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Tablet used in school

Tablets are not toilets

There is a direct correlation and a causal relationship between school infrastructure and attendance. Tablets can’t replace roofs, walls, electricity.

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South Africa slow broadband

How ANC government failed spectacularly

Rule of thumb for spotting clueless, self-serving nonsense being peddled as truth regarding broadband: is it a politician’s jaw flapping?

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Eskom Darkness

SA’s electricity crisis – understanding the drama and moving forward

It is disingenuous for the president of South Africa to paint the picture that the electricity supply problems currently being experienced are primarily a result of the apartheid era

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Netflix in SA

Netflix in South Africa: be careful what you wish for

All indications are that Netflix wants to launch in South Africa (and everywhere else), but would you really stop using the US version?

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Shameel Joosub

Vodacom-Neotel deal crucial to meet SA’s broadband targets: Vodacom CEO

Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub argues that consolidation is crucial if South Africa is to meet broadband targets

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School Fail

South Africa should scrap simple ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ exam results

The idea of passing or failing matric should be replaced by a simple certificate showing a school student’s final results, argues Stephanie Allais from the Centre for Researching Education and Labour at University of the Witwatersrand

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South Africa keyboard

2014 – controversy and disconnection

For the powers-that-be to succeed in providing good communications to SA citizens, it is industry that we will have to look to

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Hacker spyware virus

How to protect yourself against spying and snooping

Tired of being spied on by their governments, many are using a new system that secures their identities on the internet, writes Alistair Fairweather

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No e-toll protest

E-tolling failed before it was turned on

Thanks to Sanral’s blind arrogance, society is now wiser to the extent of its power, writes Wayne Duvenage

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Jose dos Santos

We can’t be like children in a playpen

Rather than shutting the doors with a R25 per MB ultimatum, Cell C is trying to find ways to work with OTT players like WhatsApp, writes Cell C CEO Jose dos Santos

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