces how access to data remains a barrier to young people’s progress

Zero-rate mobile services for health, education and development now

Operators must work together — if each network picks which sites to zero-rate, access to information will be determined by the colour of a person’s sim card

Vodacom bolsters its interventions in basic education

More resources are being invested in early childhood development programmes

From data must fall to data for all

Commission orders Vodacom and MTN to lower their prices and provide daily, free ‘lifeline’ data

Why the gender pay gap persists

Social norms and the economic value we attach to work are among the reasons the disparity still exists

The unholy cost of a sacred death

Funerals come with a huge price tag here in South Africa, but unless they’re okay with being pariahs, the bereaved must spare no expense

What it’s like to be spied on

Mail & Guardian journalist Athandiwe Saba tells of finding out that she was being surveilled

SABC appoints new acting COO

The national broadcaster’s board has appointed Dr Craig Van Rooyen with immediate effect

#PleaseCallMe movement urges Vodacom users to ditch the network

Nkosana Makate has been negotiating with Vodacom for several years in an attempt to get “reasonable compensation” for the free message service

Madonsela backs calls for Vodacom to settle Please Call Me saga

The former public protector has urged the mobile company to ‘do the right thing’ by resolving the impasse with the inventor of the phone service

Vodacom ‘Please Call Me’ settlement offer ‘an insult’ – Makate

Vodacom claims to have reached a settlement with Nkosana Makate but he has refuted these claims

Low mobile data prices forecast

A new company has launched a service that seriously challenges those of the major mobile operators

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Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!