Statement by Julian Assange after One Year in Ecuadorian Embassy

Below is an unedited statement by Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks after one year in the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he is staying in order to avoid “persecution”: It has now been a year since I entered this embassy and sought refuge from persecution. As a result of that decision, I have been able … Continue reading “Statement by Julian Assange after One Year in Ecuadorian Embassy”

Facebook takes on Mxit, WhatsApp in SMS app market

The world’s social networking giant, Facebook, announced today that it is adding a new feature to its Messenger application – starting with the Android version. In a move that could be seen as one in direct competition with other short message service chat applications such as South African-based Mxit and fellow States compatriot, WhatsApp, Facebook … Continue reading “Facebook takes on Mxit, WhatsApp in SMS app market”

Samwu’s website hacked (EXCLUSIVE)

( Exclusive) The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) website has been hacked. The website is not down and still shows relevant information to the human eye, but its index file (the website’s main file on the server) shows link text to a “pill selling company”. If you search for the word “Samwu” on any … Continue reading “Samwu’s website hacked (EXCLUSIVE)”

They are Facebooking in my name – Manyi

Pretoria – Cabinet spokesperson and GCIS CEO, Jimmy Manyi, has called on Facebook users not to be misled by impersonators on the social media website. Manyi said in a statement on Monday that he was shocked to discover that he has an impersonator(s) on Facebook. He confirmed that he has never personally or by delegation … Continue reading “They are Facebooking in my name – Manyi”

Sony buys Ericsson out of partnership

  Technology giant Sony Corporation has ended its 11-year-long relationship with Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson in the smartphone-maker, Sony Ericsson. In a statement issued by Sony, the company state that it has acquired Ericsson’s 50% stake in Sony Ericsson (The 50% share was reportedly bought for €1.05 billion)- making the mobile phone manufacturer a wholly-owned subsidiary … Continue reading “Sony buys Ericsson out of partnership”

COP17 reaches agreement, 36 hours late

By Kemantha Govender Durban – Governments, including 38 industrialised countries, have agreed to a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol from January 2013 as the COP17 drew to a close on early hours of Sunday morning. After going into almost 24 hours of extra time, governments have decided to adopt a universal legal agreement … Continue reading “COP17 reaches agreement, 36 hours late”

“8500 solar geysers installed since COP17”- Patel

Durban – The number of solar water geysers installed throughout the country since the start of COP17 reached more than 8 500 on Friday, surpassing the initial target of 8 000, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. Another major success of the campaign was recorded in KwaZulu-Natal where more than 500 systems were installed in … Continue reading ““8500 solar geysers installed since COP17”- Patel”

Eskom launches solar power initiative

Vereeniging – Eskom has embarked on a pilot project that will see it using the power of the sun to generate electricity at three of its facilities. The power utility, together with Pubic Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba, launched a solar photovoltaic (PV) installation at the Lethabo Power Station near Vereeniging on Monday. The launch is … Continue reading “Eskom launches solar power initiative”

Casino Enterprises dealt a blow on Piggs Peak

Pretoria – The Supreme Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss Casino Enterprises’ appeal, which trades as Piggs Peak, is affirmation of South Africa’s stringent laws on regulating the gambling sector, said the National Gambling Board (NGB). “The activities of Piggs Peak to offer South Africans access to online gambling in flagrant disregard of the laws … Continue reading “Casino Enterprises dealt a blow on Piggs Peak”