Global e-waste surges to record levels

A record 53,6-million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in just five years, according to the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020. The new report also predicts global e-waste - discarded products with a battery or plug - will...

Workers are aware of security risks, but most don’t care

Employees are aware of cybersecurity risks and policies - but they are not necessarily changing their behaviours. Nearly two thirds (66%) of remote workers in Nigeria , Kenya and South Africa say they are more conscious of their organisation's cybersecurity policies...

Hubble continues to enrich our knowledge of space

In 1609, visionary Italian scientist Galileo Galilei turned the newly invented optical device of his day — the telescope — to view the heavens. His observations conclusively showed that there were celestial bodies (the moons of Jupiter) that did not revolve around the...

As work restarts, concerns about economy, second wave of infection remain

As Covid-19 restrictions continue to lift in some countries while others remain in lockdown, PwC's latest Covid-19 CFO Pulse Survey reveals that chief financial officers (CFOs) are most concerned about the effects of a global economic downturn (Africa: 51%; Global:...

Lockdown experiences from fintech startups

South Africa’s extended lockdown has provided some fintech startups with growth opportunities as people adapt how they engage with their finances. For others, however, there have been challenges. This is the word from fintech startups associated with AlphaCode, which...

Trojans, backdoors, droppers top analysts’ searches

Anonymised statistics from free requests to the Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal have revealed that almost three quarters (72%) of the analysed malicious files fell into three categories: trojans, backdoors, and droppers. The statistics also show that the types of...

Smartwatch shipments grow despite coronavirus

Worldwide smartwatch shipments reached 14,3-million units in Q1 2020, up 12% year on year, despite Covid-19, according to Canalys. Though Apple's shipments fell 13%, its smartwatch platform remains the world's largest and is growing steadily. WatchOS gained 4-million...

Data, AI harnessed to drive tourism recovery

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has strengthened its partnership with Telefónica, the Spanish multinational telecommunications company, to advance market intelligence in order to accelerate the sector's recovery from the impact of Covid-19. As it guides the...

Workers are aware of security risks, but most don’t care

Employees are aware of cybersecurity risks and policies - but they are not necessarily changing their behaviours. Nearly two thirds (66%) of remote workers in Nigeria , Kenya and South Africa say they are more conscious of their organisation's cybersecurity policies...

Grim outlook for consumer finances

The impact of Covid-19 on consumer finances will continue for a significant period of time, according to TransUnion's Q1 2020 South Africa Industry Insights Report (IIR). Delinquencies are set to increase as South African consumers struggle to cope with changing...

Vehicle sales recover some momentum

The new vehicle market returned to its first full month of sales in June since lockdown commenced. Nonetheless, that didn't mean a return to the usual levels of sales pre-Covid-19 as the market continues to remain under immense pressure. New vehicle sales for June...

Remote work gives short-term boost to cybersecurity

The worldwide cybersecurity market increased 9,7% year on year in Q1 2020, as investment was boosted at the end of the quarter by organisations securing new remote workers in the early stages of lockdown in response to Covid-19. According to Canalys, total investment...

Social investors needed for Covid-19 research

The Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented crisis in South Africa which has resulted in an unparalleled response from all sectors in society including the state, non-governmental organisations NGOs), social investors, foundations, companies, funders, individuals and...

Trade finance during the pandemic is crucial

The heads of multilateral development banks and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have issued this statement on supporting trade finance during the Covid-19 crisis The Covid-19 pandemic has provoked the deepest economic downturn of our lifetimes. In addition to the...

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5G and enterprise: a match made for growth

Digital technologies are transforming industries worldwide. With 5G being deployed across the region, service providers increasingly recognise the new business opportunities that digital transformation of the enterprise market will bring, writes by Lucky La Riccia,...

Chatbots can improve workflows in the ‘new normal’

Consumer behaviours and expectations are constantly evolving. By Andrew Bourne, regional manager: Africa at Zoho Corporation Today, people expect a high level of interactivity with the brands they deal with, whether it's a compliment, concern, complaint, or question...

Click and despair: remote workers come under cyber-attack

The Covid-19 induced shift to remote working has provided a golden opportunity for cybercriminals to target one of a business' biggest cyber vulnerabilities - the workforce. By Zamani Ngidi, cyber solutions client manager at Aon South Africa According to a recent...

Nutanix debuts remote IT solutions for cloud infrastructure management

Nutanix has announced new solutions that will allow IT teams to deploy, upgrade and troubleshoot their cloud infrastructure while working from anywhere - whether at home or from a central office location. The solutions will be delivered via Nutanix Foundation Central,...

Working from home can be risky …

It does not matter how well you have brushed up on your security acronyms, if you have not brushed up on your remote working security systems, then you are in trouble. The speed at which the world has had to move online, digitally transforming traditional workforces...

Lenovo’s purpose-built systems add intelligence

Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) is bringing new flexible solutions that empower customers to simplify common data management challenges to market. DCG has announced the launch of the ThinkSystem SR860 V2 and SR850 V2 servers, which now features 3rd Gen Intel Xeon...

MTN launches 5G to 500 sites countrywide

MTN has launched its next generation 5G network, delivering higher peak data speeds, ultra-low latency, increased reliability and greater network capacity. Launching with 100 sites, MTN's 5G network today covers areas of Johannesburg and Cape Town, as well as...

Fujitsu enhances storage portfolio

Fujitsu is enabling customers to tackle increasingly complex needs for data management as a foundation stone for digital transformation, with a focus on online storage and data protection. Spearheaded by its deep relationship with NetApp, Fujitsu is incorporating...

Standard Bank signs Covid-19 response loan with IFC

The Standard Bank of South Africa (SBSA) has signed a $185-million, three-year loan agreement with International Financial Corporation (IFC), a development finance institution that is part of the World Bank Group, with a focus on private sector development. The loan...

iOS Swift Developer

iOS Developer Permanent Cape Town An IoT, Mobile, & software development company has a new opening to join its fun & high pressure environment. The company believes its possible to have a great time while creating incredible products. They are serious about...

C# Software Developer

Join a small team within a leading group in the freight and logistics  industry as a C# Software Developer in Newlands. Salary: R 30k - 50K per month Education:MatricDegree/Diploma in IT Requirements:3 - 5 years experience as a...

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Responsibilities - Design, install and support VMware. - Ensure optimal efficiency of VMware systems. - Manage and ensure efficient load balancing of VMware systems. - Establish and ensure high availability of systems. - Deploy Hardware. - Provide hardware support for...

Network Security Engineer

Responsibilities Give input on best practice security standards on new systems, network design, and respective third party integrations. Support and maintain all network security devices across multiple sites (Globally) Create and maintain documentation as it relates...

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We are looking for a technical systems manager that can develop, service, maintain and grow relationships with our retail partners. You will be responsible for the full life cycle of products which you will achieve by working with business product owners and...

Application Support Specialist

Position Purpose:To investigate, analyze, resolve and advise on support issues in a business application support environment.Experience & Qualifications:Grade12/Matric/Equivalent.3 Years tertiary qualification or a relevant IT qualification.Minimum 2 years support...

QA Team Lead

Our client is a Retail Giant looking for a QA Engineer Team Lead to Head Up the Team in charge of functional testing, system testing, integration testing, regression testing, automation scripting and executions. They are a business with over 147 000 employees,...

Software Engineer (Android)

ENVIRONMENT:A fast-growing leader in online fashion is seeking a forward-thinking & proactive Software Engineer with strong Android to join its team. You will be expected to hit the ground running, working on their Android app, maintaining a high velocity in...

AML Analyst: EDD

Purpose Statement To execute daily operational activities within the Enhanced Due Diligence function thereby implementing and administrating legal and statutory requirements for the Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001 ("FICA"), Protection of Constitutional...

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Our client, a well reputed UK based company is looking for a Senior Software Engineer / Technical Team Lead for an exciting position with developing a new office in Cape Town. This role will initially be remote however as the team grows in size there will need to be...

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