Smart mattress technology for a better night’s sleep

An advanced sensor device that scientifically determines the type of mattress that will ensure maximum comfort and support for each person is being launched in South Africa. The development has been achieved through close collaboration between South African...

Hubble paints picture of the evolving universe

Astronomers using the ultraviolet vision of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have captured one of the largest panoramic views of the fire and fury of star birth in the distant universe. The field features approximately 15 000 galaxies, about 12 000 of which are forming...

AI, IoT take on wildlife conservation

Deep in the rainforest in a northern corner of the Republic of Congo, some of the most sophisticated monitoring of animal sounds on earth is taking place. Acoustic sensors are collecting large amounts of data around the clock for the Elephant Listening Project. These...

App security top of mind for businesses

Businesses across the world still struggle to understand, optimise, and protect their rapidly expanding application environments, according to new F5 sponsored research from the Ponemon Institute. A survey of 3 135 IT and security practitioners from businesses across...

Smart mattress technology for a better night’s sleep

An advanced sensor device that scientifically determines the type of mattress that will ensure maximum comfort and support for each person is being launched in South Africa. The development has been achieved through close collaboration between South African...

Accessories can boost digital transformation

Highlighting the impact technology accessories are having on re-defining the workplace, 89% of European organisations are either planning, about to start, or currently undergoing some form of digital transformation. According to the research from IDC, sponsored by...

Tech goods drive SA mall growth

Quarterly technical goods revenues from eight major Gauteng malls grew year-on-year from R306-million in Q1 2016 to R472-million in the first quarter of 2017. In Q4, revenues at the same set of malls climbed year-on-year from R549-million in 2016 to R841-million in...

Call to remove all 3D-printed gun plans

US politicians are calling for all 3D printing blueprints for guns to be removed from all social media and Internet platforms. The call is made amid fears the terrorists or criminals could access plans for 3D-printed firearms that would be invisible to metal...

ZTE bounces back in SA

ZTE South Africa has resumed operations following the lifting of the ban by the US government, and the local operation of the Chinese telecommunications giant is back up and running at full capacity. The recent US ban led to the corporation suspending business...

Special education gets a boost with AI

The IBM Foundation and the US National Centre for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) are collaborating on a suite of classroom resources focused on supporting teachers who work with students with learning and attention issues. Teacher Advisor With Watson uses machine...

Fak’ugesi: unpack the source code of your African identity

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, "Tap Your Afro Source Code", has announced the line-up of its 2018 programme promising to transform Johannesburg into a celebration of technology, creativity and innovation from across the African continent. With a...

Hubble paints picture of the evolving universe

Astronomers using the ultraviolet vision of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have captured one of the largest panoramic views of the fire and fury of star birth in the distant universe. The field features approximately 15 000 galaxies, about 12 000 of which are forming...

Fax machines open network to attack

Attackers armed with just a fax number can exploit flaws in fax machines to potentially seize control of a company or home network. New research from Check Point Software Technologies shows how organisations and individuals could be hacked via their fax machines,...

Need for focus on gender pay inequality

Globally, there is renewed focus on the pay disparities between men and women. Rene Richter, a director of PwC, tackles the issue: In many countries, organisations are required to report on the gender pay gap. Although this is not yet the case in South Africa,...

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Is IoT risky business?

Where there is technology at play, you can be pretty sure there will be associated risks and the Internet of Things (IoT) has not been immune to these. The initial risk the IoT industry faced was that they would move too fast and technology adoption would outpace...

SmartICT adds self-healing automation for Cisco networks

While data is the currency of the future, it is common cause that too much data can create inefficiencies and serious bottlenecks in performance monitoring. Local IT and business monitoring service, SmartICT, has announced an automated monitoring service for Cisco...

Delving into the ConCourt ruling on labour brokers

On 26 July this year, the Constitutional Court clarified that organisations are deemed to be the employer of workers they accessed through labour brokers after those employees have been employed at their workplace for more than three months. Yolandi Esterhuizen,...

Lack of confidence can cost you more than you think

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect almost two months ago. Leading the way to a new era of data protection, the long-awaited GDPR has emphasized the importance of data security more than ever before. Besides tarnishing their...

Benefits of branding yourself with a blog

You've updated your resume, tweaked your LinkedIn profile and combed over your cover letter, but you still might be missing out on a powerful career booster - blogging. Learning how to create and maintain a blog to establish your personal brand or build your network...

AWS launches Amazon Route 53 in SA

Following the recent launch of CloudFront, our global content delivery network (CDN) service, in South Africa, is the launch of Amazon Route 53 in both edge locations, further improving availability and performance for customers and end users in the region. By Michael...

Upskilling professionals crucial for SA’s future

The workplace of the future is ever-changing. With constant developments in technology and how organisations are harnessing new skills, has meant that professionals will need to upskill to keep up with this rapidly changing workplace. According to research this is...

Cyber-crime attacks on SMEs on the increase

Cyber-crime is a real and present danger and attacks are becoming increasingly common and more sophisticated, especially among small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs). It is estimated that 32% of South African businesses have experienced cyber-attacks according to the...

Cummins tops for diversity for 12th year

Cummins has been named one of the Top 50 companies for diversity and inclusion for a 12th consecutive year by DiversityInc. Cummins ranked number 12 on the 2018 annual list, which included more than 1 000 participating companies. In addition to making the Top 50 list,...

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Systems Manager

A company based in Mowbray, Cape Town, is looking for a Product Manager to join their team.Requirements:Ideally an IT Diploma or related Degree will be an advantage but is not essentialMinimum requirement is Matric with at least 5 years of on the job work...

Retail Business Analyst

Our client, an enterprise retail software development specialist based in Mowbray, Cape Town, is looking for a Retail Business Analyst to join their team.Requirements:Ideally an IT Diploma or related Degree will be an advantage but is not essentialSolid Business...

Project Manager

Position summaryThe Project Manager leads and directs concurrent projects classified as standard or complex. The individual may also be involved in larger scale programmes supervised by a Programme Manager. This individual should have at least 6 years’ project...

Junior/Intermediate Java Developer

Our client is currently seeking to recruit a Junior/Intermediate Java Developer.Academic and General SkillsBSc or equivalent qualification (computer science major preferable)Required Technical Skills:More than 2 years programming experienceSolid experience in Java...

Network Engineer

Position Summary and Position ObjectivesThe Network Engineer (L3) is the mid-level position in the Networking Engineers job family and is proactive in identifying, investigating and resolving technical incidents and problems and restoring service to clients by...

Project Manager (IT)

Experience & Qualifications:Experience as an established Senior Project Manager - let's say at least 6-8 years actively spent in project managementProven client engagement experienceA degree in a related field such as computer science or information...

Systems Developer

Potential PE position!!A Software Development company located in Port Elizabeth is in need of a Mid Systems Developer. Suitable candidates will need working experience in the following:• Web, Windows & Mobile Development• C#/ VB.NET 1.x-4.x and Core• ASP.NET, MVC, Web...

IT Specialist

Our client in the Manufacturing industry is seeking an IT Specialist to join their team, based in East London. Minimum Requirements:- *National Diploma or Degree in Information Systems and / or MCSE *Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a Manufacturing...

Professor (5 Year Contract): Business Analysis / Finance

REQUIREMENTS Professor Level Minimum DCom, DBA or PhD in a relevant discipline (Business Analysis and/or Finance) Associate Professor Level Minimum DCom, DBA or PhD in a relevant discipline (Business Analysis and/or Finance) Senior Lecturer Level PhD ideal or MBA or...

Full Stack Java Web Developer

New challenge? Why not use your 3+ years Java Web Development skills to kick off this exciting project?Excellent opportunity to take responsibility with this small in-house team for the development and maintenance of the company’s web based ON-LINE ORDER ENTRY SYSTEM...

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