The next instalment of the Women in Tech Conversations virtual forum hosted by legal technology firm, LexisNexis South Africa, and information technology vendor, Dell Technologies, will see three formidable tech pioneers share their stories to mark International Women’s Day (IWD 2021) on Monday, 8 March 2021.    The session – on...
WeThinkCode is planning to expand its footprint across South Africa with the launch of a new campus in Durban. This is expected to give more South Africans the opportunity to join the digital world and help build the country’s technology skills capability. “We know that South Africa has a vast...
Two technology giants have joined forces to introduce an all-women virtual forum that will bring women in the South African tech space together to learn from each other, share their challenges and empower a new breed of leaders in the industry. The Women in Tech virtual sessions are a collaboration...
After a year-long due diligence process, EOH, a JSE-listed technology services firm, through its IT services company, iOCO, has chosen to extend its partnership with Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, in order to offer its software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) solution to the southern...
This year, the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns forced companies all over the world to either cancel physical events and conferences — or move them online. The latter gave organisations the opportunity to adopt new ways to operate, accelerate their digital transformation strategies and open up their businesses to untapped...
Lenovo has launched the ThinkPad X1 Fold PC in South Africa. This device shifts from a compact and foldable form into a crisp 13.3-inch OLED display – weighing in at less than 1 kilogram. Co-engineered with Intel, the X1 Fold features Always Connected PC, powered by Intel Core Processors with Intel...
Employees across the world are concerned about the impact automation could have on them, brought into clear focus as the world navigates one of the greatest periods of uncertainty in history. Data shows that AI has the potential to create more jobs than it takes away, augmenting human ingenuity and...
The COVID-19 pandemic has showcased the true leadership potential of women across the world. A case in point is the strategic appointment of Gudani Mukatuni as the WesBank Motor Chief Information Officer (CIO). Her appointment in February 2020 acknowledges and is testament to her vast knowledge in the industry in defining...
Cellulant has appointed Faith Nkatha as its new Country Manager for Kenya. In this role, she is expected to lead operations and scale Cellulant's payment ecosystem within the country. Nkatha joins Cellulant from Oracle where she led their public sector Digital Transformation efforts. Prior to this, she was the Director for...
Growing up in Thabakgone GaMamabolo in Limpopo, I never conceived that I would find myself working as a fibre optic technician for one of South Africa’s largest ICT infrastructure companies. As a woman, I am one of very few.   Despite all that is being done to increase female representation in...
Mastercard has revealed that its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programme, Girls4Tech, has reached its initial goal of educating one million girls. The programme has a new and inspiring ambition to reach five million girls by 2025.  The programme, which launched in 2014, offers activities and curriculum built on global...
Almost as many women as men use the internet in Ghana, according to a new survey from the World Wide Web Foundation. The study finds men are only 6% more likely to be online than women. This is in sharp contrast to the large gender gap found globally where men...
Women in Uganda use the Internet far less than men according to a new survey from the World Wide Web Foundation which found that 27% of men in the country are online, compared with just 19% of women. Uganda had by far the largest gender gap in internet access among...
Gender imbalance isn’t just another challenge that companies need to overcome, it could be considered one of the biggest obstacles facing the global tech sector today. This is something we’re seeing across many regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa. To start, the tech sector is facing a talent shortage problem: there aren’t...
Charities in the 'know' have been using technology to boost their fundraising abilities for years - whether it's through live-streaming, virtual auctions or crowdfunding. But it wasn't truly until the COVID-19 pandemic that these organisations had to solely rely on the digital sphere. With this in mind, a non-profit fundraising...
In May 2020, the personal records of more than 24 million South Africans and nearly 794,000 companies were handed over to someone impersonating a client. The personal records, identity numbers and addresses of millions of people and thousands of businesses were given to this person because they had fooled...
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