What’s behind the global surge in cryptocurrency?

What’s behind the global surge in cryptocurrency?

The past week’s bull run in the global cryptocurrency market saw the total market capitalisation of digital currencies increase by $63-million (nearly R1-trillion). The price of bitcoin broke the $8 100 market, levels last seen in August 2018, and an equivalent...

C-suite recognises growing cyber risk

Nearly three-quarters of C-suite executives in South Africa believe that cyber risks will grow substantially in the next few years as businesses harness new digital technologies to become more connected, intelligent and autonomous. According to new research from...

Students show how solar energy can be ‘Uberised’

A team of students from Strathmore University in Nairobi have walked off as winners with R20 000 in prize money for an innovative concept to provide equitable energy access to remote villages based on, among others, “Uber(ising) solar energy”. The team was...

ITU aims to bridge the standardisation gap

Societies are entering an era of massive digital transformation. ITU international standards aim to ensure that the benefits of this digital transformation are realized on a global scale. To celebrate the inclusive development and implementation of standards, this...

Trump’s actions could have wider implications

When US President Donald Trump signed an executive order this week effectively blocking Chinese manufacturers like Huawei from selling their 5G networking equipment in the US, he might have struck a blow against US tech companies as well. Lawrence Ward, a partner at...