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SMEs can simply apply to become a Digital Skills Academy Industry Partner by outlining key digital projects they wish to implement

Opportunities for SA SMEs to progress digital innovation projects

May 25, 2018 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African SMEs can now achieve their business growth objectives, through an industry partnership that delivers advanced digital innovation projects, free-of-charge. Digital Skills Academy, a premier industry provider of online BSc Degree in digital skills, invites South African SMEs to register as Industry Partners. In the Industry Partner programme,...

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South Africa: MTN and Cisco Launch IoT Services

South Africa: MTN and Cisco Launch IoT Services

May 25, 2018 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN and Cisco has on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 announced the availability of the Cisco Jasper Control Center automated IoT connectivity platform for companies looking to provide IoT services to their customers on MTN’s mobile network throughout South Africa....

Riccardo “fluffypony” Spagni

Interview: Riccardo Spagni co-founder of a new open source blockchain

May 25, 2018 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African cryptocurrency expert and lead maintainer of the Monero project Riccardo “fluffypony” Spagni has co-founded a new open source blockchain protocol named Tari. Tari is being built as a blockchain protocol for managing, transferring, and using...

10 tech podcasts to start listening to right now

10 tech podcasts to start listening to right now

May 24, 2018 • Features, Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Podcasts are becoming more and more popular as a medium of entertainment. “What are podcasts,” you ask. Podcasts are a series of audio files made available online. Reminiscent of old radio, they have all the appeal of a talk show or a television...

Fake Facebook sites account for 60% of social network phishing in early 2018

Fake Facebook sites account for 60% of social network phishing in early 2018

May 24, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

In the first quarter of 2018, Kaspersky Lab’s anti-phishing technologies prevented more than 3.7 million attempts to visit fraudulent social network pages of which 60% were fake Facebook pages. The results, according to the Kaspersky Lab report, ‘Spam and...

In Partnership with CcHub Facebook Launches NG_Hub in Lagos - its First Hub Space in Africa

Facebook launches NG_Hub in Lagos

May 24, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria – its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub. In a week-long celebration which will bring together developers,...

Lenovo Yoga 720 review: A solid convertible

Lenovo Yoga 720 review: A solid convertible

May 23, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

When it comes to laptops, Lenovo always delivers the best. This is evident with the stylish Lenovo Yoga 720, an elegant, convertible 2-in-1 machine with full 360-degree smooth and reliable rotation, as well as a solid build quality. The device can switch into...

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)

WATCH: World’s First 100 Gbps Wireless Transmission

May 23, 2018 • Top StoriesComments (0)

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) has successfully demonstrated the world’s first 100Gbps wireless transmission, using a new technology that already surpasses the upcoming 5G standard. This is the first time OAM multiplexing has been used...

Fintech hackathon to support South Africa’s entrepreneurs

Fintech hackathon to support South Africa’s entrepreneurs

May 23, 2018 • Top StoriesComments (0)

Xero, a global online accounting software has launched a national competition, to put South Africa’s growing fintech industry firmly on the map. Launched with Amazon Web Services, the virtual hackathon will enable the region’s technology entrepreneurs to...

Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Jacob Mamabolo

Drones to monitor progress of Gauteng service delivery projects

May 23, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Gauteng department of infrastructure development has launched a programme using drones to monitor the progress of projects across the province. The initiative launched on Monday in Etwatwa‚ Ekurhuleni‚ demonstrated the uses of drones with the nerve...

Cyber-criminals are turning their attention to the supply chain as a new means to exploit business data

Supply Chain is the new weak link in business security

May 23, 2018 • Top StoriesComments (0)

2017 saw a worrying increase in ransomware and other cyberattacks targeting the supply chain, with the business and professional services sector receiving a significant increase of attacks, particularly in the EMEA region, which saw 20% of all attacks...

Real estate tech

The future of property technology

May 22, 2018 • Top StoriesComments (0)

The opportunities of the internet are set to open many doors for estate agents to think outside the box when selling property. As technology continues to drive new ways for property sellers and buyers to interact, the market is slowly progressing toward a...

Digital transformation to boost local jobs and IT sector performance

Digital transformation to boost local jobs and IT sector performance

May 22, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new study by data analytics firm IDC is finding that digital transformation in the era of intelligent cloud and intelligent edge will enable organisations to create new jobs, with the IT sector in South Africa expected to create as much as 119,000 net new...

Fundi announced as Gold sponsor of Education Innovation Summit 2018

Fundi announced as Gold sponsor of Education Innovation Summit 2018

May 22, 2018 • Education, Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

Fundi has been announced as a Gold sponsor of The Education Innovation Summit taking place in Johannesburg on 31 May 2018. Under the theme “Transforming Education With Technology” the event will feature education policy development representatives, school...

97 percent of Kenyans use online video service

97 percent of Kenyans use online video service

May 22, 2018 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The latest study from GfK shows that 97% of Kenyan adults with Internet access are using some form of online video service, with nearly two-thirds paying to view digital online content. The international ViewScape survey covers Africa (South Africa, Kenya and...

GirlCode empowers tech startups with AWS CloudStart program

GirlCode empowers tech startups with AWS CloudStart program

May 22, 2018 • Features, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

GirlCode, a non-profit organisation (NPO) that aims to empower girls through technology recently announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to launch a nationwide competition which will award 30 Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs)...