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MTN Group resilient in face of forex volatility, elevated inflation
7th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN Group on Tuesday posted an increase in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) for the nine months to September 30, 2023. Maintaining a... 


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Firm creating largest pan-African data centre footprint
3rd November 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

The digitisation of African economies requires infrastructure, and Africa Data Centres (ADC) aims to make access to fully operational and protected data centres a reality for small, medium-sized... 


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Mintek’s AMAZEMET acquisition to support SA’s additive manufacturing ambitions
3rd November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mintek’s latest technological acquisition, the AMAZEMET rePowder ultrasonic atomisation and alloy development machine, is an extremely advanced piece of equipment that is expected to strengthen and... 


Microsoft Africa president Lillian Barnard
Microsoft to support 30m Africans, including 300 000 South Africans, to develop AI skills
31st October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Information technology multinational Microsoft, at its 'AI: A New Era' event on October 30, announced plans to certify 30-million people in Africa in artificial intelligence- (AI-) related skills... 


European Space Agency cofunds autonomous shipping project
European Space Agency cofunds autonomous shipping project
30th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

A project that seeks to guarantee uninterrupted data connectivity at sea should be able to boost the shipping industry’s ability to deploy safe and accurate autonomous shipping technology.... 


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Inside the Energy One Stop Shop and its drive to fast-track electricity projects
27th October 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The Energy One Stop Shop (EOSS), officially launched by Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel on July 27, is in the ramp-up phase of a four-stage process aimed at fast-tracking the... 


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Metrobus launches intelligent transport system, moves premises
25th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

City of Joburg public transport provider Metrobus has launched an intelligent transport system, which includes an automated fare collection platform, an onboard bus camera monitoring system and... 


MTN appoints David Behr as ICT Centre of Excellence CEO
23rd October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN Group and MTN South Africa on Monday announced the appointment of David Behr as the new CEO for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre of Excellence... 


Nashua Kopano extends partnership with GCRA
20th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Workspace information and communications technology (ICT) services provider Nashua Kopano has expanded its partnership with the Gauteng City-Region Academy (GCRA), with a view of offering... 


EOH CEO Stephen van Coller
Six-month extension will see Van Coller exit EOH board only in March
18th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed information and communications technology services company EOH has announced that CEO Stephen Van Coller has agreed to extend his five-year contract by another six months to March 31,... 


Bentley Systems names winners of 2023 Going Digital Awards
16th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Companies hailing from the US, the UK and Australia are among those that bagged awards at this year’s Bentley Systems Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure, which honours the work of Bentley... 


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Integrated security tech can mitigate risk
13th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Transport systems encounter challenges related to capacity, reliability, transference and integration. However, integrated surveillance technology can mitigate these risks and enhance efficiency,... 


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Local manufacturers poised to support sector
13th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Local manufacturers are well positioned to support the South African railway and transportation sector through products, services and maintenance support tailored to the specific needs of the... 


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Chinese firms showcase value of digital twinning in hydropower plants, metal factories
11th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As infrastructure engineering software company Bentley Systems gears up to host its 2023 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure, on October 12, three Chinese finalists in the process and power... 


SOLmate COO Jonathan Holden
Digital wallets support growth of people's financial identities, habits
3rd October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Digital wallets, which leverage people's cellphones to enable them to store, move and pay money via a digital platform, are helping them to establish financial identities and also to develop good... 


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Report outlines uses of AI in healthcare, education, financial systems and agriculture
2nd October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

A report, titled 'South Africa and Artificial Intelligence' published by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Business School and Microsoft South Africa has... 


Schneider Electric releases guide for physical data centre design to meet AI demands
21st September 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Electricity and automation company Schneider Electric has launched an industry guide to address new physical infrastructure design challenges for data centres to support the shift in artificial... 


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Empowered group keen to see Gautrain run by South Africans from 2026
20th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The Strategic Partners Group (SPG) is the empowerment partner in the Gautrain, the rapid rail link owned by the Gauteng provincial government and run by the Bombela Concession Company (BCC). When... 


South Africa’s digital quality of life ranks tops in Africa, 72nd globally
19th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Cybersecurity company Surfshark has ranked South Africa as number one in Africa for its “digital quality of life”, ahead of Kenya, at 76 globally, and Nigeria, placing at 88 globally. However, the... 


Competition Commission to start media and digital market inquiry
15th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Competition Commission is preparing to investigate the distribution of media content on South Africa’s digital platforms, including search, social media and news aggregation platforms, and the... 


SAP, EPI-USE launch Africa’s first AppHaus
SAP, EPI-USE launch Africa’s first AppHaus
6th September 2023

Africa’s first AppHaus, a creative space available to organisations that use SAP solutions, has been launched in South Africa to bolster innovation on the continent. Natasha Odendaal has the story. 


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MTN South Africa appoints chief enterprise business officer, channels in commercial operations exec
5th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN South Africa has appointed Tumi Chamayou as chief enterprise business officer for South Africa, effective October 1. In addition, effective September 1, the company... 


Eskom interim CEO Cassim Calib, Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub and Vodacom South Africa CEO Sitho Mdlalose
Vodacom, Eskom sign historic first virtual wheeling agreement
30th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant Vodacom and South African State-owned power utility Eskom on Wednesday signed a first-of-its-kind virtual wheeling agreement that moves the JSE-listed firm closer to its... 


EOH CEO Stephen van Coller
EOH corruption study holds lessons for South Africa’s financial system
30th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

A study of the corruption that took place at JSE-listed information and communications technology company EOH from 2001 and its subsequent recovery from the damaging impact showed that there were... 


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Provider urges women to try coding
25th August 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Women are not often exposed to coding from an early age, states local delivery management software provider Loop founder and CEO Kimberly Taylor. “The more women see how fun and exciting the... 


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Tech firm supports youth development
25th August 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Global technology service provider Logicalis is focusing on skills development and providing opportunities for historically disadvantaged women to assist with their integration into the information... 


Standard Bank personal and private digital and ecommerce head Belinda Rathogwa
Banks have a role in encouraging mindful online behaviour
21st August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Financial services organisations have an important role to play in informing and encouraging their clients to be vigilant when using digital platforms as fraud and cybersecurity risks continue to... 


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Index shows significant difference in effective tech use between female- and male-led SMEs
18th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The inaugural South African SME Tech Index 2023 showed an overall level of 63.3%, which indicates that 63.3% of small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMEs) in South Africa are making effective... 


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MTN, Mastercard sign MoU for fintech business
14th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As telecommunications giant MTN continues implementing its Ambition 2025 strategy, it has entered into commercial agreements with Mastercard to support the acceleration and growth of the fintech... 


The project is a milestone in Transnet’s transformation into an agile, data-driven, and customer-centric organisation
Transnet embarks on procurement digitisation journey
11th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

State-owned Transnet has approached the market for the provision of an automated end-to-end procurement system. This comes as the organisation moves to optimise its procurement of goods and... 


DCDT, Huawei partner to help SA reach its ICT development goals
11th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) and information and communications technology (ICT) group Huawei have partnered to accelerate South Africa’s ICT development... 


Liquid Dataport’s Equiano cable seeing surge of activity as multiple subsea cables break
10th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Pan-African technology group Liquid Intelligent Technologies business Liquid Dataport has reported a surge of Internet traffic on its new West Coast cable Equiano after a break across multiple... 


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Vodacom to show fibre deal’s strong public interest, pro-competitive advantages
10th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Vodacom intends to showcase the strong public interest and pro-competitive advantages that its proposed transaction will have on the fibre market, and the country as a... 


A quarter of cyberthreat activity directed at South African govt systems, research shows
8th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Of the cybersecurity threat activity detected by cybersecurity solutions and services company Trellix during the year, 26% was directed towards government systems, while 16% was targeted at... 


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Technology trends in commercial, industrial property
4th August 2023

Innovative technology solutions are changing the landscape in which commercial and industrial property is managed. This is particularly valuable in facility and maintenance management, says... 


Amazon Web Services unveils fourth round of funding for black entrepreneurs
2nd August 2023 By: Darren Parker

In a bid to address the funding gap faced by historically disadvantaged person (HDP) entrepreneurs in South Africa, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has unveiled the fourth round of its Equity Equivalent... 


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