PayFast sees 412% growth in QR code payments

One year since the country entered level five of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown on 26 March, digital payments have become the norm for convenient and safe transactions while shopping in person and online. Demonstrating this trend, online payment gateway PayFast saw...

SA’s quantum readiness starts with empowering the youth

IBM and University of the Witwatersrand are partnering to empower South Africa’s youth with the necessary skills in Quantum computing, to assist South Africa become quantum ready. By Dr Solomon Assefa and Abe Asfaw As we approach the one year mark since South...

Digital technology transforms maths teaching

Technology must be embraced for the teaching of science and mathematics. This is the word from Annie Kgosi, an academic at Mancosa, who says that, with the challenges associated with Covid-19 and its teaching and learning constraints, mathematics teaching at Mancosa...

Technology the solution to SA’s education crisis

The Covid-19 pandemic could be the event that levels the education playing fields in South Africa – or it could be the cataclysm that widens an already significant digital divide and irreparably damages the majority of our young people. This is the warning from...

Tech empowers consumers during the pandemic

The past 12 months have seen numerous industries completely turned on their heads – for better or for worse – because of the global Covid-19 pandemic. By Karabo Kopeka, head of claims at MiWay Insurance The lockdown restrictions in force since March 2020...

Huawei partners with Gauteng to deliver 5G, Cloud and AI skills

Gauteng Premier David Makhura joined MEC for Finance and e-Government Nomantu Nkomo Ralehoko in handing out certificates to the top 25 students who completed an online youth ICT Skills Development Program offered by the Gauteng Department of e-Government, in...