Technology the new differentiator for retail

Increasingly, retailers need to create a compelling reason for customers to enter their stores and should look at technology as a way to differentiate themselves from the competition. “For the past two decades, retailers have tended to focus on saving costs and...

Technology improves the retail experience

Technology has entrenched itself into virtually every industry, and retail is no different. By Simon Shaw, business development manager: retail and consumer at Wipro, Africa A recent report from Forrester lists the top four retail tech trends as; personalising the...

Open banking ecosystem could render card payments obsolete

Those who believe that ‘tap and go’ credit cards are the pinnacle of banking payment solutions could be in for a big surprise. Chris Michael, a UK-based payments specialist and head of technology at Open Banking Limited UK, says that developments in open...

Eskom supports Free State Mathematics Festival

The Eskom Development Foundation has provided support and funding to the Free State Mathematics Festival which was held on 10 – 11 October 2018 at the Bon Hotel in Bloemfontein. The Mathematics competition was created for Grade 8 – 11 learners from schools...

SA-based Tari Labs unveils free online university

Tari Labs University aims to become a go-to destination for easily-accessible learning material for blockchain, digital currency and digital assets, from beginner to advanced level. This is according to Tari Lab’s senior contributor, Cayle Sharrock, who says the...

The impact of video surveillance in healthcare

Last year, in a written reply to a question in the Legislature, Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa revealed that 107 nurses had been attacked in hospitals between January 2016 and September 2017. According to the MEC many of the attacks took place at night or over the...