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4 key lessons for future-ready manufacturing
4 key lessons for future-ready manufacturingArticle

The persistent nature of Covid-19's disruption on the manufacturing industry highlights a need, and an opportunity, to rethink business operations to be more adaptable to market dynamics...

Robin Fisher 9 Apr 2021

Talking 5G with Avishai Sharlin, president of Amdocs Technology
Talking 5G with Avishai Sharlin, president of Amdocs TechnologyArticle

Sharlin details the positive aspects of 5G, its role in digital transformation, and how communications service providers can use it to properly connect with customers...

Imran Salie 26 Feb 2021

Driving transformation in the food and beverage industry
Driving transformation in the food and beverage industryArticle

The unforeseen disruption experienced in 2020 has prompted food and beverage producers to future proof their businesses as far as is possible. While uncertainty seems set to continue for some time...

Phil Lewis 19 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Evolution of workforce skills demand - what the future holds
#BizTrends2021: Evolution of workforce skills demand - what the future holdsArticle

When reflecting on the fourth industrial revolution, a number of things immediately spring to mind - for example, IoT, AI, and robots. Regrettably, little attention is given to individual employees and workers in this emerging industrial world, unless one is discussing the concerns related to potential job losses...

Lyndy van den Barselaar 14 Jan 2021

Challenges, opportunities for manufacturing CFOs now and in the future
Challenges, opportunities for manufacturing CFOs now and in the futureArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought on massive changes to the manufacturing industry, which has had to adapt to new operating models, an evolving consumer market, and disruptions in supply chain processes, all while keeping the workforce safe and healthy...

Mark Wilson 17 Dec 2020

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Virtual Manufacturing Indaba to gather experts from across AfricaArticle

Leading figures within sub-Saharan Africa's manufacturing sector will convene virtually at the Manufacturing Indaba 2020 to debate pressing issues impacting the region's industrial landscape...

1 Dec 2020

AfricaCom Awards 2020 announces winners
AfricaCom Awards 2020 announces winnersArticle

The annual awards acknowledge those that are leading the way in the telecommunications and technology sectors in Africa. This year the winners were selected through an open public voting system...

12 Nov 2020

2020 AfricaCom Awards shortlist revealed
2020 AfricaCom Awards shortlist revealedArticle

This year's awards highlight and pay homage to those that are building a better and more inclusive digital world despite the challenges that have beset the planet throughout 2020...

2 Nov 2020

SEZ's role in the interaction of AI with humans and nation states
SEZ's role in the interaction of AI with humans and nation statesArticle

Many thinkers, experts and science fiction writers have put pen to paper to speculate about the dystopian life that may arise from Artificial Intelligence (AI) becoming too "intelligent."...

Monde Mawasha 14 Sep 2020

Unleashing talent in the Age of With
Unleashing talent in the Age of WithArticle

Artificial intelligence (AI) and its ability to augment human workers is one of the most influential forces shaping the future of work. As AI adoption advances, the way organisations do their work is evolving...

Wessel Oosthuizen 30 Jul 2020

Xcite20 Conference tackles 4IR and digital transformation
Xcite20 Conference tackles 4IR and digital transformationArticle

Is South Africa ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Is Covid-19 accelerating the digital transformation journeys of South African businesses?

17 Jul 2020

Gearing up for transformation
Gearing up for transformationArticle

South Africa is lacking a sense of urgency when it comes to digital transformation...

14 Jul 2020

Top 4 benefits of Industry 4.0
Top 4 benefits of Industry 4.0Article

In the pre-Covid-19 world, Industry 4.0 was driving automation and data exchange trends in manufacturing technologies and processes at an exponential rate. Now, Industry 4.0 has been accelerated even more...

18 Jun 2020

Nkosi Kumalo
Mining companies must get smart and adaptArticle

As a mineral rich country, South Africa faces its own set of challenges as the sector gears up for digital transformation and the only way to overcome these challenges is to get smart and adapt...

28 May 2020

Technology is Africa's biggest undiscovered gold mine
Technology is Africa's biggest undiscovered gold mineArticle

Technology has the potential to fundamentally transform societies. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and broadband are becoming central to the societal developments around the world...

Donald Waigumbulizi 22 May 2020

#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Siyabonga Thwala
#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Siyabonga ThwalaArticle

In the run-up to the 23rd Prism Awards to be announced virtually on Friday, 15 May, we chatted to this year's cohort of 'young voices' about their fresh approach to the judging process...

Jessica Tennant 6 May 2020

How to efficiently code flexible film?
How to efficiently code flexible film?Article

Flexible film one of the primary packaging materials of choice for food manufacturers and other companies in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector. It is inexpensive, efficient to work with and available in a wide range of materials with diverse properties...

Issued by Pyrotec 4 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Argility embraces Industry 4.0 tech
#LockdownLessons: Argility embraces Industry 4.0 techArticle

#LockdownLessons: Tanya Long, Chief Operating Officer, shares with us how the coronavirus has impacted The Argility Technology Group...

Evan-Lee Courie 19 Apr 2020

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4IR advancement beneficial to SA transport, logisticsArticle

Technological advancements are taking place at an unprecedented speed and is disrupting almost every industry across the globe...

19 Mar 2020

Audi and Ericsson take the next step in 5G production
Audi and Ericsson take the next step in 5G productionArticle

Audi, together with Ericsson, is taking the next step towards the production of the 5G...

21 Feb 2020

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4 important steps for delivering an Industry 4.0 factory and supply chainArticle

In Africa, several developments are presenting opportunities for organisations that adopt Industry 4.0 technologies to capture significant market share and gain global relevance...

Baljeet Nagi 17 Feb 2020

These five trends will change business in Africa in 2020
These five trends will change business in Africa in 2020Article

With the World Bank forecasting economic growth in sub Saharan Africa at 3.6% for 2019-20, some of the world's fastest-growing economies are in Africa...

Pieter Bensch 12 Dec 2019

TUT launches new BEngTech degree to meet skills demand in plastics industry
TUT launches new BEngTech degree to meet skills demand in plastics industryArticle

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) is introducing a Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Materials Engineering in Polymer Technology degree, following several years of developmental workshops with Plastics SA and various other stakeholders...

15 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent
#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continentArticle

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

How technology shapes the modern guest culture and experience
How technology shapes the modern guest culture and experienceArticle

In the wake of Industry 4.0 there is no doubt that technology - both its advancements and shortcomings - is dictating the speed of change across the globe...

Rentia Austin 21 Oct 2019

LAWtrust launches cybersecurity division
LAWtrust launches cybersecurity divisionArticle

LAWtrust has launched a new division focusing on cybersecurity services...

18 Oct 2019

5 tips for running a virtual office
5 tips for running a virtual officeArticle

Industry 4.0 is changing the way we do business, particularly the traditional concept of workspace. Reputation Matters, a proudly African research agency, has been successfully working from a virtual office space since 2008 and shares five tips for acing it...

17 Oct 2019

First 'I AM Tech - Africa Forum and Exhibition' to lead the way into a 3D future
First 'I AM Tech - Africa Forum and Exhibition' to lead the way into a 3D futureArticle

The technology-driven Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is changing the way the world lives, works and functions and 3D printing is a disruptive technology that will soon have a major impact on all business...

Issued by Optimize Agency 11 Oct 2019

Learning to earning: Making education relevant
Learning to earning: Making education relevantArticle

A researcher at the University of the Free State, Ms Patience Mukwambo, wrote in a Fin24 article how higher education must do more than help graduates get jobs...

John Durr, Ehrlich Erasmus and Rudi Kimmie, Issued by TSIBA 10 Oct 2019

DWSD programme to upgrade schools for 4IR
DWSD programme to upgrade schools for 4IRArticle

As South Africa gears itself up for the fourth industrial revolution, the purpose of education will need to evolve based on the needs of society through the realignment of school curriculum to support learners and educators...

19 Sep 2019

Cisco invests R140 million into SA digital future
Cisco invests R140 million into SA digital futureArticle

Minister of the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and Clayton Naidoo, general manager for Sub-Saharan Africa at Cisco, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlining key areas of cooperation for South Africa's digital future...

5 Sep 2019

Global technology driving the future South African marketplace
Global technology driving the future South African marketplaceArticle

The significance and importance of keeping up technological advances is highly evident, particularly within the realm of tertiary education...

Issued by Perfect Word 3 Sep 2019

Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IR
Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IRArticle

If you are not digital it will be very difficult to be competitive in industry, or in the buildings you produce. Because what you are building is here for the next 50 years, and it has to be green, smart and automated...

Taru Madangombe 3 Sep 2019

Schools of Specialisation with high tech focus
Schools of Specialisation with high tech focusArticle

The launch of St Barnabas and UJ Metropolitan Mathematics is set to ignite a new level of hunger in the fields of Science, Technology and Mathematics...

30 Aug 2019

How to secure the 'generation rent' workforce
How to secure the 'generation rent' workforceArticle

Skills shortages and an ageing workforce is a global business dilemma. To overcome this, businesses need to look to the younger generations to find and retain the best skills and talent for continued business success...

22 Aug 2019

Entries open for the 2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, IoT Conference & Awards
Entries open for the 2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, IoT Conference & AwardsArticle

2019 sees MTN Business bringing two events on the annual ICT calendar together. The MTN Business App of the Year Awards and IoT Conference & Awards...

22 Aug 2019

Conference calls on women to embrace - not fear - technology disruption
Conference calls on women to embrace - not fear - technology disruptionArticle

The 20th annual Women in Business Conference on 16 August at the UCT Graduate School of Business will be bringing together industry leaders to explore how female disruptors can win in a world transformed by technology...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 25 Jul 2019

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7 economic development trends to prepare for Africa 2050Article

What will the Africa of 2050 look like? Being only 31 years away, Africa's population is expected to double and there will be huge economic shifts...

17 Jul 2019

We need a gear shift to support our youth and their future marketplace opportunities
We need a gear shift to support our youth and their future marketplace opportunitiesArticle

With South Africa's unemployment rate reaching 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019, worryingly approaching a 15-year high, it is important for corporate South Africa to assist in creating a pool of skills that will not only address today's workforce requirements, but those of tomorrow...

Dineo Molefe 11 Jul 2019

Industry 4.0 requires a shift to Education 4.0
Industry 4.0 requires a shift to Education 4.0Article

In an industrial setting, Industry 4.0 is a term analysts use to describe the automation and data exchange used in manufacturing technologies...

Bez Sangari 5 Jul 2019

Circular economy in action saves the planet, boosts profits
Circular economy in action saves the planet, boosts profitsArticle

Shoes made from ocean plastics, packaging material made from mushrooms and a green partnership between Ford and Heinz to build car parts from tomato fibre are examples of the circular economy in action...

27 Jun 2019

T-Systems celebrates Youth Month by driving digital skills
T-Systems celebrates Youth Month by driving digital skillsArticle

The country turned its attention to young people during Youth Month...

25 Jun 2019

Collaboration is key to driving SA's 4IR progress
Collaboration is key to driving SA's 4IR progressArticle

Collaboration across industry, public and private sector and among civil society will be crucial for driving Fourth Industrial Revolution progress...

5 Jun 2019

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