Huawei announced that it will open experience stores in Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town in the coming weeks. The experience stores will be open to customers from April 2017 onwards. The first of these stores was unveiled in the Mall of Africa in Midrand.
Huawei said customers can look forward to more experience stores in the Eastrand Mall, The Glen, Menlyn, and Centurion.
It will also open stores in the Somerset Mall in Cape Town and The Pavilion in Durban, said Huawei.
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12:00 14 January 2017
The roll-out of superfast broadband has been delayed in Weston Village. Archant
Broadband speeds are expected to remain slow on one of Weston-super-Mare’s housing estates until at least July, despite a three-year campaign to fix the problem.
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North Somerset councillor Dawn Payne has been campaigning for BT to address the problem since 2014. It was originally hoped the superfast broadband cabinets would be turned on in March 2017, but the Mercury can reveal that surveys will not now be completed until June 30. Cllr Payne said: “The broadband speed for many residents in Weston Village is appalling.
“Following my contact with BT it was included in its commercial programme and due to be delivered between January and March this year.
I was notified by BT that due to a review of the engineering solution this had been delayed until the summer.
“Residents are understandably frustrated and disappointed at the length of time which BT is taking to improve its broadband service and I will continue my efforts to get BT to upgrade the cabinet as soon as possible.”
The City of Cape Town and firefighters are tackling 11 blazes across the Cape Peninsula, according to a report by EWN. The biggest fires are in Simon’s Town and Somerset West, stated the report. “Several roads have been closed in Simon’s Town, with several properties having been evacuated as a result of the fire,” said EWN.
Justin Sullivan of Sullivan Photography is at the scene of the fires and has captured photos of those fighting the blaze. Sullivan said winds in the area were favourable for wildfires and have challenged firefighters. Photos of the Cape Peninsula fires are posted below and have been used with his permission.