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2 April, 2021
With less than 100 days for public and private bodies to be compliant with the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA), the Information Regulator of South Africa is accepting applications for the approval of codes of conduct.
2 April, 2021
Standard Bank has donated R500 000 worth of ICT equipment and specialised assistive devices to visually-impaired learners at a school in the Free State.  
26 March, 2021
Loadshedding, cable theft and vandalism not only disrupts the supply of electricity and internet connectivity in households but also has a significant effect on the economy.  
26 March, 2021
Two days before Uganda’s Presidential elections in January 2021, social media networks were blacked out at the government’s order.
26 March, 2021
When ophthalmologist Dr. Sachin Bawa chose to spend a few days in 2019 volunteering at Tintswalo District Hospital, a 423-bed public hospital located in Acornhoek in Mpumulanga, it was because he wanted to give back to one of South Africa’s more vulnerable rural communities.  
26 March, 2021
Cable thieves, vandalism, and load-shedding are major disruptors of Internet connectivity in South Africa.   Openserve CEO Althon Beukes has said that copper line theft and damage cost the fibre network operator tens of millions over the past year.
26 March, 2021
A year on after the Covid-19 pandemic reached South African shores, we have yet to see the full impact of lockdown on South Africans, especially on young people whose lives were largely paused.
26 March, 2021
A new report by Boston Consulting Group called Digital Challenge in Africa, reveals that although Africa currently trails other regions in terms of digital adoption and maturity, the pace of adoption and infrastructure buildout is happening faster on the continent than any other region in the wor
26 March, 2021
Check Point Research has noticed a growing trend of unemployed people turning to the darknet and various hacking forums to offer their services and availability for any kind of work, including less than legitimate roles.  
26 March, 2021
Digital transformation is a key priority for every major organisation, but amid budget cuts and market uncertainty, achieving transformation is easier said than done. Decision-makers are under growing pressure to make the right investments to support future needs.  
19 March, 2021
The 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), the UN’s largest gathering on gender equality and women’s rights, opens today as an almost entirely virtual session, with the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the foreground, and preparing the ground for the forthco
19 March, 2021
Covid-19 has laid bare the social divide. It's also prompted an unprecedented global giving culture, says Neptal Khoza, head: corporate social investment at Capitec Bank.  
19 March, 2021
A new policy brief from ITU and the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), finds that high costs for Internet access relative to income remain one of the main barriers to the use of information and communication technology (ICT) services worldwide.
19 March, 2021
In a recent blog post, Instagram announced that it would implement new security features designed to protect its younger community of users.  
19 March, 2021
The spotlight is again placed on the country's water infrastructure in the wake of National Water Week. To understand the current water infrastructure status quo, it's important to take a closer look at its most pressing challenges. For one, ageing infrastructure remains a major concern.

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