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Wits Launches New PG Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) announced its Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The diploma aims for graduates and third-year students in engineering, science, and health sciences to become catalysts for business ownership and job creation. You can...

Wits Innovation Bridge Inspires Hope for a Better Future

A bridge to represent a concept of the ‘inner spine’ linking the Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform (WADDP), multiple Wits Engineering schools, and the revamped Geosciences building was unveiled on 12 July 2023. The bridge links Wits’ East and West...

Wits University: How AWS Cloud Training Helped Avoid COVID Disruptions

Johannesburg's University of Witwatersrand says that in 2020 in response to South Africa's strict lockdown measures, it managed to move its entire learning management system (LMS), Sakai, to the cloud in just two months leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS)....

How Wits University’s New “Light Beam” Tech Can Bring Fibre to Informal Settlements

A team of students and lecturers from South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is developing new technology at the Optical Communications Laboratory (OC Lab) in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering. The team hopes the new low-cost innovation can...

African Bank Appoints New Group CIO

Johannesburg-based lender, African Bank has appointed Unathi Mtya as its new Group Chief Information Officer. Unathi joins the Group Executive Committee. According to a statement by African Bank, Unathi joins the group from Grindrod Bank, where she was the Chief...

Wits University Robotics Team to Compete in AI-Powered “Robot Soccer World Cup”

For the first time, a Wits University team will compete in the international RoboCup tournament. RoboCup, the world cup for soccer robots, is a major annual event on the artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics calendar with a goal to advance...

INTERVIEW: How IBM and WITS are Enabling Data-Driven Decisions to Flatten the COVID-19 Curve

With the ongoing battle against the spread of COVID-19, it's said that timely and accurate data could help governments stay ahead of new transmissions and ultimately flatten the curve. With this in mind, IBM Research Africa, WITS University and the...

South Africa Begins First COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

The University of Witswatersrand has announced that South Africa's first COVID-19 vaccine trial is set to begin, with participants to be enrolled by the end of the week. "This is a landmark moment for South Africa and Africa at this...

4IR not changing South African ICT skills landscape yet- study

The tenth edition of the South African ICT Skills Survey has found that the Fourth Industrial Revolution has not yet had a significant impact on the South African ICT skills landscape. The survey showed a distinct drop in the number...

rain to commission Africa’s first 5G network

On 18 September 2019, network provider rain announced the activation of what is said to be Africa's first commercial 5G network. The provider is making 5G available to all existing customers in certain parts of Johannesburg and Tshwane. The...
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