• Mental Health App Earns Developers Cool Prizes

    Mental Health App Earns Developers Cool Prizes

    The Cool Hacks, a team of three developers, scooped the top prize at the recent mental health hackathon hosted by the technology non-profit organisation, Empire Partner Foundation (EPF). Team members, 35-year-old Placide Ebongue, 35-year-old Nomfundo Cele and 25-year-old Senzo Ndlovu, developed an app, SMILE, over two days at the hackathon in an effort to tackle

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  • Telkom To Announce New Content Partners

    Telkom To Announce New Content Partners

    Telkom, which has just ended its partnership with Netflix, says it will soon announce new content partnerships. The end of the partnership means movies from the American pay television over-the-top media service will no longer be available on the telecoms operator’s set-top box.  Telkom says other partnerships with new content types will be made available to subscribers

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  • Justice Department Restores Several Services

    Justice Department Restores Several Services

    The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development at the weekend announced it has made strides in recovering from the ransomware attack and had restored some services. Since the ransomware attack occurred last month, several services have been unavailable including the web portal used to download court recordings for transcription purposes and the Integrated Case Management

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  • Jozi Begins Tech Journey Towards Being A Smart City

    Jozi Begins Tech Journey Towards Being A Smart City

    Johannesburg residents can now pay their bills and access municipal customer services online after new mayor, Mpho Moerane, on Wednesday launched the much-anticipated e-Joburg portal. The portal will see residents experience the convenience of accessing municipal customer services online. The mayor, who launched the portal alongside the project owner, Member of the Mayoral Committee for

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  • Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Restored

    Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Restored

    The six-hour outage of Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms on Monday – which has been resolved – left users worldwide fuming and unsure of the reliability of the services. Billions of users around the world could not access Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, cutting them off from communications they have come to rely on.

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  • Developers Wanted, Mental Health Solutions Sought

    Developers Wanted, Mental Health Solutions Sought

    The Empire Partner Foundation has announced that it is hosting the Mental Health Hackathon for young African developers at the weekend. Africa’s leading technology non-profit organisation is hosting the Mental Health Hackathon on 2 and 3 October 2021, in partnership with the WIB Group. The two-day hackathon event allows young African developers to develop real-world skills. 

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