Posts tagged as South Africa

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 […]

Geomatics: Addressing the elephants in the room

Following the successful AfricaGEO 2018 Conference in Gauteng, please allow me to share a few observations. After the provisional conference programme was announced, I was excited about the various sessions relating to challenges in the geomatics profession. Despite its profound history, the geomatics profession (particularly land surveying) is becoming less popular compared to professions such […]

South Africa joins International Energy Agency

Jeff Radebe, the minister of energy, and Dr Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), jointly announced that South Africa has joined the IEA as an Association Country. South Africa is the first sub-Saharan African country to institutionalise its engagement with the IEA, a development which marks an important milestone for […]