Pressure mounts as data protection deadline looms

Once the Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (PoPI Act) is made effective, companies will have a year grace period to become compliant with the act. In the meantime, agreements between corporate clients and their suppliers are already being updated to require compliance with data processing provisions contained in the act. This year’s first quarter […]

Telematics can help South Africa navigate around congestion

With two cities in the top 100 most congested cities in the world, South African business is grinding to a halt on our congested roads. According to TomTom Telematics research, a congestion level of 27% means South Africans now spend 119 extra travel hours a year on the roads. In the most recent TomTom Traffic […]

Ready to disrupt – tales of technologies, targeted sectors and a changing workforce

A look at the nature of disruption, the characteristics of the innovation that underpins it, how disruption happens, and which industries are next in line. In short, are the machines coming for our jobs? Disruption, often imagined as a lurking threat ready to destroy established businesses and business models, is on everyone’s minds of late. […]

The conflicted state of BIM in South Africa

  There’s a deep irony in what’s keeping building information modelling (BIM) adoption in limbo in South Africa: A technology meant to ease collaboration among stakeholders lacks the collaboration that is needed to realise it nationally. A panel of experts in the construction sector and in quantity surveying set out to gauge the resistance to […]

Collaboration and integration key factors in South African space strategy

  This speech was given by Naledi Pandor, the Minister of Science and Technology, at the 2017 International Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment (ISRSE) on 8 May 2017 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria. South Africa has a long history in space science and technology. However, it was […]

Cybersecurity for drones

  While the many benefits of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) as they are also known are regularly professed, the accompanying complexity that these systems introduce into workflows, especially when it comes to cybersecurity, is often neglected. As unmanned aerial systems are fundamentally digital systems – from their sensors to […]