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Lyft drivers sue Uber over ‘spyware’

Lyft drivers sue Uber over ‘spyware’

Lyft drivers have accused Uber Technologies of illegally tracking their whereabouts using spyware code-named Hell to gain a competitive edge in the ride-hailing market. Uber engaged in “illegal, surreptitious and

DOC ‘wants new luxury cars’

DOC ‘wants new luxury cars’

The Democratic Alliance has accused the ministry of communications of planning to spend millions of rand on new luxury vehicles, despite having two relatively new high-end vehicles already at its disposal. DA spokeswoman on

No R30m bonus for Molefe

No R30m bonus for Molefe

Public enterprises minister Lynne Brown has declined Eskom’s proposal to pay its former group CEO Brian Molefe a R30m pension payout. In a statement, the minister said the Eskom board’s reasoning

Computicket snaps up Entry Ninja

Computicket snaps up Entry Ninja

Ticketing specialist Computicket said on Sunday that it has reached an agreement to acquire Entry Ninja, an online start-up that facilitates entries into South African sporting events. The deal

MTN achieves 400Mbit/s LTE

MTN achieves 400Mbit/s LTE

MTN South Africa, working with Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei, has trialled an LTE Licensed-Assisted Access network at a test site in Pretoria. The mobile operator claimed on Friday that

Content delivery network Fastly now in SA

Content delivery network Fastly now in SA

Fastly, an “edge cloud” platform, has expanded to South Africa through global network service provider Workonline Communications and data centre operator Teraco, the companies said on Friday. Fastly, which offers businesses

Allan Gray sounds warning on Net1

Allan Gray sounds warning on Net1

Allan Gray, one of South Africa’s biggest money managers, said it’s “increasingly concerned” over the running of Net1 UEPS Technologies, a company whose lending practices to people on welfare have been criticised as unethical by

SA researchers discover unusual planet

SA researchers discover unusual planet

Researchers from the South African Astronomical Observatory have helped find a new exoplanet, 320 light years from Earth, that exhibits unusual characteristics. SAAO, with other researchers from around the world, found

WorldRemit to open regional office in SA

WorldRemit to open regional office in SA

WorldRemit, a British money-transfer operator, sees revenue from transactions involving Africans doubling by 2020 as more people on the continent access mobile payment platforms and expatriates send cash home. The seven-year-old

Biometric bank cards coming to SA

Biometric bank cards coming to SA

Mastercard will work with South African partners to bring biometric cards to local consumers by the end of the year. The development follows two separate trials conducted recently with Pick n Pay and Absa. South Africa is the first

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