9 recommendations to improve Facebook

Facebook could make nine "incremental" changes to ensure it becomes a better forum for free speech and democracy, according to a new report by academics at the University of Oxford in the UK and Stanford University in the US. Proposals include: an external appeals...

Want a free Tesla? Just hack it …

Fancy a new Tesla Model 3, but can't afford the price tag? No problem: you can have it for free - as soon as you hack into the car's security system. The car prize is part of Trend Micro's latest vulnerability research competition, Pwn2Own Vancouver, run by the...

Iconic Grease song becomes an immersive experience

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic film “Grease”, director Randal Kleiser and Diego Prilusky, Intel Studios’ general manager, revealed a teaser and first look at an immersive experience. A partnership between Intel and Paramount Pictures, the immersive...

10 new year’s resolutions CIOs should aim for

It's the beginning of a new year -- the time for CIOs to take stock of their personal development goals for 2019. This year, the focus is on the culture shift required to build digital business plans, as most organisations are on their way toward digital...

The outlook for Africa in 2019

Kathy Gibson is at Deloitte's Africa in 2019 Outlook in Sandton - It may be difficult to be optimistic about the outlook for Africa in 2019, but there are many opportunities to kick-start economic growth. This is among the conclusions from Deloitte's Africa in 2019...

Check Point flags Fortnite vulnerability

Researchers at cyber security specialist Check Point have shared details of vulnerabilities that could have affected any player of the hugely popular online battle game, Fortnite. Fortnite has nearly 80-million players worldwide. The game is popular on all gaming...

Blockchain pilot to trace and validate minerals

Committed to supporting human rights and environmental protection while helping infuse more transparency into global mineral supply chains, Ford Motor Company, Huayou Cobalt, IBM, LG Chem and RCS Global have announced plans to use blockchain technology to trace and...

DCC opens Professional Services division

One of the region's leading distributors, Drive Control Corporation (DCC), has launched a Professional Services division which will be headed up by industry expert James Wood. The announcement comes as DCC enters 31 years of operations, a noteworthy milestone that has...

25% of Australians claim a near-death experience

One-quarter of Australians believe they have had a near-death experience, according to research conducted by personnel from three Victorian medical institutions. Almost half of the study respondents had sensations ranging from feelings of peace and out-of-body...

UCT retains top 10 spot in emerging economies

UCT has held its position at ninth in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings and is the top university in Africa. South Africa has nine universities in the Emerging Economies Rankings, up from eight last year, and retains seven in...

Elisabeth Moreno is HP’s new VP, MD for HP Inc Africa

HP Inc has announced the appointment of Elisabeth Moreno as the new MD for HP Inc Africa, effective immediately. Based in Johannesburg, Moreno replaces David Rozzio who will lead HP Inc’s Central Europe cluster. In her new role, Moreno will be responsible for...

A more convenient, less expensive way to send money

Kathy Gibson reports - South Africa is the most expensive G20 country to send money from - it costs about 15% to send $200.00, which is more than double the global average. This is according to studies by the World Bank, which also finds that about 68% of remittances...

Cyber risk a core concern for business

In the wake of mega data breaches and privacy scandals, major IT outages and the introduction of tighter data protection rules in the European Union, South Africa and other countries, cyber risk is now a core concern for businesses in 2019 and beyond. According to the...

Retailers embrace intelligent automation

IBM has announced the latest findings of a study into the Retail & Consumer Industry and launched new AI-powered innovations to help the retail industry accelerate customer experience by providing tools designed to optimise worker and business performance. At the...

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Obsidian confirms platinum sponsorship of DevConf ZA 2019

Open source technology and services Obsidian Systems has confirmed its Platinum Sponsorship of the DevConf ZA event in Cape Town on 26 March 2019 and in Johannesburg on 28 March 2019. The community-driven and developer focused DevConf ZA has been organised to provide...

Fujitsu reduces investment risk for service providers

With IT-as-a-service becoming more and more popular, Fujitsu today introduces the financial solution uSCALE, providing service providers with cloud-like sourcing options to increase their agility in responding to quickly changing customer needs, while reducing their...

How to navigate the digital journey

Data is everywhere. Everything from smartphones to cars produce vast amounts of data every second. By Helmut Reisinger, CEO of Orange Business Services Each time we make a transaction, in store or online, we generate data. We post billions of photos on social media...

Unstoppable growth for Africa Code Week

Africa Code Week (ACW) 2018 exceeded all expectations by empowering 2,3-million youth across 37 countries with digital and coding skills - compared to 1,3 million youth engaged across 35 African countries in the previous edition. According to Cathy Smith, MD of SAP...

Insight Venture Partners invests $500m in Veeam

Insight Venture Partners has invested $500-million with strong participation from strategic investor Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) to accelerate the next phase of Veeam Software's growth. Veeam will leverage Insight Venture Partners' internal business...

60 000 FNB customers benefit from The Entertainer partnership

Just two weeks after the start of FNB's partnership with The Entertainer, over 60 000 FNB and RMB Private Bank customers have registered for the value-added service - and more than 10 000 deals have been redeemed to date. The partnership provides FNB Retail and RMB...

Machine Learning drives new feature for Pitram

New underground mining precision performance software, which uses machine learning to refine and enhance loading and haulage processes, is set to be launched by global mining software company, Micromine. The solution will be released in early 2019 as part of...

Trends 2019: digital with a purpose

It's that time of year again, where everyone from major consultancies to futurists try to predict what's to come in the world of business and technology. By Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion As always, I like to throw my hat in the ring by looking at our own TransUnion...

It’s crucial that SMBs spot fake cloud ERP

Some predictions suggested cloud ERP would only arrive in 2020 or even as late as 2025. But it's already here and this rapid progress may have caught some vendors napping, particularly in the small-to-medium business (SMB) category, and they may have to surrender to...

De Bruyn is new operations director at Gabsten Technologies

Data management solutions specialist Gabsten Technologies has announced the appointment of Chris de Bruyn as their new operations director. De Bruyn has over 15 years of experience within the IT industry and two years of experience within Gabsten Technologies' own...

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IOS Developer

Job Description Our client has a vacancy for an iOS Developer who has a passion for pushing mobile technologies to the limits. You'll be working from the offices in Cape Town. Our client is a leading African network of popular digital publishing brands and online...

Intermediate Web Developer

Role Purpose:The Intermediate Software Developer is responsible for creating and maintaining software for both the clients and SaaS products. The goal is to write clean and flawless code to produce fully functional software applications according to...

IT Technician

IT Technician My client in the automotive manufacturing industry is seeking to employ an IT Technician to join their team Duties Include: - Support, Maintain IT function in production across shifts - Attend to Hardware, operating systems, software and network repairs...

Manual Testers

Manual Testers - Cape Town - market related salaryI am currently recruiting for Manual Testers for a number of roles based in Cape Town, for our clients based there. They are looking for Manual Testers who have great communication skills and a strong ability to...

Java Developer

Overall purpose of the job: Modifies, develops, tests and maintains applications. Helps evaluate application systems, processes and requirements, makes changes to those systems and maintains them where necessary. Key responsibilities: - Work as part of a project team...

Senior Data Analyst

We are currently seeking a strong Data Analyst with exposure to regulatory compliance, insurance and data implementation experience. This is a 6 month contract with a strong possibility of extension. Should you be interested, please contact Nastassja van Zyl. Learn...

IT Technician – Uitenhage

Our client, one of the global leaders in the supply of electrical systems, cables and plastic components; is looking to employ an experienced and knowledgeable IT Technician - Uitenhage. Responsibilities: Support , Maintain IT function in production across shifts...

Full Stack Developer (PHP, Angular)

A London based company with offices in Cape Town is looking for a PHP Developer with 4+ years' experience. Modern PHP MVC frameworks, ideally Symfony2 and Doctrine ORM, Front-end and mobile web development skills including adaptive/responsive HTML5, CSS & JS, ideally...

Intermediate Business Analyst

Role Purpose:The Intermediate Business Analyst is responsible for supporting the organization in providing business solutions / consultation to our external / internal clients. An Intermediate Business Analyst will build a strong focus and foundation in business...

IT Technician

Requirements Senior certificate with A+ and N+ or relevant IT Diploma At least 2 years experience in PC hardware, PC operatingSystems, PC Networking hardware and LAN hardware as well as all PC peripherals Willing to work shifts Own transport and drivers licence...

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