Global e-waste surges to record levels

A record 53,6-million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in just five years, according to the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020. The new report also predicts global e-waste - discarded products with a battery or plug - will...

Workers are aware of security risks, but most don’t care

Employees are aware of cybersecurity risks and policies - but they are not necessarily changing their behaviours. Nearly two thirds (66%) of remote workers in Nigeria , Kenya and South Africa say they are more conscious of their organisation's cybersecurity policies...

Hubble continues to enrich our knowledge of space

In 1609, visionary Italian scientist Galileo Galilei turned the newly invented optical device of his day — the telescope — to view the heavens. His observations conclusively showed that there were celestial bodies (the moons of Jupiter) that did not revolve around the...

As work restarts, concerns about economy, second wave of infection remain

As Covid-19 restrictions continue to lift in some countries while others remain in lockdown, PwC's latest Covid-19 CFO Pulse Survey reveals that chief financial officers (CFOs) are most concerned about the effects of a global economic downturn (Africa: 51%; Global:...

Drones and their role in pan-African healthcare

Drones are being successfully deployed to support medical and humanitarian projects across Africa. But for greater, more sustainable, impact they will need to be fully integrated into supply chains within an enabling regulatory environment. This emerged during a...

Telco edge will drive innovation, collaboration and competition

The telco edge will develop in parallel with 5G Standalone (SA) deployments starting in 2021 that will utilise 5G connectivity types such as ultra-reliable low-latency (URLLC), massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC), and enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) services....

Lockdown experiences from fintech startups

South Africa’s extended lockdown has provided some fintech startups with growth opportunities as people adapt how they engage with their finances. For others, however, there have been challenges. This is the word from fintech startups associated with AlphaCode, which...

Trojans, backdoors, droppers top analysts’ searches

Anonymised statistics from free requests to the Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal have revealed that almost three quarters (72%) of the analysed malicious files fell into three categories: trojans, backdoors, and droppers. The statistics also show that the types of...

Top companies were doing well before Covid-19

The Global Top 100 companies by market capitalisation performed strongly from March to December 2019 and still outperformed industry peers amid market volatility caused by Covid-19 in Q1 2020, according to new analysis by PwC. PwC analysed the Global Top 100 companies...

The role of philanthropy in fighting SA’s Covid crisis

A new Centre for Strategic Philanthropy has been established at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School dedicated to examining strategic philanthropy in South Africa. It will examine the role of philanthropy in helping to bridge the annual funding gap of...

Smartwatch shipments grow despite coronavirus

Worldwide smartwatch shipments reached 14,3-million units in Q1 2020, up 12% year on year, despite Covid-19, according to Canalys. Though Apple's shipments fell 13%, its smartwatch platform remains the world's largest and is growing steadily. WatchOS gained 4-million...

Data, AI harnessed to drive tourism recovery

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has strengthened its partnership with Telefónica, the Spanish multinational telecommunications company, to advance market intelligence in order to accelerate the sector's recovery from the impact of Covid-19. As it guides the...

Workers are aware of security risks, but most don’t care

Employees are aware of cybersecurity risks and policies - but they are not necessarily changing their behaviours. Nearly two thirds (66%) of remote workers in Nigeria , Kenya and South Africa say they are more conscious of their organisation's cybersecurity policies...

Grim outlook for consumer finances

The impact of Covid-19 on consumer finances will continue for a significant period of time, according to TransUnion's Q1 2020 South Africa Industry Insights Report (IIR). Delinquencies are set to increase as South African consumers struggle to cope with changing...

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Mama Money expands globally with Western Union

A rapidly growing local money transfer company Mama Money has joined forces with Western Union, enabling Mama Money customers to send money to their loved ones around the world via Western Union's Global Network. Mathieu Coquillon, co-founder of Mama Money, says:...

Deliver HR and payroll solutions in any conditions

Pandemic fatigue has become a very real phenomenon. From the organisation to the employee, everyone is tired of talking about the virus and managing the new ways of living and working that it demands. But that doesn't change the fact that organisations still have to...

Managing laboratory information during the pandemic

When the Centre for Proteomic & Genomic Research (CPGR) realised that there was an emergent testing shortfall for Covid-19 in March this year, the organisation sought to create a solution that would be suitable for rapid production and rollout in South Africa....

Risks and opportunities in the fintech world

Technological innovation in financial services is essential to staying in the game. But so is a considered approach to managing risk, writes Kevin Moodley and Christopher O'Flaherty from BDO South Africa. Fintech, regtech, wealthtech, proptech - it feels like every...

People, not technology, deliver digital transformation reality

Digital transformation has become an operational necessity. It is the roadmap to process, the journey to digitalisation success and the GPS coordinates the organisation needs to shift gears into the future. It is the step taken by public and private sector to invest...

Obsidian, Grape unite to secure corporate comms

Obsidian Systems has announced a partnership with integrated secure messenger Grape, to help South African businesses bolster their security. The alliance effectively adds a fresh layer of security and compliance within corporate communication, particularly...

HPE SA appoints new channel leads

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) South Africa has appointed Sandile Dube and Tumi Kgonare as its new sales and channel manager and distribution team Lead respectively. Before joining HPE South Africa, Dube was the sales head for Britehouse, a division of Dimension...

Home-grown tech firm takes on SNOW Adaptor

South Africa's Blue Pencil has been appointed sales and implementation partner of the ServiceNow (SNOW) Adaptor for Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the UK. The ServiceNow (SNOW) Adaptor, a software solution by US-based Concorn, integrates ServiceNow with SAP...

Covid-19 killed traditional disaster recovery

Much has been said and written about the changes Covid-19 has brought to businesses. While most of the focus has been on enabling people and systems to work remotely, the pandemic has highlighted a number of other technology areas where conventional wisdom no longer...

MFS Africa acquires Beyonic

Pan-African cross-border payments leader MFS Africa has acquired Beyonic, a digital payments management provider of business services for SMEs, fintechs, and social impact entities across Africa. MFS Africa is Africa's largest digital payments hub, connecting more...

Customer Technical Services Representative: CPT

Manufacturer and distributor of printing inks and pigments has an exciting opportunity for a Customer Technical Services Representative to be based in Cape Town.  Requirements: 3-5 years’ experience in a technical ink related role, in a printing packaging...

Senior Java Developer

- JOB PURPOSE: - The Senior Java Developer will be responsible for building Java applications. This includes anything between complex groups of back-end services and their client-end (desktop and mobile) counterparts. - Primary responsibility will be to design and...

Intermediate Front End Developer

Calling on ALL FRONT END DEVELOPERS ! I have an amazing client, with a huge global footprint, looking for talented Front End Developers. This role involves remote work. Sounding great already? Trust me, you want to "VUE" this one!4-6 years Front End Development...

SSRS Developer

FOR IMMEDIATE STARTExtract data from internal data warehouse system to SSRSTrack trouble ticket request for request made by end usersCreat ad-hoc reportsModify SP's and formulate basic coding and scripting to be utilized for reports within the organizationAnalyze data...

ABAP Technical Consultant – 6 MONTH FIXED TERM CONTRACT

Company ProfileAVI Limited is a JSE listed company and is home to many of 's leading and best-loved brands including Five Roses, Frisco, Ellis Brown, Bakers,Willards and I&J to name a few. Great international and local Fashion Brands in the AVI stable include...

Integration Developer

Maintain software systems and automate the operations and interfaces between these systems. 2. Develop integration solutions using approved toolsets. 3. Adhere to the architectural framework. 4. Programme well-designed, testable, efficient code across a Microsoft...

Senior BI Developer

Experience & Qualifications:Grade12/Matric/Equivalent.BCom / BSc Computer Science/Information Systems) BTech (Information Technology) or MSc (Computer Science) essential.Minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience in Business Intelligence.Added with at least 5 years’...

IT Project Manager

Role overview as a Project Manager, you will be responsible for delivering a portfolio of exciting IT projects on time, within budget, ensuring all the aims and quality standards of the project are met.Responsibilities• Manage a portfolio of complex project...

Technical Lead (OpenSource) – 5+ years experience

Our client, a well reputed UK based company is looking for a Senior Software Engineer / Technical Team Lead for an exciting position with developing a new office in Cape Town. This role will initially be remote however as the team grows in size there will need to be...

Front End Developer

Understand and analyze user requests Design, develop and maintain front end applications  Able to keep User Experience top of mind when designing user interfaces Able to build wireframes and bring across ideas which will solve a user request   Provide input towards...

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