Some Drifta/DSTV Mobile updates you may have missed

Posted on December 29, 2012

Expanded coverage

Firstly, coverage has been expanded. The folks in East London can now enjoy the service. This is the first expansion of coverage in quite some time so this is good news. Personally I must confess to having had a concern that DSTV couldn’t attract enough customers to the mobile service and that we may never see an expansion of the service.

Take a look at the coverage map to see if your area is supported : Map

Windows Phone

Secondly, Windows Phone is now supported. This seems to cover devices (mostly Nokias) running Windows 7.5 and up. So this is really the Lumia 710, Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 (WP 7.5) and then (although not stated on the website or the store) the 820 and 920 (WP8). I have seen some compliants online that not all Windows Phone 8 Devices are supported.

More info for Windows Phone is on the DSTV Mobile website (here)

Symbian / Nokia

Thirdly, a whole lot of Nokia Symbian devices are supported. You can download the app from the OVI store if you have any of the following devices :

Touch : N8, C6, C7, E7, E6, N97, N97 Mini, X6, 5800 X-press Music

Keypad: E52, E63, E71, E72, E75, N95

More info for Symbian (Nokia) devices is on the DSTV Mobile website (here)


Upcoming ISACA chapter meetings in East London and Jhb #in

Posted on August 13, 2010

There are two chapter meetings coming up in East London and Johannesburg in the next few days. Hope to see lots of people there. I personally hope to attend the Jhb meeting, travel plans allowing.

East London

Date: 18 August 2010 at 2:30 pm
Venue: PricewaterhouseCoopers , Palm Square office park , Acacia House , Bonza Bay Rd , Beacon Bay

1) Andrew William Mpofu will be presenting: “Information Security as a strategic business asset”
2) Chris Knox will be presenting: “Information Security Risk Assessment methodologies”
3) Networking & Refreshments


Date : 24 August 2010  5pm Registration with the event starting at 5:30pm

Venue : PriceWaterhouseCoopers offices in Sunninghill, Johannesburg

1) Jason Gottschalk will be presenting on “Access Governance – The precursor to Identity and Access Management”.

2) Gerhard Hechter, PKF will be presenting on “Taking risks cleverly / Business intelligence”


To confirm attendance to either of these meetings please contact Nadine on 011-8030803 or


Lastly, congratulations to all those who wrote and passed CISA, CISM and CISSP. I believe results for all 3 were released today.

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