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South Africans Ready to Disclose Their Online Activity to the Government

Thirty-eight per cent (38%) of South African consumers say they are happy for the government to monitor their social media activity to keep its citizens safe - this is according to Kaspersky’s latest report, Social credits and security: Embracing...

Rwanda invests in first smartphone factory

In October 2018, Rwanda-based technology company Mara Corporation said it was investing $100 million in South Africa to make affordable, high tech smartphones. Mara founder Ashish Thakkar noted that the African continent currently had over 400 million smartphones in use,...

Kigali shortlisted for global award

Rwanda is taking a long-term view of its healthcare system and building the foundations for a precision medicine approach to patient care. With that being said, Kigali, the capital of Rwanda has been nominated among 16 finalists for the first...

EU praises Uganda’s executive decision

On Tuesday, January 28, the Ugandan government announced the joined partnership with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a move it said would improve accountability in the management of natural resources. Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo on Tuesday said the Cabinet’s...

Government CIOs to invest in cybersecurity and data analytics in 2019

Cloud solutions, cybersecurity and analytics are the top technologies targeted for new and additional spending by public sector CIOs in 2018, while data center infrastructure is the most commonly targeted for cost savings, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. This increased focus on data reflects CIOs'...

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams sworn in as new Minister of Communications

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the Department of Communications and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services will be merging into what will henceforth only be known as the Department of Communications during a Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday afternoon, 22...

SITA rolls out cloud computing infrastructure

It’s no surprise that cloud computing, which brings all of these benefits, is transforming the industry’s approach to IT. Cloud computing is widely acknowledged as key to driving the journey through the fourth industrial revolution, marked by the profound integration...

No one is to be trusted when it comes to online data

A new study of mid-size businesses and consumers reveals that many are confused and lack trust when it comes to the privacy and security of their online data and behaviour. The research, which covered six countries in Europe and...

ShelterTech accelerator program comes to Kenya

Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter has launched its first ShelterTech Accelerator Kenya program. The program aims to facilitate housing markets better meet the needs of the low-income households and seeks to identify, nurture and accelerate Kenyan...

How to transform Africa’s manufacturing industry with data

The value of data coupled with connected infrastructure and industrial ecosystems offers Africa a remarkable opportunity to create smart factories of the future. Data will be at the heart of reinvigorating Africa’s industrial prowess, creating new industries and an...
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Features of the New Solar Community Hub in Newlands

Dell Technologies in partnership with Computer Aid International, CDW, and Small Projects Foundation, has launched a new Solar...
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