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How technology is starting to change logistics ecosystems

By: Schalk BurgerNew technologies being applied to supply chains – helping to digitalise them further – can provide significant intelligence that will improve control and streamline business processes. This will be grounded in more real-time information and predictions based on analytical outputs of the data,... 

How technology is starting to change logistics ecosystems

Editorial Insight

Missed opportunity

By: Terence CreamerIn light of the intensifying global efforts to tackle climate change, as well as South Africa’s ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement, it would be irresponsible for government to do nothing to address domestic greenhouse-gas emissions. A failure to act would result in the costs being both... 

Missed opportunity

News & Insight

Adapt IT sets sights on pan-African growth

By: Natasha OdendaalOne year after moving into a new campus in Midrand in an attempt to create synergies, specialised software and digitally-led business solutions group Adapt IT has achieved many milestones and extracted significant synergies that place it on a footing to weather the current market conditions and... 

Airbus reports rise in orders for extra-long-range airliner

By: Rebecca CampbellFrom its launch at the Paris Air Show in mid-June to the end of that month, Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus’ latest airliner, the A321XLR, has been ordered or selected by 14 airlines and one leasing company, with firm orders totalling 44 aircraft. Letters of intent cover another... 

Coal regions will need cushioning as Eskom begins decommissioning plants

By: Terence CreamerThe Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Energy Centre has initiated a project to model the socioeconomic risks and opportunities associated with South Africa’s transition from a coal-dominant electricity industry to one that is increasingly based on renewable energy. The... 

Coca-Cola launches five projects targeting alien invasive plants

By: Natasha OdendaalBeverage giant Coca-Cola has invested about R18-million into five projects to remove ‘thirsty’ alien invasive plants and replenish up to 2.8-billion litres of water in South Africa’s key water catchment areas. The company’s philanthropic arm, The Coca-Cola Foundation, is targeting the removal of... 

Mathe Group invests in new process to recycle retreaded tyre waste

By: Irma VenterThe Mathe Group, one of South Africa’s largest used radial truck tyre recycling operations, has invested in a new multimillion-rand operation to recycle waste rubber from the retreading process. One of the Mathe Group’s biggest investors is British investment group PFE International. Its CEO, Dr... 

Roll-out of digital healthcare system should begin at the clinic

By: Schalk Burger     Updated -3082 minutes agoDigital enterprise management systems can help to address some of the problems in public healthcare facilities in South Africa, and a good starting point would be the clinics that feed into the broader hospital network, says information technology services company T-Systems South Africa... 

South Sudan linked to Liquid’s ‘One Africa’ broadband network

By: Natasha OdendaalSouth Sudan has become the latest country to be connected to pan-African telecommunications group Liquid Telecom’s ambitious ‘One Africa’ broadband network. The network, now approaching 70 000 km across 13 African countries initially spanning from Cape Town, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt, will... 

Think-tank attacks SAX for failing to provide requested information

By: Rebecca CampbellThe Free Market Foundation (FMF) think-tank has accused State-owned regional airline SA Express (SAX) of breaking the law by not responding to a request for information under the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA). The FMF made a PAIA request to SAX on May 31 regarding the troubled... 

Vodacom uses premier race to showcase 5G capabilities

By: Natasha OdendaalTelecommunications group Vodacom has demonstrated Africa’s first live, fifth-generation (5G) data session on a commercially ready 5G mobile phone and network. Showcased at the recent Vodacom Durban July horse racing event, the data session was successfully completed using LG’s V50 ThinQ 5G... 

‘Liveness’ testing makes biometrics more effective

By: Schalk BurgerAs consumption and business models become more digital and mobile, there is a need for authentication that does not hobble the user experience while providing robust security measures. Biometrics is an effective way of providing security without negatively impacting on user experience. However,... 

‘Liveness’ testing makes biometrics more effective

Photo of the Week

ONE GIANT LEAP

By: Creamer Media Reporter Fifty years ago on July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the fist human beings to leave their footprints on the lunar surface, while fellow astronaut Michael Collins continued to orbit the Moon in the Apollo 11 command module. Four days earlier, on July 16,... 

ONE GIANT LEAP

Columns

Not just wool – the whole darn blanket

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoyThere is no doubt that there is money in the renewable-energy business. Few businesses have the general public so much in their favour, few have so much positive propaganda over their competition. The business model is so beautiful, at least in South Africa – they can generate and sell energy... 

World Trade Profiles 2019

By: Riaan de LangeThe opening verse of The Flying Lizards' song, Money (That's What I Want), remind us: “The best things in life are free.” But the band goes on and spoil it with “But you can give them to the birds and bees”, before breaking out in a chant that turns into a repetitive chorus: “I want money (that's... 

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