Tefo Mohapi

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Founder & CEO at iAfrikan Digital. Executive Editor of iAfrikan.com

South Africa's Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams placed on special leave for lockdown lunch

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that he reprimanded Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams by placing her on 2 months special leave (1 month unpaid) and directed her to deliver a public apology to South Africans for violating COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

South Africa's mobile phone tracking during COVID-19 pandemic

About a week after the initial tracking and tracing regulations in South Africa were signed into law, more clarity was provided as more details were added to the regulations. Specifically, there was more details to explain how the whole process will be conducted.

Criminal charge laid against Stephen Birch for spreading COVID-19 fake news

A criminal charge has been laid against a South African man for distributing fake news about COVID-19. Stephen Donald Birch distributed a video on social media in which he claimed South Africa's COVID-19 test kits are contaminated and people must refuse to be tested.

Nedbank doesn't know which customers were affected by data breach

In a statement to iAfrikan, South Africa's Nedbank has said that it does not know which of its customers have been affected by the data breach it mentioned as affecting 1,7 million of its customers. The data breach is reported to have taken place at one of the bank's suppliers.

What happens when you are under constant surveillance?

Those in support of constant and invasive surveillance by the state ask: “what do you have to hide?” when one opposes surveillance. However, they don’t understand the second and third order effects of constant surveillance.

Government regulation of digital technology or content is a slippery slope

The problem with allowing governments to ban, block, or regulate digital content is that they ultimately find a way to use that law to ban content that is actually not extremist nor terrorist but it criticizes them and they don’t like it.

Professor Mobisson paved the way for Nigeria's technology sector

Upon returning to Nigeria in 1981 after studying at MIT, when the civil war had ended, Professor Oliver Udemmadu Ogbonna Mobisson helped with the founding of Africa’s first-ever technology university known as Anambra State University of Science & Technology (ASUTECH).