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Social media showdown ahead as users demand autonomy

Decentralised social media platforms gain popularity, as assertive users across the globe resist online censorship and gain more control over their data.


MTN invests R12m in online school, calls for more spectrum

Africa’s biggest telco collaborates with the Department of Basic Education to establish an online school to address the 21st century learning needs of scholars.


African tech start-ups must put social impact before profit

Investors increasingly search for start-ups that score high on environmental and social ethics, as conscious capitalism gains momentum in Africa’s tech industry.


Pick n Pay shoppers see value in Asap! delivery

The retail giant records a strong increase in online sales, with its on-demand grocery delivery app Asap! taking off since relaunch.


Google gives Pixel phones another try with Pixel 6 range

The tech giant debuts its flagship Pixel 6 phone range, which is positioned as its contender to Apple and Samsung’s high-end phones.


Bank Zero is ‘now fully open for business’

SA’s newest digital bank experiences rapid uptake in customer sign-ups and steady growth in card transactions since launch in August.


More SA merchants join VodaPay Super App community

OneDayOnly, Droppa and KFC sign up for Vodacom’s “digital mall”, as super apps gain traction in SA.


Commercial electric planes to take off in five years

As the global aviation industry advances, airlines across the globe are expected to increasingly adopt electric planes due to their lower operating costs.


Use of AI to ‘resurrect’ the dead expected to gain prominence

The trend of using emerging technologies to preserve the personalities of departed people in virtual form is predicted to boom over the next few years.


Discovery Bank’s R1bn loss in line with expectations, says CEO

The Discovery Health-owned bank continues to invest heavily to reach long-term growth projections, says Discovery Bank CEO Hylton Kallner.


Government positions Gauteng as Africa’s e-mobility hub

Public transport and roads infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo says Gauteng plans to create a connected and integrated transport system.


R22m Wits surgical lab uses IT in versatile environment

The education institution officially opens a multimillion-rand skills lab, equipped with the latest medical technologies, to train South African surgeons.

Sibahle Malinga
ITWeb senior news journalist.

Sibahle Malinga, ITWeb senior news journalist.