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Project Unlockdown: SA tech community helps govt fight COVID-19 threat

In South Africa, the tech industry launched Project Unlockdown before the official lockdown for volunteers to coordinate and help solve problems.
Digital Academy

Fear, resistance and skills shortages threaten 4IR progress in SA

The 4IR could create new jobs and businesses but seizing opportunities require new approaches to education and the workplace digital skills development.
Digital Rural Transformation

Benin: Digital Rural Transformation Project promises a new dawn

A Digital Rural Transformation Project in Benin aimed towards financial inclusion, will be supported by the World Bank with funding worth $100 million.
Nordic countries

Nordic countries bolster partnerships in African energy, water markets

Over a period spanning more than two decades, the Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden – have developed viable and innovative energy systems with a focus on effective system integration, grid stability and sustainable energy solutions....
City Power

IoT survey reveals the importance of cybersecurity

The results of a new study conducted to understand consumer concerns around IoT security and data privacy have been released.

Utilities, telecoms and ICT: ‘mutually exclusive’

In conversation with Mlungisi Mkhwanazi, the Director of the Africa Utilities Technology Council (AUTC), he reveals that the changing playing field in the ICT space is motivating utilities to examine the benefits of keeping...

Saudi energy developer inks deals to advance power generation

ACWA Power has signed strategic deals with Silk Road Fund and Huawei for technological advancements of power generation and water desalination plants.

S.Africa: IDC initiative provides ICT facilities to secondary school

Wipro in partnership with the IDC have provided ICT infrastructure to Zamokuhle Junior Secondary School situated in the Eastern Cape.
telecom operators

South Africa needs skills in IoT to drive smart cities

According to the South African Minister of Science and Technology Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, connecting cities to the Internet of Things (IoT) is a priority for the South African government. Kubayi-Ngubane made this declaration at the underway...

ICT is vital to developing smart cities in Africa

Speaking with ESI Africa, three experts in the energy sector unanimously noted that ICT is the backbone for developing viable smart cities in Africa. “The important thing is the deployment of ICT; that’s how we...