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The hard facts behind cartographic software

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Hitech Briefs 

Peter Verwer - Spescom

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Leaders 

Canadians initiate rural African telecom roll-out

By: System Author     17th September 1999 A South African-located, Canadian telecommunications company has started the roll-out of an ambitious US$100-million, five-year project designed to take modern communication technologies to rural Africa. 

Robot simulation techniques

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Hitech Briefs 

‘Virtually retired’ but still productive

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Spells it Out 

Group tags promising US, Canadian markets

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Instrumentation & Control 

How owner of 3500 stores has no stock, debtors or buying personnel

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Information technology in the third millennium will bring about a business and personal revolution as it introduces an age of interaction, decision and personal responsibility. 

Sisulu moves into mobile technology

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 New information technology empowerment group Ukukhanya Technologies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in June and looks set to grow rapidly, particularly in the field of mobile technologies 

Spate of mergers as IT, telecom converge

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Mergers & Acquisitions 

Africa set to fulfil its telecom promise

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Africa is beginning to fulfil its promise of leap-frogging into the telecommunications age. 

New player breezes in and ruffles feathers

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Materials-handling and logistics 

Philosophy behind Finland’s techno expansion

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Hitech briefs 

Recession drains away power of local IT sector

By: System Author     20th August 1999 Information Technology 

Focus on human-resource compliance

By: System Author     20th August 1999 Information technology 

Trend to manage intellectual capital

By: System Author     20th August 1999 Information technology 

Company bucks IT outsourcing trend

By: System Author     20th August 1999 Information technology 

SA has three of Africa’s top ten telecom firms

By: System Author     20th August 1999 South Africa has three telecommunication operators in the top ten in Africa, International Telecommunications Union (ITU) statistics show. In the Communication Technologies Handbook 1999, released this month by research-house BMI-T, of Johannesburg, the ITU’s Michael Minges indicates that,... 

Renewed interest in Cape technopark

By: System Author     20th August 1999 The past two years have seen a renewed interest in Stellenbosch’s Technopark. 

Now it's contracts by voice

By: System Author     6th August 1999 Communications and information technology specialist Spescom, of Midrand, is pioneering voice capturing and biometric voice verification solutions which it hopes to take to world markets. 

Media phone for Net access

By: System Author     6th August 1999 The world’s first media phone for Internet access 

'SA cellular sector falling short'

By: System Author     6th August 1999 Cellular telephony to date has fallen far short of its potential in South Africa, a leading university professor believes. 

World-class training for telecoms industry

By: System Author     6th August 1999 Hitech Briefs 

Gauteng firm clinches big Swazi contract

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Following the successful establishment of innovative computerised water-management systems throughout Southern Africa, Gauteng water-system information technology specialist Hydraulic Computer Service is undertaking an additional project in Swaziland, reports Southern Africa manager Allan... 

R4m IT upgrade

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Kwazulu-Natal water reticulation and sanitation authority Umgeni Water has upgraded its ageing computer infrastructure and network at its Maritzburg head office, as well as regional offices and waterworks throughout the province. The R4-million upgrade was designed in conjunction with networking... 

Bidder promises lower cellphone rates

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Improved pricing, technology and customer services are promised by one of the bidders for South Africa’s third cellular licence, Nextcom Cellular. The company is 40% owned by Hong Kong based operating partner Distacom and 60% by Nextcom Holdings, which is jointly owned by nine South African... 

Stake acquired in security company

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 PRIVATE equity fund Gensec NSA has acquired a 26,4% interest in the LS Technology group, a company that provides turnkey solutions to the military, governmental, industrial and domestic security markets. LS Turnkey, of Gauteng, and its parent company, US Technology Group, offer services which... 

SA telecoms preparing for competition

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 South African communications industry practitioners met in Johannesburg last week for a briefing on Project Sabre 2, a Cabinet-approved initiative set up to provide the framework for future radio band allocation – Sabre stands for the South African band replanning exercise (Sabre). The... 

Finnish cellular research in SA

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 FINLAND’S giant telecommunications group, Nokia, is committed to supporting wireless telecommunications research and development (R&D) in South Africa. “We will indeed make a major effort to promote R&D in South Africa, to be able to adapt our equipment to the South African and... 

Online community centre for Kwazulu-Natal

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 AN online community centre has been opened at Mphopomeni, Kwazulu-Natal by the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Broadcasting. The centre, the first of SchoolNet South Africa’s provincial centres, forms part of the World Links for Development project, an initiative of the World Bank... 

150 000 telephone lines planned for townships

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 SOUTH Africa’s largest geographic information system (GIS) solutions provider is providing GIS project management and software development services for what is believed to be the largest tender ever awarded by Telkom. The project involves the creation of a GIS database for one of the main... 

Hard-goods packing plant commissioned

By: System Author     16th July 1999 In line with the Pac-Creative group’s aim of providing creative outsourcing solutions in the manufacturing field, it has commissioned a new hard-goods packing plant at its Industria, Gauteng, site trading under the name Serv-Quest. The plant’s establishment was driven by the need of a... 

Year 2000 upgrade is finally in the can

By: System Author     16th July 1999 One of the largest manufacturers of tin-plate cans for the South African food-canning industry, Foodcan, of Bryanston, Gauteng, a subsidiary of the Nampak group, has taken steps to streamline and upgrade its production facilities nationwide as part of a multimillion-rand Year 2000 initiative. As... 

New turnkey lubrication service

By: System Author     16th July 1999 A revolutionary integrated business solution for South African industry is being provided by lubricant and fuel company Mobil SA, of Sandton, Gauteng. Although the phrase ‘business solution’, has traditionally been reserved for the information technology sector, Mobil development... 

R250m fund to take inventions to markets

By: System Author     16th July 1999 A R250-million pri- vate equity fund has been launched to narrow the gap between invention and commercialisation. Independent banking group Brait, of Johannesburg, launched the Braitec fund late last month and has already invested a total of R35-million in two firms embracing technological and... 

African telecom centres of excellence plan

By: System Author     16th July 1999 THE challenge of providing universal access and rural connectivity in Africa is to be tackled with the creation of two African centres of excellence. An announcement last month by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Nortel Networks and the Acacia Initiative of the International... 

Optical fibre technology focus on Africa

By: System Author     16th July 1999 The transfer of leading-edge optical fibre technology, products and services will be made available to private and public network operators throughout Southern Africa following the signing of a strategic alliance between South African cable manufacturer Aberdare Cables and US-based company... 

R2bn telecom contract

By: System Author     16th July 1999 TELECOM group Alcatel has been awarded a R2-billion contract from French telecom operator Cegetel for the extension and reinforcement of the performances of its global systems mobile (GSM) network. According to this contract, Alcatel will supply the Evolium radiosolutions (GSM base stations) and... 

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