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Drupal security hole leaves admins scrambling

Drupal security hole leaves admins scrambling

Website administrators were scrambling on Thursday to patch their servers after a security hole in the Drupal content management system led to automated attacks, compromising website worldwide. Drupal is an open-source content management framework used by more than 2% of websites globally, ranging

MTN, Afrihost deal gets regulatory nod

MTN, Afrihost deal gets regulatory nod

The Competition Commission has recommended the approval of MTN’s acquisition of a majority stake in Afrihost. It won’t impose any conditions on its support of the deal, it said on Wednesday. TechCentral reported in early June that the

Bronwyn Keene-Young quits e.tv

Bronwyn Keene-Young quits e.tv

E.tv chief operating officer Bronwyn Keene-Young has quit following the resignation earlier this week of CEO Marcel Golding. Keene-Young, who is married to Golding, reportedly handed in her resignation on Wednesday in a strongly worded letter that slams

Fibre operators are utilities: Vumatel

Fibre operators are utilities: Vumatel

Investors in fibre telecommunications infrastructure should not expect the sort of returns that South Africa’s big operators have come to enjoy. Instead, they should be satisfied with the returns traditionally enjoyed by providers of

Adapt IT in R200m telecoms acquisition

Adapt IT in R200m telecoms acquisition

Fast-growing JSE-listed Adapt IT has acquired 100% of the equity of AspiviaUnison, a cloud telecommunications service provider, in a deal worth as much as R200m. The Durban-based Adapt IT will acquire all intellectual property and technology

AG questions R500m schools IT tender

AG questions R500m schools IT tender

A project worth R518m to provide tablets and Internet connectivity to Gauteng schools will be investigated for potential violations of procurement processes, according to a report published on Monday. According to website Times Live, the auditor-general has flagged the project for tender irregularities

The revolution will be televised

The revolution will be televised

Driven by the rise of broadband, the era of linear television broadcasting will draw to a rapid close in the next decade. New media empires will be built on the back of this change. Established broadcasters that don’t adapt will crumble. A revolution is at hand — a revolution that is going

Telkom firms up new HQ plans

Telkom firms up new HQ plans

Telkom appears to be moving ahead with plans to move its head office from downtown Pretoria to its campus in Centurion, already the site of its main network operations centre and its mobile division. TechCentral first reported in June that Telkom was giving serious thought to relocating its head office to facilities closer

Signs of spring at MTN in SA

Signs of spring at MTN in SA

MTN South Africa, battered in recent years by the price war in the mobile industry, is showing signs that it could be on the mend. In the third quarter of 2014, it grew its subscriber base by 5,7% to 26,7m. That’s 1,4m net additions for the quarter. It says the growth was the result of “competitive offers

No place in SA for dumb pipes: Vodacom

No place in SA for dumb pipes: Vodacom

A senior executive at Vodacom believes so-called over-the-top (OTT) service providers such as WhatsApp and Skype should be allowed to “run free” on mobile operators’ networks, but emphasises that there is also “no place” in South Africa

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