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Diversity in Cybersecurity: It matters

5th August 2021 Diversity is not just gender. It’s also not just a box. It is a key that can unlock security potential Diversity is more than gender. It is race, culture, ability and country. It is mixing up the talent pool and adding in the unique insights and perspectives that different people from different... 

Piracy surge in atlantic a boon for South African boat builder

By: Bloomberg     4th August 2021 A proliferation of pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea, an expanse of the Atlantic Ocean stretching from Senegal to Angola, is driving a security-boat building boom in South Africa. Paramount Maritime Holdings, a unit of Africa’s biggest privately owned arms-maker, Paramount Group, says it has... 

African executives optimistic about growth despite pandemic, challenges  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     4th August 2021 Despite the global pandemic and its impacts, Africa’s C-suite executives are optimistic about business growth this year, international audit, tax and advisory firm Mazars’s ‘2020 C-suite Barometer’ finds. In early 2020, Mazars decided to initiate the new barometer to assess the views of C-suite... 

Spatial Dimension to design Botswana's new online mining cadastre system

By: Donna Slater     3rd August 2021 Spatial Dimension South Africa, a subsidiary of hardware, software and services technology company Trimble, recently signed a contract to design and implement an online mining cadastre system for the Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (MMGE). The... 

From a coal-to-gas conversion to a microgrid factory, Eskom builds Komati’s just energy transaction case 

By: Terence Creamer     3rd August 2021 State-owned electricity utility Eskom is hoping to transform the workshops at the Komati power station – identified as the flagship site for the piloting of a broader ‘just energy transition’ programme that couples decarbonisation with social upliftment – into a factory capable of manufacturing... 

Microsoft, IFC pilot small-scale farmer digital tools initiative

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd August 2021 Microsoft, through its 4Afrika initiative, has partnered with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to make digital tools and training resources more accessible to the small-scale agricultural sector. The partnership will leverage 4Afrika’s unique digital platforms and the IFC’s... 

Coal-reliant South Africa is turning to gas power

By: Bloomberg     3rd August 2021 Power failures have become routine in South Africa. At the same time, the country wants to wean itself off the coal that generates more than 80% of its electricity and makes it the world’s ­twelfth‑biggest source of greenhouse gases. Most of South Africa’s power stations are near the end of their... 

Konica Minolta MFPs exceed industry standards for cybersecurity compliance

3rd August 2021 Konica Minolta announced the results from penetration testing on its bizhub i-Series multifunctional printers, conducted to ensure the product line is compliant with the highest data privacy and endpoint security standards. The bizhub i-Series features multiple next-generation technologies,... 

Opinion piece: Smart pumping – a new era in water management and supply

3rd August 2021 By Jaque Mare, product manager at Schneider Electric South Africa  The world is currently faced with outdated water management infrastructure that threatens to spiral out of control as the globe’s population grows.  According to the United Nations, the world’s urban population will reach 6.2... 

ASIO warns of cyberattacks on miners

By: Esmarie Iannucci     3rd August 2021 The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has warned that Australian miners are currently being targeted for cyber attacks. ASIO said on Tuesday that a successful compromise of a network provides cyber operators with a range of... 

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