south africa

  1. Jamie McKane

    Smartphone prices in South Africa compared to the rest of the World

    Smartphone prices in South Africa compared to the rest of the World South Africans pay substantially more for smartphones than the devices' global recommended retail prices. While a higher price tag makes sense when one takes into account import taxes and other expenses, the magnitude of this...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Crime and extortion are rife in South Africa's fibre market

    Crime and extortion are rife in South Africa's fibre market Crime, corruption and extortion are hampering fibre network rollouts in South Africa, with poor communities being hit the hardest. The is the word from South African fibre network operators, who told MyBroadband they continue to...
  3. Jamie McKane

    The worst-case scenario for South Africa's spectrum allocation

    The worst-case scenario for South Africa's spectrum allocation The worst-case scenario for the upcoming spectrum allocation by ICASA sees nobody winning in the medium to long-term, with just one or two entities gaining financially in the short term. This is why it is crucial to ensure that...
  4. Z

    How safe is it to play the Euro Millions?

    Any South Africans here that has played the Euromillions? Is it safe and legal?
  5. Jamie McKane

    Skilled workers are rushing out of South Africa

    Skilled workers are rushing out of South Africa There has been a dramatic increase in the number of people leaving South Africa over the past few years, as illustrated by the website Where Did We Go. The website’s developer said he is building this project “as a personal interest piece to...
  6. Jamie McKane

    From earning R1,500 to one of SA's top entrepreneurs

    From earning R1,500 to one of SA's top entrepreneurs John Holdsworth is one of South Africa’s top tech entrepreneurs. He started and built three successful tech businesses and is now looking to shake up the financial industry with his new AI startup. Holdsworth started his career as a trainee...
  7. bluebirdy

    Residence Based Tax

    Hey guys, I'm trying my best to understand the qualifications for paying tax if not living in the country for a considerable part of the year. I was under the impression that the rule was quite straightforward unfortunately I've come across a few things that have confused me on SARS website -...
  8. S

    Morning all, Sunday TV Talk, best TV for around R10k?

    Hi and good morning to all Been looking around the market for a while now, wanted to get some opinions. I am visiting Durban today and for a few days wanted to grab a tv for around 10k ish. Whats your guys best recommendations? I have a Mibox so android connectivity aint too big an issue, but...
  9. Jamie McKane

    South Africa should be careful what it says about Eskom

    South Africa should be careful what it says about Eskom Talks around restructuring Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.’s bonds must be approached carefully to avoid spooking the market, according to S&P Global Ratings. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday the government will consult...
  10. Jamie McKane

    South African banks watching cryptocurrency closely

    South African banks watching cryptocurrency closely Cryptocurrency has become a key focus for a variety of large national and international players. One of these entities is social media giant Facebook, which is developing its own cryptocurrency named Libra.
  11. Jamie McKane

    Best and worst mobile operators in SA

    Best and worst mobile operators in SA The MyBroadband Q2 2019 mobile app ratings revealed that MTN has the highest customer satisfaction rating of all mobile operators in South Africa. These ratings were gathered through the MyBroadband Speed Test App, which gives users the ability to test...
  12. Jamie McKane

    What to expect from fibre prices in South Africa

    What to expect from fibre prices in South Africa Fibre to the Home (FTTH) has become the preferred form of home Internet wherever it is available in South Africa. This is partially because it offers superior speed and latency, but it is also due to the fact that it is more affordable than ADSL.
  13. Jamie McKane

    What South African tech enthusiasts like buying

    What South African tech enthusiasts like buying The demand from South African consumers for gadgets and hardware is increasing across multiple sectors, according to technology distribution company Syntech. Syntech is the official distributor for a number of tech products in South Africa...
  14. Jamie McKane

    South Africa has a CEO crisis

    South Africa has a CEO crisis The history of business is filled with executives coming to the fore during adversity. Think Steve Jobs taking back Apple Inc. and turning it into a tech powerhouse, or Alan Mulally steering Ford Motor Co. out of the late-2000s car-industry recession. [Bloomberg]
  15. NeonNinja

    Standpoint on drunk car passengers?

    Just asking for interest's sake...
  16. Jamie McKane

    SA networks could save billions by giving up diesel

    SA networks could save billions by giving up diesel South African telecommunications providers suffer whenever load-shedding hits, mostly due to the greatly increased operational costs that come with running diesel generators at base stations and other connectivity hubs. However, they can save...
  17. Jamie McKane

    New SA coding curriculum risks "disastrous failure"

    New SA coding curriculum risks "disastrous failure" Learning how to code is a popular hobby among tech-minded people who want to learn valuable new skills that can help them in the job market. However, South African school learners are only provided with the opportunity to learn coding from...
  18. Jamie McKane

    South Africa's 5G battle

    South Africa's 5G battle 5G holds tremendous potential for South Africa as a fixed broadband solution and a fibre-to-the-home replacement. The technology promises real-world speeds of over 100Mbps and very low latency, which makes it suitable for services like video streaming, cloud gaming...
  19. Bresder

    What degrees would you say is worth it?

    For someone who wants to travel a lot and go overseas. A profession that doesn't allow you to be stagnant or corporate.
  20. Bresder

    What night shift jobs are out there for entry level?

    For a Matriculate that might be interested in a night shift Job and soon, what do you advice? Salary approximately R7000+
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