Textbooks on tablets: The worst idea for government schools?

In his recent State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Cyril Ramaphosa made a startling statement that set media a-buzz with criticism: “Over the next six years, we will provide every school child in South Africa with digital workbooks and textbooks on a tablet device.” There are myriad challenges facing SA that make this idea […]

In conversation with… Dr Happy Sithole

HPC focus must shift to SMMEs The initiative to establish a High Performance Computing (HPC) facility in South Africa came from the academic research community. When Dr Happy Sithole was working on his PhD in material science, there was a small cluster of super computers at the University of Limpopo, but for some very large […]

In conversation with… Greg Hookings, Stratus Technologies

While he was on a whistle stop visit to South Africa to participate in X-Change 2018, I meet with Greg Hookings at the Stratus office in Lynnwood, Pretoria, on his way back to England. Greg is responsible for leading the company’s industrial internet of things (IIOT) and Industry 4.0 IT systems with one of his […]

In conversation with Luxy Moodley, SICK Automation

While the company name might be SICK Automation, a name no one will forget, its new head office in Lanseria, Gauteng, is running in full health under the guidance of their MD, Luxy Moodley. I first met Moodley at the launch of the new premises earlier this year where she spoke positively about South Africa, […]