Category archives for: Technology

French firm enlisted to halt SA cyber crooks

Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association of South Africa

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (WASPA) has enlisted the services of a global mobile security expert to fight cyber crime. France-headquartered Evina has been enlisted in the wake of fraudulent attacks on local mobile network operators and systems of mobile service providers in South […]

Virtual assistants’ use in the workplace growing

Annette Jump, senior director at Gartner

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE use of virtual assistants (VAs) in the workplace is projected to grow in the next two years, with 25 per cent of digital workers using them on a daily basis. This will be up from less than 2 percent in the current year. “We expect VAs to […]

Web shutdowns as escalating government tactic

Gabon flag

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE restive Gabon and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are the latest African countries to shut down internet and broadcasting services to stifle dissent. Such trends make it impossible for journalists and humanitarians to carry out their work efficiently and safely. Last week, in the […]

Technology’s potential to drive SA tourism sector

Visitors in Cape Town, South Africa

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A TECHNOLOGY executive has encouraged South Africa to invest in new technologies to make the most of vast opportunities in the tourism sector. The recommendation by executive Sherry Zameer follows the recognition that tourism has the potential to help South Africa and other African countries grow their economies […]

Internet shutdown inflames DRC electoral crisis

Zimbabwe internet unblocked

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been urged to restore internet services in the wake of post-election tensions in the troubled country. All primary telecommunications have been shut down following the delayed announcement of results of the December 30 poll. The announcement set for […]

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