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SPECIAL REPORT Are we being overcharged for data? How SA stacks up against 9 peer countries

Why is data in South Africa so expensive? Why does it 'expire'? And is there anything that anyone can do about it? Fin24 unpacks the issues in the third report in this four-part series published daily on the cost of data in SA.

SPECIAL REPORT Data costs are falling, say Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Telkom

Why is data in South Africa so expensive? Why does it 'expire'? And is there anything that anyone can do about it? Fin24 unpacks the issues in the second report in this four-part series published daily on the cost of data in SA.

SPECIAL REPORT This is why data still costs you twice what it could

Why is data in South Africa so expensive? Why does it 'expire'? And is there anything that anyone can do about it? Fin24 unpacks the issues in the first of this four-part series that will be published daily this week on the cost of data in SA.

Jay-Z's Tidal under investigation over streaming numbers

Tidal, a subscription-based music and video streaming service owned by rapper Jay-Z, is being investigated in Norway over allegations of falsely inflating listening numbers.

Nokia looks to Africa for 2019's fastest mobile development

Joachim Wuilmet said Africa is poised at the edge of an evolution, ready to show the rest of the world what it can do with innovation.

Cape Town tech firm secures $1.85m funding to expand

WhereIsMyTransport, a public transport data and technology company founded in Cape Town, has announced an investment of $1.85m as part of its Series A funding round.

Vodacom pays ex-worker for 'Please Call Me' idea after pact

Vodacom is paying out 'reasonable compensation' to a former employee of the South African mobile-network operator for his idea to develop a popular call-back service.

Huawei uproar widens as Poland arrests two in China-spying probe

Poland has arrested a Huawei employee and a former Polish security agent and accused them of spying for China, public television news channel TVPInfo said on Friday.

Tencent unveils a Siri-like digital assistant for WeChat users

Tencent will soon introduce a Siri-like digital assistant for WeChat, helping the messaging service's billion-plus users with simple tasks such as playing music and hailing a ride.

Toyota wants world to use its tech that keeps cars from crashing

Carmaker Toyota has decided to share with rivals an automated safety system that uses self-driving technology to keep cars from crashing.

Warning to check ride-hailing surge pricing on New Year's Eve

Pricing algorithms for e-hailing services are determined by demand and supply. And on New Year's Eve demand soars.

Elon Musk to visit China soon for Tesla factory ground breaking

Tesla is getting ready to break ground on its factory and chief executive officer Elon Musk can't wait to visit.

WATCH: SpaceX launches first national security mission

The Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX, which is carrying a US military navigation satellite, blasts off, marking the space transportation company's first national security space mission for the US.

Chinese firms offer subsidies on Huawei phones in show of support

Chinese firms are encouraging staff to buy Huawei smartphones following Canada's arrest of a top Huawei executive on a US extradition request, which has triggered an outpouring of nationalist support.

Naspers shares begin trading on A2X

The shares of Naspers have started trading on A2X Markets, which provides secondary listings for SA companies.

Facebook said to develop cryptocurrency for WhatsApp transfers

Facebook is working on making a cryptocurrency that will let users transfer money on its WhatsApp messaging app, focusing first on the remittances market in India.

Uber puts first self-driving car back on the road since death

Uber, which halted its self-driving car program after the death of a pedestrian in March, will return one or two self-driving cars to public roads in Pittsburgh.

What's Tesla investors' biggest 2019 wish? A low-key Elon Musk

Tesla and its charismatic, if somewhat erratic, chief executive officer Elon Musk are considered almost synonymous. In the coming year, investors might want to begin disentangling the two.

Bitcoin rallies past $4 000-mark as crypto rebound gathers pace

Bitcoin has rallied above $4 000, leading the broad cryptocurrency market higher as the biggest digital asset headed for its best week in a year.
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