Vodacom spends over R200 million to expand rural coverage


by SAVIOUS KWINIKAJOHANNESBURG – VODACOM has spent R207 million (US$14,8 million) to upgrade network infrastructure across the Free State and Northern Cape provinces during the 2020/21 financial period. It has spent R67 million during the period deploying new sites in deep rural areas. A total of 40 new sites have been...

OPPO enhances foray into SA’s 5G space


by MTHULISI SIBANDAJOHANNESBURG – COMPETITION in South Africa’s fifth-generation (5G) smartphone space is intensifying with the launch of the OPPO A74 5G. With this latest addition, there are now five smartphone models available, including the Chinese tech giant's first premium offering, the Reno5 5G, which launched in March. The smartphone maker...

Need to increase women presence in cyber security sector

KnowBe4 Africa Managing Director, Anna Collard. Photo by Dion Henrick, CAJ News Cape Town Bureau.

by AKANI CHAUKEJOHANNESBURG - THERE is a pressing need to empower women within the cyber security space amid the challenge of limited skills in the industry. This is according to an executive as women are also bearing the brunt of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “There is a growing body of research...

Pandemic exposes foolishness of worshipping false gods


True Gospel with SAVIOUS-PARKER KWINIKATHE situation in India, as I have witnessed escalating in recent days, is acutely distressing with the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis gripping the populous Asian nation. This pandemic has claimed more than 230 000 lives while 22 million have been infected. Surely, the world's second most populous...

‘Roaring 20s’ poised to power South Africa’s digital future

Huawei Cloud AI

by SAVIOUS KWINIKAJOHANNESBURG – THE fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks (5G), artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing have emerged as the catalysts to transform South Africa’s digital future. These, combined with the implementation of skills related to these technologies and the natural human skills of its people, could grow the country’s economy.

Huawei SA expands laptop series

MateBook X Pro 2021

by TINTSWALO BALOYIJOHANNESBURG – HUAWEI has expanded its laptop range in South Africa with three new additions. These are the MateBook X Pro 2021, MateBook D14 and D15. The X Pro 2021 is described as the sleekest laptop of the year. It comes in Emerald Green or Grey,...

DStv Premiership Golden Boot race intensifies

SuperSport United's deadly striker Bradley Grobler

by SAVIOUS KWINIKAJOHANNESBURG -AS the DStv Premiership race hots up, local strikers have also intensified the competition for the Golden Boot accolade. While the league title contest has appeared a two-team race between defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns and unusual challengers, AmaZulu, strikers from the rest of the teams are challenging for the top scorer...

Comrades champs chase decades-long marathon record

David Gatebe

by AKANI CHAUKEJOHANNESBURG – A WORLD 50km record that has stood for more than 30 years will be on the line when a host of local and international athletes go toe to toe in this month’s Nedbank Runified: Breaking Barriers race at the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality. Aspirants include no less than seven Comrades...

Avian epidemic plunging poultry industry into turmoil

Small-scale farmer rearing chickens

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG – STAKEHOLDERS are divided over South Africa’s prospects of containing the Avian Influenza (AI) as the outbreak spreads in the commercial hub of Gauteng. The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) and Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) have assured that every measure is being taken to contain the...

SA motor sector explores West Africa business opportunities

MOU signing between Supreme Spring (South Africa) and Springs and Bolts Company Limited (Ghana); from left to right: Gino Singh (Business Development Manager - Supreme Spring), Sunil Kumar Tyagi (Chief Operating Officer – Springs & Bolts Company Limited), Mark Barley (Managing Director - Supreme Spring), Derrick Asamoah Boahen (Managing Director - Springs & Bolts Company Limited), Christo Hechter (Commercial Director - Supreme Spring), Moffat Mampuru (Supreme Springs Plant Manager - Plant

by TINTSWALO BALOYIJOHANNESBURG – SOUTH Africa is making a foray into the automotive market Ghanaian and other West African aftermarkets. This follows the signing of the groundbreaking memorandum of understanding (MOU) Supreme Spring a subsidiary of Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) listed company, Metair, and Springs and Bolts Company Limited Ghana. The...