Posts tagged as South Africa

Anti-drone technology enters African market

US company Department 13 has licenced Skydrone to represent its Mesmer anti-drone product in the growing African market. Mesmer is a patented drone mitigation solution which is low power, non-jamming, non-line of sight, and non-kinetic. It provides a safe and effective method of protecting personnel and infrastructure from dangerous drones. The technology prevents drones from […]

Skills-development programmes equip SA youth with ICT skills

With the unemployment rate among young people (aged 15 to 34 years) being 38,2%, it is not surprisingly that many youths are despondent and discouraged by the lack of opportunities available to them to acquire skills through education and training. It is this gap that the Datatec Foundation intends to fill, supporting programmes that can […]

A brave new world for software developers

Software developers are in the enviable position of having the power to shape the future. It’s an exciting time to be in the industry, but also a time for reflection on the ethics and responsibilities of software development. Developers today are in a privileged position. As software becomes increasingly crucial in business and daily life, […]

SA government cloud rolled out to first client

The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) embarked on infrastructure modernisation to re-engineer its digital environment into modern facilities, including the introduction of cloud capability. It has now implemented the next key phase in creating this ecosystem, building its biggest cloud infrastructure to date, in partnership with Huawei, IBM and Gijima. SITA’s cloud computing programme gave […]

Light at the end of the tunnel? Eskom reveals recovery plan

Eskom’s new chief executive officer, Phakamani Hadebe, says the board has approved a turnaround strategy which will address the power utility’s major difficulties. The institution has compiled a 9-point recovery plan which is designed to overcome problems in its generation division and enable the power utility to meet its obligations to provide a reliable supply […]

White paper finds AI capable of doubling SA’s growth

While South Africa’s many challenges such as high unemployment and weak economic growth are multifaceted, and requires both public and private sector participation, the appropriate application of modern technologies can be an important part of solving many of these challenges, states the authors of a new whitepaper released by Accenture. Its authors believe that the […]