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Gap in AI benefit perceptions must be closed through responsible experimentation
7th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

A survey of 13 000 employees, managers and leaders in large companies in 13 countries about their perceptions of the benefits of, and concerns over, artificial intelligence (AI) has highlighted... 


AVEVA reiterates importance of sustainability as the energy transition plays out
6th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As the world transitions to cleaner energy systems and industries start to decarbonise, it is vital to keep sustainability top of mind. Software giant AVEVA is seeing many opportunities to aid... 


Scaling key to alleviating industrial capital constraints, accelerating decarbonisation
6th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Many of the challenges being faced in industrial environments can be solved by upscaling, software company Industry Software Solutions and Support (IS³) MD Dion Govender has said. In an address to... 


AVEVA digital portfolio strategy director Tim Sowell
AVEVA unpacks the changing connected industrial landscape during X-Change 2023
5th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In addressing future “digital champions” at the X-Change 2023 conference on June 5, AVEVA digital portfolio strategy director Tim Sowell said industries globally are racing to break down silos in... 


IS3 MD Dion Govender
X-Change 2023 focuses on sustainability, building connected industrial ecosystems
5th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Building on last year’s theme of “creating digital champions”, software company Industry Software Solutions and Support (IS³) has turned its focus to sustainability at this year’s X-Change 2023... 


Trellix Europe, Middle East and Africa senior VP and GM Fabien Rech
Trellix aims to grow in Africa with scalable XDR cybersecurity platform and tools
5th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Cybersecurity multinational Trellix aims to grow further in Africa by deploying its scalable extended detection and response (XDR) cybersecurity platform and providing companies with... 


Considerations for South Africa as it pursues single digital identity
31st May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

With South Africa lagging behind in issuing identity documentation to all citizens, there are various economic and social gains that could be leveraged by using biometrics for identity validation.... 


SANDF aware of need for cybersecurity but more awareness required within its ranks
31st May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Although the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) as an organisation was, and senior SANDF officers individually were, aware of the importance of cybersecurity, awareness of, and education... 


Corridor Africa technologies developing solutions for telcos loadshedding challenges
30th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Smart technology and innovative telecommunications solutions provider Corridor Africa Technologies is developing solutions to safeguard mobile network operators (MNOs) against the adverse impacts... 


Icasa to probe impact of loadshedding on the communications industry
29th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has established a Council Committee to determin the impact that ongoing loadshedding is having South Africa’s electronic... 


UAV expo set for September
26th May 2023

The organisers of Commercial UAV Expo, the world’s leading commercial drone trade show and conference, have announced an impressive list of more than 135 top unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)... 


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New breakthrough for defence company
26th May 2023

Defence and manufacturing company Airbus Defence and Space and its wholly-owned subsidiary Airbus UpNext, have achieved in-flight autonomous guidance and control of a drone using an A310 MRTT. In... 


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Expos to discuss safety, Industry 4.0
26th May 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With 2023 marking 30 years of Securex South Africa and 13 years of A-OSH EXPO, this year’s events – to be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre from June 6 to 8 – will showcase various security... 


Machine safety can reduce downtime
26th May 2023

Today’s manufacturers are under pressure to be more flexible, reduce downtime, increase efficiency and, above all, keep personnel safe. These efforts are complicated by yet another requirement: the... 


Firm selected as supplier of choice
26th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

A prominent South African property development firm has opted to use technology and connectivity provider Lighter Than Air Network’s (LTA’s) devices to monitor and capture critical environment... 


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Smart fire-detection systems making headway
26th May 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the emergence of Industry 4.0, the need for smarter and more proactive fire detection systems to monitor assets and mitigate fire hazards is continuously increasing. These systems have become... 


Drones used in anti-poaching
26th May 2023

Various technologies, such as tracking tags, closed circuit television cameras and thermal cameras, Wireless Sensor Networks, mobile apps and drones, are being used for intelligence and... 


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German developer, research centre form JV
26th May 2023

German developer Wingcopter, an operator of delivery drones, and Hamburg-based ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research have announced a development partnership. Together, they intend to explore... 


Icasa releases more spectrum for WiFi services in the lower 6 GHz band
23rd May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has opened up the lower 6 GHz, which is the radio frequency range of 5925 MHz to 6425 MHz spectrum band, for the provision of WiFi... 


AI risks must be mitigated to realise benefits of the technology
19th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Artificial intelligence (AI), as part of the growing use of technology that is reshaping society and how people work and live, is set to become more pervasive and infuse many systems with... 


Mobile robots drive flexible logistics, warehouse solutions
19th May 2023

Automation specialist Omron recently launched the HD-1500, the strongest and newest addition to their series of mobile robots, boasting a heavy payload capacity of up to 1 500 kg. The company notes... 


Telecommunications towers
ACT calls for action on loadshedding, mobile operators battle to stay connected
18th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Association of Comms and Technology (ACT) is calling for urgent regulatory and government action on the loadshedding crisis in South Africa, fearing that the impact on an already hard-hit... 


Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Mondli Gungubele
DCDT to mandate R6bn broadband project led by SITA
18th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) works to complete its South Africa Connect (SA Connect) programme, it is mandating the State Information Technology Agency (SITA)... 


Wits Director of Innovation Strategy Professor Barry Dwolatzky
Wits mourns the passing of digital innovator Barry Dwolatzky
17th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has announced the passing of Wits Director of Innovation Strategy Professor Barry Dwolatzky, who was the founder and director of the Joburg Centre for... 


iiDENTIFii founder and CEO Gur Geva
Liveness, real-time identification verification could improve voting processes
17th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The use of modern, secure liveness and real-time biometric identification verification technologies can improve voting processes, speed up voting at voting stations and enable people to vote... 


Nile University founding president and Graduate School of Technology Management dean Dr Tarek Khalil
Society must embrace technological change to secure its future
16th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The rise and prosperity of nations throughout history has been inextricably linked to technology, and this remains true today. Countries, companies and people must embrace and seize on... 


Altron to focus on profitability, growth in the next year
15th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed information technology (IT) and digital services multinational Altron Group CE Werner Kapp said the company's focus in the current financial year will be on executing its profitability... 


Loadshedding weighs on MTN South Africa’s operations
11th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Ongoing loadshedding and muted economic growth is impacting MTN South Africa’s (MTN SA’s) growth. During the first quarter of 2023, JSE-listed MTN Group reported that loadshedding had slowed MTN... 


Siemens technician working on new signalling systems for Prasa
Siemens Mobility ensures improved passenger safety with PRASA Gauteng resignalling project
10th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Railway technology company Siemens Mobility has successfully completed the Gauteng resignalling project, which it describes as the largest signalling project in South African history. The project... 


Guidepost chief medical officer Prof David Segal
Locally-developed chatbot helps South African diabetes patients
9th May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

After a successful trial period of the product, South African healthtech company Guidepost is now rolling out an artificial intelligence- (AI-) powered chatbot that assists people with diabetes to... 


MTN Sudan faces complete network outage amid power cuts, fuel shortages
5th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

MTN Sudan is experiencing a complete network outage after the main switch sites in Manshia and Garden City shut down owing to fuel shortages and grid power cuts. The operator, in an update to... 


190 countries agree to IoT security standard to simplify adoption
4th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

More than 190 countries that are members of global industry body the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecommunication Standardisation Sector (ITU-T) have approved the OneM2M... 


Low-cost, green Internet offers hope to South Africa’s digitally excluded
3rd May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), in Saudi Arabia, is developing new, energy-efficient, high-speed Internet systems that could deliver cost-effective and high quality... 


MTN Nigeria, Ghana report Q1 growth despite headwinds
28th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

MTN Nigeria’s first quarter earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) expanded 17.7% to N302.7-billion during the first quarter of 2023. While the group’s Ebitda margin... 


Altron, NCR extend fulfilment date for ATM Hardware and Support Business disposal
25th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Altron and NCR Corporation have agreed to extend, by one month to May 31, the finalisation date for the fulfillment of the outstanding conditions precedent for the sale of the ATM... 


Capital Appreciation to acquire Dariel Solutions for R131m
24th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed financial technology (fintech) company Capital Appreciation has concluded agreements to acquire information technology (IT) software services company Dariel Solutions and its subsidiary... 


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