Alphabet’s X, Econet unit in deal to virtualise SA power grids
Distributed Power Africa is working with X (formerly Google X) to facilitate SA’s just energy transition and enable reliable electricity access for the country.
Nampak appoints acting CIO after death of Michele Hall
The packaging company names Ernst Van Heerden as acting chief information officer, following the passing of Michele Hall.
Salesforce eyes massive job creation, revenue growth in SA
The US-based firm estimates Salesforce and its ecosystem of partners will generate 31 800 new jobs and $5.1 billion in new company revenue in SA by 2026.
Seacom bumps up IP network to 100Gbps
The upgrade comes as more submarine cables are expected to land on the African continent to boost connectivity.
Telcos gang up against ICASA in temporary spectrum fight
Vodacom and MTN have joined Telkom’s court application to halt the regulator’s move to take back temporary spectrum.
Info Regulator cracks whip on political parties ahead of elections
The Information Regulator tells political parties to safeguard voters’ personal information ahead of next month’s local government elections.
Global e-waste to eclipse Great Wall of China in 2021
On International E-Waste Day 2021, experts call on everyone to repair or recycle electronic devices to recover a king’s fortune in valuable materials.
US firm Vantage dwarfs Teraco in Africa’s biggest data centre race
Vantage Data Centres announces the beginning of construction on its new R15 billion state‐of‐the‐art data centre campus in Johannesburg.
Naspers propels M&A activity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Boosted by the $44.1 billion Naspers-Prosus share swap, the value of M&A transactions in the region reached $78.3 billion during the first nine months of 2021.
President commits to ‘green’ industrialisation, EV production
The country will decommission and repurpose coal-fired power stations and invest in new low-carbon generation capacity, says president Cyril Ramaphosa.
Offshore wind energy could be a reality for SA
SA’s coastline needs to be recognised as a valuable energy resource, but must balance environmental and marine protection, say industry players.