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DStv Stream subscribers surge

Friday at 12:50 PM, via MyBroadband

The MultiChoice Group revealed stats for its DStv Stream and Extra Stream products in its annual results.

Spar’s major SAP problem

Friday at 12:14 PM, via MyBroadband

Spar has announced that it will no longer be using SAP for its warehouse management following the debacle at one its distribution centres last year.

NASA Accidentally Broadcasts Simulation of Distressed Astronauts On ISS

Friday at 12:00 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: NASA accidentally broadcast a simulation of astronauts being treated for decompression sickness on the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, prompting speculation of an emergency in posts on social media. About 5:28 p.m. U.S. Central Time (2228 GMT), The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) live YouTube channel...

Webafrica’s plans for Mweb

Friday at 10:58 AM, via MyBroadband

Five years ago, Webafrica was for sale and its shareholders ready to walk away from the business.

WhatsApp blows away SMS prices in South Africa

Friday at 10:01 AM, via MyBroadband

This is how much cheaper WhatsApp text messages are than SMS in South Africa — whether using in-bundle or out-of-bundle prices on Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, or Cell C.

The AI revolution comes to rural Malawi

Friday at 09:51 AM, via TechCentral

Artificial intelligence is helping subsistence farmers in rural Malawi to improve crop yields and save time and money.

Car Sales Contract In May Off The Back Of Election Anxieties

Friday at 09:28 AM, via Tech Financials

Both the new car market and used car market hit the skids in May. New car passenger sales fell by -11.7% year-on-year while used car sales were not that far behind, falling by -10.5% year-on-year and -3% month-on-month. “While the drop in sales is indicative of a market that is coming under pressure, one must […]

Integrating The ‘S’ In ESG: “Socio-Economic Development Is Everybody’s Business”

Friday at 09:13 AM, via Tech Financials

Mining companies, along with other businesses, need to make the fundamental shift towards realising that corporate sustainability is dependent on the ecosystems in which they operate. So says Thabisile Phumo, Executive vice president: Stakeholder Relations at Sibanye-Stillwater. Phumo was part of a panel discussing the topic of “Successful integration of the S into ESG in […]

Big concerns over nuclear safety in South Africa

Friday at 09:00 AM, via MyBroadband

Neil Overy, a Research Associate in Environmental Humanities at the University of Cape Town, raised concerns over safety standards at Koeberg Nuclear Power Station.

Wild New Study Suggests Gravity Can Exist Without Mass

Friday at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

A new study by astrophysicist Richard Lieu suggests that gravity can exist without mass, proposing thin, shell-like layers of ‘topological defects’ as an alternative to dark matter for explaining the gravitational binding of galaxies. This theory posits that these defects create a gravitational force without detectable mass, potentially eliminating the need for dark matter in current...

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