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OPPO launches Reno5 in South Africa

OPPO launches Reno5 in South Africa

OPPO has officially launched the Reno5 series in South Africa. With the local smartphone penetration rate sitting at over 90%, according to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), the Reno5 is geared to offer an alternative option to the growing number of South Africans that are quickly adapting to an online method of working, earning and living. OPPO is excited to announ... »

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Uber Supporting domestic violence survivors during COVID-19

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our communities, stay-at-home orders have created unintended challenges for some of the most vulnerable among us, including victims of domestic violence. Many are facing increased risk, and are left with few safe options to access resources, seek help or plan an exit.  A few weeks ago, we pledged to provide 10 million free rides and food del... »

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Top 3 opportunities to grow small South African businesses in 2019

2019 is well underway, bringing with it a range of risks and opportunities for startups and growing businesses. Some of the challenges your business will face – a volatile rand, Eskom load shedding, tax and labour laws – are beyond your control. To thrive this year, focus on what you can control by optimising your operations and enhancing productivity. Growing your business is all abou... »

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PlayStation Plus price increase hits South Africa

PlayStation Plus members are in for a shock from the end of August 2017 as the service will be receiving a price hike. The latest PlayStation Plus price increase, which will be effective from 00:01 BST on 31 August 2017, will see the price for the service increase to the following: The yearly subscription will increase from R749.00 to R899.00 per annum. Quarterly, the price will increase from R219... »

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Top movies to watch this August 2017

August 2017 is just around the corner, and with it comes some great movies that you should be watching in Ster-Kinekor and Nu Metro Theatres nationwide. If you not too sure what’s hot at the box office, Tech IT Out has come up with a list of the top movies to watch this June/July. Be sure to check out the following movies this August: My Cousin Rachel Opening Date: Friday, 11 August 2017 A young E... »

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Telkom invests in education with its ICT Connected School

Today, Telkom, through the Telkom Foundation, announced a major investment in education when it pledged more than R200 million over the next five years to contribute towards improving the quality of teaching and learning with a specific focus on Maths, Science and English in disadvantaged communities. The programme will be rolled out in two provinces, the Eastern Cape and Gauteng, in Port Elizabet... »


The Rise of the CaaS Platform

Today’s enterprises recognise the critical importance of rapidly delivering new technology services to customers, partners, and employees. To stay ahead of the curve, many are changing the way they build and deliver applications. By tackling work in smaller increments, and simplifying collaboration across functional groups, application teams are dramatically reducing cycle times to deliver results... »

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Gartner says South African IT spending will grow 2.4 percent in 2017

IT spending in South Africa is forecast to total R266 billion in 2017, a 2.4 percent increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. Software is predicted to be the best-performing segment, with a 13.2 percent increase year on year (see Table 1). “South Africa has traditionally underinvested in IT,” said John-David Lovelock, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. “So... »

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South Africa: Microsoft’s data centre investment to boost cloud adoption

Microsoft’s announcement that it plans to build hyperscale datacentres in Cape Town and Johannesburg to deliver a range of cloud services, is set to give a massive boost to enterprise adoption of infrastructure-as-a-service, software-as-a-service and other cloud services in South Africa. That’s the word from Robert Marston, ‎Global Head of Product at SEACOM, who says that Microsoft’s decision to l... »

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Mastercard invests in South Africa’s young female entrepreneurs

More than 160 out-of-school, unemployed or self-employed young women between the ages of 18 and 35 have graduated from the Junior Achievement South Africa (JA South Africa) Youth Enterprise Development Programme 2017. This Mastercard-funded initiative empowers women to pursue entrepreneurial ventures of their own. Over the 20 week programme, the women participated in theoretical and practical sess... »

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