Category archives for: Mobile & Telecoms

Agriculture is ripe for a digitised future

Oranges

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE implementation of modern technologies is projected to address rising demands for food and tackle dry conditions, particularly in South Africa, ranked the world’s 30th driest country. Experts have identified such technologies as the Cloud and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to offer benefits to the agriculture industry […]

SMEs benefit from new finance management app

Anthon Muller, Vodacom Executive Head for Enterprise Mobility Service

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SMALL businesses in the continent have received a boost following the launch of what is heralded as a mobile-first financial and business management application. The app, a partnership between Vodacom Business and Fiskl, redesigns the way day-to-day finances are managed in a small business, the companies said. It […]

Zimbabwe defends condemned internet shutdown

Zimbabwe internet unblocked

from NDABENI MLOTSHWA in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe BULAWAYO, (CAJ News) – THE Zimbabwean government has justified a blackout in internet connectivity after days of violent protests by citizens over economic problems. The Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting argued the Interception of Communications Act provides for the issuing of a warrant to interfere with communications where […]

Huawei allocates $100 billion to research, development

Huawei Technologies founder Ren Zhengfei

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – TELECOMMUNICATIONS equipment and consumer electronics manufacturer, Huawei, will invest more than US$100 billion (about R1.4 billion) in research and development (R&D) over the next five years. Ren Zhengfei, Huawei founder, disclosed the investment during a media roundtable at the Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, China. “Public companies, however, are […]

Zimbabwe hurts own economy with internet shutdown

Zimbabwe internet unblocked

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Zimbabwean government appears to have shot itself in the foot with the shutdown of the internet following violent protests. This comes amid estimations that the already dire economy was losing over US$5 million daily (about R68.6 million) due to the interruptions. A coalition of human rights organisations […]

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