Ignorance stymies Mandela’s dream of poverty alleviation

The vast majority of the world's population are ignorant about the true state of poverty. This is according to a global survey released by Glocalities on the eve of the centennial anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth and Barack Obama's speech honouring Mandela in...

Cosmic Neutrino traced to monster black hole

For the first time ever, scientists using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found the source of a high-energy neutrino from outside our galaxy. This neutrino travelled 3,7-billion years at almost the speed of light before being detected on Earth. This is...

Counting the hidden cost of a data breach

The average cost of a data breach in South Africa is R36,5-million, up from R32-million in the 2017 report, while the average number of breached records increased by 6,31% to 21 090. Meanwhile, the hidden cost of data breaches includes lost business, negative impact...

Scrap the telecoms bill, FMF urges

The adage "don't fix what ain't broken" is apt advice for drafters of the Electronic Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill This is according to the Free Market Foundation (FMF), which has penned the following article: Industry consensus is that the current Electronic...

What NPOs wish corporates knew before Mandela Day

"It was 2pm on Mandela Day at the after-care centre. The children were getting ready to go home when suddenly, 80 volunteers from a large local bank arrived, unannounced. We didn't know who they were, but they wanted to use their 67 minutes with to volunteer with us....

Which soft skills are most valued?

We are in the midst of a skills revolution where soft skills continue to be in demand for their broad application and stability, as technical skills continue to shift over time and their lifespan becomes shorter. Communicating, critical thinking, meeting deadlines,...

External costs of coal-fired power underestimated, say critics

Mining coal and burning it in power stations uses large amounts of water, and pollutes even more water. It imposes massive but uncounted costs on society and particularly on poor people who live in the coal regions. A new report from the Life After Coal campaign calls...

All systems go for township tech fest

The organisers of eKasi Tech Fest say it's "all systems go" for the technology event taking place from 18 to 20 October 2018 at the Dlamini Multipurpose Centre in Soweto Over the three days, the festival will host a number of relevant platforms including the Gauteng...

MTN raises WhatsApp bundle pricing

When MTN launched its social bundles in April 2018, with WhatsApp priced at 1Gb for R10, it prompted WhatsApp usage on the network to rise by 300%. Mapula Bodibe, executive: consumer business at MTN, says an unintended consequence of low-priced WhatsApp data was an...

Malibongwe Drive closure postponed

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has advises motorists that the scheduled roadworks on Malibongwe Drive (R512) have been pushed forward to commence on 22 July 2018 until 05 August 2018. The closure would have affected R512's northbound section with...

UCT, partners develop quick TB meningitis test

The University of Cape Town, in partnership with Antrum Biotech, have developed a new rapid test that is able to diagnose TB meningitis - a major cause of death in southern Africa - within two hours. The test is currently undergoing validation to enter the global...

NFC-ready POS terminals shipments hit 24,7m

According to a new research report from specialist IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the market for NFC-ready POS terminals continued to show strong momentum in 2017 with annual shipments reaching an estimated 24,7-million units worldwide. The attach rate for NFC was...

3D printer sales set for growth

European purchases of 3D printers, materials, software, and related services are expected to total $3,6-billion in 2017. According to the latest update to the Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC), the combined...

Cosmic Neutrino traced to monster black hole

For the first time ever, scientists using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found the source of a high-energy neutrino from outside our galaxy. This neutrino travelled 3,7-billion years at almost the speed of light before being detected on Earth. This is...

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Monaco Telecom buys MTN Cyprus for R4,1bn

MTN Dubai, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MTN Group, has entered into an agreement in which it has sold 100% of MTN Cyprus to Monaco Telecom as part of an ongoing review of its portfolio. The net sale proceeds of €260-million (approximately R4,1-billion) will be paid...

Antalis SA buyout creates 51% black-owned paper solutions firm

Paper, packaging and graphic solutions provider Antalis South Africa has announced that the company will become South Africa's leading black empowered company in its industry, on completion of a 100% local buyout of shares currently owned by Antalis International....

Fujitsu launches new storage appliance

Fujitsu has added a powerful new storage appliance for archiving to its portfolio. The Eternus CS8050 NAS provides comprehensive, competitively priced storage for the archiving needs - including SoftWORM (Write Once, Read Many) features for legal compliance,...

Canon gets EcoVadis gold rating for sustainability

Canon has been awarded the EcoVadis gold rating, for a fourth consecutive year, positioning the company within the top 5% for sustainability performance. To decide company ratings, the EcoVadis CSR analysis system assesses 21 criteria across four themes of...

Thyssenkrupp launches advanced water electrolysis

As renewable energy sources continue their global success story, the demand for integrating them into the current South African energy and industry landscape grows Thyssenkrupp now offers a key technology for renewables integration: Industrial scale water electrolysis...

AfricaOnline delivers fast broadband in Namibia

Namibian ISP AfricaOnline has launched a wireless broadband network powered by Radwin's JET 5GHz Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) smart Beamforming solutions. AfricaOnline has complemented its' long-standing WiMAX service with a new carrier-grade JET PtMP service to deliver...

Payroll considerations for small businesses

The challenges that small businesses in South Africa face are unique and often complex. South African Payroll Association (SAPA) executive Arlene Leggat says there are several things that small business owners should keep in mind regarding their payroll system, and...

SME opportunity in changing legal landscape

Small and medium law firms in South Africa have the unique opportunity to harness their agile decision-making and more efficient cost structures to take advantage of realities in the profession such as disaggregation, legal process outsourcing and stratification, in...

Organic growth of cloud to grow

There is still a lot for local businesses to learn about cloud before they see the true benefits, according to Andrew Cruise, MD of vendor-neutral cloud infrastructure provider Routed. Not a 'one-size-fits-all' solution, Cruise says that a cloud strategy is different...

Ruckus launches cloud-ready partner program

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, has announced the addition of its new Cloud-Ready Specialisation Program for channel partners. Designed specifically to help Ruckus channel partners expand into new, fast-growing market segments and gain renewable revenue streams,...

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