Winners of the Mine.D: Zero Harm hackathon
Winners of the Mine.D: Zero Harm hackathon

The Tshimologong Precinct and the Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS) has announced the three overall winners of the digitally-inspired Mine.D: Zero Harm hackathon, which focused on Mixed Reality (MR) and Internet of Things (IoT) within the health and safety space of the mining sector. Through the experience, teams were exposed to the wonders of technology, including demonstrations and one-on-one coaching from industry experts.

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MakeMeMobile expands its operations, creates new division
MakeMeMobile expands its operations, creates new division

Mobile enterprise solutions provider MakeMeMobile is expanding its operations, moving premises to house its growing team and to accommodate its larger mobility helpdesk and national repair centre.

6 hours ago

Exploring the impact of using AI in the built environment
Exploring the impact of using AI in the built environment

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently launched a report exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the built environment and its impact, and the urgent need for industry professionals to understand how it will influence their areas of operation.

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Trend Micro releases Cyberattacks against Intelligent Transportation Systems report
Trend Micro releases Cyberattacks against Intelligent Transportation Systems report

Trend Micro has released a report that looks at what future threats we may expect with regard to intelligent transportation systems (ITS). ITS refers to connected and autonomous vehicles, cameras and sensors, traffic monitoring, e-tickets and RFID - a whole host of automated systems that make traffic flow easier to control and manage.

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Five ways municipalities can enhance service delivery through data optimisation
Five ways municipalities can enhance service delivery through data optimisation

Delivery of free basic services to indigent people remains an ongoing challenge for South African municipalities. According to Paul Smith, Local Government Support at Kagiso Trust, this may be attributed to poor data management, which impacts on all aspects of functioning, from customer management to revenue collection. Here, Smith outlines how data optimisation can help improve service delivery to the country's poorest households.

Issued by Kaelo Engage 1 day ago

Gauteng challenges Silicon Cape as SA's startup capital
Gauteng challenges Silicon Cape as SA's startup capital

According to the 2017 Ventureburn Tech Startup Survey, while the Western Cape remains the most popular region in South Africa in which to run a tech startup, Gauteng is gaining ground. 44% of the 260 founders surveyed said they operated in Gauteng, only slighty behind on the Western Cape's 47%.

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Motsoaledi and West in action.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Fast-track innovation with design-thinking methodology

Lethabo Motsoaledi and Matthew Westaway are the dynamic engineering-educated duo and joint CEOs behind disruptive intelligence innovation studio, Motsoaledi & West. Here's why design thinking is a must for any business.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google
Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation startup owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct. Time to ask Google: can you build a city?

By Sarah Barns 20 Nov 2017

How machine learning can boost IoT efficacy
How machine learning can boost IoT efficacy

CIOs should leverage machine learning to turn the tsunami of data obtained in Internet of Things (IoT) deployments into actionable insights. This is according to a new report from Forrester.

17 Nov 2017

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Digital era opens opportunities in maritime industry for South African youth

The face of the maritime industry is being changed by technological advances and digitalisation, opening up opportunities, especially among the youth - rather than being a threat to South Africa jobs.

17 Nov 2017

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Cars and speakers: Baidu speeds up AI progress

BEIJING - Chinese web giant Baidu unveiled on Thursday a smart speaker model and plans for a self-driving mini-bus, its latest foray into the hyper-competitive field of artificial intelligence.

17 Nov 2017

Zim news app sees spike in traffic
Zim news app sees spike in traffic

Zimbabwe's #datafree Zim News app spikes to more than 3 million daily page views as citizens seek information on crisis.

17 Nov 2017

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TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

Another shared economy, technology-led disruption is on the cards for the travel industry and it's coming to South Africa. TRVL gives everyone access to a world that has been inhabited by travel agencies only - until now. According to a TechCrunch article, "If TRVL has its way, it's the travel agencies' turn to tremble."

By Cari Coetzee 17 Nov 2017