The deep challenges faced by small businesses

Findings from the pre-lockdown Covid-19 National Small Business Survey released by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) shows deep economic challenges for small businesses during these unpredictable times. The survey canvassed thousands of small businesses...

Photon entanglement breakthrough for secure communications

A breakthrough in the development of quantum-enhanced optical systems could pave the way for advances in encryption, communication and measurement, scientists say. In a new paper in the journal Science Advances, a group of researchers, led by Matteo Clerici at the...

NASA opens up STEM learning resources

As South Africa goes into lockdown, one big question that looms large in the minds of parents is what to do with children unable to go out to play, and cut off from school. NASA has made available a wealth of education materials to promote STEM (science, technology,...

Mental health a priority during pandemic

During the current global crisis brought about by Covid-19 - at the time of writing it was estimated that about 3-billion people around the world are in lockdown situations - it is imperative that businesses and employees prioritise their health. And that includes...

SU and local biotech company tackle Covid-19

Stellenbosch University (SU) and AzarGen Biotechnologies, a biotechnology company focused on developing human therapeutic proteins using advanced genetic engineering and synthetic biology techniques in plants, have joined forces in the global fight against the...

Global server and enterprise storage systems to decline

End user spending on IT infrastructure (server and enterprise storage systems) will decline in 2020 as a result of the widespread coronavirus pandemic. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker and Worldwide Quarterly...

Online sales could mitigate automotive slump

To mitigate a likely slump in car sales and to ensure employee and customer safety during the coronavirus pandemic, automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and car dealerships must transition to simple, end-to-end online selling and services, according to...

Covid-19 Connect helpline now in five SA languages

The National Department of Health (NDoH) has launched its Covid-19 Connect Whatsapp Helpline in four new languages. THe WhatsApp helpline is available in Sotho, Zulu, Afrikaans and Xhosa, in addition to English. This broadens the accessibility of the service, which...

Your rights in the time of Covid-19

What are your rights when it comes to immigration during the pandemic? June Luna, of June Luna Attorneys, explores the issue for LexisNexis South Africa If a foreign national is currently in South Africa on a valid visa, they are not required to leave the Republic....

Liquid Telecom ensures service continuity

Liquid Telecom South Africa says it has mitigated network outages due unexpected loss of connectivity following a recent break-in the WACS (West Africa Cable System) undersea cable. "To help ensure continuity of service, Liquid Telecom's network traffic is...

Expect slow Internet speeds in SA

An outage on the west coast undersea cable, WACs, is currently affecting numerous South African ISPs. While repairs on the WACs undersea cable systems are being planned, many ISPs will need to re-route their traffic via alternative paths, such as Seacom's east coast...

Covid-19 drives takeup of home working technologies

Dramatic changes to working routines, brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, have driven up channel revenue in some categories over recent weeks, according to IT market intelligence company Context. Following Italy's lead, many European governments including those of...

Cell C reschedules Take a Girl Child to Work Day

Cell C has announced that its annual Day of Take a Girl Child to Work Day 2020, scheduled to take place from 28 May, is postponed until further notice. The postponement comes as concerns grow around the spread of Covid-19 and in line with President Cyril Ramaphosa's...

International tourist arrivals could face 30% drop

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has released its updated assessment of the likely impact of the Covid-19 on international tourism. Taking into account the unparalleled introduction of travel restrictions across the world, the United Nations specialised agency...

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Facebook connecting local communities

The world is coming to grips with the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and we are all embracing the need for an extended period of social distancing. By Nunu Ntshingila, regional director of Facebook Africa People everywhere, including here in South Africa, are turning to...

SAP opens up online learning

SAP has announced a new digital learning initiative offering innovative, interactive educational content to support students, professionals and anyone wishing to continue to learn during this challenging time. "The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are impacting...

The impact of digital transformation in the public sector

As governments around the world embrace the digital journey, their IT and security professionals are challenged to ensure that sensitive government and citizen data remains protected, while remaining open and transparent to stakeholders. This is according to a blog...

Frogfoot offers free FTTH speed upgrades for three months

In light of President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement 21-day lockdown and closure of non-essential businesses to combat the Covid-19 epidemic, more South African companies have no choice but to let their employees work from home - and Frogfoot is looking to provide...

SUSE offers free tech in Covid-19 fight

SUSE has made a commitment to help all organizations that are producing medical devices to fight Covid-19. To that end, the company is offering free services such as support and maintenance for its operating system and container technologies to be embedded in and run...

Zoho offers small businesses emergency relief

Zoho has launched its Small Business Emergency Subscription Assistance Programme (EASPA) to help customers worldwide weather the global crisis. For up to 20 000 qualified paying customers with 25 employees or less, Zoho has waived the cost of every application they...

Smartbox transforms customer experiences with Nutanix

Smartbox Group, a leading European retailer of gift experiences, has expanded its relationship with NUtanix to support its digital modernisation project. Smartbox leverages Nutanix software to modernize its IT infrastructure, streamline operations, and reduce costs in...

Is AI reinventing insurance?

This was the question posed by Bill Hoggarth, national sales manager: digital business solutions at Datacentrix, speaking at the recent 'Robotics, Drones and AI in Insurance Conference'. In answer to the question, Hoggarth clarified that no, he did not believe that...

QBS Group partners with Pipol

Microsoft Dynamics partner QBS Group has joined forces with Pipol to enable partners to assign and engage in international opportunities. With over 160 offices in more than 85 countries, Pipol is the largest international provider of consulting and implementation...

Adapting clients, education and learnerships to lockdown

In the wake of the country's imminent shutdown, schools, universities and high learning institutions have had to very quickly implement processes and systems to enable the South African youth to continue with their learning programs. As important as these changes and...

Games Developer

NOW HIRING GAMES DEVELOPERS ! MY CLIENT IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS !Your previous experience with Javascript / Actionscript and / or / Pixi or Phaser will get our attention.Are you game?The company develops and maintains software for customers in the online casino and...

Mid level Native Mobile Developer

Mid level Native Mobile DeveloperCape TownA fantastic new opportunity for someone who is looking to grow their skills and progress their career as a Native Mobile Developer. Our client who are a local based development house in Cape Town have won over new cool and...

Data Engineer

Position Purpose:Data Engineers build and support data pipelines and datamarts built off those pipelines.Both must be scalable, repeatable and secure.The Data Engineer helps to facilitate gathering data from a variety of different sources, in the correct format,...

BI User Interface: Analyst Programmer

BI User Interface: Analyst Programmer Cape Town Responsibilities Understand client’s business needs; Understand client’s issues and problems within the cellular space; Ensure that such an understanding is aligned with client’s expectation of any problem/issue...

Data Engineer

Position Purpose:This role functions as a core member of an agile team.These professionals are responsible for the infrastructure that provides insights from raw data, handling and integrating diverse sources of data seamlessly.They enable solutions, by handling large...

Solution Architect

Position Purpose:As a recognized authority in supply chain technologies, the Solution Architect creates and maintains the architectures for the supply chain platforms and architecturally contributes to the realization of the architecture roadmap into the target...

ReactJS Developer

ENVIRONMENT:A cloud-based Global Dispatch Tech company is looking for a strong ReactJS Developer with a knack for benchmarking and optimization. Your core focus will be developing user interface components and implementing them following well-known React.js workflows...

Data Engineer

Position Purpose:Data Engineers build and support data pipelines and datamarts built off those pipelines.Both must be scalable, repeatable and secure.The Data Engineer helps to facilitate gathering data from a variety of different sources, in the correct format,...

C#.Net Developer

ENVIRONMENT:Join a fast-growing Enterprise Software company seeking a highly skilled C#.Net Developer with a knack for writing clean, readable C# code. The role will entail building C# applications, including anything from back-end services to their client-end...

Automation Systems Engineer

Position Purpose:The successful candidate will be responsible for performing all aspects of software distribution: planning, setup and deployment. Also, hands-on development, standardization, and management of all deployments utilizing customized and enterprise...

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