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Post Office sitting on mail ‘mountain’

Post Office sitting on mail ‘mountain’

There is a “mountain” of undelivered mail at the South African Post Office (Sapo), MPs heard on Friday. “We have a mountain of mail that is undelivered that is now quite substantial,” Post Office public affairs general manager Andrew Nongogo told members of parliament’s telecommunications and postal

TalkCentral: Ep 114 – ‘TV licence, please’

TalkCentral: Ep 114 – ‘TV licence, please’

In this week’s episode of TalkCentral, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about MTN’s aggressive expansion plans in the enterprise IT market, including its plans to make acquisitions. Also in this week’s podcast, your

SA, ITU to collaborate on rural broadband

SA, ITU to collaborate on rural broadband

South Africa’s department of telecommunications and postal services and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will collaborate on a new project to test “new, sustainable approaches to bringing broadband connectivity to rural post offices”. The idea, according to a statement issued by the ITU

MTN actively eyeing IT acquisitions

MTN actively eyeing IT acquisitions

MTN’s newly appointed group chief enterprise officer, Mteto Nyati – until recently MD of Microsoft South Africa – has been given a big target to chase. In the next three years, he has to build the mobile operator’s enterprise

Usaasa sets out set-top box subsidy plan

Usaasa sets out set-top box subsidy plan

The Universal Service & Access Agency of South Africa (Usaasa), the government agency tasked with bridging South Africa’s digital divide, has provided details of those who will qualify for a subsidy when buying a set-top box for watching digital terrestrial television. The subsidies proposed range from

Looking for a party? There’s an app for that

Looking for a party? There’s an app for that

A new South African app, being launched on Friday, is hoping to be partygoers’ real-time digital catalogue for places to go and people to see this festive season and beyond. Trender is a location-based photo app that allows users to see where your friends are, where they’re going and the photos they’ve

How tech is transforming sport

How tech is transforming sport

In sport, we don’t just want to know who won. We now want to know how to replicate success and then improve on it. And to do this, we’re using data — and lots of it. The field of “big data” analytics has come to sport and athletics, with massive implications for sport as we know it. The Women’s Tennis Association

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

Parkhurst set for fibre turf war

Parkhurst set for fibre turf war

In the wake of news this week that the first homes in Parkhurst in Johannesburg have been connected to start-up Vumatel’s speedy fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, Telkom has begun deploying home fibre infrastructure of its own in the leafy suburb. Ryan Hawthorne, technical adviser to the Parkhurst Residents

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

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