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Huawei Crisis: ‘Think Global, Act Local’ Takes On New Meaning

31st May 2019 America’s trade war with China means US firm Google has indefinitely suspended its business relationship with Chinese smartphone brand Huawei. This means Huawei will no longer be able to offer new customers access to Google’s Android operating system while current Huawei customers will not be... 

TIPS Forum discusses how 4IR is helping efficiency, environment

By: Marleny Arnoldi     31st May 2019 Industrialisation leads to socioeconomic growth, often at a cost to the environment in the form of emissions and pollution, and, therefore, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) presents a promising opportunity for sustainable development. Speaking at the Trade and Industry Policy Strategies... 

Dawie Strauss

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     31st May 2019 This week we profile Dawie Strauss, MD of Superior Pressure Solutions (Spress), a company that is involved in the manufacture, sales and maintenance of high-pressure equipment supplied to the greater African continent and neighbouring islands 

Innovation policy requires careful consideration – TIPS

By: Marleny Arnoldi     30th May 2019 Industrialisation requires innovation and, despite increased investment into science, technology and innovation, as well as the implementation of policies designed to encourage innovation, South Africa’s innovation activities remain constrained, Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)... 

Davies sees rising unilateralism as trade war escalates 

By: African News Agency      24th May 2019 South Africa, like the rest of the global economy, will continue to be collateral damage in the escalating trade war between China and the US, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has said, predicting a worrying rise in unilateral actions by individual states. Davies cast doubt on the World... 

YES helps position S Africa as credible springboard into continent again 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th May 2019 Foreign direct investment is critical to the development of the South African economy and some innovative thinking by the Department of Trade and Industry has turned recently gazetted amendments regarding the Youth Employment Service into an additional arrow in the DTI’s quiver on a recent... 

Google launches AI lab in Ghana

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th May 2019 Ghana-based Google Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre Accra – Google’s latest AI lab – has brought together top machine learning researchers and engineers dedicated to AI research and its applications. The centre is also a central roleplayer in pursuing ‘AI by Africa, for the world’, which forms... 

Local Mobile Firm Launches ‘Anti-Virus For Airtime’

6th May 2019 SA-based RND Labs has launched ‘Guardian’ to safeguard local mobile user’s hard-earned airtime from primarily overseas-based mobile fraudsters. Described by its developers as an ‘anti-virus app for airtime’; Guardian’s ability to scan, notify, detect and remove malicious apps that deliberately... 

The rise of autonomous vehicles in Africa, and why ethics matter

29th April 2019 By Rudeon Snell, Leonardo Lead at SAP Africa There is little doubt that autonomous vehicles, more commonly known as self-driving cars, are set to be transformational. The market alone is set to reach roughly $42-billion by 2025 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) projected at 21% until... 

New speakers added to Inaugural Exponential Finance Summit programme

24th April 2019 SingularityU South Africa brings together over 20 global thought leaders in technology, finance, and investment SingularityU South Africa today announced that more speakers have been added to the programme for the inaugural Exponential Finance Summit, which will take place at the Cape Town... 

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