SA needs to prioritise STEM education

South Africa already faces well-known challenges in its education system, felt nowhere more strongly than in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). By Rob Lith, business development manager at Connection Telecom While this is a major...

Audi, Ericsson pioneer 5G for automotive manufacturing

Audi and Ericsson has announced plans to pioneer the use of 5G technology for automotive production. The two companies have agreed on a range of activities exploring the potential of 5G as a future-proof communication technology that can meet the high demands of...

Aury Africa debuts RFID track-and-trace for mining

Screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services provider Aury Africa has introduced a radio-frequency identification (RFID) audit and inspection solution that is ideal for mining applications. These include inspecting plant equipment, mining machines, pumps,...

The future of FICA and digitised customer onboarding

Digitisation is transforming business and impacting consumers through every stage of their daily lives. While rapidly becoming a way of life, onboarding consumers digitally is still in its infancy, but is becoming a major focus for every financial institution across...

Ecobank names Fintech Challenge finalists

Independent pan-African banking group Ecobank has announced the finalists for the second edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge, a competition for Africa-focused technology start-ups. The list includes 11 fintech start-ups from across the continent and...

PCI DSS update: SSL gets the boot

The latest update to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a small but important one. PCI DSS 3.2.1 does away with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and early-Transport Layer Security (TLS), the common cryptographic protocols consumers use to connect...