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Workplace Health Surveillance Tool Launched in South Africa

As more South Africans return to work in May, workplaces are re-designing to combat COVID-19 infection, while simultaneously reassuring workers are the new priority. Fortunately, South African innovation is rising to the challenge of reimagining shared workspaces in the COVID-19...

A Future Reimagined for Africa Post-Pandemic

In a rare television broadcast Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, described the COVID-19 pandemic as “Germany's biggest challenge since the Second World War”. It has indeed proved to be a crisis of global proportion with material implications for the...

Doing Business in a Post-Lockdown World

At the beginning of March, few anticipated the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have on the lives of all South Africans. As the gradual easing of the strict lockdown conditions continues, thoughts turn to how companies will begin...

Tokyo Game Show 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19

The organisers of the Tokyo Game Show have announced that this year's event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. TGS 2020 was scheduled to take place from 24 to 27 September at the Makuhari Messe convention centre...

‘Animal Crossing’ Boosts Nintendo’s Profits as Videogame Demand Soars

The success of the Nintendo Switch during the worldwide pandemic has propelled Japanese entertainment company to a stand-out year. Nintendo says that it had made 352-billion yen ($3.3-billion) in operating profit for the fiscal year ending in March - a...

Children’s Internet Activity Increases by 200% During Lockdown

South African children have become more active on the Internet as the national lockdown progresses. Comparing their activity in the first week of January and the last week of March, the overall number of website visits grew by 200%....

COVID-19 to Cut IT Spending in Nearly Every Industry in 2020

The International Data Corporation (IDC) currently forecasts worldwide IT spending to decline by 2.7% this year due to the economic impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. While every industry will be affected by the global slowdown, IDC notes that some...

Uber Lays Off 14% of Global Workforce due to COVID-19

Uber is laying off thousands of its employees as the ongoing pandemic continues to impact business. The company said in a filing on Wednesday that it is cutting about 3,700 full-time roles or roughly 14% of its staff on the...

How to Tell if a WhatsApp Message is Actually Fake News

Facebook-owned social media and chat powerhouse WhatsApp continues to take part in the fight against misinformation and Fake News - now, thanks to a new chatbot, users can fact check messages right in the app. Partnering with the International Fact-Checking...

Groundbreaking AI Scans Lungs for COVID-19 Presence

In Wuhan, China, when the rate of coronavirus infection was at its highest, doctors were able to use an AI algorithm to scan the lungs of thousands of patients. The algorithm in question, developed by Axial AI, analyses CT imagery...
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Global Strategic Alliance to Deliver Comprehensive Cyber Resiliency

Kyndryl and Veeam Software have established a strategic alliance aimed at delivering resilient services to customers globally. This partnership integrates...
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