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Five important things to remember about GDPR

With the large quantities of personal data financial services providers handle, they have had their hands full preparing for the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI)...

1 day ago

How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it

Smart cities, digital cities, virtual cities, connected cities. Are these just trendy buzzwords?

By Christine Steinmetz 1 day ago

Vodacom dominates 4G coverage in South Africa

Despite the ongoing spectrum constraints, Vodacom now provides 80.12% 4G coverage in South Africa, with 99.78% of the population covered by 3G and 99.97% covered by 2G...

1 day ago

Sierra Leone: De Beers gem traders launch app to source clean diamonds

De Beers has taken another step towards ridding the trade of its "blood diamond" tag with a mobile tracking app for miners in Sierra Leone. While Gemfair may be useful, more needs to be done to ensure safety...

By Jane Mcintosh 1 day ago

Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA SoC platforms are supporting Android Go now

Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA has officially announced that its high-performance mobile chip platform Spreadtrum SC9850 and SC7731E fully support Android 8.1 (Go version)...

Issued by Spreadtrum 1 day ago

Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report

Women currently hold 19% of tech-related jobs at the top 10 global tech companies...

2 days ago

CoinAfrique app makes its mark in francophone Africa

Tech startup, CoinAfrique, which claims to be the most downloaded classifieds app in francophone Africa, has garnered €2.5m from several investors in its first round of venture capital financing...

2 days ago

Embracing a more connected South African retail environment

The increased connectedness of consumers is contributing to a more dynamic environment - one where expectations on what the buying experience must entail are evolving...

By Leon Coetzer 2 days ago

Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing

Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods has partnered IBM Research to extend access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system...

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

14-18 May 2018 is Business Continuity Awareness Week

The annual Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW), taking place from 14 to 18 May 2018, is a global event facilitated by the Business Continuity Institute to raise awareness of the latest trends in business continuity...

2 days ago

CIOs get AI reality check

Forrester's recent predictions for CIOs working on data and analytics initiatives warn that the capabilities of new technologies, like artificial intelligence (AI), require the redesign of operating models...

2 days ago

Universities of Africa are responsible for our future workforce

As dynamics and demand change, how is the academic domain ensuring that their graduates are ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?...

Issued by OLSPS Analytics 2 days ago

Disrupt Africa to host live pitching competition in Nairobi

Disrupt Africa will host its first live startup pitching competition at the AHUB East event in Nairobi next month, with the best startup winning a trip to pitch at AfricaCom in Cape Town in November, alongside other prizes...

2 days ago

New Cape Town/Brazil subsea cable to boost SA broadband

Did you know that 98% of your global data travels under the ocean on subsea fibre optic cables, not via satellites?

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

This is how AI will change the way you drive

While there have been some recent setbacks (and there will doubtless be more) it appears that, with the massive investments in R&D, driverless cars will one day become a reality...

By Sherry Zameer 3 days ago

With smart cities, your every step will be recorded

Modern cities are brimming with objects that receive, collect and transmit data...

By Sara Degli-Esposti and Siraj Ahmed Shaikh 3 days ago

What is the next in-demand 'black technology'?

The development of AI, AR and 3D facial recognition technology means the fantastic scenes of the movie, Ready Player One, aren't far off...

Issued by Spreadtrum 3 days ago

VW to set up software development centre in Lisbon

Volkswagen Group is creating a software development centre for Volkswagen Group IT and Mand Truck and Bus AG in Lisbon, Portugal...

2 days ago

DevOps growth and the effect on software testing

Software testing is undergoing much change due to DevOps growth. How is this being done, and how do technology companies keep up?...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 days ago

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