Carbon emissions on track to add 38cm to sea levels

If greenhouse gas emissions continue apace, Greenland and Antarctica’s ice sheets could together contribute more than 38cm of global sea level rise – and that’s beyond the amount that has already been set in motion by Earth’s warming climate. This is among the...

AI, solar power drive new Mayflower journey

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS), an AI and solar powered marine research vessel which will traverse oceans gathering vital environmental data, has been launched. Following two years of design, construction and training of its AI models, the new fully-autonomous...

Africa’s recovery may be prolonged, but likely transformative

The Covid-19 pandemic has eroded the overall improvement in risk-reward scores seen across the African continent in recent years - but this should not deter investors. Africa's recovery may be prolonged and uneven, but it could also be transformative, according to the...

Research shows pandemic has stalled 20 years of progress

New data demonstrates how the ripple effects of Covid-19 have stopped 20 years of progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals). The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched its fourth annual Goalkeepers Report provides a...

SA’s take-home pay slumps in July

South Africa's take-home pay took a sizable downswing in July 2020. This follows on from June 2020's figures and, to some extent, mirrors the movements in the economy. However, other drivers, which contributed to this month's movements, should be considered as these...

Rectron closes offices as Mustek strike continues

Rectron has closed its Johannesburg offices this afternoon (18 September) as industrial action continues at its sister distributor Mustek. A statement from Rectron cautions resellers that premises are closed from 12pm as a proactive measure to ensure the safety of...

What it will take to bring broadband to everyone

Almost $428-billion will be needed to connect the remaining 3-billion people aged 10 years and above to broadband Internet by 2030. Connecting the unconnected is an ambitious goal and a major infrastructure investment challenge, according to a new study from the...

WHO commends SA for handling of Covid-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended South Africa's government for its determined efforts that have helped to bend the Covid-19 pandemic curve. WHO has issued a statement saying it is greatly encouraged by the ongoing measures to suppress the spread of...

CISOs disappoint when it comes to being highly effective

Only 12% of chief information security officers (CISOs) excel in all four categories of the Gartner CISO Effectiveness Index. "Today's CISOs must demonstrate a higher level of effectiveness than ever before," says Sam Olyaei, research director at Gartner. "As the push...

Economic uncertainty makes low-cost smartphones popular

Economic uncertainties have increased the downward pressure on smartphone prices globally, with 73% of shipments in 2020 expected to be priced below $400, according to a new price band forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile...

Fujitsu overcomes facial authentication fraud

Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a facial recognition technology that uses conventional cameras to successfully identify efforts to spoof authentication systems. This includes impersonation attempts in which a person presents a printed photograph or an image from...

China grows supercapacitor activity

In 2010, there were no Chinese manufacturers in the top 10 supercapacitor manufacturers - but in 2020, 40% of them are Chinese. This is one of the findings in the IDTechEx Research report, "Supercapacitor Markets, Technology Roadmap, Opportunities 2021-2041". The rise...

Deloitte hit with record fine over Autonomy audit

A massive 15-million pound fine has been levied on Deloitte for its audit of software firm Autonomy prior to Autonomy's acquisition by HP in 2011. A UK court found that the audit contained "serious and serial failures" before levying the record fine. This follows an...

Strike action shuts down Mustek deliveries, collections

Deliveries and collections have been halted at Mustek's Midrand premises as strike action and picketing continues today (17 September). The strike, by members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), began peacefully yesterday but escalated when vehicles leaving or...

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Pinnacle extends Huawei distribution agreement further into Africa

Leading ICT distributor Pinnacle has extended its Huawei distribution agreement to include Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia. Huawei and Pinnacle initially commenced their partnership in 2015 and have seen some terrific growth in the past five...

Alternative power solutions to mitigate load shedding

While South Africa continues to feel the effects of load shedding, resulting in a decrease in productivity and disruption to business operations, now more than ever, South Africa is in need of reliable, high-end technology to mitigate the impact of rolling blackouts...

Pandemic spurs need for digital ID

Digital ID systems, a prerequisite for developing functional e-governance platforms, have been on the agendas of many emerging economies for quite some time. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has reemphasized the importance of eIDs in providing social, medical and...

What recent data breaches tell us about cybersecurity in SA

The past couple of months should lay to rest any doubt over whether South African organisations are under sustained attack from cybercriminals. By Brian Pinnock, cybersecurity expert at Mimecast Over the past three months we've seen well-known local healthcare and...

SA’s top-ranked alcohol delivery app scales up

When your business is based on the nationwide delivery of alcohol to homes, the banning of liquor sales, for several months, during the Covid-19 pandemic, should signal the death of your enterprise. To emerge from a reality like this, with more than 160 000 new...

ContinuitySA receives three awards from BCI Africa

ContinuitySA has been recognised for excellence at the annual Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Africa awards ceremony. The awards were announced on 17 September as part of the ongoing, virtual BCI Africa Conference. ContinuitySA was awarded the coveted title of...

Satellite internet in rural Zululand demonstrates education solution

In response to Covid-19, satellite internet provider MorClick, in partnership with YahClick (powered by Huges), decided to support the work of NGO, Khula Education, providing three months free internet to 15 schools in the remote Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift region of...

Universities upgrade networks to facilitate online learning

A number of key South African universities have reported good progress with online learning for their students since the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in the country's lockdown situation. This is encouraging, as it means the wheels of learning are able to continue...

BI Developer (CH599)

Ref:  CH599 ADVERTISEMENTOur client, a the fast growing online food delivery business is looking for a highly talented, motivated and results-driven BI Developer to join their team in Cape Town. About the client:We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking...

Business Analyst: Online Lending

Purpose Statement Liaise with business to formulate and hand over functional specifications for the online credit platform in order to grow on-line capabilities, deliver a better online customer experience and driving increased engagement, loyalty and revenue. Steer...

SAP Test Analyst – Permanent – Cape Town

SAP Test Analyst - Permanent - Cape Town One of the most innovative retailers in South Africa is looking for a SAP Test Analyst. This diverse group of dynamic individuals love what they do, they are driven by purpose to bring value to life by creating a supportive...

BI Developer

BI Developer with extensive SQL and front-end development experience and minimum 3 years' relevant BI experience in the Financial Service Sector, required to develop and maintain various BI models. Minimum requirements: - Tertiary IT qualification required -...

Senior Java Developer – Somerset West

Our client in the IT custom solutions industry is looking for a Senior Java Developer to join their team in Somerset West. The purpose of the role is to develop functionality for a JEE (J2EE) based product. The backend is a service-orientated Spring based application....

Microsoft Technical Support

Microsoft Technical Support (Parvana)About the Client: Although this organisation is over 15 years old and very stable, it has retained it's start-up energy level. The focus on strong relationships with both clients and staff. The team is energetic, innovative and...

iOS Developer Cape Town R1m

A very exciting role has become available at a company that is building the world's biggest sports networking platform. This business is looking for the best of the best to join them, supplying you with top of the range MAC equipment to work off. Essential...

Senior .NET CORE Developer

Senior .NET CORE DeveloperIf tech is at the heart of what you do and you're passionate about software development and architecture, you'll fit right in. This team of dedicated software developers enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and make use of the best...

Retail Systems IT Consultant

The purpose of this position is to implement, test and maintain retail systems software, networks, hardware and peripheral equipment in all retail stores serviced by the Western Cape Distribution Centre & Namibia and to ensure that users are sufficiently...

.NET Software Developer (CH598)

Ref CH598Our client is an exciting, fast-growing and established cloud IT business with offices in Somerset West. Focused on backup, storage and archiving and at the forefront of cloud services they have successfully evolved into a leading Cloud backup and storage...

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