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Carrim appoints cyber security council

Minister of Communications, Yunus Carrim, has inaugurated the National Cyber Security Advisory Council (NCAC).

Better bandwidth, bigger DDoS application level risk

On the flipside of the bandwidth boom in South Africa, there has been a significant increase in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks at an application level in the country, says Fortinet.

Gauteng Online gets set with e-learning solution

More than 1.4 million learners in public schools in the Gauteng province are now said to have access to the cutting edge technology of the Internet delivered through the GautengOnline infrastructure.

Access Centre boost for rural area

Recently the Deputy Minister of Communication launched a community computer and internet access centre donated to Chief Bhekisizwe Nzimakwe by Mthinte Communications at the request of the Department of Communications. A pro-bono agreement, this is one of 123 community access centres that the company has distributed for USAASA.

SA internet use surge

South Africa’s internet population has increased over the past 12 months with 39% of adults active internet users.

Tablets boost for rural teachers

The CSIR’s Meraka Institute, in conjunction with various government departments, has recently completed a pilot project training teachers in the Eastern Cape to use multimedia tablets, and will now begin the project rollout to approximately 160 teachers at eleven schools. The project aims to develop a model for this type of mobile technology deployment that can be applied on a wide scale throughout the country.

Mobile device malware a growing threat to smartphone users

Although security threats targeting PCs still out-number threats targeting mobile devices, smart phones and tablets have come under increasing attack in the past two years. Richard Broeke from specialist IT security provider, Securicom, says that as malicious code for mobile devices begins to generate revenue for malware authors, we can expect the number of threats to grow.

Registrars sign new agreements with ICANN

The first group of Internet Registries and Registrars has signed new agreements with ICANN (http://www.icann.org), bringing new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) into the home stretch of going live online. “This is a huge accomplishment,” said Fadi Chehadé, ICANN President and CEO. “We can see the last mile before the first new TLD is activated in […]

Telkom Mobile offers free unlimited Wi-Fi access

Telkom Mobile offers free unlimited Wi-Fi access at over 400 hotspots across the country to subscribers on qualifying plans. “We are especially pleased to offer subscribers on qualifying Telkom Mobile SmartPlan, SmartSaver, SmartInternet, SmartInternet Promo, SmartInternet Saver plans free unlimited Wi-Fi,” says Attila Vitai, Managing Director of Telkom Mobile. Pre-paid and top-up subscribers are also […]

Telkom drops uncapped prices

Telkom Internet will lower the prices on its uncapped offerings effective 1 February 2013. Customers can look forward to price reductions of up to 40% for consumer uncapped products and up to 35% for business uncapped products depending on the relevant package. The decreased prices follow Telkom’s announcement of a “soft cap” earlier this month.  […]

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