Financial stress for workers impacts business profitability

Financial stress is a key detractor from employee wellness and research suggests it's an impairment to cognitive functioning, which can lead to a reduction in productivity. A recent study which measured and analysed the experiences of a sample of South Africa's...

AI-generated endangered species mingle with the nightlife in Times Square

Bengal tigers, red pandas and mountain gorillas are among the world’s most familiar endangered species, but tens of thousands of others — like the Karpathos frog, the Perote deer mouse or the Mekong giant catfish — are largely unknown. Typically perceived as lacking...

Decline in mental health could be linked to increased smartphone use

Your weekly smartphone usage report can be a startling reminder of how much time you spend on your phone but for younger people, who have grown up with smartphones, it could also be a sign of a more severe problem. A new study, "The Deteriorating Social Self of...

Nasa discovers a black hole in the Milky Way

As the Event Horizon Telescope collected data for its remarkable new image of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, a legion of other telescopes including three NASA X-ray observatories in space was also watching. Astronomers are using these observations to learn...

CPI close to 6% for third month

The annual change in the consumer price index (CPI) was 5,9% in April, unchanged from 5,9% in March. The monthly rate decreased to 0,6% from 1,0%. This is the third time in five months that the annual rate was 5,9%, testing the 6% upper limit of the South African...

Financial stress for workers impacts business profitability

Financial stress is a key detractor from employee wellness and research suggests it's an impairment to cognitive functioning, which can lead to a reduction in productivity. A recent study which measured and analysed the experiences of a sample of South Africa's...

Financial services slowest in multicloud adoption

Fewer financial services organisations have adopted multicloud than any other industry, trailing the global average by 10%. However, adoption is expected to nearly double from 26% to 56% in the next three years, in line with the global trend of evolving to a...

As power declines, InSight is still hunting marsquakes

NASA’s InSight Mars lander is gradually losing power and is anticipated to end science operations later this year. By December, InSight’s team expects the lander to have become inoperative, concluding a mission that has thus far detected more than 1 300 marsquakes –...

How scammers leverage crypto hype in liquidity mining

Sophos has released threat research about nascent cybercrime, lifting the lid off scammers who are taking advantage of the hype about cryptocurrency trading and the vast sums of digital wealth users have made (and lost) in crypto markets to lure in and swindle...

$100m facility aims to unlock African supply chain finance

British International Investment (BII), the UK's development finance institution (DFI) and impact investor, has signed a $100-million risk-sharing facility for supply chain finance with Citi, a global leader in trade and supply chain finance solutions. The new...

Insurance ombuds give almost R400m back to consumers

The insurance ombuds put almost R400-milion back in the hands of consumers who complained in the past financial year. In a joint 2021 annual report, the ombudsman for long-term insurance (OLTI) noted that R200-million was recovered for complainants while the ombudsman...

Big growth for end user spend via carrier billing

The value of end-user spend on digital goods via carrier billing will exceed $74-billion by 2026, up from $54-billion in 2022, according to a new study from Juniper Research. This growth of over 37% reflects the increasing relevance of carrier billing as an option for...

Airport digitalisation could boost African economic recovery

Critical airport worker and capacity shortfalls in Africa that threaten to keep flights and passengers grounded and impede the continents' economic recovery can be rapidly and affordably addressed with the adoption of trusted, secure cloud-based solutions. This is...

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Why own when you can use as needed?

In the B2B technology market, the concept of software as a service (SaaS) is closely related to a leasing and renting mindset that we have seen in organisations like Airbnb and Uber. In IT specifically, it also includes maintenance and the upkeep of the service being...

Think about protecting your kids from their content algorithms

When considering mental health issues linked to online behaviour, our thoughts naturally turn to cyberbullying, but there is another concern far more formidable than we realise, writes Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET South Africa. Search engines have given us easy...

How to reduce risk and keep cash

There is currently a major drive to promote cashless payment systems into the main market of South African retail. Many fintechs and start-ups have developed highly innovative solutions aimed at addressing what is seen as a substantial risk. However, while cash is...

Made-in-SA educational app hits top spot on app stores

The Invigilator, an entry-level smartphone application used to monitor online and remote assessments was co-founded by CA(SA) Nicholas Riemer and has taken positive impact and influence to new heights by ranking first on the app stores. The app has been used to...

Bravado expands into MEA

Bravado Gaming has announced its entry into the MEA gaming industry as part of its global expansion strategy aimed at consolidating its regional fanbase and exposing local gamers to its revamped gaming experience. The Bravado expansion with support from its sponsors -...

Mastercard partners with OPay

Mastercard and fintech giant OPay have announced a strategic partnership, which marks a significant boost for wider financial inclusion and economic prosperity by opening up digital commerce to millions of people across Middle East and Africa. The collaboration...

Games are changing the future of health and healthcare

The events of the past two years have, undoubtedly, made all of us more aware of our health than ever before. Whether it was realising how important overall health is to staving off infections or learning how vital mental health is to our general wellbeing, there was...

LTE ticks all the right connectivity boxes

Just over two years ago, when the South African workforce was hastily adopting a new way of working - from home - one connectivity medium stood out above all others. Realising the possibility of high-speed broadband and meeting the specific requirements of the people,...

Leveraging AI to drive operational improvement

Companies are using artificial intelligence (AI) as a tool to generate value. This is hardly surprising given the rapid push to modernise systems and embrace digitalisation over the last two years. Organisations are therefore likely to increase their AI investments as...

Ford operates 3D printers autonomously

At Ford's Advanced Manufacturing Center, Javier is tasked with operating the 3D printers completely on his own. He is always on time, very precise in his movements, and he works most of the day - taking only a short break to charge up. The robot on wheels from...

Microsoft Security Engineer

Calling all Microsoft Security Engineers who are looking for an opportunity to join a stable, medium sized Cape Town company based in Woodstock that offers great benefits, to apply for this role!This is an intermediate role reporting to the Head of EngineeringJob...

Data Scientist

Are you a Data Scientist with strong entrepreneurial skills, then this Cape Town Based role is for you! A role within the Credit Risk space...Minimum 3 years’ experience working as a Data Scientist The ideal candidate for this position is someone with solid ‘hands on’...

Intermediate Java Developer

Role: Intermediate Java DeveloperLocation: Must be Johannesburg based but remote workingCompany: Large well known financial services company offering excellent benefits and educational discounts for specific private schools. Working on challenging projects within...

Infrastructure Linux Engineer

Our Client based in Port Elizabeth/Gqeberha requires an Infrastructure Linux Engineer to join their team.The Infrastructure Linux Engineer will be responsible for providing day-to-day support and maintenance on all existing Linux servers within the organisation as...

CNC PROGRAMMER

CNC PROGRAMMER - (Milling & Turning) - East Rand, Gauteng CNC Programmer Grade 12 N3 or equivalent Advanced CNC programming courses - both Milling & Turning Be able to measure accurately with Precision measuring instruments MUST be Able to write manual CNC...

Data Analyst

Data Analyst analysing and reporting on data, providing key insights to business to enable decision making around key strategic controls.Maintain databases and perform updates as necessary to ensure accuracyCreate business reports that provide insight into key data...

QlikView at QES

My client is currently looking for a QlikView/Qlik Sense Developer to join them on an independent contract basis Successful candidate can be based either in Cape Town or Johannesburg Short description of roleLooking for someone that has a strong knowledge technically...

Developer

Opportunity Available! Our well known client in the Information Technology Sector is looking to employ a Developer to join their team in East London.Job Description: -Perform programming and related tasks, which include:o Planning, Estimations and Implementationo...

Temporary Project Manager (engineering)

An exciting new opportunity has arisen with our client in the manufacturing sector for a Temporary Project Manager within their Engineering department, on a fixed-term contract basis.Duties:Develop and standardize procedures and methods to improve the efficiency and...

FrontEnd Javascript Software Engineer

The position reports to the Engineering Team Lead. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: To assist design, develop and refine new featuresLocate and resolve bugs and crashesBrainstorm new ideas and conceptsWork with teammates on design, code reviews, and...

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