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Women Peacebuilders lead COVID-19 Prevention Efforts Across Libya Via WhatsApp and Zoom

Separated by their country’s divisions, both geographically and politically, 36 Libyan women have since used their phones to connect, discuss and overcome their differences in the interest of one goal: Peace in Libya. They have been a part of...

Coronavirus Antibodies Vanish a Few Months After Patients Recover, New Study Finds

According to a study published in the Journal of Nature Medicine, recovered COVID-19 patients may rapidly lose antibodies - the blood proteins necessary to stave off virus infections and the cornerstone of vaccinology. The finding raises new questions about the...

COVID-19 Contact Tracing and its Challenges with Data Privacy

Recent years have seen a marked shift in the way technology interacts with our data privacy. As people live and work in an increasingly digital world, they are also becoming more aware of the information they share and the...

South Africa’s CO.ZA Reaches 1.25 Million Registered Domain Names

There are now over 1.25 million individual domain names registered within South Africa’s flagship CO.ZA Internet domain, according to the ZA Central Registry NPC (ZACR). “It speaks volumes that CO.ZA has powered over the 1.25 million mark during the current...

Cloud Tech Helps With The Transition into a New Normal

With companies needing to support remote working strategies and with a rise in demand for cloud-based business continuity tools and services during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is expected that the global cloud market size will grow from $233 billion...

SA Startup Making Waves with New COVID-19 Tracing Tech

A South African startup has launched a cheap approach to contact tracing in efforts to help with coronavirus measures. Contact tracing is a method of tracking used in countries like the United Kingdom, Singapore and South Korea to aid in...

Google Maps is Alerting Users About COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

Google is adding features on its maps service to alert users about COVID-19-related travel restrictions to help them plan their trips in a more informed way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPM_UJxzzbw&feature=emb_title The update would allow users to check how crowded a train station might be...

Twitter Adds Fact-Checking Labels on Tweets Mentioning 5G and COVID-19

Twitter has begun displaying fact-check labels on tweets that appear to incorrectly link 5G mobile technology to the spread of the coronavirus. Labels reading "Get the facts on COVID-19" have been appearing beneath these certain tweets. Clicking on the label...

COVID-19 Boosts Demand for Human-Centered Digital Design

If there is one thing that COVID-19 has highlighted; it is the importance of people in the economic value chain. Sandton-based business management consultant Immersion Group says that one of the emerging trends they’re seeing is that more organisations are...

Major Petrol Price Hike Could Cripple South Africa’s Economy says Expert

The major fuel price hike scheduled for tomorrow (3 June) is going to further hurt the economy and have a major impact on deeply indebted consumers. This is after the petrol price in the country slumped to a 21-year...
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African Fintech Giant Ranked as Fastest-Growing

The world’s leading financial publication confirmed Moniepoint’s accolade in its annual “Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies” survey, released yesterday. It...
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