Top 10 Articles on Bandwidth Blog in 2022

It has been another whirlwind year in tech, both locally and globally. Here are the top 10 articles read and shared by our loyal readers. Thanks for another cracking year!

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  • The long-awaited DStv Streama has finally launched

The DStv Streama, MultiChoice’s long-awaited media streaming TV box, has finally come to market amid questions about the company’s future. It launched today, October 1st 2022. The DStv Streama is a compact streaming box that supports 4K video with HDR 10 and Dolby Atmos virtual surround sound. It can connect to the internet via Ethernet at the back of the device, or with the built-in Wi-Fi 5 receiver.

Read the full article HERE.

  • FNB customers now get free insurance cover for online purchases

The insurance, aptly named ‘Purchase Protect,’ will cover customers’ purchases for 30 days after purchase, up to R15,000 and covers tangible items like furniture and personal items like clothing, jewellery, handbags, cell phones, and mobile devices.

Read the full article HERE.

  • South African online retailer Raru closes its doors

Eight years ago, Raru was founded by the former founders of Takealot – it appears to have failed and is no longer taking orders. If you visit Raru’s website you will be greeted with the message: “Due to unfortunate circumstances, we have no choice but to stop taking orders. More information will be provided in due course.”

Read the full article HERE.

  • This is what the iPhone 14 Plus costs in South Africa

iStore, official distributor of Apple products in South Africa, has revealed local pricing for the upcoming iPhone 14 Plus. It is the last outstanding piece of the iPhone 14 range puzzle, as Apple only launched it weeks after the rest of the iPhone 14 series. Pricing of the other iPhone 14 prices saw a massive increase locally, and the same is the case with the Plus.

Read the full article HERE.

  • OLX South Africa has been shut down by Naspers

“Not to worry, we can still help you find your new car or property,” is the message that greets you now if you head to OLX South Africa. The classified service has been shut down by Naspers, redirecting users to its subsidiaries Property24 and AutoTrader.

Read the full article HERE.

  • Electric minibus taxis to hit South African roads

SA Taxi has announced that it plans to trial electric taxis in South Africa, as the industry giant of the country’s minibus taxi segment prepares for future shifts. SA Taxi is a subsidiary of the JSE-listed Transaction Capital, and CEO Terry Kier has said that any shift away from taxis that use fossil fuels will be a “medium- to long-term project”.

Read the full article HERE.

  • MultiChoice is launching a TV – the DStv Glass

MultiChoice will launch its own 4K smart TV in 2023 in conjunction with Sky, called DStv Glass. According to MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela, the TV will be available in sizes of 43, 55 and 65 inches at launch, with larger sizes possible launching later. It will allow viewers to navigate a range of products from different sources, including Showmax and Netflix.

Read the full article HERE.

  • DStv is ready to broadcast the FIFA World Cup 2022 in 4K

According to MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela, the group is ready to 2022 FIFA World Cup in 4K ultra-high definition resolution. Making comments after the group’s financial results were published this past week, Mawela said the company has experienced “no challenges at all” in preparing for the 4K launch, and confirmed that the World Cup will be used as the launch event.

Read the full article HERE.

  • POCO launches its latest flagship M4 Pro in South Africa

POCO has launched its latest flagship entry in South Africa – the M4 Pro brings high-end specs at a more affordable price. The offshoot brand from Xiaomi officially launched in the country back in September, and continues to grow its market share with aggressive pricing.

Read the full article HERE.

  • iPhones from R6,999 in iStore Black Friday Deals

Apple’s official Apple reseller in South Africa, iStore, has launched its Black Friday deals, which features iPhones from as little as R6,999. Between November 21st and November 27th the company is offering substantial discounts on iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, and a wide range of accessories.

Read the full article HERE.