Top hackers, developers and curious minds from across the globe, as well as Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, converged in South Africa for ETHCapeTown in April 2019. As Africa’s first ETHGlobal hackathon, 190 attendees had access to mentors, sponsors and software tools, and collaborated to develop their concepts into creative and...
Everything is connected, every surface area is primed for data-capturing IoT, and life is mostly conducted from our phones. Even reality itself is becoming trickier to pin down, whether augmented, virtual or actual. With 2018 nigh, we should expect more of the same. Like a good and/or bad sequel, the...
The stolen Picasso that vanished for 20 years and was found this week underscores the urgent need for innovative technology to help crack down on crime in a $40bn art market. This is the warning from Stephen Howes, renowned art dealer at Thomas Crown Art, the world’s leading art-tech agency....
In another eye-opening interview, IT News Africa spoke to Benji Coetzee, the CEO and Founder of innovative startup, EmptyTrips. EmptyTrips is a startup which is looking to usher in a new age of logistics. As many transporters and companies suffer from empty return legs and with shippers suffering from high...
Thursday the 25th of May marks the continent wide day of celebration known as Africa Day.  Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now known as the African Union, which happened on May 25, 1963. The day is not only celebrated across...
South Africa’s manufacturing sector is capable of thriving, but only if it adopts Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies such as 3D Printing, Advanced Robotics and cognitive automation, Artificial Intelligence and IoT. That’s the stark warning Schalk Laubscher, Production Manager at Etion Create (previously Parsec), issued to attendees at the Manufacturing...
Uber and SAB are working together to help reduce the number of deaths caused by drunk driving ahead of the festive season, when alcohol-related traffic accidents are traditionally high. South Africa has the world’s highest rate of alcohol-related road deaths. According to WHO as much as 58% of all road...
Picture the 1980s businessman dictating an important message for his assistant to type and fax to his client. Time is money – but it certainly seemed to move a little slower a few decades ago. As the fax machine transformed the traditional posting system, as email transformed the fax,...
Most of us get how a machine can beat a human at Jeopardy and Go. But what does it say about the learning capability of machines – which, by the way, is not fully understood – when a machine bluffs its way to victory in a game of Poker....
Global figures show that manufacturing is caught in a particularly vicious bind. Productivity is continually rising, which means that fewer people are needed to produce more goods more cheaply. At the same time, demand for these goods is relatively inelastic beyond a given point: for each 1 percent the...
Global SMS Messaging Gateway company, Clickatell has over the last 12 months, delivered almost 3 billion messages across the African continent, achieving a 42% year-on-year growth - far ahead of the 4% projected CAGR growth for the overall A2P global messaging market (as defined by a recent study from...
Ericsson through its ninth annual participation in the 'Girls in ICT Day' across the Middle East and Africa recently hosted the second edition of the annual 'Girls Who Innovate Competition' under the theme 'The Future of Education'. This year, 10-year old Kambinachi Kanu, a final year primary school pupil from...
Last week, ITNA reported that Telkom has faced gloomy share-price performance on top of dwindling earnings in the last few months – leaving the South African network provider in big trouble. With very few options, it’s reported that the partially state-owned enterprise could be willing to cut up to...
Microsoft, in partnership with the Gift of the Givers NGO and the Western Cape Government (WCG) Department of Health, announced the initiation of a project to install smart water meters in hospitals across the Western Cape province. The WCG Department of Health has been considering introducing smart metering at...
Synology has launched Synology Solution Exhibition 2019 held at the TPKA in Taipei Far Eastern Telecom Park during COMPUTEX 2019 which took place from 29-31 May. At the exhibition, Synology showcased solutions covering six key topics including next-generation file server, modern data protection, virtualization storage and protection, robust network...
The future of work holds myriad possibilities for change that business needs to adapt to. In order to do so, we have to understand the interconnections between evolving technology, the demographics at play and what power dynamics are emerging as a result. The future of work is being shaped by...
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