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28 August 2018 12:20 PM Facebook, Google chase new $1trn payments market

Surendrasingh Sucharia always has a few thousand rupees in his pocket, but can’t recall the last time he used cash. The 29-year-old product manager in Bangalore uses a string of smartphone apps including ones from Google and India’s Paytm to pay for everything from $40 bags of groceries to street food that costs pennies. A bewildering array of digital 101

22 August 2018 10:00 AM India calls for WhatsApp reforms after lynchings

India on Tuesday called on WhatsApp to clamp down on fake news spread on the messaging app that has been blamed for lynchings across the vast South Asian country. Mobs have killed more than 20 people in two months following unfounded allegations spread on the Facebook-owned platform, which has 200 million users in India. Information Technology Minister 106

17 August 2018 7:44 PM Property prices 'correcting', but no cause for alarm

When the residential property market is correcting - as is currently happening, especially in the Western Cape - pricing a home correctly becomes all the more important. This is according to Crispin Inglis, co-founder of online estate agency PropertyFox. "When the market is correcting, it takes a bit of time for sellers to realise that, although a house 89

13 August 2018 3:24 PM Durban Fees Must Fall activist to be sentenced in October

EFF student activist Bonginkosi Khanyile will know his fate in two months after he was convicted on public violence charges on Monday. Khanyile, a Durban University of Technology student, appeared in the packed Durban Regional Court. National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson in KwaZulu-Natal Natasha Kara told News24 that Khanyile had been convicted 76

10 August 2018 3:45 AM Microsoft threatens to pull Gab services over anti-semitic posts

Microsoft threatened to suspend web-hosting services it provides to Gab.ai after getting a complaint about anti-Semitic posts on the social-media site, a new twist in the technology industry’s controversial crackdown on hate speech. Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing division said it would take action in two business days if Gab didn’t remove two posts 265

04 August 2018 5:54 AM PIC: Vin Diesel is in Cape Town to film new movie

Cape Town – Fast and the Furious star Vin Diesel is in Cape Town and has nothing but love for the city. The 51-year-old shared a selfie on Instagram with Table Mountain as the backdrop. Alongside the photo he wrote: “Table Mountain... what a beautiful Country... All love.” Diesel is reportedly in the Mother City to shoot his new film Bloodshot 158

26 July 2018 2:45 PM Sappi injects R7.5bn into KZN economy

Global paper and packaging giant Sappi [JSE:SAP] has thrown its weight behind President Cyril Ramaphosa's $100bn investment drive by announcing a R7.5bn investment in the KwaZulu-Natal economy over the next five years. The JSE-listed company said its investments in its Saiccor Mill in Umkomaas include a R2.7bn capacity expansion project and a planned 165

20 July 2018 11:57 AM PICS: Airbus unveils pioneering solar-powered drone

European air giant Airbus on Wednesday unveiled a solar-powered drone called Zephyr that will fly at a high altitude and fulfill the same functions as a satellite. The High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) has a wingspan of 25 metres and weighs less than 25 kilogrammes. It can fly at an altitude of 21 000 metres above the weather and conventional air traffic 85

19 July 2018 1:13 PM This is SA's slowest 4G cellphone service – its top rival is 50% faster

A new survey shows that Telkom offers the slowest 4G service in the country. Vodacom - the country’s fastest network – is 50% faster. The results are based on over 185,000 tests across 55,000 unique 4G devices across South Africa, for the period between April and June 2018. The tests were conducted by US firm Ookla, the company behind the popular global 76

13 July 2018 7:09 AM Industrial park blast kills 19, hurts 12 in southwest China

A blast in an industrial park in a southwestern province has killed 19 people and injured 12 others, China's official Xinhua News Agency said on Friday. The blast occurred at the Yibin Hengda Technology Co, a chemical plant in an industrial park in the city of Yibin in Sichuan province at 18:30 on Thursday, Xinhua said. Xinhua cited the Jiang'an county 59