Internet News - In Brief


- The Internet Society of South Africa (ISOC-ZA) has officially launched the Spam Bounty Hunter Programme. This is intended to provide information on spam, how to deal with it, when to report it, and how to manage the criminal case and investigation in order to receive a bounty or reward for the successful conviction of a spammer.

- The City of Jobhannesburg is seeking private sector partners to develop its multimillion-rand Broadband Network Project (JBNP). This forms part of its aims to move towards a “smart city” concept, running off a mix of telecommunications technologies. The city owns infrastructure to provide a telecoms platform, as well as a private telecoms network licence. It is trying to aggregate its infrastructure, which is held by entities such as City Power and the Johannesburg Roads Agency. This includes fibre, copper and electricity grids.