south africa

  1. Jamie McKane

    South Africa will switch to digital TV by 2021

    South Africa will switch to digital TV by 2021 The Department of Communications has outlined its plan to implement its broadcasting digital migration (BDM) programme in South Africa. In a presentation to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee, the department said it would begin distributing...
  2. Jamie McKane

    South Africa's municipalities charge you if you call the fire department

    South Africa's municipalities charge you if you call the fire department Municipal emergency services are allowed to charge you for call-outs, depending on what they are called out for. According to the Fire Brigade Services Act, a controlling authority can charge fees for the attendance of...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Big tax hikes coming in South Africa

    Big tax hikes coming in South Africa Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will deliver the 2020 National Budget on 26 February, and both Absa and Efficient Group chief economist Dawie Roodt predict significant tax increases this year. Speaking to ENCA, Roodt said the state’s debt has reached such...
  4. Jamie McKane

    South Africa must reform or it's "game over"

    South Africa must reform or it's "game over" South Africa must implement deep structural economic reforms to avoid being downgraded to junk status, according to finance minister Tito Mboweni. In a series of statements on Twitter, Mboweni said that if these reforms are not implemented, then it...
  5. Jamie McKane

    The serious Windows piracy problem in South Africa

    The serious Windows piracy problem in South Africa Only a third of PCs being shipped to Africa include genuine software, which is a reason for the increase in data breaches and malware attacks in the region. This is according to Deniz Ozen, regional general manager for consumer and device...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Prices in South Africa compared - 1995 vs 2020

    Prices in South Africa compared - 1995 vs 2020 Many middle-class South Africans are using debt to fund their lifestyles, according to experts. Debt Rescue CEO Neil Roets said those affected the most by debt are between 25 and 35, as this group "wants to be seen to be living a certain lifestyle".
  7. Jamie McKane

    Police charges filed regarding South African IP address heist

    Police charges filed regarding South African IP address heist The African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) has revealed that its board of directors has known since April 2019 that there may have been unauthorised manipulation of its WHOIS database. MyBroadband and Ron Guilmette reported at...
  8. Jamie McKane

    South Africa's potential junk downgrade could risk R118 billion

    South Africa's potential junk downgrade could risk R118 billion South African Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Kuben Naidoo said if Moody’s Investors Service cuts the country’s credit rating to junk there could be a selloff of between $5 billion and $8 billion of its bonds. Moody’s this month cut...
  9. ExclusiveWebHosting

    New QUIC CDN coming soon

    Good News Everyone! We are proud to announce that we deployed the very first African QUIC CDN node in Cape Town. It's currently undergoing extensive bench-marking, before going live later this week. What is QUIC.cloud? QUIC.cloud is the first and only content delivery network with the...
  10. Jamie McKane

    How much it costs to replace a SIM card in South Africa

    How much it costs to replace a SIM card in South Africa SIM cards are usually quite robust and can last for years without any problems, but they are not immune to damage or other issues. If you have a faulty or damaged SIM card, your mobile operator will be able to offer you a replacement...
  11. Jamie McKane

    These are the top South African news publications

    These are the top South African news publications Narratiive has released its website traffic statistics for October 2019, which show that News24, TimesLive, and IOL are the largest online publications in South Africa. Narratiive is the official traffic measurement partner of the IAB South...
  12. Jamie McKane

    How to destroy a country

    How to destroy a country South Africa is on a path of destruction and is on its way to becoming an “unhappy country” like Zimbabwe and Venezuela. This is the view of Efficient Group founder and chief economist Dawie Roodt, who was speaking at an event hosted by the Free Market Foundation.
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. Z

    How safe is it to play the Euro Millions?

    Any South Africans here that has played the Euromillions? Is it safe and legal?
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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 -...
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