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Apr 29, 2016
DOROS HADJIZENONOS The 700-series devices provide network security monitoring, app control, URL filtering, VPN security, antivirus, antispam, antibot, and advanced intrusion prevention and detection functionality
Cybersecurity multinational Check Point has released its latest 700-series cybersecurity systems for small businesses, which draw on its international threat intelligence to provide up-to-date cybersecurity, says Check Point South Africa country manager Doros...
Apr 29, 2016
TREVOR COETZEE An integrated cybersecurity system allows for the automated remediation and correlation of low-risk security events
The increasingly open nature of corporate networks and the commensurate increase in cyberattack vectors require improved collaboration and threat intelligence sharing, as well as broad, automated security systems that can winkle out and neutralise smaller threats and...
Apr 29, 2016
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) for institutionalising cooperation in radio astronomy between South Africa and the other Square Kilometre Array (SKA) African partner countries was approved at the recent Third SKA African Partner Countries Ministerial Meeting,...
Apr 29, 2016
RHINO IN THE BUSH The thermal cameras will enable rangers to detect and stop poachers before they can get close to the rhino
Intelligent security company Axis Communications donated R300 000 worth of thermal imaging equipment, in April, to detect poaching intrusions to the Thaba Manzi Wildlife Services rhinoceros sanctuary, in Limpopo. The sanctuary is home to dozens of animals that are...
Apr 29, 2016
SKA South Africa (SKA SA), the local organisation responsible for the country's involvement in, and contributions to, the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope, has been authorised by the Ministers of Finance and Science and Technology to start...
Apr 29, 2016
NEIL HATTINGH Improvements in communications capabilities and reduced data latency across Africa is expected to improve customers’ quality of service
US machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) company Orbcomm will acquire South African advanced satellite and remote asset-control and management company Skygistics to expand its geographic footprint in the African M2M and IoT markets, says Skygistics...
Apr 28, 2016
In an attempt to deliver more broadband services in a heavily spectrum-constrained environment, telecommunications giant MTN has teamed up with Ericsson to trial technology aggregating licensed and unlicensed spectrum. The long-term evolution-unlicensed (LTE-U)...
Apr 28, 2016
Around 90% of workers at the South African Post Office could go on a two-day strike next week, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) has warned. Sapo employees have not received salary increases for two years, the head of CWU Clyde Mervin told Fin24 by phone....
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Apr 25, 2016
Growing trade between Africa and Asia has prompted talk of a new mega subsea broadband cable along Africa’s eastern coastline, says Hong Kong ICT firm PCCW. Last week, PCCW said it along with Telkom, MTN, Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Telecom Egypt (TE) signed a...
Apr 22, 2016
Electrical power generation, alternators and drive systems manufacturer Leroy Somer alternators, available in Southern Africa from power generator supplier Vert Energy, ensure dependable electricity production in diverse industries, including the telecommunications...
Apr 22, 2016
Information and communication technology multinational Ericsson’s four-month-long e-waste recycling drive in Côte d’Ivoire, in West Africa, has established a long-term dialogue about recycling and e-waste recycling in the country and region. The e-waste recycling...
Apr 22, 2016
SMART APPLICATION The main objective of the partnership with the banks is to make more centres available at which people can apply for SmartID Cards and passports
While the new service of applying online for SmartID cards and passports through the eHome Affairs portal and at major banks in Gauteng will initially cater for people aged between 30 and 35, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) hopes to extend the system to other...
Apr 22, 2016
The new Joburg One West data centre being built in Ekurhuleni in eastern Gauteng will use dynamic free cooling to achieve a low power use effectiveness – a measure of efficiency – that provides hosting services for clients in the South African and African markets,...
Apr 22, 2016
Owing to its diversification in design, from concept stage to manufacturing finished products at its factory in Wadeville, Gauteng, motion, control technologies and systems manufacturer Germiston Hydraulics believes it can cater for the varying demands in the...
Apr 22, 2016
To develop smart cities that can provide the services demanded of a population expected to be 80% urbanised by 2050, South African cities and local governments must begin with smaller, focused projects to gain traction, says Germany-based information technology...
Apr 21, 2016
Lee Berger
University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) professor Lee Berger has been added to the 2016 TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s yearly list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Berger is an award-winning palaeoanthropologist, researcher, explorer, author and speaker...
Apr 21, 2016
Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa
The city of Tshwane will increase the roll-out of free WiFi to connect more people as the city aims to become the cyber capital, Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa said on Thursday. He was delivering his State of the City address, where he told guests at Freedom Park that...
Apr 21, 2016
Telecommunications giant MTN got off to a shaky start to the year, as events towards the end of 2015 hit first-quarter subscriber numbers and pushed the group to take a “back-to-basics” approach to get back on track. MTN last year took an earnings hit on the back of...
 
 
 
 
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Apr 20, 2016
Local telecoms company Telkom says it hasn’t financially committed to a new African undersea cable despite signing a memorandum of understanding on the project. On Monday, Hong Kong ICT firm PCCW released a statement saying that it along with Telkom, MTN, Saudi...
Apr 20, 2016
EU Ambassador to South Africa Marcus Cornaro
The European Union (EU) has reiterated its committed to continuing its support for South Africa in the field of science and technology. “Science and technology is a lynchpin in our collaboration. We’ve witnessed how South Africa is gradually but consistently moving...
Apr 19, 2016
Science & Technolgoy Minister Naledi Pandor on a tour of the various exhibitors that the department funds
Advances in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) programme, a significant fluorochemical expansion initiative and a R30-million science centre in Cofimvaba, in the Eastern Cape, were highlighted during the yearly Science and Technology budget vote debate in Parliament on...
Apr 19, 2016
Apr 19, 2016
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor on Tuesday lamented the small budget that has been allocated to her department, warning that it could hurt the economy.  The Department of Science and Technology was allocated a R7.4-billion budget for 2016/17, the same...
Apr 19, 2016
Telecommunications firm Vumatel on Tuesday signed a “significant” finance deal with Standard Bank, giving it the financial resources to speed up the delivery of broadband Internet services and expand into new markets within South Africa.  Standard Bank was the lead...
Apr 18, 2016
JSE-listed Datacentrix on Monday posted double-digit increases across the board for the year ended February 29. The information and communication technology solutions provider recorded an 18.5% jump in headline earnings a share to 62.8c and an 18.9% increase in...
Apr 18, 2016
MTN chairperson and interim CEO Phuthuma Nhleko
MTN on Monday indicated that the group’s interim chief executive, Phuthuma Nhleko, might have to stay a bit longer than the six months he was contracted for if the issues he was appointed to resolve remain incomplete by the end of his term next month. This followed...
Apr 15, 2016
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) for institutionalising cooperation in radio astronomy between South Africa and the other Square Kilometre Array (SKA) African partner countries was approved on Friday at the Third SKA African Partner Countries Ministerial...
 
 
 
 
Apr 15, 2016
SKA South Africa director Dr Rob Adam
SKA South Africa (SKA SA), the local organisation responsible for the country's involvement in, and contributions to, the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope, has been authorised by the Ministers of Finance and Science and Technology to start...
Apr 15, 2016
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor
South African Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor announced on Friday that the country's radio telescope array, MeerKAT, would be ready for science by the end of June this year. By then, 21 antennas would be mounted and ready. "This is excellent progress,"...
Apr 15, 2016
AJ HARTENBERG Bimodal IT systems enable businesses to deploy and support their skilled employees effectively and in line with business requirements
Bimodal information technology (IT) systems, which are hybrid IT use systems and typical of business operations currently, enable the best placement of human capital in businesses when they are aligned to the needs of the employees. In bimodal IT systems, certain...
Apr 15, 2016
Good governance practices and management of data regarding customer information and interactions to improve customer experience are increasingly being seen as a competitive advantage, says University of Arkansas Little Rock department of information science Professor...
Apr 15, 2016
AFRICAN ENERGY AWARDS Both Nicole Barwise and Vuselela Energy were awarded the R300 000 innovation prize
To encourage the innovation of a system that generates and transmits power independently, this year’s African Energy Awards, held in Sandton, Gauteng, last month, awarded the innovation prize to a urine-powered battery system and an Eternity power thermal harvesting...
Apr 15, 2016
Safety products manufacturer MSA Africa notes that it is the first company to have developed and introduced the wireless Alpha Personal Network System with gas detector, to be used in tandem with telemetric systems, to the fire market in South Africa. MSA Africa...
Apr 15, 2016
Only a tiny minority of nuclear waste contains the vast majority of radiation produced by such waste. “No less than 96% of the radioactivity comes from just 0.2% of the waste volume,” highlights Arint SA MD François Mellet. Nuclear waste is generally divided into low...
Apr 15, 2016
South Africa has significant potential to leapfrog several countries along the path to digital transformation, as it is not hampered by a legacy of large information technology (IT) wired networks, particularly infrastructure, stated software corporation CA...
Apr 15, 2016
South African expertise has played a key role in the development programme for France’s world-leading project to create a permanent high-level nuclear waste repository (HLNWR). This is the Cigéo project, Cigéo being the French acronym for Industrial Centre for...
Apr 15, 2016
US electronic learning (e-learning) company Focus EduVation, which specialises in developing custom e-learning systems, videos and interactive content, is exploring opportunities to provide its industrial, corporate and academic training systems and services in...
 
 
 
 
Apr 14, 2016
A satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) that could help generate more crops and boost sales in South Africa’s agricultural sector has been proposed by the UK Space Agency-funded SBAS-Africa programme. The SBAS-Africa programme, aimed at demonstrating the...
Apr 14, 2016
Sansa space operations chief engineer Eugene Avenant
A series of successful trials in the maritime, aviation and agricultural sectors have recently been carried out with South Africa’s satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS). The tests measured accuracy, integrity and reliability. Accuracy came in at 95% with...
Apr 14, 2016
Technology services provider EOH plans to acquire 100% of information technology solutions provider Aptronics for R194-million. Fifty per cent of the purchase price would be settled in cash and the balance in EOH shares over two years.
Apr 14, 2016
Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni
Thousands of people have applied for smart ID cards and passports online, following the inception of the eHomeAffairs portal in conjunction with major banks, Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni said on Wednesday. “Since the inception of eHomeAffairs last...
Apr 13, 2016
In a move aimed at accelerating wholesale open-access fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks, open-access fibre infrastructure provider DFA this week acquired a significant minority stake in SA Digital Villages (SADV) for an undisclosed amount. The deal would see SADV...
 
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