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Vodacom South Africa appoints Sitho Mdlalose as new Managing Director

Vodacom South Africa appoints Sitho Mdlalose as new Managing Director

Vodacom Group has appointed Sitho Mdlalose as the new managing director of Vodacom South Africa.  Mdlalose’a appointment follows the stepping down of the current Vodacom SA managing director Balesh Sharma at the end of June.  Mdlalose is currently MD of Vodacom Tanzania, a position he has held since August 2021. He will report directly to...

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Telkom Business launches AI-driven Transcription Service for Small Medium Businesses

Telkom Business launches AI-driven Transcription Service for Small Medium Businesses

Telkom Business has announced that it has launched izwe.ai, an AI-driven transcription and translation platform that provides SMEs with speech-to-text services Through izwe.ai businesses can engage directly with multilingual transcription and translation services. The platform allows SMEs to eliminate manual work by automatically transcribing and translating important information into text. Telkom executive: data science Stefan...

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WeChat to reveal user locations on public account posts – Tencent

WeChat to reveal user locations on public account posts – Tencent

China’s most popular messaging service WeChat said it will start revealing the location of users when they post on a public account. Tencent-owned WeChat said that it would soon begin testing the setting, which applies only to users of its “public platform”, where they may comment on news, essays and other written content published by official...

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Vodacom and Orlando Pirates partner to offer families affordable funeral cover

Vodacom and Orlando Pirates partner to offer families affordable funeral cover

In celebrating their 20 years of working together, Orlando Pirates and Vodacom have once again joined forces to launch Orlando Pirates Funeral Cover under-written by Vodacom Life Assurance Company. The Orlando Pirates Funeral Cover protects you against unforeseen expenses during the toughest time for your family and helps take care of the people that matter....

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Instagram plans to Tweak its Algorithm ranking to Promote Original content

Instagram plans to Tweak its Algorithm ranking to Promote Original content

Instagram has announced that the company is planning to improve its rankings algorithm to highlight original content on its platform.  According to the platform head Adam Mosseri, the photo and video sharing social media are moving things around to its ranking algorithm to prioritise the distribution of original content instead of reposted content, in places...

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MTN sites down in KwaZulu Natal (KZN) due to floods

MTN sites down in KwaZulu Natal (KZN) due to floods

MTN South Africa has said that widespread infrastructure damage and power outages in KwaZulu-Natal caused by flooding resulted in over 500 of its sites going down in the region. MTN South Africa has said that widespread infrastructure damage and power outages in KwaZulu-Natal caused by flooding resulted in over 500 of its sites going down...

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Balesh Sharma resigns as Vodacom South Africa managing director

Balesh Sharma resigns as Vodacom South Africa managing director

The mobile operator Vodacom Group has announced that Balesh Sharma, Vodacom South Africa’s managing director will step down from his duties in June 2022. According to the company, Mr Sharma is planning to explore new opportunities in Europe.  Vodacom in a statement said, “He returned to India to help the company fight one of the...

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Clean, Boost, Save: Optimise your Device, Lower your Data costs

Clean, Boost, Save: Optimise your Device, Lower your Data costs

Consumer spending on mobile apps reached $170 billion in 2021 according to App Annie’s newly released “State of Mobile 2022″ report, seeing 230 billion apps downloaded worldwide in 2021, setting another record. As phones become more accessible and data costs start to decrease in Africa, smart devices rapidly extended beyond social and communication tools and...

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Mobile Operator, MTN increases Prices for its Contact Packages

Mobile Operator, MTN increases Prices for its Contact Packages

South African mobile operator MTN increases prices which will come into effect from the beginning of May 2022.  The mobile network says it’s becoming impossible to absorb the current and every growing inflation.  MTN SA chief consumer officer Mapula Bodibe said, “We have tried to keep the price increases to a minimum in a bid...

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