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African RaRs can now easily sell .africa domain names

African registrars and/or resellers (RaRs) do not have to undergo the expensive and time-consuming Icann accreditation process in order to sell dotAfrica (.africa) domain names anymore...

5 Jul 2018

IBM launches blockchain starter pack for startups
IBM launches blockchain starter pack for startups

IBM has launched a blockchain starter pack designed to make it easier and more affordable for startups and developers to quickly begin building blockchain applications...

By Tom Jackson 5 Jul 2018

Networking and trade opportunities abound at second Global Trade Show
Networking and trade opportunities abound at second Global Trade Show

Business opportunities exhibition Global Trade Show of Networking and Matchmaking South Africa 2018 (GTS2018) is back for a second year...

5 Jul 2018

Kumba's investment in drone technology is paying off
Kumba's investment in drone technology is paying off

Two years of navigating legal, governance and logistical challenges to obtain an operating licence to fly its own drones has paid off for Kumba Iron Ore...

4 Jul 2018

Liberty cyberattack underscores high threat level for SA businesses
Liberty cyberattack underscores high threat level for SA businesses

With breaking news of major South African insurer Liberty Holdings falling victim to a cyberattack, local companies have to heed the warning and pay more attention to their internal systems and processes...

By Colin Thornton 4 Jul 2018

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This is the starting point for African smart cities

With over half the world's population currently living in urban metropoles and an estimated three million people moving into cities every week, it's safe to say that the concept of smart cities is becoming more crucial than ever...

By Byron Clatterbuck 4 Jul 2018

Can data help identify impending natural disasters?
Can data help identify impending natural disasters?

In search of solutions to proactively identify impending natural disasters and ultimately protect innocent bystanders, scientists are now looking towards technological solutions - and data management in particular...

By Morne Bekker 3 Jul 2018

The 6 freedoms innovative companies need
The 6 freedoms innovative companies need

Skynamo was recently selected as one of nine finalists for this year's FNB Business Innovation Awards. They didn't win the award, but they certainly didn't lose...

Issued by Skynamo 3 Jul 2018

"Never been a better time to launch a startup as a female founder"
"Never been a better time to launch a startup as a female founder"

"There's never been a better time than now to start a business as a female founder, there is a lot of support there and a lot of women that serve as good examples."

By Tom Jackson 2 Jul 2018

How in-store Wi-Fi can unlock the power of personalisation
How in-store Wi-Fi can unlock the power of personalisation

The exponential rise of disruptive technology trends has added a new dimension to consumer expectations. Connectivity is now one of the most critical differentiators...

2 Jul 2018

How to gain insight into the impact of internet disruptions (with a map)
How to gain insight into the impact of internet disruptions (with a map)

Internet users now have a simple, graphical way to track the health of the internet and gain insight into the impact of events such as natural disasters or state-imposed interruptions through Oracle's new Internet Intelligence Map...

2 Jul 2018

Staff Bus Nigeria wins Step startup competition
Staff Bus Nigeria wins Step startup competition

Staff Bus Nigeria (Staffbus.ng), a tech startup solving the challenges of daily commuters in Lagos, was crowned the overall winner of the Seyi Tinubu Empowerment Project (Step), Lagos Edition...

2 Jul 2018

I-Innovate introduces AI to under-served school communities in Cape Town
I-Innovate introduces AI to under-served school communities in Cape Town

STE(A)M educational specialist I-Innovate has partnered with US developers Curiosity Machine and local organisation Sakhikamva Foundation, to bring the AI Family Challenge concept to South Africa...

29 Jun 2018

Mobile crypto mining malware is a growing smartphone threat
Mobile crypto mining malware is a growing smartphone threat

According to a report by Kaspersky, the number of internet users affected by cryptocurrency mining software has jumped by a considerable margin this year, when compared to last...

By Andy Walker 29 Jun 2018

Applications now open for Seedstars Ghana
Applications now open for Seedstars Ghana

Seedstars has opened applications for its event in Accra, Ghana, where startups will pitch for the chance to take part in the global final and secure up to $1m in equity investment...

29 Jun 2018

Retail tech innovation trends unpacked at annual RCS Summit
Retail tech innovation trends unpacked at annual RCS Summit

The latest technological innovations shaking up the retail sector across the globe were revealed at the second RCS Retail Summit, held in Cape Town and Johannesburg this week...

29 Jun 2018

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6 ways to keep your data safe this Social Media Day!

Today, 30 June is the ninth official celebration of Social Media Day. While it was created to celebrate the positive outcomes of social media, it's also a good time to ensure you're keeping your personal data safe online...

29 Jun 2018

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New Wi-Fi study reveals importance for business, smart cities

Ruckus Networks and World Wide Worx recently released its 2018 Wi-Fi in South Africa study. The study focuses on the usage, priorities, intentions, and attitudes regarding Wi-Fi technology and its deployment in smart cities...

29 Jun 2018

African startups invited to apply for $50k impact investing challenge
African startups invited to apply for $50k impact investing challenge

African startups have been invited to apply for the $50,000 MBA Impact Investing Network and Training (MIINT) challenge...

By Tom Jackson 28 Jun 2018

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How IoT lies at the very heart of the smart city

Local governments need to look at deploying sensors and making use of those that already exist in order to harness the data they require to take their cities into the future...

By Eckart Zollner 28 Jun 2018

Unicef opens applications for $100k fund for drone startups
Unicef opens applications for $100k fund for drone startups

Applications have opened for the Unicef Innovation Fund for Drone Startups, which will provide up to $100,000 in equity-free investment for profit-making tech startups that have potential to benefit humanity through the use of drones...

By Tom Jackson 28 Jun 2018

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Akon's building a Senegalese 'smart city' with his cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

An announcement you may have missed from Cannes Lions: There's a new cryptocurrency soon to be launched, but it won't be taking its name from any memes or computer jargon. Instead, it'll be launched by Senegalese musician Akon...

By Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

Youth might be at risk online with too much data sharing
Youth might be at risk online with too much data sharing

As Youth Month draws to a close, I am concerned about data and the security issues that pertain to it. Where do millennials stand in this era of unlimited data and heightened vulnerability?

By Manie van Schalkwyk 27 Jun 2018

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EOH's Zunaid Mayet steps down as CEO

NEWSWATCH: Zunaid Mayet, CEO of JSE-listed IT services group EOH, is stepping down as CEO amidst major restructuring and management changes at the company...

27 Jun 2018

Hacking your holiday: how cybercriminals are increasingly targeting the tourism market
Hacking your holiday: how cybercriminals are increasingly targeting the tourism market

Imagine if a hacker shut down the baggage handling system of one of the world's busiest airports. Or took control of a fleet of autonomous delivery trucks and re-routed them to disrupt rush hour traffic...

By Joe Burton 27 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: Radarboy on data art, creative coding and 'un-design'
#YouthMonth: Radarboy on data art, creative coding and 'un-design'

Not your typical creative, South African George 'Radarboy' Gally explains how he made the leap from creative director to teaching creative coding workshops across the world and working on data sculpture projects. He also shares advice for anyone out there looking to tap into their quirky talents...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jun 2018

This is why Silicon Valley is decamping to Algiers
This is why Silicon Valley is decamping to Algiers

According to Silicon Valley venture capitalists, the Algerian tech sector has untapped potential and the digital revolution is poised to have positive knock-on effects on the Algerian ecosystem...

27 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Industry 4.0: good or bad for manufacturing?
#MFGIndaba: Industry 4.0: good or bad for manufacturing?

The two countries with the lowest employment in the world, Germany and Japan, are also home to the world's most automated manufacturing industries in the world...

By Danette Breitenbach 26 Jun 2018

Cloud technology is the key to personalise South Africa's travel experiences
Cloud technology is the key to personalise South Africa's travel experiences

Chantel Troskie, customer experience senior sales manager at Oracle takes a look at technologies the travel industry is turning to for a superior, connected customer experience...

By Chantel Troskie 26 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: The superpower that enables you to design the future
#YouthMonth: The superpower that enables you to design the future

WeThinkCode_ is a network of tech institutions dedicated to deliver Africa's human potential and meet the demand for software engineering skills...

By Ilse van den Berg 26 Jun 2018

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