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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 17 hours 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 1 day 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 2 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 2 days ago

Cisco, Comsol, NIL partnership to accelerate IoT adoption

A new partnership between Cisco, Comsol, and NIL is set to help accelerate the adoption of IoT-enabled devices and networks with applications such as 'intelligent farming' and smart city technologies...

16 Apr 2018

IT Leaders Africa Summit to focus on the evolution of the CIO

The ninth Annual IT Leaders Africa Summit, which is taking place from 9-10 May 2018 in Cape Town, will zoom in on the evolution of the African CIO...

16 Apr 2018

Smart cities in Africa? It's not just about ICT

As mass urbanisation continues across Africa, putting in place the fundamental infrastructure needed to build smart cities has never been more important...

By Eckart Zollner 13 Apr 2018

Smart cities: Tapping into innovation networks

Many cities - an increasing number of major African metros among them - are beginning to outgrow themselves...

By Wayne Hull 12 Apr 2018

Liquid Telecom names Reshaad Sha as new CEO

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has named Reshaad Sha as its CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa, effective 1 June 2018...

12 Apr 2018

SA embracing hackathons but are local companies capitalising?

It is expected that the internet of things (IoT) connections, such as smart cars, smart cities and connected health devices, will more than double in five years...

12 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

SA's IoT.nxt partners Dell for business digitisation

South African internet of things (IoT) innovator IoT.nxt and global technology and computing hardware giant Dell have signed a strategic partnership that will allow companies to rapidly digitise their business operations and make IoT solutions a reality...

By Tom Jackson 4 Apr 2018

Scaling up game-changing agricultural innovations and technologies in Africa

The increasing occurrence and severity of extreme weather events linked to climate change necessitate all stakeholders involved in agriculture to ramp up their efforts of making sure that newer agricultural innovations and technologies are available to farmers...

By Esther Ngumbi 29 Mar 2018

Tech in construction: A necessity to ensure a clean line of sight into projects

Mobile technology could help South African construction companies to boost productivity as they seek to optimise efficiencies in the face of a long industry slump...

By Matthew Kibby 29 Mar 2018

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