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SA IT sector growing at 10% a year

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 The first product of the three-year R15-million South African Industry Strategy Project, is a baseline study on the status of the local information technology industry and related jobs and skills. 

New cricket software takes to the crease

By: System Author     11th February 2000 New cricket software is taking player and match analysis out of the dressing-room and right into the heart of the players’ pavilion which, in some cases, can mean real-time changes out in the middle. 

SA must boost IT skills – Minister

By: System Author     4th February 2000 South Africa will have to seek ways to increase skills in the information technology and telecommunications sectors if it wants to compete more effectively on the global market. 

The digital factory

By: System Author     28th January 2000 Start-up times of South Africa’s new industrial ventures can be compressed from months to days using the latest virtual reality (VR) and concurrent engineering technologies tailor-made for the African century. 

Software to cut decision-making time

By: System Author     10th December 1999 In today’s world, many manufacturing industries want to process substantial volumes of information in short periods to ensure they remain internationally competitive. 

Business as usual as Mozal goes on-line

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Mozal 

New Web-based cellphone launched

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Accessing the Internet with a cellphone will be possible this Christmas in South Africa. 

Telecom firm eyes acquisitions

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Following its acquisition of a 60% stake in Intertech Systems for an undisclosed sum last week, turnkey telecommunication firm Ikwezi is looking towards procuring further companies as part of its growth strategy. 

Improved technology urged for third cell licence

By: System Author     10th December 1999 The bidder for the third cellular licence must focus on technology and not call-rates to secure itself a place in a market dominated by two well-developed companies. 

Telecom group has African aspirations

By: System Author     10th December 1999 As part of its strategy to be the leading communications group within Africa, M-Cell has set about acquiring strategic acquisitions to provide a full spectrum of communications services. 

Satellites make possible the setting up of Lans in remote sites

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Setting up a local area network in remote areas where there is no telecommunications infrastructure and still be connected to the Internet and other Lans is possible by using satellite technology. 

Israel places SA on its technology radar

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Slightly smaller than the Kruger National Park and with a population of only 6-million people, Israel is among the world leaders in telecommunications and information technology. 

SA support services march to African drum

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 As South Africa’s large construction firms head into Africa in search of lucrative foreign revenue contracts, Eurest Support Services Africa is following closely in their tracks. 

World sinking its teeth into wireless tech

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 The world is moving towards a wireless domain where electronic devices, such as a camera, home-alarm system or even an oven can be operated remotely and even over the Internet. 

Value-added services essential for wireless telephony

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Wireless telephony service providers will have to focus their efforts on providing value-added services and not only basic telephony services if they intend to remain competitive in the new millennium. 

Developments in telecommunications

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Hitech Briefs 

New uses for computational fluid dynamics

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Defence technology in the form of computational fluid dynamics is used increasingly in industry to assist in the design of various equipment, as well as solving different flow problems. 

Towards third-generation cellular telephony

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Hitech Briefs 

Info security must be dealt with at top level

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Information security needs to become the concern of management and be viewed as a business issue rather than an information technology one. 

State power utility demonstrates that it is up to Y2K challenge

By: System Author     19th November 1999 As the new millennium looms ever nearer, State power utility Eskom has announced that it has completed the necessary testing to ensure its Y2K compliance. 

Gambling, movie booking from your phone

By: System Author     19th November 1999 The future of telecommunications services in South Africa presents a whole new picture in terms of user patterns and operators’ areas of expertise. 

Advances in the telecommunications sector

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Hitech Briefs 

‘Time travel’ shows air control Y2K compliance

By: System Author     12th November 1999 A R13-million Y2K efficiency programme to get the Air Traffic and Navigation Services company’s systems ready for the turn of the millennium. 

Data warehousing gains popularity in IT age

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Warehousing & Storage 

Welding engineering, IT and the Internet

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Hitech Briefs 

Technology key to Telkom competitiveness

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Various new technologies are being implemented by telecommunications provider Telkom to ensure that it will be world competitive at the end of its exclusivity period in 2002. 

New internet-based service launched

By: System Author     5th November 1999 An Internet-based service to facilitate the commercial penetration of Italian companies in South Africa has been launched by C United Companies. 

Solar-powered emergency callpoints

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Calling ambulance services and the South African Police Services is being made easier with the installation of emergency callpoints throughout the Cape metropolitan area’s informal settlements. A hundred premanufactured callpoints are being erected at a rate of ten a day among the six local... 

Java founder tells of early rejection

By: System Author     29th October 1999 South African businesses to streamline their operations by using the Java computer language to develop custom-designed, computer-network software. 

Power utility has what it takes to be Telkom No 2

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Electricity provider Eskom has the infrastructure to compete for the second fixed-line telecommunications licence to be awarded in either 2002 or 2003. 

SA a priority market for Canadian telecom firms

By: System Author     8th October 1999 South Africa has become an important regional centre for Canadian telecommunications companies. 

CDMA technology punted for rural areas

By: System Author     1st October 1999 A combination of wireless technologies is the answer to South Africa’s wireless telecommunication needs as envisaged by one of the bidders for the third cellular licence. 

Computerised turbine data

By: System Author     24th September 1999 To enable electricity utility Eskom to undertake preventive maintenance on turbines in its power stations, all its turbine equipment data is being computerised. 

R6bn telecom investment in post-monopoly SA?

By: System Author     24th September 1999 It is expected that a second South African telecommunications network operator could invest as much as R6-billion in infrastructure, boosting local telecommunications equipment and associated telecommunications infrastructure industries. 

The red tape of South African telecoms

By: System Author     24th September 1999 It is not illegal to provide value-added network services if the service is licensed. 

Roll-out targets exceeded for a second year

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Telecommunications 

Dect contract awarded to technology leader

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Telecommunications 

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