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Cape Town rolls out drone operation

Illegal drag racers were last weekend outwitted by Cape Town's drone technology that led to 33 arrests for illegal drag racing in Mitchells Plain.


Digital migration ruling favours rights of poor

The Constitutional Court’s ruling striking down the government’s plans to end analogue television broadcasting at the end of June upholds the right to information, which poor South Africans would have been denied – as government has been slow to roll out the devices they need to access the new digital signal.


ConCourt rules digital migration process ‘unlawful’

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the process followed by Communications & Digital Technologies Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni to determine the deadline for SA’s switch from analogue to digital television signal, was unlawful and unconstitutional.


Four provinces yet to migrate to digital TV

Four provinces are yet to be migrated from analogue to digital terrestrial television ahead of the court-imposed deadline of 30 June, says a Fin24 report.


SA to import US DNA processing system

A deal between SA and the FBI in the US for the use of its high-tech DNA system Codis is in the final stages of being signed, police have confirmed.


Comment deadline on domain name licensing proposals

The .za Domain Name Authority recently released the draft .za licensing regulations for public comment. A BusinessTech report says this allows all stakeholders and interested parties to have their say and shape the future of the SS Domain Name System industry.


Chinese-linked hackers target SA

A China-linked cyber-espionage group is targeting SA’s telecommunications and banking sectors. Attacks led by Mustang Panda have been especially prevalent over the last three months, said cyber-security company Trellix.


Ayo dividends approach R1bn as its ‘cash-pile’ dwindles

Ayo Technology has declared an interim dividend of 35c per share, despite the group reporting a headline loss of R122m (35.9c per share) on revenue of R859m in the six months to 28 February.


Analogue dispute set for ConCourt this week

The Constitutional Court showdown over the country’s analogue switch-off (ASO) deadline has been set for Friday.


SA companies pilot new anti-speeding device

New technology, known as a SpeedFox device, which is fitted into a vehicle to limit its speed, has been hailed as a solution to the road carnage in the country.


Vodacom gets leave to appeal ‘Please Call Me’ ruling

The legal battle between Vodacom and ‘Please Call Me’ inventor Nkosana Makate is again headed for the SCA, reports TimesLIVE.


Icasa settles with Telkom to end litigation threat

Icasa will allow Telkom to buy an additional spectrum in the long-range band as part of a settlement that averts potentially protracted litigation, which threatened to derail one of President Cyril Ramaphosa's most important structural reforms, reports Business Day.


Icasa proposes six-month lifespan for data bundles

Mobile data users may soon no longer have to worry about their bundles expiring for at least six months, following proposed amendments to regulations by Icasa.


e.tv turns to ConCourt on set-top boxes saga

Free-to-air private broadcaster e.tv has made a direct application to the Constitutional Court to appeal the dismissal of its bid to scrap the government's end of March deadline for the country's migration from analogue to digital television signal, reports Fin24.


Government steps up set-top boxes roll-out

Cabinet says more than 500 000 poor households will receive set-top boxes over the next two months, enabling them to continue watching television after the analogue TV signal switch-off at the end of June.


Prince lays charges over alleged Bitcoin scam

The spokesperson for AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, Prince Mthunzi Ngonyama, was allegedly swindled by a person using the photographs and name of South African actress Jessica Nkosi when convincing him to invest in Bitcoin.


SABC apologises for switch-off saga

The SABC has apologised to Communications Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni for calling for a delay in the switch-off of the analogue TV signal.


Judge threatens execs with jail for contempt

Herotel Fibre and some of its top executives and technicians have landed in legal hot water for deliberately ignoring an interim court order prohibiting it from trenching and other construction work to install a fibre network in Graaff-Reinet.


Vodacom lists ‘Please Call Me’ ruling objections

The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) will this week rule on whether Vodacom should be granted leave to appeal against the recent judgment in favour of ‘Please Call Me’ inventor, Nkosana Makate, finding he was short changed by Vodacom.


R7m fraud accused make first appearance

Seven suspects alleged to be part of a Johannesburg-based fraud syndicate made their first appearance in the Palm Ridge Commercial Crimes Court on Friday.





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