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  1. Jamie McKane

    Two South African tech companies which are growing during the lockdown

    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.
  2. Jamie McKane

    South Africans baffled by bizarre lockdown clothing rules

    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...
  3. Jamie McKane

    South Africa's back-to-school plans - the latest news

    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.
  4. Jamie McKane

    The best mobile network in South Africa

    The best mobile network in South Africa MyBroadband Insights has released its Q1 2020 Mobile Network Quality Report, which shows that MTN has the best mobile network in South Africa. The report is based on 310,868 speed tests which were performed by thousands of MyBroadband Speed Test App...
  5. Jamie McKane

    1,353 coronavirus cases confirmed in South Africa

    1,353 coronavirus cases confirmed in South Africa Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize has announced there are now 1,353 COVID-19 coronavirus cases in South Africa. Mkhize added that 39,500 people have been tested for the virus to date in South Africa.
  6. Jamie McKane

    Free Internet speed upgrades for South Africans

    Free Internet speed upgrades for South Africans South African ISPs and fibre network operators are working together to upgrade customer line speeds at no charge. Vumatel recently announced that it would upgrade the line speeds of existing users on its fibre network at no additional cost from 1...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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".
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
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    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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
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