Category archives for: Governance

MTN worst hit by rising battery theft

Site batteries

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN has lost 125 batteries last week amid a surge in theft and vandalism at cell phone towers across the country. This is an increase from 74 batteries stolen from its sites the week before. Recent data shows MTN had 733 batteries stolen from its sites across the […]

South Africa to spend over R300 billion on IT

Gartner Vice President, John-David Lovelock

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SPENDING on information technology (IT) is set to total more than R303 billion ($21,78 billion) in South Africa in 2019, a 3,9 percent increase that will make the country one of the fastest-growing markets globally. Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, the adoption of Cloud Computing will […]

Africa’s first undersea cable marks decade milestone


by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SEACOM, the submarine communications cable operator, is marking ten years of the launch of Africa’s first private high-speed subsea cable system laid along the eastern and southern coastlines. It launched the system on July 23 in 2009. Each year on the day, the connectivity provider commemorates the occasion […]

MTN spends R40 billion on network upgrades

MTN South Africa Chief Technology and Information Officer, Giovanni Chiarelli

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN has invested over R40 billion ($2,8 billion) in the past four years to build South Africa’s best network, the company disclosed as it announced it was developing a software-defined Wide-Area Network (SD WAN) and re-purposing thousands of sites across the country. The move is aimed at harnessing […]

Technology is disrupting the gambling industry

Gambling, file photo

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AS gambling gets more diverse and adopts new technologies, regulators and stakeholders have initiated dialogue to ensure an effectively regulated and economically sustainable industry in South Africa. This has been the prevailing theme at the just-concluded National Gambling Board’s (NGB) conference held in Pretoria under the theme, “The […]

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