South Africa’s mineral resources – some of which are supposedly reaching the end of their lifespan such as gold – may be in for a resurrection as new technologies may lead to the discovery of new deposits hitherto hidden deep underground. Professor Susan Webb of the University of the Witwatersrand...
Opera Software, has announced on Tuesday 09 January 2018 the official launch of Opera News, a new AI-powered app which enables people to access news articles and videos. The release of the new app follows Opera’s recent announcement that its AI-powered news service inside Opera Mini grew to more...
To future proof its business, MTN SA together with Ericsson has successfully trialled LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) at MTN’s flagship channel store in Morningside, Johannesburg. LTE-U is a mobile technology innovation that enables higher data speeds, which increase network capacity and significantly enhance customer experience. This is the first LTE-U trial in...
Johannesburg, August 2015:  Healthcare and technology leaders will come together at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, on the 19th of August 2015, for the African Innovator: Healthcare Innovation Summit, under the theme - "Transforming Healthcare with Technology." Sponsored by Telkom, the Healthcare Innovation Summit has generated a great deal of excitement within...
Companies across the globe are scrambling to understand and implement the benefits of modern digital technologies. These technologies are not nice-to-have but fundamentally challenge and alter how companies operate. From employees being able to work anywhere to robust and fast reporting, the world is only beginning to grasp the value...
According to Bloomberg reports, South African telecom giant Telkom is considering a $1 billion bid for mobile operator Cell C, this is according to three people "familiar to the matter." Cell C is trying to complete a recapitalisation drive after missing debt payments, and according to reports by Fin24, other potential bidders who...
Cell C has revealed the commercial availability of its next generation broadband technology, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town. According to the company, LTE Advanced is the next major step in the evolution of our LTE network that will deliver customers much faster data speeds and cater for...
Afrique Telecom is progressively deploying Internet solutions over Sub-Saharan Africa in combination with Eutelsat’s satellite capacity. Its “TamTam” service extends access to the Internet in rural areas using Wi-Fi hotspots for collective access. In a new step revealed, “TamTam” will be used to offer free access to French-language Wikipedia content to...
App developers who may miss the 14 September 2017 MTN Business App of the Year submission deadline shouldn’t be despondent; MTN Business has extended the deadline for the sixth edition of the popular Awards to 18 September 2017, allowing delayed nominations to be submitted for consideration. MTN has already received...
Learning solutions company, iLearn will be offering the first MICT SETA-approved blended learning Learnership this year. Innovatively merging all the advantages of online learning with the tried and tested benefits of classroom learning, the new IT Learnership will have learners engaging with the course content online in their own...
Kaspersky Lab and Plzensky Prazdroj have announced the successful completion of a cybersecurity partnership to improve the overall industrial security posture of the brewery. Kaspersky Lab was engaged by the world-famous brewery, known for producing Pilsner Urquell and being the inspiration behind more than two-thirds of the beer produced...
IBM today announced a collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health to provide citizens with improved access to 200 lifesaving drugs. Supported by the World Bank, the Department for International Development, UNICEF and London Business School, Zambia’s Medical Stores Limited (MSL) will deploy a new medical supply chain pilot...
Unlike anything the world has seen before, the COVID-19 pandemic fuelled a sudden digital surge that catapulted both global and local eCommerce traffic to unprecedented levels. The closest comparable example – while on a much smaller geographical scale – would be the 2003 SARS crisis, which is today recognised...
Business owners and managers are sceptical about the hype around wearable computing, and rightly so. After all, the first incarnation of the Google Glass eyewear was an experiment that mostly failed, and while the Apple Watch has its fans, it’s safe to say that it has yet to set...
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 executives, experts from industrial standards organizations and consultants. The attendees gathered...
E-commerce may be taking the world by storm, but South Africans remain wary of shopping online, with only three million making regular use of electronic shopping trollies to meet their daily requirements. But, with online purchases expected to near R10 billion in 2016, indications are that changing socio-economic factors...
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