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How tablets and the cloud could transform education in South Africa

July 28, 2016 • Education, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African schools and universities are struggling with the high costs of textbooks and other educational materials, a shortage of teachers in key subjects like maths and science, and difficulties in funding IT infrastructure. However, technology continues to offer some compelling answers to these challenges. Related: 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit...

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Networks Unlimited invests in securing Africa ’s Wi-Fi connections

July 28, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

It is estimated that 33 billion endpoints will be connected by 2020. With more than half of organisations allowing both multiple types of Internet of Things (IoT) devices as well the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomena, it really is not a great surprise...

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African entrepreneurs need to become Always-On

July 28, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With South Africa’s unemployment rate rising to 26.7 percent in the first quarter of this year, there is increased strain on the market to find a way to address this. Now, more than ever, there needs to be a drive for entrepreneurship to help grow the...

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Talent shortage crisis impacts cybersecurity industry globally

July 28, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Intel Security has released Hacking the Talent Shortage, a global report outlining the talent shortage crisis impacting the cybersecurity industry across both companies and nations. With a majority (82 percent) of respondents admitting to a shortage of...

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Achieving the right cybersecurity balance

July 27, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

A worldwide explosion of apps and ecommerce sites has created a disjointed control over data that is shared between organisations, leading to security breaches. Furthermore, personal information disclosed on social platforms and via unsecured channels has...


The future for IoT in Africa is an exciting one

July 27, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa is no stranger to connectivity. While Africa may be behind when it comes to IT infrastructure compared to more developed nations, the fact is that more than double the population of sub-Saharan Africa has mobile phone access. With smartphone usage on...

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Tanzania: GSMA unveils rural connectivity project

July 27, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

At Mobile 360 – Africa, the GSMA announced the launch of the first active infrastructure sharing initiative in East Africa between mobile network operators (MNOs) Airtel, Millicom and Vodacom. The MNOs have committed to launch six 3G pilot sites across the...

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City of Johannesburg & Microsoft partner to train 1 million residents

July 27, 2016 • Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

The City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Councillor Parks Tau has revealed that the metropolitan municipality has secured a partnership with Microsoft SA to train a million disadvantaged residents on digital literacy skills that include Microsoft Office. The...

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Study shows that Cyberbullying can lead to depression

July 26, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to the study Growing Up Online – Connected Kids, conducted by Kaspersky Lab and icon Kids & Youth, cyberbullying is a far more dangerous threat to children than many parents think. The consequences for the majority of young victims of online...

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Number of unique mobile subscribers in Africa surpasses half a billion

July 26, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

More than half a billion people across Africa are now subscribed to mobile services as the continent continues to migrate rapidly to mobile broadband networks, reveals a new GSMA study. ‘The Mobile Economy: Africa 2016 study was published at the GSMA Mobile...

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Ultra broadband is becoming more prominent in Africa

July 26, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Huawei ICT Summit & UBBS (Ultra-Broadband Summit) was held in Pretoria on the 19th July 2016. With the theme of “Broadband for All, Building a Better Connected Africa”, the summit was attended by some 300 delegates, including operator...

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Samsung set to empower female technicians in South Africa

July 26, 2016 • Company News, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In the electronics repair industry, a field where 99% of employees are men, Samsung Electronics South Africa has begun making inroads into these numbers with its Samsung Women Technical Programme. The first 16 graduates of what will be an ongoing programme...

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Epson partners 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit as Silver Sponsor

July 25, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Epson has been announced as Silver sponsors of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit (#HCIS2016). From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg for the...

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South Africa: FNB solves crippling connectivity issues

July 25, 2016 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

First National Bank (FNB) has confirmed that it has resolved the connectivity issue that has plagued its customers since 24 July, 2016. On 25 July 2016 FNB confirmed, via a media statement, that it was aware of intermittent connectivity issues. According to...

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Downgrading your IT security is false budgeting warns Intel’s Coetzee

July 25, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

It is often instinctive for business managers to look for means of cost-cutting in times of economic downturn or uncertainty, but downgrading your security solutions is a false economy that may cost business much more in the long run, warns Trevor Coetzee,...

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Data Governance – A board-level concern

July 25, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Data governance is an integral part of any overall corporate governance program, and is also essential for ensuring that data management and data use are aligned with the business and its policies. In today’s digitally-driven environment, where data is...