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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...

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...

Internet Solutions appoints new Managing Executive

Internet Solutions (IS) recently announced that it had appointed Dr Setumo Mohapi as Managing Executive. Dr Mohapi will replace Saki Missaikos who has been appointed as Chief Strategy and Go-to-Market executive for Dimension Data. Mohapi is said to be...

Wits, UJ, Fort Hare and Telkom launches #SA4IR in response to the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is set to dramatically change how humans interact with technology, how we express ourselves, communicate and engage in a new world. While the potential of transformative technologies – such as artificial intelligence, big data, automation,...

South Africa: Tshimologong and BCX launch digital innovation programme

On Friday 19 January 2018, Wits University’s, Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, announced the launch of the BCX Innovation Programme and are inviting technology start-ups to apply. Tanye ver Loren van Themaat, Tshimologong Incubator and Accelerator Manager, said the programme is...

Wits protest rocks social media with #FeesMustFall

According to a report via ENCA, protests have intensified across South Africa as students continue their demand for no fee increases at various tertiary institutions across the country. The report reveals that, following Wits University students' ongoing protests over fees,...
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Regular Vigilance Crucial for Spotting Software Breaches

Chief Technology Officer for Obsidian Systems, Karl Fischer, says "Constant vigilance is essential to identifying software security breaches." Fischer recounts,...
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