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Technology to drive SA agriculture toward sustainability
Technology to drive SA agriculture toward sustainabilityArticle

Technology and the introduction of high-impact technological solutions has proven to be an enabler in assisting farmers and stakeholders in addressing and alleviating climate change challenges...

22 Apr 2021

Polihali Western Access Roads project in Lesotho
Innovative thinking needed to kickstart infrastructure developmentArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the R100bn Infrastructure Fund, aimed at revitalising South Africa's battered economy, will blend resources from the fiscus with financing from the private sector and development institutions...

31 Mar 2021

Traffic officers to get body cameras
Traffic officers to get body camerasArticle

Traffic officers will be issued with body cameras to assist in gathering evidence and improving the conviction rate of traffic law violators...

30 Mar 2021

Your brand's not only about you: The role of research in a rebranding process
Your brand's not only about you: The role of research in a rebranding processArticle

As in the case with Kia, the key to any rebranding process is research, write KLA's Tessa Nowosenetz and Christine Nyatsmbo...

Tessa Nowosenetz and Christine Nyatsambo, Issued by KLA 30 Mar 2021

Exclusive digital experiences featuring local musician Jeremy Loops - a priceless moment hosted by Mastercard
Exclusive digital experiences featuring local musician Jeremy Loops - a priceless moment hosted by MastercardArticle

Mastercard will launch a new Priceless digital experience with a video featuring recording artist Jeremy Loops performing his hit song "Down South" on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 26 Mar 2021

Disasters take heavy toll on agri-food systems as new threats emerge
Disasters take heavy toll on agri-food systems as new threats emergeArticle

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' latest report has revealed that agricultural losses from natural hazards continue to soar, inflicting economic damage and undermining nutrition...

23 Mar 2021

Enterprises UP research project: The 4IR and its impact on future skills and training needs
Enterprises UP research project: The 4IR and its impact on future skills and training needsArticle

A team of experts from Enterprises UP recently completed a study, supporting the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority's ongoing research into the impact of the Fourth Industrial Resolution...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 19 Mar 2021

Enterprises UP and Drone Safety and Legal (DSL) launch Africa's first specialised drone courses
Enterprises UP and Drone Safety and Legal (DSL) launch Africa's first specialised drone coursesArticle

Enterprises University of Pretoria (Pty) Ltd (Enterprises UP) has officially launched an exclusive partnership with Drone Safety and Legal (DSL) to provide specialised short courses in drone applications...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 2 Mar 2021

The future of news broadcasting relies on technology
The future of news broadcasting relies on technologyArticle

We live in a world of content and in the time of Covid-19, news content has trended like never before...

12 Feb 2021

Jeff Bezos reshaped retail as CEO of Amazon. AP Photo/John Locher
How Bezos and Amazon changed the worldArticle

Amazon announced Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO almost 27 years after he founded the company to sell books to customers over dial-up modems...

Venkatesh Shankar 4 Feb 2021

Kia reveals new corporate logo and global brand slogan
Kia reveals new corporate logo and global brand sloganArticle

The launch of the new logo follows the announcement of Kia's 'Plan S' long-term business strategy in 2020...

7 Jan 2021

Moshe Lichtenstein,CEO and founder, One8Innovation
#BizTrends2021: Healthcare innovations to look out forArticle

A significant part of 2020 was riddled with the Covid-19 pandemic, thus negatively affecting the healthcare sector. To combat some of the challenges in treating conditions such as the coronavirus and healing chronic wounds, there are several healthcare innovations to look out for in the coming year...

Moshe Lichtenstein 4 Jan 2021

Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stage
Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stageArticle

We've devised a way to factor in noise annoyance levels in drone design...

Antonio J Torija Martinez 22 Dec 2020

Nigerian startups make ag-tech accessible to small local farmers
Nigerian startups make ag-tech accessible to small local farmersArticle

Digital technologies are indispensable in modern agriculture. Yet farmers themselves sometimes lack confidence in adopting particular tools before they're sure of the benefits...

17 Dec 2020

Urgent action, innovation needed for infrastructure recovery in SA
Urgent action, innovation needed for infrastructure recovery in SAArticle

According to SRK Consulting partner and principal engineering technologist Steve Bartels, speed and ingenuity are now of the essence as South Africa's hopes of a economic recovery rely heavily on...

15 Dec 2020

How sub-Saharan Africa can rethink its approach to agriculture
How sub-Saharan Africa can rethink its approach to agricultureArticle

As African economies recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, governments should explore technologies like global positioning systems and blockchain for use in the registration of land rights...

Michael Aliber and Wandile Sihlobo 15 Dec 2020

The role of digital transformation in kick-starting African economies
The role of digital transformation in kick-starting African economiesArticle

The digital revolution has officially engaged a higher gear, raising a great deal of curiosity and speculation on technological innovation, adoption, AI and the future of the digital economy...

Tau Mashigo 4 Dec 2020

Tackling the last mile of the Covid-19 vaccine journey
Tackling the last mile of the Covid-19 vaccine journeyArticle

Restarting the global economy for billions of people will depend on successfully overcoming logistical challenges in the 'last mile' of a Covid-19 vaccine's journey to immunisation stations, according to a new report...

26 Nov 2020

SA retail brands offering deals for Black Friday 2020
SA retail brands offering deals for Black Friday 2020Article

Covid-19 has interrupted regular business activities in 2020, including what's become the biggest shopping event on South Africa's retail calendar...

Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Nov 2020

How connectivity, tech is disrupting the maritime sector
How connectivity, tech is disrupting the maritime sectorArticle

While the maritime sector is beginning to reap the benefits of integrating smart solutions in its operations, there are barriers that it needs to overcome to ensure that it optimally leverages the adoption of technology...

Khaya Mbanga 12 Nov 2020

New security plan to curb theft, vandalism of rail infrastructure
New security plan to curb theft, vandalism of rail infrastructureArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says a recently unveiled multifaceted security plan, anchored on insourcing capacity, will make an invaluable contribution to the fight against theft and vandalism of rail infrastructure...

4 Nov 2020

Professor Christian Happi, director of the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, displays one of the most advanced automated acid extractors being used in the laboratory. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images
Nigeria needs innovation and science investment to help control Covid-19Article

Nigeria, like other African countries, wasn't spared from the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. To overcome this challenge, countries have been advised to keep testing, treating and isolating to reduce infections...

Christian Happi & Ifeyinwa Aniebo 28 Oct 2020

#SUSASummit: Can AI transform the way we use energy?
#SUSASummit: Can AI transform the way we use energy?Article

These are the highlights of Dr Mark Nasila's talk at the SingularityU South Africa 2020 Summit...

26 Oct 2020

Data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in Africa
Data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in AfricaArticle

While many farmers still rely on traditional techniques to coax a living from the land, there are opportunities to use cutting-edge technology to drive Africa towards a food-secure future...

Amrote Abdella 21 Oct 2020

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SA Agricultural Crime Prevention Institute helps to fight crimeArticle

It is the mission of the SAACPI and its official partners to improve and maintain agricultural security through the proactive prevention and combating of serious and violent crimes in South African farming communities...

15 Oct 2020

Explainer: What's behind the locust swarms damaging crops in southern Africa
Explainer: What's behind the locust swarms damaging crops in southern AfricaArticle

Locust outbreaks are driven by unusual climatic conditions...

Frances Duncan 8 Oct 2020

Lumkani awarded EIC Horizon Prize
Lumkani awarded EIC Horizon PrizeArticle

Lumkani, one of five innovations that can make a big difference in the lives of the most vulnerable people around the world, has won the EIC Horizon Prize on Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid...

2 Oct 2020

How proptech innovation is boosting the local property market
How proptech innovation is boosting the local property marketArticle

Fintech specialist e4 has noted the substantial impact of proptech-driven innovation on the global real estate industry and South African markets...

30 Sep 2020

Drone tech helps boost healthcare supply chains
Drone tech helps boost healthcare supply chainsArticle

Health workers serving remote communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must often undertake a six-day return journey to collect vaccines...

21 Sep 2020

Drone technology helps boost healthcare supply chains in Africa
Drone technology helps boost healthcare supply chains in AfricaArticle

Drone technology is offering a lifesaving solution to the challenges, including helping to ensure that cold chains are maintained, and vaccine quality is not compromised...

21 Sep 2020

Walmart to trial drone deliveries of health and wellness products
Walmart to trial drone deliveries of health and wellness productsArticle

Walmart is partnering with Zipline to launch a drone delivery operation in the U.S. Initially, the service will make on-demand deliveries of select health and wellness products...

14 Sep 2020

Fast-tracking the future of shopping malls
Fast-tracking the future of shopping mallsArticle

Is the long-imagined retail apocalypse on our doorstep? If you have entered a shopping mall recently, you might begin to think so...

Lars Veul 8 Sep 2020

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Digital media and PR: The path to growth for agencies in the age of digitalArticle

Moliehi Molekoa, managing director of Magna Carta Reputation Management Consultants discusses the path to growth for agencies in the age of digital...

Moliehi Molekoa 3 Sep 2020

Broll report looks at SA's shifting last-mile delivery landscape
Broll report looks at SA's shifting last-mile delivery landscapeArticle

As technology accelerates the customer online order experience, the final leg, or 'last mile' expectation of efficient and scheduled on-time delivery has become one of the defining measures of customer service...

1 Sep 2020

Heineken South Africa Women's Month entrepreneur - Sibongile Sambo, founder and MD of SRS Aviation
Heineken South Africa Women's Month entrepreneur - Sibongile Sambo, founder and MD of SRS AviationArticle

Sibongile Sambo is a trailblazing entrepreneur in the aviation industry. She is the founder and managing director of SRS Aviation, which is the first 100% black woman-owned aviation company in South Africa...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 28 Aug 2020

Do you know where your coffee comes from? The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of knowing about our supply chains. Here, a woman carries harvested coffee beans in a coffee plantation in Mount Gorongosa, Mozambique, in August 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chainsArticle

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now...

Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 6 Aug 2020

Eland released in Western Cape wine estate to boost ecosystem diversity
Eland released in Western Cape wine estate to boost ecosystem diversityArticle

Five eland were released in the Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West on Wednesday, 29 July, as part of the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust's (CTEET) Gantouw Project...

30 Jul 2020

Reaching new heights with drone technology
Reaching new heights with drone technologyArticle

The Sernick Group has welcomed the opportunity to implement drone technology in their own commercial farming practices and has since been researching new ways to benefit from it.

8 Jul 2020

Drones are the future for better pan-African healthcare
Drones are the future for better pan-African healthcareArticle

Drones are being successfully deployed to support medical and humanitarian projects across Africa, but for greater, more sustainable impact, they will need to be fully integrated into supply chains within an enabling regulatory environment...

3 Jul 2020

Startups graduate from Drone Start-Up Accelerator Programme
Startups graduate from Drone Start-Up Accelerator ProgrammeArticle

A group of startups graduated from a 20-week Drone Start-Up Accelerator Programme, which aimed to equip the businesses with the tools and skills needed to drive the adoption of drone technology in SA...

1 Jul 2020

Artifical intelligence: mining's new frontier
Artifical intelligence: mining's new frontierArticle

Artificial intelligence's (AI's) role is not to usurp the traditional methods of mining, but rather to supplement and support the human factor...

10 Jun 2020

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Celebrating biodiversity in the times of Covid-19
#WorldEnvironmentDay: Celebrating biodiversity in the times of Covid-19Article

The global havoc brought by Covid-19 is not only exposing the triple challenge (inequality, poverty and unemployment) in South Africa that we have always known about, but how slow we have acted on fixing them...

Bonani Madikizela 5 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Many opportunities for youth in world's oldest industry, construction
#YouthMonth: Many opportunities for youth in world's oldest industry, constructionArticle

We chat to Tracy-Lee Behr, event director: built environment at dmg events, to find out more about how the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo provides for youth involvement and upliftment...

Sindy Peters 4 Jun 2020

The future of work
The future of workArticle

As part of SAICA's Leadership in a Time of Crisis webinar series, Willem van der Post, CA(SA) and CEO of xTech.Capital shared some thoughts on what the workplace of the future will look like, especially in a post-coronavirus world...

Issued by SAICA 21 May 2020

The medical scheme payment holiday issue and Covid-19 costs
The medical scheme payment holiday issue and Covid-19 costsArticle

Medical aid schemes have not been spared the impact of Covid-19. Several solutions are being put forward to support members in shouldering both the financial and the clinical burden of the virus, while ensuring that schemes will be able to manage the expected number of increased admissions...

15 May 2020

How drones can helps us win the war against Covid-19
How drones can helps us win the war against Covid-19Article

Drones can be useful in the battle against Covid-19 if it is used correctly. China's healthcare industry is an example of the successful implementation of drones against the virus...

7 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Mining partners developing new ways to work
#LockdownLessons: Mining partners developing new ways to workArticle

As South Africa's mining sector gradually ramps up after the national lockdown, a new world of restrictions, regulations and protocols is evolving...

Andrew van Zyl 4 May 2020

The rise of conservation tech in Africa
The rise of conservation tech in AfricaArticle

The need to mitigate anthropogenic impacts on species and natural systems has resulted in conservation science developing as a major multidisciplinary area of study...

20 Apr 2020

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Pilots, drone owners urged to comply with Covid-19 regulationsArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has urged aviators to comply with the regulations and directions of the Disaster Management Act aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19...

20 Apr 2020

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