Telkom has announced that its CEO and executive director Sipho Maseko will step down on 30 June 2022. The telecoms company said the process to appoint a successor is well underway and a designated group CEO will be announced in the not too distant future.
It is possible that cooking oil prevented more looting in South Africa in the last week than the president, the ANC, the intelligence community, the army and the police combined. This, without question, says something about the versatility of the product. It says even more about the state of the state. When you are shown up by canola, you might want to revisit your strategy.ByHoward Feldman
Performance Media across Search, Social and Programmatic platforms is the single fastest growing area of digital media in South Africa. Combine that with the detailed analysis of campaign management, tagging and ad operations, and it becomes apparent that these highly specialist functions require a highly specialised unit.
The Transnet Port Terminals website has been hacked, implying that all companies under Transnet have been affected. All Transnet websites were down at the time when reporting was done for this SA Trucker article. The publication cited sources who requested to remain anonymous because they are not allowed to speak to the media.
SA National Space Agency (SANSA) and Airbus Defence and Space held a World Café event at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria. The event was the culmination of an OpenIX open innovation challenge through which over two dozen small companies, entrepreneurs and scientists developed innovative technologies and applications using earth observation data.
These respondent organisations developed a range of solutions across various industries including forestry and agriculture, urban planning, insurance, and computer gaming. The aim of World Café was to directly assist the entrepreneurs in further commercialising their ideas by creating relationships between these entrepreneurs and representatives of almost 40 different client and investor groups. In total, 74 stakeholders from organisations including Hollard, Absa Capital, Eskom, Tom Tom and the South African Maritime Safety Authority were on hand to discuss the merits and opportunities presented by a select group of entrepreneurs.
The World Café approach allowed direct, conversational exchanges between parties, much in the same way 'speed dating' introduces individuals to each other. Organisers hoped to help empower and support new entrants to the earth observation industry in South Africa, bringing to life new innovations, new products and new companies that can create lasting change in society.
Open Innovation Challenge
The winners of the original OpenIX open innovation were also announced at the event. The main prize - site visits to Airbus Defence and Space’s operations in Toulouse, France as well as introductions to Airbus Defence and Space’s global organisation - was won by Drone Clouds, who provide farmers with data and insights about plant stress to increase crop yields.
All finalists, with solutions ranging from insurance for emerging farmers, and artisanal mining to data analytics are being considered for incubation with The Innovation Hub in Pretoria. The OpenIX open innovation challenge was hosted by The Innovation Hub, together with RIIS, an open innovation consultancy in South Africa.
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