The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has appealed to South African women leaders to harness the benefits of science and technology to advance their communities. Speaking at the 8th Annual Leadership Development for Women Conference in Johannesburg yesterday, Minister Pandor urged her audience to marry science with humanity...
MTN has appointed Phuthuma Nhleko as Executive Chairman in a temporary capacity as Sifiso Dabengwa revealed that he has resigned as CEO. According to a press statement revealed by MTN: "MTN wishes to inform the market that MTN’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Sifiso Dabengwa has resigned." "Due to the most unfortunate...
Vox is calling all wireless internet service providers (WISPS) in towns where broadband coverage is limited, or where ADSL is old, over-subscribed and unlikely to be extended, to partner with the integrated ICT and connectivity provider, to drive enhanced connectivity experiences for their customers. Leveraging its investment in its national...
The latest whitepaper released by Accenture and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) revealed that although South Africa’s digital economy makes it a standout among its emerging market peers, the country’s digital adoption has not yet translated into industrial growth. According to the report, South Africa ranks ahead of...
Sony has officially launched its latest device, the Xperia Z5 Smartphone. Much like the Z3, and other devices in the Xperia lineup, the Z5 features an eye catching waterproof and dust-tight design. To accompany the unique design, the Xperia Z5 features a 23Mega-pixel (MP) rear-facing camera as well as a...
BT, providers of communications services and solutions, today announced the appointment of Juni Yan as vice-president for security in Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA). Juni will be in charge of all aspects of BT’s cybersecurity business in the region and will be based in Hong Kong and report...
Converged infrastructure and hyper-convergence is gaining traction among business IT departments wishing to enable digital transformation while under the constant pressure of increasingly tightening budgets. However, transitioning to converged infrastructure can be fraught with challenges, from implementing a strategy and execution plan, to planning for data integration and change...
Gilat Satcom has announced that its Digital Classroom In A Box is now available for shipping to Africa, as a part of the Smart Village turnkey solution. This new concept for rural schools was unveiled at The Aid & International Development Forum summit which took place in Ethiopia last week. The...
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. Liquid buys an Israeli tech company, Binance moves towards securing South Africa's crypto space, Xiaomi launches a new device in South Africa and Apple secures a date for the launch...
As the compliance date of 25 May 2018 draws near, have you considered whether or not your business needs to align with the General Data Protection Legislation? As the GDPR is golden standard for data protection legislation globally, POPIA compliance may not be enough, depending on your data handling commitments...
On Thursday, Access Partnership, one of the leading global public policy firms for the technology sector released a Fair Tech Institute whitepaper outlining the urgency with which governments and the private sector need to leverage satellite technology for more effective disaster management efforts in Africa and globally. This whitepaper comes...
Synthesis Software Technologies, a South African home-grown specialised financial technology company, together with Afrika Tikkun and training provider Unlock’D, awarded certificates to 16 unemployed youth at a graduation ceremony held at Waverley Sports Club. The learners, who reside in disadvantaged communities across Johannesburg, successfully completed Synthesis’ learnership programme, graduating...
Today there is a near continuous need for companies to keep repositioning themselves and re-work their strategies in the pursuit of success. According to PWC’s 2017 CEO Survey, nearly a quarter of CEOs singled out innovation as their top priority for 2018 – this outstripped priorities such as human...
While digital transformation may be the most game-changing technology shift happening across businesses today, the process affects, and is driven by people. They are located across functions, ranging from IT to HR and marketing, and by utilising new technologies they are able to make new business models possible, optimise...
Digitialisation in African countries could see $300 billion added to the continents economy by 2026 according to a report released on Monday by global technology firm Siemans. The assessment was sent to Siemens’ existing and potential clients in the countries. Focusing on South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia, The inagural...
With over half the world’s population currently living in urban metropoles and an estimated three million people moving into cities every week, it’s safe to say that the concept of smart cities is becoming more crucial than ever. This is not only to accommodate the immense influx of new citizens,...
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