The price of importing tech to South Africa
With the rand's value climbing radically over the last few weeks, importing tech from overseas has once again become an option for those gadget lovers looking to save money.
Prospects for importing in 2020 were rather low, with South Africa's local...
Bounceback in jobs in South Africa
A study conducted by a national consortium of 30 social science researchers from local universities, known as NIDS-CRAM, has shown a remarkable bounceback in jobs in South Africa.
Between February and April 2020, there was a substantial increase in those who...
The most wanted skills in South Africa
The latest CareerJunction Index (CJI) report revealed that data analysts and data warehousing are the two fastest-growing fields in South Africa with a strong demand for these skills.
The CJI report is based on data gathered from the CareerJunction...
National state of disaster extended
Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has extended the national state of disaster for another month.
The minister announced the change in a new government gazette, which stated that the national state of...
South Africa wants new location-tracking voting devices for 2021 elections
The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) is acquiring and investigating a number of technologies to improve voting processes and strengthen the legitimacy of future elections.
These include procuring new voter ID...
IT salaries in South Africa vs Amsterdam
There is an acute shortage of skilled professionals in South Africa, which is made worse by the constant stream of emigrants to countries with better economies and governance.
Popular locations among those who leave South Africa to work overseas include...
South Africa's biggest mobile data hogs
South Africa's top mobile data users consume up to 300GB per month.
This is according to Vodacom, which told MyBroadband that this figure does not include usage on any devices other than smartphones.
Why South Africa is changing its plug standard
South Africa's slow migration from its old triangular plug and socket system to the newer, slimmer, six-sided ZA Plug will help cut down on the number of adapters people need to have in their homes.
This is just one of the many benefits of...
Why a second hard lockdown in South Africa is unlikely
There is currently not a strong case for a second hard lockdown in South Africa despite an increase in COVID-19 cases in parts of South Africa.
This is the view of South African Medical Association (SAMA) chairperson Angelique Coetzee, who...
How prices changed in South Africa over the last decade
2010 was a special year for South Africa. We became the first African nation to host the Soccer World Cup and the country received its first affordable uncapped ADSL products.
At a time when ADSL data still cost R29 per GB, MWEB stunned...
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Hmmm - interest rates cut to historic lows, inflation now around 2.1% after a massive drop... Not very encouraging signs... :(
South Africa builds its own ventilators to fight COVID-19 - Photos
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a locally-produced ventilator in collaboration with a number of South African partners, and it is now being rolled out to hospitals nationwide.
South African websites flooded with traffic during lockdown
South Africans have increased their Internet usage during the lockdown, particularly during the day, according to local fibre ISPs.
This has resulted in local hosting providers seeing massive increases in traffic to their customers’...
Here are South Africa's tech companies which pay the highest salaries
MultiChoice, Vodacom, Eskom, and the SABC pay the highest average salaries in South Africa, ranging between R762,000 and R896,000 per year.
These findings emerged from an investigation into the compensation of employees at...
Big ecommerce boom in South Africa
South Africa is experiencing an unprecedented ecommerce boom, with transaction rates peaking at higher levels than Black Friday.
After many weeks of crippling retail restrictions which formed part of the national COVID-19 lockdown in March and April...
Good news for South African IT professionals
South African jobs portal OfferZen told MyBroadband that the ICT and technology sector is among the most active on its platform.
“The highest number of active companies on our platform currently are in the ICT/technology, finance, medical, and...
Two South African tech companies which are growing during the lockdown
The prolonged lockdown in South Africa is having a negative impact on the economy, with a large number of businesses facing headwinds.
19% of businesses recently polled by Sakeliga expect to go bankrupt within the next month.
South Africans baffled by bizarre lockdown clothing rules
South African stores can only sell shoes if they are “closed toe,” and short-sleeved shirts if they are promoted or displayed to be worn under jackets or jerseys, according to the latest list of government rules that spell out what’s...
South Africa's back-to-school plans - the latest news
The return of senior management teams (SMTs) to schools has been delayed.
This is according to the South African Teachers’ Union (SAOU), which explained the situation in a document seen by MyBroadband.