Posts tagged as technology

Effective tech requires skills diversity

At a time when developing technology skills for a digital world have become a priority, companies will do well not to limit their focus on acquiring computer science and programming talent but also expand into other, more diverse fields. As technology evolves, it is increasingly important to maintain the human link to it. Conversations need […]

Technology featured prominently in SONA 2019

More than any past president of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke about technology during his State of the Nation Address (SONA), which took place on Thursday 7 February 2019. He said that as we grapple with the challenges of the past, and as we deepen our efforts to overcome the grave injustices of centuries, […]

Mining startup aims for improved procurement

A local provider of smart solutions for the administrative, safety, and procurement requirements of the mining industry, Passport 360 is one of four African start-ups that have secured a pitch slot at the Start-ups Unearthed Africa session at the Investing in African Mining Indaba on 6 February at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Open […]

Draft white paper on science, technology and innovation unveiled

Twenty years after the adoption of the first White Paper on Science and Technology (DST) in 1996, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) began developing a new draft White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), which was approved by Cabinet in September 2018. The new document will ensure a growing role for STI […]