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The Home-Grown Tech That Helped South Africa Indentify the Omicron Variant

A proudly South African online software platform developed by Hyrax Biosciences, a company that spun out of the University of the Western Cape (UWC), has played a critical role in SA’s early detection of the Omicron variant of the...

Wednesday Will See SA Petrol Prices Reach Another Record High

According to an announcement from the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, South Africa's petrol prices will see a hike of 81c a litre on Wednesday, 1 December 2021. The price of diesel will also go up by between...

How to Move from Channels to Seamless Engagement for Better CX

The global COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way the world lives and works and has forever changed the way customers and employees view communication and engagement. Since the start of the pandemic, digital adoption and usage rates have soared as...

How Tech Shielded Eswatini from the Worst of the Pandemic

IsraAID, one of the largest humanitarian organisations in Israel, has collaborated with Monday.com to support the Ministry of Health as they work to ensure that the whole population of the Kingdom of Eswatini is vaccinated against the virus. The aid...

Why SA Consumers Are Worried About Empty Shelves This Festive Season

With the festive season fast approaching, South Africans and consumers worldwide may find fewer gift options available on store shelves due to product shortages and delays resulting from the pandemic-related closure of ports and factories. According to a new global...

Most SMEs Are Owed Money – Here’s How Tech Can Help Them Get Paid

For small businesses, late payments can be the difference between surviving or failing. This is something that local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been grappling with for years prior to COVID-19. However, the ongoing pandemic has only exacerbated...

Why Managed Services are the Data Solution that Africa Needs

While the African market is by no means homogenous, there are certain common challenges faced across the region that make data management a challenging prospect. This includes access to technology and hardware, as well as access to the specialist skills...

3 Distinct Industries that are Kick-Starting Job Creation in South Africa

There is absolutely no doubt that South Africa is in the midst of a major unemployment crisis. The latest stats show that the official unemployment rate is 34.4%, a record high. The expanded unemployment figure, which includes discouraged job seekers,...

4 Compelling Ways that Technology Plays a Key Role in SA’s Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on South Africa’s already fragile economy. Add to that the riots and looting, the cost of recovery and Eskom’s load-shedding, and the current picture is bleak. So where to from here? One sector that is...

Just How High Will Petrol Prices Skyrocket in SA on Wednesday?

As the price of crude oil increases internationally and the rand weakens further, South Africa will see a sharp increase in its fuel prices across the country from Wednesday this week. The price of 93 and 95 Unleaded petrol will...
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Unpacking TECNO’s New SPARK 20P Smartphone: Available in SA

Having sufficient storage space on your smartphone is crucial in today's world, particularly with photos, videos, apps, and games...
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