Newsflashes

12 July, 2019
Technology has given us new terminology since its commercialization.  One such term is “Data Mining”, meaning that corporations track the behaviour of users of the technology gadgets such as smart phones to ‘develop products’ and ‘provide more services’. 
12 July, 2019
Corruption has increased in South Africa in the past twelve (12) months.  This must surely make us think hard, since up to the year 2010, the number one and number two of the most serious global challenges were poverty and environment.  However, it has been reported recently that corruption is no
12 July, 2019
It has now emerged that Russian Intelligence started a conspiracy theory regarding the president of Russia, Puttin’s war on America and the issue of Donald Trump’s election into the presidency.  We need to study the facts of these news, since some of them are considered to be “Fake News”.  Howeve
12 July, 2019
Telecommunications experts discussed the importance of infrastructure investments towards the development of African Internet connectivity and terrestrial networks.  This is said to be most instrumental in facilitating the development and growth of the African Digital Economy.
5 July, 2019
While we re-assert ourselves towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the glitches on the SARS eFiling system are quite sobering us to the realities of inaccuracies of our internet tools.  Taxpayers have been experiencing problems with processing eFiling since the opening of tax season on Monday
5 July, 2019
The Gauteng Premier’s State of the Province Address promised that the provincial government has prioritized twelve (12) areas of development in order to fast track the province’s path to prosperity as the country forges ahead to realize Vision 2030 of the National Development Plan (NDP). 
4 July, 2019
On the morning of Thursday, July 4th, I heard SAFM presenters discussing their shock at experiencing problems with Facebook and WhatsApp earlier in the week.  One even suspected the data expiry, but noticed the date on the calendar that it could not be data issues. 
4 July, 2019
Just less than ten days ago there were reports of suspicions that Instagram and Facebook were listening in on people’s smartphones for use of that information to do marketing.
4 July, 2019
We may soon see another inquiry into regulations that compel pay-TV operators to carry the SABC’s free-to-air channels, and whether this should still be done free.  This comes at the backdrop of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa), in 2008,  introducing “must-carry” regulations
4 July, 2019
Huawei has filed a motion for summary judgement as part of the process to challenge the constitutionality of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defence Authorisation Act (2019 NDAA).
28 June, 2019
By mid May 2019, Eskom’s  debt has increased to almost R500bn, according to data compiled by Bloomberg from public records, including bonds and issued loans. 
28 June, 2019
The digital revolution requires that young people use their technological knowledge and skills as an advantage to thrive, said researchers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). “Nobody understands technology better than us [young people] and that is an advantage.
28 June, 2019
Connected Intelligence and 5G are set to profoundly impact how the industrial sector handles manufacturing and quality control processes.
28 June, 2019
Another coup attempt in one of the African states, Ethiopia, led to the shutdown of the internet yet again.  It is also being reported that General Seare Mekonnen, the Chief of Staff of Ethiopia's army, was shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital, Addis Ababa. 
21 June, 2019
Hot on the heels of the Cape Town edition of the first Women in Tech and Digital Conference, the organisers have announced the speaker line-up of the Johannesburg leg of the event.

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