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Zimbabwe to Load Shed 12 Hours a Day Amid Severe Power Shortage

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has said on Sunday that it has begun rolling out daily 12-hour power cuts due to limited generation at its thermal plant and further constraints placed on the Southern African country's...

PEG Africa raises $5 million for expansion in West Africa

PEG Africa, a pay-as-you-go solar company based in West Africa, has recently raised $5 million from ElectriFI in order to continue its expansion in existing markets. PEG Africa finances and deploys solar energy to SMEs and households in West...

European Union smart city expert heads to Joburg for IOT Forum Africa

Senior Advisor of EU Affairs in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region, will deliver a keynote address at IOT Forum Africa 2019, set to take place on 26 & 27 March at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. This leading event...

South African companies not taking the cyber threat environment

On a recent visit to BDO in Norway, it struck me that many South African-based businesses and organisations are increasingly exposed to cyber threats and vulnerabilities of which they are blissfully unaware. There is no doubt that we currently find...

The EU’s renewable energy ambitions: Bioenergy from forests is not always carbon neutral

Since the launching of the EU’s clean energy package in November 2016, the European institutions and many Member States have emphasised their renewable energy ambitions, which culminated in political agreement on the recast of the renewable energy directive on...

Major data hacks include Yahoo and Uber

The European Union’s new data protection rules set for May, 25 will give people more insights and control over the way their personal information is used online. This follows scandals involving lax personal data protection procedures such as at Facebook...

Brexit: Britain leaves European Union Twitter reacts

According to a report via aljazeera.com, Britain has voted to leave the European Union. The official results were announced on 24 June 2016 with the leave campaign receiving 52 percent in the historic referendum. According to the report, during the vote, the UK's...

Microsoft vs. Google ‘search biasing’ – expert reaction

Microsoft has accused Google of biasing search results on its internet search engine Google.com in the European Union, where Microsoft is struggling to gain market share, despite the incorporation of the tools from the formerly Norwegian headquartered FAST into...
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Why is Closing The Cybersecurity Gender Gap Critical?

2024 signifies a seminal moment in South African history. Not only does it mark three decades since the first...
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