Young Saffers still battle to access finance, despite fewer defaults

As South Africa commemorates Youth Day, the spotlight falls on the financial health of young consumers and their ability to leverage credit as a tool for empowerment. Experian's Consumer Default Index (CDIx) for Q1 2024 reveals a complex picture for young South...

Webb finds carbon molecules around a young star

An international team of astronomers has used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to study the disk of gas and dust around a young, very low-mass star. The results reveal the largest number of carbon-containing molecules seen to date in such a disk. These findings have...

BETI up in May but future still uncertain

The BankservAfrica Economic Transactions Index (BETI), which measures the value of all electronic interbank transactions processed by BankservAfrica, recovered further in May 2024, contributing to a positive outlook for the economy in the second quarter. However,...

Apple enters the GenAI fray with Apple Intelligence

Apple has debuted Apple Intelligence, its personal intelligence system for iPhone, iPad and Mac that combines generative models with personal context to deliver useful and relevant intelligence. Apple Intelligence is integrated into iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS...

AI key to Africa and the future of work

Africa has a unique opportunity to influence what the future of work looks like in these early days as large language learning models (LLMs) are evolving, and the environment for applications is still new. This is according to the AI and the Future of Work in Africa...

Lack of AI skills slows innovation

There is a vital human skills gap when it comes to maximising the potential of AI and cloud, with almost all organisations recognising that they have to prioritise workforce upskilling. This is among the findings from SoftwareOne's Cloud Skills Report, which...

AI both a security solution and a risk

Kathy Gibson reports - Artificial intelligence (AI) is the term on everyone's lips in 2024. In the context of cybersecurity, AI is a greater threat than ever before, while also providing new tools for combatting attacks. Cybersecurity companies need to shift from...

Inadequate or outdated technology stymies innovation

A vast majority of global organisations (80%) agree that inadequate or outdated technology is holding back organisational progress and innovation efforts. In fact, 89% of C-suite executives in South Africa believe legacy infrastructure is greatly hindering their...

AI plays a bigger role in security

Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a significant role in the field of cybersecurity. It has the potential to enhance organisations' incident response capabilities. Cybersecurity companies have been discussing incorporating AI capabilities in various areas,...

In South Korea, more than 1% of workers are robots

Although China has made huge investments in industrial robotics over the past two years, it is still not the most automated nation on the planet. In fact, four other countries have a much higher number of operational robots in their manufacturing industries, and South...

Not enough youth know how to build financial stability

1Life Insurance's 2024 generational wealth youth survey confirms that youth in South Africa are far from achieving financial freedom and building wealth - placing them at a tremendous disadvantage. Youth unemployment in South Africa currently sits at, 45,5% according...

Consistent growth for SASE market

The Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) market experienced a remarkable 23% revenue growth in 1Q 2024, marking its seventeenth consecutive quarter of over 20% growth, according to a recently-published report from Dell'Oro Group. This sustained increase underscores the...

Baggage handling improves despite passenger traffic surge

SITA, the global leader in technology solutions for the air transport industry, has announced an improvement in the air transport industry's rate of mishandled baggage. The newly launched SITA Baggage IT Insights 2024 reports the number of bags mishandled by the...

Webb finds carbon molecules around a young star

An international team of astronomers has used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to study the disk of gas and dust around a young, very low-mass star. The results reveal the largest number of carbon-containing molecules seen to date in such a disk. These findings have...

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AWCape partners with Flowgear

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PAPE funds expanded strategic investment in Entersekt

Entersekt has announced that PAPE funds (PAPE) has expanded its investment in the company. Following an initial investment in July 2022, PAPE Fund 3 recently acquired Nedbank Private Equity's equity stake in Entersekt, increasing its total investment and ownership...

Digital transformation success showcased at Sapphire

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Tech innovation key to solving employment crisis

Tech leaders in South Africa share their opinion on what emerging technologies and skills development methodologies need to be implemented in order to reverse the jobs crisis in the country. South Africa's ICT sector is currently facing a massive hiring slowdown, with...

Vertiv launches AI Hub

While artificial intelligence (AI) use cases are growing at an unprecedented rate, expert information is scarce for pioneering data centres. Vertiv recognises this knowledge gap and the urgency of accessing this information, leading to the launch of their AI Hub,...

What to study now to get ahead in IT

In an era of technology rapidly transforming industries worldwide, the demand for digital skills has never been higher. Employers across South Africa and beyond are increasingly seeking individuals equipped with the latest in-demand digital skills to drive innovation...

IT Support Technician (Networks and Infrastructure)

Position open to all races. Overview:We are looking for a passionate and responsible individual to fulfil a Support Technician role, creating long-term, trusting relationships with our customers. The Support Technician's role is to provide support to our customers in...

PMO Manager [Certified Scrum Master]

We are looking for a dynamic professional to oversee project scoping and prioritization, ensuring the successful delivery of enterprise IT functions through accurate and timely reports and dashboards for better management insight and decision-making. This role...

PMO Manager [Certified Scrum Master] – Gauteng Centurion

We are looking for a dynamic professional to oversee project scoping and prioritization, ensuring the successful delivery of enterprise IT functions through accurate and timely reports and dashboards for better management insight and decision-making. This role...

Full-Stack PHP Developer – Gauteng Pretoria Region

We are looking for a senior Full-Stack PHP Developer to join our client's team! Key Requirements Requirements: Min 5-7 years PHP coding experience.Proficiency in:MSSQL,CSS,HTML,jQuery,JavaScript,Frameworks (e.g., Symphony/ Laravel) with both Front & Back-end...

Business Analyst – Gauteng Houghton Estate

Psybergate is an IT company that builds bespoke software solutions and provides highly skilled resources to its clients.We are looking for a Business Analyst to join our financial services client based in Sandton for a 1-year contract roleTo apply a set of tasks and...

Senior Angular Developer – Gauteng Gauteng

We are seeking an experienced and skilled Senior Angular Developer to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing, testing, and maintaining robust, scalable, and efficient web applications using Angular. As a Senior Angular Developer,...

Senior Enterprise Architect

Looking for an Enterprise Architect who will be responsible for the entire Organisation's Enterprise strategy framework implementation, analysis, design, and integration of an organization's complete information resources, including infrastructure, applications, and...

Automation Test Analyst (SQE)

Psybergate is an IT company that builds bespoke software solutions and provides highly skilled resources to its clients.We are looking for a Automation Test Analyst to join our financial services client based in Sandton for a 12-months contract role.What you will be...

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