Tag Archives: Technology

Investing in SA through digital transformation is essential to future economic growth (IOL)

Both globally and locally, there is clear consensus that investment in a country’s technological advancement is intrinsically linked to economic growth. In a connected and smart society, digital transformation has become one of the key strategies governments are adopting to promote inclusive growth. A digital driven revolution has brought with it many opportunities but developing […]
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Retailers in South Africa have made changes to help you make better choices – but they need to be careful (BT)

How stores are using AI An example of AI in retail can be seen in the use of facial and voice recognition. The SPD Group, a London-based e-commerce solutions company, has developed a system for product suggestions based on tracking a customer’s location and actions in-store. The system analyses video footage from cameras, identifies customers […]
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Department of Tourism launches incubation programme for tech savvy entrepreneurs (IOL)

Digitalisation has the potential to open new frontiers and improve resource management efficiency and sector competitiveness in tourism, says the Department of Tourism. To this end the department in collaboration with the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), today launched the Tourism Technology Grassroots Innovation Incubator Programme […]
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SMME’s appealing for access to renewable energy (Sabc News)

Small business owners in the Free State are appealing for renewable energy assistance. They say it is a viable solution to the constant power cuts, and ultimately a solution to save jobs. Entrepreneurs say the unemployment rate in South Africa calls for more strategies to create job opportunities. The unemployment rate has decreased from 0.8% […]
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NASA awards $50 Million in funding to small businesses (SBT)

The awards are being managed by NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The program provides early-stage funding to start-ups, as well as access to a network of diverse entrepreneurs and innovators. It also gives small businesses the chance to work with NASA programs and other government agencies. The scheme […]
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Google opens applications for R64m fund targeting Africa. (ITWeb)

Digital Economy Google has committed $4 million (R64 million) to fund 60 eligible black-founded start-ups across Africa. The internet firm yesterday opened applications for the second cohort of the Google for Start-ups Black Founders Fund for Africa. The fund was launched in the wake of the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement as part of Google’s racial equality […]
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MTN rolls out R2.2bn Gauteng township investment (ITweb)

MTN’s investment comes on the back of growing emphasis by the provincial government for business to help formalise township-based enterprises and provide support for such businesses. Last month, the Gauteng Legislature passed the Township Economic Development Bill, saying it helps to economically empower townships and disadvantaged communities. Now, MTN says its infrastructure investment will help […]
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Vodacom entrusted by government to continue driving digital transformation in education( M&G)

How Vodacom is digitising education in SA In 2014, Vodacom launched an e-learning platform in partnership with the Department of Education to create a free digital-education portal that provides CAPS-aligned educational content for learners in grades R to 12. With many children unable to attend school in person at the peak of the pandemic, registrations […]
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To do business with government, Huawei must have South African staff (Mail & Guardian)

On 11 February, the department of employment and labour announced it had filed court papers against Huawei, which is headquartered in China. The company, the department said, had breached South Africa’s labour and employment laws by filling 90% of its workforce with foreign nationals. A month later, it emerged that the department and Huawei Technologies […]
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SA’s top 5 most employable skills (Moneyweb)

Information technology South Africa is renowned for its sporadic adoption of innovative technology. Even now, in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we lag behind the rest of the world in this area. Employable skills (or the lack thereof) in this industry are no exception – of all the skills in demand in 2022, […]
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