Albert van Jaarsveld – loss for NRF, win for UKZN

  The CEO of the National Research Foundation (NRF), Dr. Albert van Jaarsveld, will be taking up the position of vice-chancellor and principal at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). This is a loss for the NRF, but a great win for UKZN. It comes shortly after his reappointment as the NRF’s CEO for a second five-year […]

SAP’s seven year plan to drive growth and innovation in Africa

  SAP has announced a seven-year plan to upskill local African talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in Africa.  The company’s vision is to help make Africa run better and improve the lives of Africans with an investment of $500-million. As part of this commitment, SAP Africa is now taking responsibility for SAP operations […]

Video: UJ’s Ilanga II solar race car launched

  The University of Johannesburg’s Solar Team launched its Ilanga II solar race car on 5 August in anticipation of the biennial Sasol Solar Challenge. The eight-day challenge (27 September to 4 October 2014), starts in Johannesburg, passes through Port Elizabeth and finishes in Cape Town. South African universities and other local solar teams will compete […]

Tellumat and gaming company GPI form joint venture in electronic manufacturing

  The JSE-listed investment and empowerment group Grand Parade Investments (GPI) has entered into a manufacturing joint venture with electronics contract manufacturer Tellumat, in terms of which GPI will acquire 51% of the new  company, Grand Tellumat Manufacturing, with Tellumat owning the balance of 49%. The transaction is a merger of the engineering skills and […]

Great expectations as SATNAC 2014 explores ubiquitous broadband

  When SATNAC 2014 opens its doors in Port Elizabeth on 1 September delegates will be in for an interesting few days as the presenters and panellists will focus on ubiquitous broadband as an enabler to transform the lives of ordinary South Africans.  The conference theme is “Ubiquitous Broadband – an enabler to transform lives”. […]

Nike Soweto Marathon winners off to Paris

  In addition to the R100 000 cash prize for the winning male and female in the 42,2 km open category of the annual Nike Soweto Marathon, energy management company Schneider Electric will fly the winners to Paris, France, to compete in the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon with its approximately 50 000 participants and unprecedented […]

Conventional backup does not cut it

  Most existing backup solutions are failing to give businesses the data protection they need, creating a gap between business requirements and IT performance. It is no longer unusual for customers or employees to need information and services to be available around the clock, according to Warren Olivier, Veeam Regional Manager for Southern Africa. The […]