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Uber partners with private security companies to improve driver safety

Uber partners with private security companies to improve driver safety

Uber South Africa says it has partnered with multiple security response services in an effort to further ensure the safety and security of its drivers.

Internet, Mobile - By Staff Writer | 22 February, 2017
Local is not always lekker when it comes to online shopping in South Africa

Local is not always lekker when it comes to online shopping in South Africa

A new report by PayPal and Ipsos finds that South African online spend is forecast to grow to more than R53 billion by 2018.

Internet - By Staff Writer | 20 February, 2017
Don’t blame us for South Africa’s racist content: Facebook

Don’t blame us for South Africa’s racist content: Facebook

Social media platforms should not be used as a scapegoat for the rise in hate speech online because they only mirror what society already feels, a Facebook representative said on Wednesday.

Internet - By News24Wire | 16 February, 2017
UberEATS reaches new areas in Joburg and Cape Town

UberEATS reaches new areas in Joburg and Cape Town

UberEats – an on-demand meal delivery service powered by Uber, is set to expand in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Internet - By Staff Writer | 9 February, 2017
Cyber criminals caught in SA convicted by US court

Cyber criminals caught in SA convicted by US court

Three Nigerian nationals extradited from South Africa have been convicted of wide-ranging internet fraud schemes in a United States court, unravelling a large network of international internet scammers.

Internet - By News24Wire | 8 February, 2017
Uber launches UberEats in Cape Town

Uber launches UberEats in Cape Town

UberEats – an on-demand meal delivery service powered by Uber – has launched in Cape Town, following its launch in Johannesburg in September last year.

Internet, Mobile - By Staff Writer | 26 January, 2017
Alleged ANC ‘War Room’ leader denies involvement in ‘secret R50 million smear campaign’

Alleged ANC ‘War Room’ leader denies involvement in ‘secret R50 million smear campaign’

Activist and entrepreneur Shaka Sisulu has dismissed the accusation that he was at the centre of an alleged R50 million covert elections smear campaign on behalf of the ANC as a “falsehood”.

Internet - By News24Wire | 25 January, 2017
Naspers objects to new auditing framework

Naspers objects to new auditing framework

Africa’s largest internet and media group Naspers added its voice to objections to a proposed new framework of how companies appoint auditors, challenging the way the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (Irba) wants to introduce the new measures.

Internet - By News24Wire | 20 January, 2017
You could face 3 years in jail if you send these types of messages over Facebook or WhatsApp – even if they’re private

You could face 3 years in jail if you send these types of messages over Facebook or WhatsApp – even if they’re private

Government has set out a number of vague new messaging rules which could see South Africans facing a hefty amount of jail time and/or a fine – even if the message is private.

Internet - By Staff Writer | 20 January, 2017
Can your boss read your work emails in South Africa? Here is what you need to know

Can your boss read your work emails in South Africa? Here is what you need to know

The right to privacy, whilst a vital element to ensure trust in the workplace, is not absolute. Legal experts at Bowmans provide a detailed summary of what South Africans need to know about your emails being intercepted by an employer.

Internet - By Staff Writer | 17 January, 2017
Why connecting all the world’s robots will drive 2017’s top technology trends

Why connecting all the world’s robots will drive 2017’s top technology trends

To work out what shape digital technology will likely take next year, we should look back to the major developments of 2016.

Internet - By The Conversation | 29 December, 2016
These are the most-watched YouTube videos in the world in 2016

These are the most-watched YouTube videos in the world in 2016

YouTube has released its annual “Rewind” – a look back at the most popular videos on its platform across the globe in 2016.

Internet - By Staff Writer | 23 December, 2016
5 awesome start-up ideas from the minds of young South Africans

5 awesome start-up ideas from the minds of young South Africans

A competition to generate innovative business ideas among university students in South Africa, elicited five winning ideas, all of which have the potential to succeed in the FinTech space.

Business, Internet - By Staff Writer | 16 December, 2016
Woolworths launches free Wi-Fi for shoppers

Woolworths launches free Wi-Fi for shoppers

Retailer Woolworths has launched free Wi-Fi in 85 stores nationally, with additional connections planned by early 2018, amid a continued shift towards online and mobile shopping platforms.

Business, Internet - By Staff Writer | 15 December, 2016
Amazon Prime Video launches in South Africa

Amazon Prime Video launches in South Africa

Amazon Prime Video is now available in South Africa, following its launch in over 200 countries.

Internet - By MyBroadband | 14 December, 2016
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