Huawei earmarks ICTs to cut CO2 emissions

Energy from coal mining faces global challenge as the makes loud calls for green energy

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG – HUAWEI believes information and communication technologies (ICTs) have the potential to reduce global carbon emissions by 20 percent over the next decade. The sentiments by the global technology company coincide with Earth Day, this year’s edition commemorated globally on Thursday. William Xu, Director of the Board and President...

Survey reveals extent of SA’s ICT skills deficit

Black IT Forum

by SAVIOUS KWINIKAJOHANNESBURG – SOME 25 skills are in shortage within South Africa’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Data Scientist, ICT Security Specialist, and Data Management Manager are considered the top three skills that are the scarcest. This is according to the ICT Sector Survey 2021, whose report industry experts...

Huawei targets increase in Africa Cloud market share

Huawei executives at the officially launch of DigiTruck project in Kenya. Photo supplied.

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG – HUAWEI is projecting a rapid growth of its Cloud business in the continent, partly because of a shift to such technology during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The company plans to increase its market share in Africa, through strategic investments and collaboration with partners. Stone He, the new...

Makgopa bounces back from ‘miss of the season’

Baroka FC striker, Evidence Makgopa

by MTHULISI SIBANDAJOHANNESBURG – EVIDENCE Makgopa has opened up about his blooper that is lampooned as the miss of the season. The Baroka striker has instantly managed to turn his fortunes around and silenced critics in the most emphatic manner since that gaffe against Cape Town City earlier this month. He...

SA endures twin devils of suicide, school violence

SA suicide

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG – THE death of a 15-year-old girl, and the subsequent arrest of a 14-year-old classmate for allegedly driving her into the suicide, has highlighted the scourge of violence taking hold in South African schools and the plague of suicide taking root in the country in general. The death of the...

Counting the losses from the ravaging Cape fires

Cape fires

by DION HENRICK CAPE TOWN - WHEN Lisette Lombard started her routine trail run this past Sunday morning, nothing seemed amiss. Atop the Devil’s Peak, she was even enjoying the small plume of smoke coming from the direction near Rhodes Memorial. The fitness enthusiast was even contemplating going for a further run.

Cell C reports multibillion-Rand loss

Cell C head offices

by SAVIOUS KWINIKAJOHANNESBURG – CELL C believes its turnaround strategy is yielding improved financial performance despite a R5,5 billion loss in 2020. Zaf Mahomed, Chief Financial Officer of Cell C, said that although the company made a full year loss due to impairments and once-off costs, the latter six months of 2020 was encouraging.

Altron buys digital signatures firm Lawtrus

Mteto Nyati

by TINTSWALO BALOYIJOHANNESBURG – ALTRON, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company, has acquired digital signatures services firm, Lawtrust, in a deal worth R245 million (US$17 million). The acquisition from Etion is subject to Competition Commission approval In 2019, Altron acquired Ubusha Technologies, a leader in identity management, which formed the foundation of...

SA, Zimbabwe cigarette price war escalates


by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG – THE seizure of a truckload of illegal cigarettes reportedly from Zimbabwe underlines the war raging between criminal operators in South Africa's illicit tobacco trade. Authorities confirmed the seizure of the cigarettes valued at R13 million (about US$914 000) this past weekend. The seizure came in the same...

Cosy foes paint a bright picture of new paradise


True Gospel with SAVIOUS-PARKER KWINIKAA SHORT video clip depicting an unprecedented interaction between a dog and a chicken –two creatures that under normal circumstances do not get along - had me imagining a new paradise the bible promises us. In the clip that drew my attention one recent evening and had me visualising a...