Southern Africa

Underpinning SA’s BPO Explosion

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MTN SA Rolls Out Green Energy Programme

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How a Data Breach Could Sink an SME

Sourced from CSO. When it comes to reporting on cybercrime, we tend to only come across stories impacting major companies or industries. Apart from the obvious reputational damage, we don’t really grasp the consequences of something like a data breach on a company and its customers. There are no headline articles about the troubles that emerge in the wake of a data breach, some of which literally grind small and medium enterprises (SMEs) into the ground. The media focuses on corporate giants as the only victims of cybercrime and lulls us into a false reality where data breaches seem to happen mostly to corporate behemoths but not the small or medium size business owners. Cybercriminals, who are often well-organised and well-resourced, launch constant attacks on data targets, probing for th...

Mukuru & WeThinkCode Partner to Host Women-Only Hackathon: SheHacks

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Vuma Survey Reveals SA Townships Are Embracing Fibre at Increased Rates

Image sourced from Newsweek. South African fibre internet provider Vuma’s 2021 Fibre Reach Survey indicates that considerably more homes are upgrading to fibre internet in township communities. In addition, more people are now streaming content and opting for a fixed internet fee in 2021 compared to the previous year. Vuma’s survey reveals that almost all surveyed township residents (96%) now understand the benefits of upgrading to uncapped high-speed fibre internet, contributing to this technology’s high uptake. In addition, most residents (90%) see the value they’re getting from their fibre internet as a much more affordable pre-paid internet option. “Our most recent survey shows that more people across South Africa’s township communities realise how this technology can revolutionise how...

Visa Appoints New Country Head for South Africa

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SA’s Cybersecurity Professionals Feel They’re “Losing Ground” Against Cybercriminals – Study

Image sourced from Pixabay Less than 40% of South African security operations (SecOps) professionals are very confident in their ability to adapt to new online threats, with 34% only somewhat confident. While 18% are not confident in their ability to deal with continuously evolving threats, over 10% are undecided. This was part of a global research study released today by Trellix, the cybersecurity company delivering the future of extended detection and response (XDR), revealing the cost of siloed security, weak spots in protection and lack of confidence amongst SecOps teams. “Although South Africa is slightly ahead of the curve (relative to the global average) in its preparedness to deal with attacks, the number of threats is fast increasing, along with the stakes that attackers are playi...

Capitec Bank Launches Prepaid Airtime & Data Offerings

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Binance Brings Crypto Futures Trading Back in South Africa

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How Chat Commerce is Kicking Off a Convenience Revolution in South Africa

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Binance Creates Global Crypto Advisory Board with Representatives from Nigeria & SA

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Cell C’s Recapitalisation Finally Concludes: The Details

Blue Label Telecoms, together with various subsidiaries, has today concluded binding long-form agreements with Cell C and various Cell C financial stakeholders, including different shareholders and creditors to complete the recapitalisation of the struggling South African telecom. In terms of the deal, Cell C will be restructured and refinanced with the purpose of deleveraging its balance sheet, providing it with liquidity with which to operate and grow its businesses and position itself to achieve long-term success for the benefit of its customers, employees, creditors, shareholders and its other stakeholders. Cell C has implemented a turnaround strategy, focusing on operational efficiencies, reducing operational expenditure and optimising traffic. This includes a significant reduction in...