Here’s what you need to know about the Leon Thevenin – the cable repair ship tasked with fixing SA’s slow internet

35 minutes ago

The vessel has been ploughing through rough oceans for over 29 years.

Slow internet in SA: Still no end in sight, Openserve admits, as cable repair ship gets ready to leave Cape Town

2020-01-20 16:12

A repair crew will need to reach the broken undersea cables that caused the trouble, Openserve said, and that will take a while.

Slow internet set to continue in SA after another breakdown in an undersea cable - this time near the UK

2020-01-17 14:57

South African internet speeds have been hit by breakdowns in the two undersea cables that connect the local internet with the world.

Microsoft's newest internet browser is fast and a lot like Google's Chrome — here's how to get it

2020-01-16 06:29

It's basically Google Chrome dressed in Microsoft clothing, and it could actually make you think twice about immediately downloading Chrome.

Nigerians raise alarm over controversial Social Media Bill

2019-12-18 22:09

Tens of thousands of Nigerians have banded together online to call for the scrapping of a bill which, they say, threatens to roll back internet freedoms in the country.

Sunday Read: Big Telco’s price-gouging led to Big Government over-reach

2019-12-08 09:00

The data pricing debate is only beginning, says Ferial Haffajee.

A monkey with a face like a human has been single for 19 years, but zookeepers say it's because he's a bit of a jerk

2019-11-22 17:07

An internet-famous monkey from Tianjin Zoo in China is looking for love, but he's not having much success.

Cell C: Roaming deal a key part of turnaround, and Telkom one of many to approach us

2019-11-19 21:31

Telkom says the success of its takeover bid of Cell C depends on the ability of the mobile operator to complete its financial restructuring.

Canada spy agencies split over proposed Huawei 5G ban - reports

2019-11-13 21:05

Canada's spy agencies are divided over whether or not to ban Chinese technology giant Huawei from 5G networks over security concerns, according to reports.

WeWork plows ahead with listing, reshapes board to counter skepticism

2019-09-13 21:29

WeWork isn’t backing down from its embattled listing, announcing a series of governance changes to assuage investor concerns in an effort to bolster its flailing valuation.


SA internet update: Repair ship departure pushed to Wednesday evening, says Openserve

2020-01-21 14:50

We now know the repair ship is commissioned to fix both undersea cables that broke.

Update on SA's slow internet: Cable repair boat still stuck in Cape Town, companies resort to crisis measures.

2020-01-20 10:37

So far Afrihost and Axxess have given up waiting and have purchased additional international bandwidth.

Updated: South Africa struggling with slow internet after two undersea cables failed - here's who is affected

2020-01-17 08:58

Two key undersea cables that connect South Africa to the global internet have both been hit by separate failures.

These were the people and events that made the internet curious in 2019, according to Wikipedia

2020-01-01 16:59

Wikipedia's end-of-year list shows what people wanted to know in 2019 — mostly movies, music, and celebrities who died.

Why were cornflakes invented? Where am I? These were Google's trending searches of 2019

2019-12-11 15:49

Ever wondered why cornflakes were invented? Well, you wouldn't be the only one, as it turns out that this particular enquiry was one of the top Google searches in South Africa during 2019 and the past decade.

South Africa has the most expensive home fibre internet connections of any country, according to a new survey

2019-12-05 12:16

South Africans fork out a staggering R1,273.84 per month on average to get access to 100 Mbps speeds of uncapped residential line internet packages.

Google tightens political ads policy to thwart abuse

2019-11-21 11:45

Google has updated how it handles political ads as online platforms remain under pressure to avoid being used to spread misleading information intended to influence voters.

Iran has been cut off from the internet for almost 72 hours

2019-11-19 14:19

Protests erupted across Iran on Friday after the government announced fuel rationing and prices rocketed up 50%.

Apple's latest iPhones support a new WiFi standard that's faster and better — but you don't need to rush and buy a new router

2019-09-23 12:50

WiFi 6 is faster and more efficient than previous WiFi standards, but you probably don't need it at home.

Draft plan on 4IR expected in October - communications minister

2019-09-09 05:00

The first draft of the Presidential Commission's blueprint on the Fourth Industrial Revolution is expected to be released in October, according to Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

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