July 20, 2017

FIN 24 – Tech News



FIN 24 – Tech News

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Uber faces tighter regulation in South Africa with an amendment to its transport act, South Africa's police and transport ministers have warned.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 10:45 am
Vodacom's first-quarter sales have gained 3.9% as sales of smartphones increased.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 6:48 am
Social Development Bathabile Dlamini says the ANC has instructed her to work with the SA Post Office to pay grants to about 17 million people.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 6:33 pm
Flipkart Online Service has made a revised bid to acquire rival Snapdeal for about $950m, an offer that could lead to a final agreement between India’s two largest local e-commerce providers within three weeks.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 6:56 am
Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi is set to meet with the SA Meter Taxi Association and Uber management to deal with an ongoing feud, after an Uber driver died in a recent attack.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 6:04 am
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula is to intervene in the apparent conflict between Uber drivers and meter taxi drivers.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 5:57 pm
EOH says the IT services it provided SASSA for 8 years were based on merit, dispelling an article that suggested its directors could trump the Guptas on state capture.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 1:41 pm
Estonia, the only country in the world where voters elect their leaders through online balloting, is taking steps to fend off potential hacking attacks.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 1:41 pm
Submarine cable operator Seacom has begun rollout of high-speed fibre internet access services to business and home users, starting in the south of Johannesburg.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 12:16 pm
Innovative payment methods which conform with regulatory requirements are needed to give more people access to the financial system, says a banking association representative.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 9:36 am
The dominant way to code apps today helps software run more efficiently, saving companies money - but it also gives hackers lots of new ways to steal people’s information.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 9:17 am
Vodacom shareholders have voted in favour of the acquisition of an indirect stake in Kenya’s Safaricom.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 9:14 am
Mobile service provider MTN has warned customers of a SIM swap scam which seeks to obtain people's private information.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 5:07 am
Uber is calling for a meeting with Police Minister Fikile Mbalula, following the death of one of its drivers and ongoing violence against their workers and passengers.
Posted: July 17, 2017, 6:36 pm
International chicken fast-food franchise KFC has launched a limited edition Huawei smartphone.
Posted: July 17, 2017, 4:41 pm
Uber has employed private guards to beef up security amid allegations of violence against Gauteng drivers, after a Pretoria driver died from injuries sustained in an attack.
Posted: July 17, 2017, 2:36 pm
The joint effort of South Africans to shut down Gupta-linked websites and social media platforms signals a strong community focus, says internet expert Arthur Goldstuck.
Posted: July 17, 2017, 10:09 am
With consistently poor matric results and ongoing conflict at universities around the country, South African education is clearly in crisis.
Posted: July 16, 2017, 7:40 am
SA is considering a merger of state-owned technology firms Broadband Infraco and Sentech to speed up the roll-out of high-speed internet, say people familiar with the matter.
Posted: July 14, 2017, 2:10 pm
Mobile network Cell C has launched a new social networking reality show to unearth SA’s next great innovator. The show, Hangman, will have R1m up for grabs in prize money.
Posted: July 13, 2017, 4:26 pm

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