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EU assessing 5G security risks that could see Huawei excluded

The European Union said it may deem certain 5G suppliers a security risk, noting that Chinese law requires domestic companies to collaborate with intelligence agencies. “It is indeed possible that we reach the conclusion that in some cases, some products, services and suppliers are deemed unsafe,” EU Security Commissioner Julian King told reporters on Friday.

Vika Mpisane fired as ZADNA CEO

The .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) has announced that Vika Mpisane has been terminated as the organisation’s CEO. Mpisane’s firing was effective from 16 July 2019. This comes after a lengthy disciplinary process which began in January. Motlatjo Ralefatane, the chairperson of ZADNA’s board, announced Mpisane’s axing in a letter sent to members of the

Qualcomm fined for predatory pricing

Qualcomm Inc. was fined 242 million euros ($272 million) by European Union antitrust regulators for deliberately pricing some chips so low they could eliminate a smaller rival. The penalty comes a year after Qualcomm was ordered to pay 997 million euros for thwarting rival suppliers to Apple Inc. The EU said Thursday’s fine was 1.27%

SAP share price falls due to slow cloud growth

SAP SE fell the most in nearly five years on signs that its $10 billion bet on cloud-based software faces headwinds. After buying U.S. startups Qualtrics International Inc. and Callidus Software Inc. to bolster its portfolio, SAP instead posted slower growth in new cloud bookings — a keenly watched metric because it indicates future revenue.

It’s a great time to be a software developer in South Africa

Current economic conditions in South Africa may not be too favourable for new job seekers, with unemployment still high and companies running on tight budgets. However, the flood of skilled workers leaving the country presents a unique opportunity for young professionals with marketable skill-sets. According to research from CareerJunction, the most sought-after skills in South

Uber partners with Old Mutual to help drivers save money

Uber South Africa has partnered with Old Mutual to once again offer financial literacy sessions for drivers on its platform. These sessions are offered at no cost to the drivers and will run on a weekly basis for the next two years. Throughout this period, Old Mutual aims to equip drivers with money management and

Big investment in VR player Void

James Murdoch, heir to billionaire media magnate Rupert Murdoch, has added the biggest reported investment yet to his closely watched portfolio: a bet on the virtual-reality provider called the Void LLC. Murdoch has invested $20 million in the business, according to a person familiar with the transaction. He’s also taken a seat on the board,

The top 6 best-selling PC brands in the world

Gartner’s Q2 2019 PC market statistics show that Lenovo remains the biggest PC brand in the world thanks to strong year-over-year growth. Lenovo is followed closely by HP and Dell in terms of PC market share, and together these three brands account for 64.1% of all PC shipments globally. “These top three vendors continued to

Cell C seeks debt payment delay

South African wireless carrier Cell C Pty Ltd. has begun talks to delay debt payments and hired consultants to probe its business practices and advise on a restructuring, sending shares in its biggest investor to a decade low. Cell C is laboring under 8.9 billion rand ($639 million) of debt and trying to secure new

Huawei is still blacklisted by the US, except when it’s not

The U.S. said it would grant licenses allowing companies to export goods to Huawei Technologies Co. but won’t remove the Chinese technology giant from an export blacklist, as talks between the world’s two biggest economies resumed. The Department of Commerce will “issue licenses where there is no threat to U.S. national security,” though Huawei will

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