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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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SKA to redefine Africa's image

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will transform perceptions of Africa as the continent is not usually seen as a location for cutting edge science and technology.

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The Department of Basic Education is forging ahead with plans to introduce an electronic clock-in system at schools around SA to curb teacher absenteeism.

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Digital TV chaos shows government lack of interest

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By Anton Harber 21 Mar 2014 00:00

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T-Systems in South Africa is empowering the community of Emalahleni, near Witbank, Mpumalanga, with the donation of 38 laptops including software, accessories and training, to 19 local Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

17 Mar 2014 14:50

MTN earnings up 27.3% to R13.86

MTN Group has reported a 27.5% rise in headline earnings per share (HEPS) to R13.86 for the year to December.

By Thabiso Mochiko 6 Mar 2014 09:20

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By Sindy Peters 27 Feb 2014 11:30

The future of storage

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By Bruce Busansky 20 Feb 2014 14:36

Media players - a must have for the connected home

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By Ruben Naicker 20 Feb 2014 13:20

Ruckus launches ZoneDirector Remote Control

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12 Feb 2014 16:04

Hisense celebrates Chinese New Year

Hisense hosted its annual Golf Day at the Milnerton Golf Club on Friday, 7 February 2014, in celebration of the Chinese New Year. The event consisted of an entertaining day spent on the course, followed by a grand dinner and prize giving ceremony. All golf delegates registered on arrival, and thereafter fell part of a jam packed day of the popular sport.

10 Feb 2014 16:21

SASSA clamps down on grant fraud

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7 Feb 2014 07:18

SABC lacks skills for digital migration

Marian Shinn, the DA's Shadow Minister of Communications, says that the SABC does not have the skills to successfully transition to digital broadcasting before the international deadline of June 2015.

5 Feb 2014 06:11

Digital products to be taxed in SA from April

According to mybroadband.co.za, the National Treasury has published new electronic services regulations, detailing which digital products and services will be subject to 14% VAT come 1 April 2014.

3 Feb 2014 10:22

60% of South Africans don't back up, across multiple devices

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3 Feb 2014 08:58

Critical tools for supporting the mobile enterprise of the future

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Telkom 'in talks to sell its cellphone towers'

Telkom is reportedly in talks to sell its mobile tower infrastructure to a company based in south-east Asia‚ in a move analysts say would enable Telkom to focus on strengthening its services and cutting its costs.

By Thabiso Mochiko 23 Jan 2014 08:20

Altech to sell its non-core stake in Liquid for US$55m

Allied Electronics Corporation's (Altron) subsidiary‚ Altech‚ is to dispose of its 8.6% stake in Liquid Telecommunications Holdings‚ the company said.

16 Jan 2014 07:53

Ghanaian government urged to integrate ICTs into curriculum

A Ghanaian information and communications technology expert urged the government to place ICT as well as technical and vocational skills in its education and skills development programmes to enhance socio-economic.

8 Jan 2014 11:52

DCC launches high performance Ethernet switch

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8 Jan 2014 07:10

Tech's top of the flops

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By Rod Baker 18 Dec 2013 05:46

Carrim to host a briefing on digital migration, broadband policy and national integrated ICT policy

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5 Dec 2013 11:48

Compulsory tablets at UJ

First year University of Johannesburg (UJ) students will have to have either a laptop or a tablet for their studies in 2014, the university said.

29 Nov 2013 10:26

IT resources in SA schools

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Warnings of an energy crunch: What are the implications for the data centre?

Regular and planned power outages are not uncommon in South Africa, and serve as a stark reminder that our depleting electricity supplies are being stretched to capacity.

By David Palmer-Stevens 4 Nov 2013 11:14

So your mobile phone is stolen... and MTN is your service provider...

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4 Nov 2013 07:26

Skills development enhanced by new technologies

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By Phil Lotter 28 Oct 2013 13:49

Festive season retail sales could grow 3%

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By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 18 Oct 2013 10:13

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Why Wi-Fi will become the next corporate must-have

It's clear that businesses are going to become increasingly dependent on Wi-Fi in the future but it's important that there be a clear strategy in place.

By Shane Chorley 8 Oct 2013 08:14

Gauteng education department is going digital in the classroom

The Gauteng education department has embarked on an ambitious plan of creating digital classrooms which will see pupils receiving tablets and smartphones by the beginning of next year.

By Samuel Mungadze and Andiswa Maqutu 4 Oct 2013 09:38

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