One small step for a man: a pinnacle of human achievement

Saturday 20 July marks 50 years since humans first walked on the surface of the moon, an achievement that defined the scientific endeavours of the 20th century. On 20 July 1969, after a landing that included dodging a lunar crater and boulder field just before...

In SA, just about everyone is hustling ..

.It's official: more and more South Africans are holding down more than one job. This is one of the findings from Henley Business School Africa's "What is the Future of Work in South Africa?" report, examining the side hustle economy. The study was conducted in the...

Jozi tops in Africa for women entrepreneurs

Even though it dropped slightly in rankings in Dell Technologies' Women Entrepreneur Cities Index, Johannesburg is still among the top 50 cities that support women entrepreneurs. The city's position at 36 is more indicative of the increasing competition to attract...

50 years ago Apollo 11 blasted off for the moon

3 ... 2... 1 ... we have a lift-off! Fifty years ago today (16 July 1969), three astronauts blasted off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida and became the first human beings to land on the moon and return home safely. The Apollo 11 space vehicle was commanded by...

R1,5m up for grabs from DBSA

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has launched a competition aimed at getting young people in the country to come up with solutions to some of South Africa's infrastructure challenges. Called the DBSA Youth Challenge, the competition invites entrants aged...

Tickets now on sale for this year’s rAge

rAge has secured its spot as one of the highlights on the electronic gaming calendar, with more than 34 000 gamers and enthusiasts attending the event last year. And this year, organisers say, visitors will once again cross the threshold at the TicketPro Dome to a...

The growing risk of cyberattacks, data breaches

Cyberattacks and data breaches have been ranked at number six in the top 10 risks facing organisations today. The risk entered the Top 10 list in Aon's 2019 Global Risk Management Survey for the first time (at number nine) in 2015 and is projected to go to number...

Tech, cyber threats the top insurance risk

Technology, cyber and change management risks have been pinpointed as the three biggest concerns for insurers across the globe. This is according to a Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation's (CFI) latest Insurance Banana Skins 2019 survey, in association with...

Security, efficiency, lower costs drive container use

A recent International Data Corporation (IDC) survey of IT and business personnel responsible for technology purchases found that improved security, enhanced operational efficiency, and reduction of management costs were the top drivers for the adoption of container...

The changing landscape of management styles

CIOs wanting a master class in situational leadership should look no further than the character of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the movie Star Wars: A New Hope. With Luke Skywalker Obi-Wan acts the mentor; with Storm Troopers the ignorable old man; and with Darth Vader the Jedi...

Netstar partners with Red Alert for saddle tracking

Altronm subsidiary Netstar has partnered with cleaning and security solutions provider Red Alert Service Solutions to bring the first saddle tracking solution to the South African equestrian market. According to Pierre Bruwer, MD of Netstar: "Theft from horse tack...

How far will the MPC go in cutting rates?

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is emphatic that monetary policy is not the solution to South Africa's economic growth challenges. By Lullu Krugel, PwC Strategy& chief economist for Africa, and Christie Viljoen, PwC Strategy& economist Reiterating this...

Top companies make strides in fair remuneration

South Africa's top companies are starting to embrace the concept of fair and responsible remuneration, and some have even adopted and disclosed a living wage that goes beyond the national minimum wage. The adoption of malus and claw back is also growing rapidly, with...

IBM, AT&T ink multi-year strategic alliance

IBM and AT&T have announced a multi-year strategic alliance. Under the agreement AT&T Communications will use IBM's expertise to modernize AT&T Business Solutions' internal software applications, enabling migrations to the IBM Cloud. In addition, IBM will...

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Vodacom enters consumer IoT market

Vodacom has entered the consumer Internet of Things (IoT) market with V by Vodacom, a range of devices that allow customers to connect and monitor their home, their kids, their pets and their possessions even when they are not there. Consumers can now connect their...

If your data isn’t living on the edge it should be

The end-user experience is critical when it comes to data access. From online shopping to banking and insurance, dealing with any sort of call centre or even buying groceries, nobody wants to be held hostage by slow systems. By Marius Maritz, operations manager at DMP...

Everyone should think like a hacker

Relevant cybersecurity isn't perpetuated exclusively through investment and systems, it is reliant on people and their understanding of the cyber threat. A leading ethical technology hacker in Europe, Jamie Woodruff, gained access to a well-known financial institution...

Fintech and bank partnerships can grow SMEs

The fintech adoption rate in Africa is set to soar, with South Africa ranking third in future growth, after China and India. This is due to the presence of established fintech firms and higher customer acceptance in the country. Partnerships between fintech start-ups...

Self-healing smart grids minimise blackouts

Utilities must adapt smart grids to thrive in a decarbonised, digitised and decentralised electric world. Schneider Electric encourages utilities to change the way they think about energy and how innovations, such as EcoStruxure Grid (our ecosystem of smart grids and...

Macsteel enables B2B e-commerce platform

In what it believes is a first for the steel sector, Macsteel has launched an e-commerce B2B platform to sell steel online, giving customers 24/7 access to a sales and enquiry environment. "Business is no longer constrained to the hours between 8am and 5pm, and we...

Successfully managing risk in a digital world

At a time when IT staff need to deliver on the backup, recovery, and business continuity needs of organisations, decision-makers must be able to successfully manage risk. By Kate Mollett, regional manager for Africa at Veeam In South Africa, the recent launch of...

Identity and access management has business on high alert

Identity and access management (IAM) is now a must in commerce and the need to protect digital assets (most notably data) is driving the development of solutions and widespread adoption, irrespective of the size of the business. Paul Chari, principal consultant EDC...

Helping small business tackle the IT challenge head on

The IT issues facing small businesses (SBs) are no less challenging than those facing an enterprise, yet as an industry IT continues to complicate the sales pitch and oversell technology solutions to SMEs, a market craving innovation. It is with this in mind that...

AngularJS Developer

Our Client based in the Northern Suburbs requires a strong AngularJS Developer responsible for the client side of the financial services system that is based on a generic design along with the client side admin portal of the system. Your primary focus will be to...

PHP Developer

Our client, based in Cape Town's Northern Suburbs, is looking for a skilled, and highly motivated PHP Developer to join their diverse development team working on development and maintenance of software that supports multiple corporate clients and large consumer facing...

AIX Systems Engineer (Senior)

Large company that is making leaps in their field, and currently running multiple digital projects, is looking for a Senior AIX Systems Engineer to join their team. You will be responsible for assisting the Team Lead with rolling out the new AIX systems, as well as...

Security Engineer

Qualifications:Security related certifications – CISSP, CCSPIT related B degreeAdditional Requirements:Professional Registration / MembershipInformation Security ForumsISACAISC2ExperienceIT security experience (5-6 years)IT experience in retail environment would be...

Senior Software .NET Specialist – Parklands

Job Type: Senior Software Specialist .NETLocation: Cape Town, ParklandsContact Name: Matthew TowersTeleph(contact number)A growing IT software company that are the global leaders in delivering innovative and creative software applications requires an Senior Software...

IT Field Service Technician

We are looking for someone to provide hardware, software and networking support to all users in order to ensure efficient operation of the IT Infrastructure within the company. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: - Matric - A+ Certification or Equivalent - N+ Certification or...

Project Manager

Responsible for the succesful management and delivery of major projects from commencement to completion, within scope, budget, and agreed upon time. The projects will be across disciplines. Ability to co-ordinate different groups of people from varying discipline,...

Fullstack .NET developer – Cape Town, Rondebosch

Back-End Developer - Cape Town, RondeboschCape TownTayla Allan(email address)Our client, a leading developer of software solutions for the South African and international markets, are looking for an experienced Software Engineer to join their team.If you are looking...

Murex Business Analyst

Position Purpose:Manages the applications that integrate across business areas. Responsible for the systematic and methodical investigation, analysis and documentation of all or part of a business area in terms of business functions and processes, and the information...

Security Engineer

Position Purpose:The Security Engineer serves as a technical professional within the organization. As such, the Security Engineer does difficult technical tasks. The organization will depend on this person's implementation experience. The Security Engineer is...

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