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Ivo Vegter Joule of denial

If rescuing the Joule is top of a list of priorities, the list is upside down.

Craig Venter Altech’s big plan

Smart connected cars and set-top boxes that link houses to the Internet.

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ICASA’s unlawful act of postponing the implementation of a new fee structure creates a number of practical difficulties, says chairman Stephen Mncube in an affidavit.
ICASA’s unlawful act of postponing the implementation of a new fee structure creates a number of practical difficulties, says chairman Stephen Mncube in an affidavit.
Shoddy planning costs ICASA R1bn

An unlawful deferral of new fee regulations costs ICASA is it misses out on revenue and now has to go to court.

Google Drive under scrutiny

The search giant's cloud storage service has caused some panic over data ownership issues, but experts say it is unwarranted.

Twitter tweaks Discover tool

The micro-blogging services tries to improve its filtering mechanism with a revamp and personalised “Discover” tool.

Pinterest, Flickr improve attribution

The social pin-boarding site and Flickr partner to ensure content shared from the site is always correctly attributed.

Microsoft buys Nook stake

The $605 million investment in Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader and college business aims to unlock Amazon and Apple's grip on the market.

Facebook's IPO show starts on 7 May

The roadshow for Facebook's IPO is scheduled to start on Monday, meaning the company's shares should begin trading on 18 May.

Dell ultrabook sales outstrip forecast

Sales of the super-thin laptops are more than double Dell's internal forecast, driven by strong business and consumer demand.

Call to flag organ donor status

Facebook calls on users to display their organ donor status on their personal pages.

Online simulator lets players tackle US debt

The game, created by a bipartisan group of experts, gives the general public a chance to reduce US public debt.


Joe Diedericks
Unexpected e-toll effects

by Joe Diedericks

Security survey 2012

DTT funding denied

The digital TV funding shortfall amounts to about R6.7 billion over the medium term.

Cyber security mandate transferred

The Department of Communications passes the policy on to the State Security Agency after three years of development.

NPC targets youth via MXit

The popular mobile social network is being used as a platform for the youth to participate in the national planning dialogue.

Powertech CEO quits

Norbert Claussen will also step down from the Altron board.

MTN recruitment scam does rounds

The company warns job-seekers to watch out for conmen posing as recruitment agents for its call centres.

ConvergeNet slumps into loss

Orders took longer than expected to be awarded and implemented in the first half.

Datatec buys Australian firm

The company pays $2.7 million to expand its presence in Australia.

Fifa: Goal-line tech decision in July

The two approved systems will be tested at live matches this month.

Africa's largest solar-powered cell site opened

IHS Africa creates solar-powered infrastructure for cellphone operators that are under pressure to meet the growing demand for telecoms.

ITWeb Security Summit - 15 to 17 May 2012


Powering tomorrow’s minds A solar-powered Internet classroom hopes to overcome the infrastructure challenges preventing ICT access in rural schools.


The great cartridge hereafter A new recovery service could see local print OEMs recycle cartridges, rather than sending millions to landfill.


Company News



The Eastern European IT services giant targets mainframe and multi-platform software development in SA.


The fourth annual Software Engineering Colloquium promises to unite the local software development industry.


South Africans have become curiously passive about the way their tax money is spent, says idu Software.

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