Month: March 2020

  1. Business
The Zimbabwean President Emmerson announced a lockdown for the Southern African nation 2 days after South Africa announced its own lockdown which started on the 26th of March following a sharp rise in new Covid-19 cases. Zimbabwe was forced to go into lockdown after Covid-19 claimed the lives of 2 people proving that the country […]
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Zimbabwean businessman and Philanthropist, Strive Masiyiwa has offered renewed support for the country’s health-care workers days after services were cut back because of a lack of protective equipment to deal with the coronavirus in the country. The assistance includes protective clothing, cash, life and health insurance and transport for nurses and doctors, according to a […]
  1. Business
Moody’s Investors Service cut South Africa’s credit rating below investment grade, delivering the country a full house of junk assessments as it grapples with a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. It now assesses the nation’s foreign- and local-currency debt at Ba1, one level below investment grade. The move reflects “continuing […]
  1. Internet
There has been a break on the WACS (West Africa Cable System) undersea cable which is affecting Internet connectivity in South Africa. According to a post by TENET, the operating partner of the South African national research and education network, WACS capacity dropped at 23:28 last night. This will have an impact on South African Internet […]
  1. Science
The government has announced that there are now 1,170 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa, with one confirmed death. This is an increase of 243 cases over the last day – the biggest daily increase ever recorded in the country. High-profile individuals are now ranking among those who tested positive for the coronavirus, including evangelist […]
  1. Companies
MultiChoice has made provisions to pay salaries of production crews who are unable to work during the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown. Production of television shows and movies have come to a standstill due to the lockdown. “Given MultiChoice Group’s position in Africa’s video entertainment sector, the group is acutely aware of the challenges their partners in […]
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Commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund, the AA said the price drop will take effect on 1 April. “The crude oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia continues unabated, with demand for oil further suppressed as world economies retreat due to the coronavirus pandemic,” said the AA. […]
  1. Energy
Eskom has announced that it will focus on providing critical services during South Africa’s 21-day coronavirus lockdown. “Eskom will prioritize what we deem as critical services during the lockdown period due to limited resources,” the power utility stated. As a result, Eskom will prioritize its response to power failures or any emergencies posing a danger […]
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus. He announced the news on his twitter on Friday morning. Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this […]

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Vodacom has lost its operating Licence in Lesotho after the Communications Authority wrote to the Telecoms company that it had revoked its, “unified license”. According to the Lesotho Communications Authority, the decision to invoke Vodacom’s license was taken because Vodacom failed to pay a fine equivalent to R134 million for allegedly breaching legislation governing companies […]

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Vodacom has lost its operating Licence in Lesotho after the Communications Authority wrote to the Telecoms company that it had revoked its, “unified license”. According to the Lesotho Communications Authority, the decision to invoke Vodacom’s license was taken because Vodacom failed to pay a fine equivalent to R134 million for allegedly breaching legislation governing companies […]
In most cases, if not all, Artificial Intelligence systems learn through training so that they remember their core functions when used in the real world. In the case of facial recognition technology, an algorithm trained with, let us say 10,000 random faces of one color results in bias. I recently came across a tweet that […]

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Vodacom has lost its operating Licence in Lesotho after the Communications Authority wrote to the Telecoms company that it had revoked its, “unified license”. According to the Lesotho Communications Authority, the decision to invoke Vodacom’s license was taken because Vodacom failed to pay a fine equivalent to R134 million for allegedly breaching legislation governing companies […]
When Money Destroys Nations is a book authored by a guy named Philip Haslam who believes Zimbabwe urgently needs a decentralized currency system to solve the severe problems in its money and banking system. ZIMBOCASH is free to join Zimbabwean cryptocurrency and only available to Zimbabwean residents and Zimbabweans in the diaspora who have a […]

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