The ANC’s provincial office in Gauteng has called on its members to boycott cellular network operator MTN following a campaign by the DA opposition party that printed advertising on prepaid airtime vouchers. MTN said that it had no knowledge of the campaign, which was facilitated by the third-party company
that prints such vouchers. Africans away from old, green, barcoded ID books to new, technology-enabled smart ID cards is set to begin in July, with a staggered roll-out. The Department of Home Affairs said it will first roll out to cabinet ministers, members of parliament and pensioners before prioritising first-time ID applicants and then the broader population.
Google’s Glass product has been pulled from the app store. The software, tastefully titled Tits