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Emergency response app for domestic abuse victimsArticle

Gender-based violence and domestic abuse have forced their way into work, school, family and community conversations over the past few weeks...

10 Sep 2019

Refreshed Volvo XC90 brings a new dimension of safety
Refreshed Volvo XC90 brings a new dimension of safetyArticle

The Volvo CX90 is refreshed and is here in South Africa...

Naresh Maharaj 26 Aug 2019

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#Loeries2019: ALL THE WINNERS!Article

The full list of winners for the 41st Annual Loerie Awards, which concluded on Saturday, 24 August 2018 at the Durban ICC, have been announced. Congratulations to all!...

23 Aug 2019

#Loeries2019: Day 3 judging finalists!
#Loeries2019: Day 3 judging finalists!Article

Day 3's finalists have been announced for Loeries 2019...

21 Aug 2019

ER24 improves response times with what3words
ER24 improves response times with what3wordsArticle

It is often difficult to communicate exact locations to emergency response teams in South Africa's informal settlements and rural areas and on farms and beachs without any addresses or points of reference nearby...

21 Aug 2019

Taking safety to the road
Taking safety to the roadArticle

Tyre burst was implicated as a major contributor to road crashes in the Easter 2019 period...

20 Aug 2019

Ambulances and emergency vehicles parked at Edendale Hospital look good, but hardly any are operational. Photo: Nompendulo Ngubane
Emergency workers sit around all day because there are no ambulancesArticle

In August 2018, KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo announced 89 brand new ambulances would replace the province's ageing fleet...

Nompendulo Ngubane 9 Jul 2019

Dr Anuschka Coovadia is the head of healthcare for Africa at KPMG
Change across healthcare ecosystems in AfricaArticle

Over the last 100 years, healthcare systems across the African continent have started to evolve and transform slowly, in line with parallel changes experienced in the economic growth and social development of each country...

Anuschka Coovadia 5 Jul 2019

The future of Big Data
The future of Big DataArticle

The first quarter AfriGIS Data and Spatial Workshop took place on 3 April, bringing together business and data experts to further explore the previous year's theme on Big Data management, systems, procedures and analytics...

Issued by AfriGIS 24 May 2019

SABC radio building 'no-go zone' after massive diesel leak
SABC radio building 'no-go zone' after massive diesel leakArticle

The SABC's Radio Park building in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, was evacuated yesterday morning following a massive diesel leak...

16 May 2019

Bus drivers have retained the right to strike following a ruling by the Essential Services Committee. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp
Transport is not an essential service, committee findsArticle

The Essential Services Committee (ESC) has denied an application by the National Black Consumer Council to declare public transport an essential service...

Zoë Postman 10 May 2019

Fraud, waste and abuse - ubiquitous in South AfricaArticle

The BOSASA hearings and the corruption, racketeering and money laundering associated with it since 2000, have again highlighted the culture of fraud, waste and abuse in South Africa. BOSASA is a controversial group of companies on the West Rand of Johannesburg that secured a number of major tenders with the Government over the past decade.

Issued by Bonitas 11 Apr 2019

Cyclone Idai: Rich countries are to blame for disasters like this - here's how they can make amends
Cyclone Idai: Rich countries are to blame for disasters like this - here's how they can make amendsArticle

The tropical cyclone rampaging south-eastern Africa has been described as one of the worst disasters ever to strike the southern hemisphere, with up to 2.6 million people potentially affected...

Michael Mikulewicz and Tahseen Jafry 25 Mar 2019

Protesters block the main route to Zimbabwe's capital Harare from Epworth township on January 14, 2019, after the government more than doubled the price of fuel. On January 15, CPJ joined more than 20 rights organizations and the #KeepItOn Coalition to call for authorities in Zimbabwe to restore internet and social media services. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Jekesai Njikizana.
CPJ joins call for Zimbabwe to restore internet and social media accessArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined more than 20 rights organisations and the #KeepItOn Coalition to call for authorities in Zimbabwe to restore internet and social media services...

16 Jan 2019

Deon Kotze, head of technical marketing at Discovery Health
#BizTrends2019: Medical technology to watch out forArticle

Ground-breaking technologies are empowering healthcare systems and consumers at an unprecedented rate...

Deon Kotze 6 Jan 2019

The country's state emergency services are facing staff and vehicle shortages, leaving provinces with no choice but to outsource these critical services. (Christopher Sebela / Flickr)
If you need an ambulance this festive season, what are your chances of getting one?Article

Just 1,971 state ambulance vehicles are on the road nationally, a Bhekisisa survey reveals...

Nelisiwe Msomi 18 Dec 2018

O.R Tambo boosts safety, security for festive travellers
O.R Tambo boosts safety, security for festive travellersArticle

According to O. R. Tambo International Airport's general manager, Bongiwe Pityi-Vokwana, the airport's community is gearing up for the busiest time of the year to help an anticipated four-million passengers get their holiday travels underway...

12 Dec 2018

At about 21 million strong, nurses make up half of the world’s health workforce. SIM USA/Shutterstock
To achieve universal healthcare, Kenya must invest more in its nursesArticle

Nurses in Kenya are threatening to strike, protesting that the government had failed to increase their salaries in spite of an agreement which ended a five-month strike last year...

Sharon Brownie 10 Dec 2018

WCG stresses emergency medical staff EMS bravery with two new videos
WCG stresses emergency medical staff EMS bravery with two new videosArticle

The Western Cape Government (WCG) has launched two new videos focusing on the vital role its Emergency Medical Staff (EMS) play on a daily basis...

Issued by FCB Africa 6 Dec 2018

OFM journalists win at Vodacom regional awards
OFM journalists win at Vodacom regional awardsArticle

Two young journalists from the OFM news team won major awards at the annual Vodacom Journalist of the Year regional last week...

Issued by OFM Radio 6 Nov 2018

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No risk of drought this summerArticle

Hydrologists from the Department of Water and Sanitation say the country will not experience drought over the next three months...

31 Oct 2018

Uber doubles down on safety, launches Safety Toolkit for riders and drivers
Uber doubles down on safety, launches Safety Toolkit for riders and driversArticle

Uber rolls out of new Safety Toolkit app across Europe, the Middle East and Africa...

18 Oct 2018

Prototype tech to warn drivers of accidents ahead
Prototype tech to warn drivers of accidents aheadArticle

Ford and Vodafone are testing connected vehicle tech that can automatically warn other drivers of accidents ahead...

26 Sep 2018

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Top 5 reasons why South Africans make memorable marketing: #HeritageDayArticle

I recently gave a cause marketing presentation to Amasa in Cape Town at the Red and Yellow School and it struck me that there's a unique synergy between our diversity and our advertising. So, in honour of Heritage Month here are my top five reasons why South Africans make memorable marketing...

Sheila McGillivray 21 Sep 2018

Drones to be used by insurers?
Drones to be used by insurers?Article

Given how data provides a competitive advantage, insurers can use drones to enhance the quality of information around policies and claims and aid in improving decision-making...

21 Sep 2018

Correctional Services building declared safe
Correctional Services building declared safeArticle

The head office of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has been declared safe...

20 Sep 2018

The battle for the Edge
The battle for the EdgeArticle

It is estimated that in 2018 there will be over 31 billion connected 'edge' devices globally...

4 Sep 2018

Local tech startup to revolutionise US 911 services
Local tech startup to revolutionise US 911 servicesArticle

RapidDeploy, a local tech startup, is set to modernise 911 services in the US, following a recent partnership with multinational telecommunications company AT&T...

23 Aug 2018

#MobileCommerce: The last mile digitised, democratised and on-demand
#MobileCommerce: The last mile digitised, democratised and on-demandArticle

It's no secret, in the digital age shoppers want what we want when we want it...

Bronwyn Williams 10 Jul 2018

Henri van Breda found guilty for family murders
Henri van Breda found guilty for family murdersArticle

Henri van Breda has been found guilty of murdering his parents and brother in their Stellenbosch home...

Shan Radcliffe 22 May 2018

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Rands and sense: Why the National Health Insurance may lead to better health budgetsArticle

About 200m from where I work in Rosebank, Johannesburg, there is a private clinic housing a general practitioner, a team of specialised surgeons, a rehabilitation centre, and state-of-the-art imaging and radiology technology...

Natasha Salant 16 May 2018

SMS emergency service for hearing impaired launched
SMS emergency service for hearing impaired launchedArticle

Vodacom's hearing and speech impaired customers now have a dedicated SMS emergency service at their disposal...

24 Apr 2018

N3 Toll Route sees drastic reduction in road fatalities
N3 Toll Route sees drastic reduction in road fatalitiesArticle

Data recorded by N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) shows a 40,63% reduction in fatalities between January to March 2018 on the N3 Toll Route...

18 Apr 2018

This is how AI will change the way you drive
This is how AI will change the way you driveArticle

While there have been some recent setbacks (and there will doubtless be more) it appears that, with the massive investments in R&D, driverless cars will one day become a reality...

Sherry Zameer 17 Apr 2018

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Creating safer cities to help drive greater economic growthArticle

The majority of the world's citizens reside in urban areas and when cities are managed effectively, they can provide their inhabitants with vital opportunities for economic development...

Roy Alves 5 Mar 2018

Joburg property owners hope online system for objections works
Joburg property owners hope online system for objections worksArticle

Property owners in the City of Johannesburg have expressed concern about whether the newly introduced system which allows them to object to property valuations online will work...

Penwell Dlamini 7 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Cases to watch
#BizTrends2018: Cases to watchArticle

Crime, cartels, corruption, fraud, defaults, divorce... Say what we may about pitiful employment figures, there's no shortage of work for South African courts. Here are a few cases that may pique the public interest this year...

Shan Radcliffe 30 Jan 2018

What natural language processing is and why business intelligence will never be the same
What natural language processing is and why business intelligence will never be the sameArticle

While companies don't have the time to read everything that people say online, using natural language processing, businesses can gain useful insights using computing power, not human effort...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 17 Jan 2018

Handy smartphone for hotels: A revolutionary hospitality IoT solution
Handy smartphone for hotels: A revolutionary hospitality IoT solutionArticle

Tink Labs Limited officially launched the Handy smartphone, a suite of tools and call-to-action functions that reshapes the way hotels engage, communicate and cater to guests and their modern travel needs...

6 Dec 2017

Cape Town reprioritises budget to fund water projects
Cape Town reprioritises budget to fund water projectsArticle

The City of Cape Town has reprioritised R2bn of its budget to fund seven additional water projects...

15 Nov 2017

What the HPCSA says about room sharing
What the HPCSA says about room sharingArticle

Sharing premises seems like the ideal solution, given the economic challenges and pressures facing medical professionals. However, the HPCSA has strict guidelines on this...

23 Oct 2017

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Heavy rain brings some hope for dam levelsArticle

Nelson Mandela Bay supply dam levels could see a slight increase as heavy rain brought relief to some of the worst-affected catchment areas in the drought-stricken Eastern Cape and Garden Route...

Riaan Marais 21 Aug 2017

DigitLab, representing digital innovation at the Loeries
DigitLab, representing digital innovation at the LoeriesArticle

Digitlab's work with SA CAN in creating the TrackBox Emergency Response App has earned them a finalist spot in the Loeries' Digital and Interactive Communication category...

Issued by DigitLab 17 Aug 2017

HPCSA: Emergency services must ensure staff is registered
HPCSA: Emergency services must ensure staff is registeredArticle

The Professional Board for Emergency Care of the HPCSA has made an appeal to emergency services providers to ensure that their personnel is registered...

10 Aug 2017

Bisi Adegbuyi and Chris Sheldrick
Nigeria embraces ‘three word address' innovationArticle

Nigeria's postal service will now use the innovative ‘what3words' digital address system to increase the number of homes it can deliver to...

2 Aug 2017

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Eight dead in Lagos building collapseArticle

Eight people were killed when a four-storey building collapsed after heavy rains in Nigeria's commercial hub of Lagos, the emergency services and witnesses said on Wednesday, 26 July...

28 Jul 2017

Protecting staff, assets during strikes needs professional help
Protecting staff, assets during strikes needs professional helpArticle

Protecting employees, assets and property, during the chaos of strike action, requires specialist intervention from expert teams, lawfully providing protection and creating order...

3 Jul 2017

England's emergency units open 'as normal' again after cyberattack
England's emergency units open 'as normal' again after cyberattackArticle

Accident and emergency units in England were nearly back to normal after the last restrictions put in place following the global cyberattack were lifted...

18 May 2017

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