Carbon emissions on track to add 38cm to sea levels

If greenhouse gas emissions continue apace, Greenland and Antarctica’s ice sheets could together contribute more than 38cm of global sea level rise – and that’s beyond the amount that has already been set in motion by Earth’s warming climate. This is among the...

AI, solar power drive new Mayflower journey

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS), an AI and solar powered marine research vessel which will traverse oceans gathering vital environmental data, has been launched. Following two years of design, construction and training of its AI models, the new fully-autonomous...

Africa’s recovery may be prolonged, but likely transformative

The Covid-19 pandemic has eroded the overall improvement in risk-reward scores seen across the African continent in recent years - but this should not deter investors. Africa's recovery may be prolonged and uneven, but it could also be transformative, according to the...

Research shows pandemic has stalled 20 years of progress

New data demonstrates how the ripple effects of Covid-19 have stopped 20 years of progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals). The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched its fourth annual Goalkeepers Report provides a...

CISOs disappoint when it comes to being highly effective

Only 12% of chief information security officers (CISOs) excel in all four categories of the Gartner CISO Effectiveness Index. "Today's CISOs must demonstrate a higher level of effectiveness than ever before," says Sam Olyaei, research director at Gartner. "As the push...

Economic uncertainty makes low-cost smartphones popular

Economic uncertainties have increased the downward pressure on smartphone prices globally, with 73% of shipments in 2020 expected to be priced below $400, according to a new price band forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile...

AI, solar power drive new Mayflower journey

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS), an AI and solar powered marine research vessel which will traverse oceans gathering vital environmental data, has been launched. Following two years of design, construction and training of its AI models, the new fully-autonomous...

Lockdown drives huge rise in e-commerce app usage

There has been a 93% growth in in-app purchases between April and May 2020 in South Africa, following the lockdown at the end of March, which drove consumers from brick and mortar to online stores. This is compared to a 43% increase between September and November...

Abandoned accounts pose security risk

More than half of Internet users create accounts only to forget them, according to new research by NordPass. A massive 64% of those surveyed don't remember all the accounts they've created. What's more, 52% of users have accounts they cannot access because they have...

Intel, Baidu collaborate on intelligent infrastructure

Intel has announced a series of collaborations with Baidu in artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, data centre and cloud computing infrastructure. At Baidu World 2020, Intel and Baidu executives discussed the trends of intelligent infrastructure and intelligent computing,...

Cybercrooks set sights on Apple users

September has seen a surge in suspicious websites featuring Apple. During the first eight months of 2020, Kaspersky experts saw a steady interest from cybercriminals in targeting Apple users. More than 100 suspicious domains with the word "apple" in their names...

Hollard, TymeBank partner on new insurance product

The Hollard Insurance Group has partnered with TymeBank to offer Family Protect, funeral cover that provides a three-month income benefit for living expenses, with no delay or paperwork. The partnership leverages TymeBank's banking platform technology and Pick n Pay's...

How skin patches are driving healthcare innovation

One influence of Covid-19 is its change to our lifestyle and perception on healthcare. Social distancing, limited medical resources and more attention to healthcare lead to a move from centralised hospital to remote patient monitoring. In addition, the availability of...

Search is on for Africa’s top space-tech ideas

An Africa-wide innovation challenge, modelled on the successful SA EO Challenge, is seeking the best ideas in the downstream application of space technology. The Space-Tech Innovation Challenge 2020 will identify and provide business development support, as well as...

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A skilled labour force increases productivity

Despite the country moving to level two of the national lockdown, most industries are still reeling from the upset caused by the pandemic and reduced economic activity. This is exacerbated by the loss of quality talent that most companies are facing due to the...

Paxful diversifies with Tether acquisition

Global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful has announced the addition of Tether (USDT) to its platform. USDT belongs to a class of cryptocurrencies known as stablecoins. A stablecoin is a type of cryptocurrency whose value reflects an existing fiat currency, such...

Africa’s first SBAS open service launches

ASECNA, in conjunction with NIGCOMSAT and Thales Alenia Space, provides the first African early SBAS open service, opening a new era of satellite navigation performance augmentation in the Africa & Indian Ocean region ASECNA, NIGCOMSAT Ltd and Thales Alenia Space...

A quick guide to AR, VR, MR

For years, reality was simply what was real. Today, it can still be that - but it can also be augmented (AR), virtual (VR) or mixed (MR), all very exciting forms of a different reality that is shaping our lives and transforming businesses around the globe. By Shaune...

How do you know if you’re digitally mature?

When we look back on 2020, we'll remember it as the year everything changed. Customer communication is no exception. By Mia Papanicolaou, chief operating officer of Striata With people around the globe forced to stay home under varying levels of lockdown, companies...

VMware VeloCloud SD-WAN transforms Bidfood infrastructure

As part of its strategy of migrating to a cloud environment and future-proofing operations, national food services distributor Bidfood has implemented VMware SD-WAN powered by VeloCloud and transformed its network infrastructure for high availability, scalability and...

Nedbank launches updated Money App Lite

Nedbank is making digital banking easier for entry-level clients with new updates to its Nedbank Money App Lite cellphone app. "With the Covid-19 pandemic restricting people's movements, and many bank clients reluctant to go into branches for their safety, online and...

Securing the public sector

The public sector is under threat, facing multiple attacks from multiple vectors that threaten security and system. Cybercrime is not a threat exclusive to the private sector and the enterprise. The public sector is under constant pressure to protect systems,...

WGI, GE launch new education platform

The WGI Worldwide Company and GE today announced the launch of Lyra, a new app-based education platform that uses advanced speech recognition and touch screen analysis to teach reading and writing. It was co-developed by WGI and GE. The app represents the start of...

Systems Manager

Job Advert SummaryTo ensure the operational effectiveness of the warehouse management system, IT infrastructure & IT equipment and to ensure that system processes are in place and that each user is equipped with the necessary system tools to enable them to perform...

.NET Senior Software Developer

.Net Senior Software Engineer (Cape Town) - Salary up to 85k per monthJoin an innovative team in the financial sector! My client is an ambitious and highly motivated company that are looking to add another skillful team member to their growing enterprise. If you are a...

Senior Software Engineer

ENVIRONMENT:Join a cutting-edge payment gateway provider seeking the technical expertise of a passionate & forward-thinking Senior Software Engineer to join its team of Devs writing well-designed, testable code to solve complex issues while developing modern tech....

Software Development Engineer (ASP.NET)

Purpose Statement Responsible for the writing and coding of individual programs for Capitec Bank Front-End applications according to specifications.Qualifications (Minimum) Grade 12 National Certificate / Vocational A relevant tertiary qualification in Information...

Senior Software Engineer (ASP.NET)

Purpose Statement To develop remote banking related applications in accordance with specific business requirement Qualifications (Minimum) Grade 12 National Certificate / Vocational A relevant tertiary qualification in Information Technology or Software Development...

.NET, C# Technical Lead

Technical Lead - cape Town (R70000)Responsiblities:Design a and develop high quality application using Microsoft and open framework techWork with product management and technical leaders to implement solutions and achieve goals and monitor progress, including delivery...

Junior C# Developer – 12 month contract

Analyse, design and develop complex systemsUnderstand system functionalityUnderstand databases and data relationships in respect of Change ControlTest and debug between programs and interface between sub-systemsConstruct and implement programsUnderstand and interpret...

Mid Native Mobile Developer – 3+ years experience

About the Client:My client, a locally based South African development house is looking for their next member of the team. You will be a part of a close knit team and will work closely with a Front-End and Mobile Developers. This client works on a range of projects...

UI Designer

My client is looking for a talented UI Designer to apply their impeccable design skills and best-practice capabilities to the fast-paced and ever evolving e-commerce environment. You should be passionate about creating digital products that push the innovation...

Full-Stack PHP Developer – 5+ years experience

About the Client:Do you want to work for a company aimed at making tough everyday tasks easier for their customer base? Do you want to be autonomous and work in a supportive team environment? Their application truly helps a great deal of people on a daily basis! It...

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