Why smart transportation is a game changer for Africa
Why smart transportation is a game changer for Africa

Smart cities may seem like a futuristic concept, but their benefits are rapidly becoming evident around the world. Africa is no exception, with many of the approaches and technologies which combine to form a smart city being applied from Cape Town through to Cairo.

By Sherry Zameer 1 day ago

Watch robots pack groceries in Ocado's automated warehouse
Watch robots pack groceries in Ocado's automated warehouse

Inside a warehouse located in the small town of Andover, England, more than 1,000 robots seamlessly navigate around a three-storey-high aluminium grid packing groceries for online shoppers. This high-tech customer fulfillment centre belongs to online grocer Ocado, who claims the system could revolutionise online retail.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

#Newsmaker: David Uribe, TBWA's data director for Africa, Middle East
#Newsmaker: David Uribe, TBWA's data director for Africa, Middle East

TBWA\Worldwide recently appointed David Uribe, co-founder of SmartBeemo, as regional data director for Africa and the Middle East.

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Rethinking the value of infrastructure in South Africa
Rethinking the value of infrastructure in South Africa

The National Development Plan (NDP) notes that to "achieve sustainable and inclusive growth by 2030, South Africa needs to invest in a strong network of economic infrastructure". And, as we are a little more than a decade away from the targets set for 2030, now is the time to take stock of investments to date, current and planned infrastructure projects.

By Mathieu du Plooy 2 days ago

Untapped opportunity in Africa's emerging startup hubs
Untapped opportunity in Africa's emerging startup hubs

African startups are in a unique position to leverage innovation to answer some of the continent's most pressing challenges, but urgently need an enabling environment.

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

Soccer World Cup VAR: technology is transforming the beautiful game
Soccer World Cup VAR: technology is transforming the beautiful game

You may have noticed something different in the 2018 World Cup. For the first time ever, the Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR) system is being used to help make decisions during games. And already we are seeing it cause controversy.

By Olatunbosun Olaniyan 2 days ago

Brian Gitta with his Mattibabu malaria testing device
Malaria testing device wins top prize for young Ugandan

When no less than three blood tests failed to diagnose his malaria, Brian Gitta decided to come up with a better option. He developed a device that tests for malaria without drawing blood, which won him the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Africa prize.

2 days ago

mPOS transactions to represent 24% of all POS transactions by 2023
mPOS transactions to represent 24% of all POS transactions by 2023

Mobile point-of-sale devices will account for almost 1 in 4 POS transactions by 2023, according to a new study from Juniper Research. The adoption of mPOS (mobile point-of-sale) devices connecting wirelessly or via mobile devices, such as those from iZettle and Square, will drive annual mPOS transactions to over 87 billion by 2023. This will represent a threefold increase over an estimated 28 billion transactions in 2018.

3 days ago

Why African startups are now on the acquisition trail
Why African startups are now on the acquisition trail

Investments in African startups are on the up year-on-year, with funding flooding into a variety of countries and a large selection of sectors.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Looking at Liberty: How big is the human factor in the cybercrime epidemic?
Looking at Liberty: How big is the human factor in the cybercrime epidemic?

Last week, Liberty reported that hackers had infiltrated its IT system and threated to reveal critical customer data should a ransom not be paid.

By Nicol Mullins 19 Jun 2018

Information regulator requests urgent meeting with Liberty
Information regulator requests urgent meeting with Liberty

The information regulator says it has requested an urgent meeting with Liberty Holdings to get an understanding of how its data was breached by hackers at the weekend.

19 Jun 2018

Brandon Kynoch
#YouthMonth: This 16-year-old developer is dominating the gaming industry

16-year-old self-taught game developer, Brandon Kynoch, is dominating the gaming industry with the App Store having chosen his game, Torus., as its 'Game of the Day' in 137 App Stores worldwide.

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2018

David Munro, CEO: Liberty
Liberty refused hacking ransom demand

One of the South Africa's largest financial services firms, Liberty, refused to pay the ransom demanded for client data after the company's IT system was hacked.

18 Jun 2018