Confusion as Godongwana denies e-toll deal
The debacle of e-tolling in Gauteng seems no closer to resolution, despite promises made by Premier Panyaza Lesufi, as authorities pass the buck on who has ultimate responsibility for making a decision, writes Legalbrief. Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana says there ...
Regulator issues first direct marketing enforcement notice
SA’s data privacy enforcer has issued the first enforcement notice as a result of a direct marketing complaint. An IT Web report notes that this comes shortly after chairperson advocate Pansy Tlakula told ITWeb the Information Regulator will take a ...
New fiscal incentive for electric vehicles
The Treasury last week announced a tax incentive to help local vehicle manufacturers to adapt their factories and technologies to produce electric powered cars, in line with the global introduction of these vehicles, and to preserve SA's seat as ...
ANC blames loss of records on broken laptop
The ANC says a broken laptop is to blame for failing to hand over records and documents relating to its cadre deployment committee meetings between 2012 and 2018, a MyBroadband report notes. ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula said the laptop of ...
Government maps plans for phase two of SA Connect
AI helped SARS recoup R210bn – Kieswetter
New conditional grant for smart meter device roll-out
Law firm maintains Sita can disregard court judgment
Authors network takes aim at conflicted copyright Bill
Temu denies exploiting tax loopholes
French multinational in airports tender controversy
Regulator warns of spike in security compromises
State pension fund restores systems after hack
Premier Fishing’s missing R15.5m 'not cybercrime'
Suspended sentence for Maties fraudster
Investors allegedly scammed by deepfake adverts
Missing video evidence delays Moja Love trial
City official in court for tampering with CCTV cameras
Demand for local software developers slows post-Covid
Spar's botched software upgrade remains a problem
Abuja mulls blocking crypto platforms
Ransom demand after major Malawi passport breach
Chinese company using Starlink internet fined
OpenAI argues NYT 'hacked' its ChatGPT bot
Journalist indicted for 'stealing' footage
UK delays roll-out of common court platform
'Sharenting' mother guilty of child abuse
ChatGPT generates nonsense, alarming users
Apple upgrades iMessage texting platform
Hybrid fair use system an advantage for SA
‘The positive benefits of a hybrid fair use system have been proven in many countries. They clearly override the myths and disinformation being circulated by those who would prefer to keep the status quo. The Copyright Amendment Bill needs to be ...
Rushing SABC Bill before elections is a red flag
Civil society should be very concerned about the SABC Bill as it stands. ‘What’s happening with the SABC Bill in the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications and Digital Technologies should make every democrat’s hair stand on end – particularly given ...
Officials suspended over 'ghost worker' payment allegations
* The Free State Department of Health has suspended four officials over allegations of payments to ghost workers. Department spokesperson Mondli Mvambi said the four officials – three who work in human resources and one ‘Covid-19 clerk’ - were accused of manipulating ...
Teraco sets aside R2bn for solar power plant
* Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s largest data centre provider, has set aside R2bn to build its own power plant locally to secure stable, reliable backup energy for its systems that can ill afford Eskom’s continued load shedding. Last week, Teraco said ...
Seacom cable damaged near Red Sea area
Seacom cable damageSubsea cable operator Seacom encountered a service-affecting outage on its cable system on 24 February. The company said the disruption is only on the segment of the cable that runs from Mombasa (Kenya) to Zafarana (Egypt). Initial assessments ...
Mobile operators join Open Gateway initiative
Mobile giants join anti-graft networkThree South African mobile operators – Cell C, MTN and Telkom – have joined the GSMA’s Open Gateway initiative, in an effort to combat fraud and digital identity theft. The GSMA Open Gateway is a framework ...