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Digital Africa innovation programme launches
Digital Africa innovation programme launches

A new edition of Digital Africa, an innovation competition to take up the challenge of digital transition in Africa, has been launched. The deadline for startups to submit their projects is October 22, 2017.

1 day ago

How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?
How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?

Peter Sondergaard, Gartner executive VP for research, addressed CIOs and senior IT executives in his keynote at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town. He gave delegates tips to speed through what he calls the 'digital trough'.

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

Monde Mawasha, Coega Development Corporation programme director: information & communications technology (ICT) and research unit (RU)
It's time for Africa

The rise of the fourth industrial revolution (FIR) in the shape of digitalisation and internet connectivity is adding intricacy to future economies and their employment outcome. It therefore has the ability to drive Africa forward. It will enable innovation, propel new business models and improve the delivery of public services.

By Monde Mawasha 2 days ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Simon Robinson
#BehindtheSelfie with... Simon Robinson

This #InnovationMonth, we go behind the selfie with Simon Robinson, co-owner, organiser and head of marketing for Mediatech Africa, and owner of the Sun Circle Group.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

#TourismMonth: Sharing data. What does the future hold for the travel industry?
#TourismMonth: Sharing data. What does the future hold for the travel industry?

Will the travel industry ever be able to work together in such a way that it is able to offer travellers a perfectly seamless and personalised travel experience?

By Jannine Adams 19 Sep 2017

Photo by Farzad Nazifi on Unsplash
Software development critical to optimise business processes

The working environment across the world is rapidly changing and has brought with it a new set of obstacles that could impact your business and its processes.

By Marc de Villiers 19 Sep 2017

Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments
Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments

Bitcoin payments could soon be commonplace at Pick n Pay. For a limited period, customers at the retailer's head office campus store have been able to use the cryptocurrency as a payment method by simply scanning a QR code using a Bitcoin wallet app on their smartphone when checking out.

19 Sep 2017

Photo by Edho Pratama on Unsplash
The calm before the next African smartphone storm

For many years, African countries served as the growth engine for the global smartphone market. In 2016, however, global smartphone sales grew at a modest 2% and the landscape in Africa also saw a dip from what had been a 39% year-over-year growth rate.

19 Sep 2017

Ethiopia's Meda Messenger combining chat with payments
Ethiopia's Meda Messenger combining chat with payments

Ethiopian startup Meda Messenger is hoping for swift uptake after rolling out its cross-platform social app that allows users to chat and make payments.

By Tom Jackson 19 Sep 2017

Airbus Helicopters introduces Fleetkeeper logbook, flight folio
Airbus Helicopters introduces Fleetkeeper logbook, flight folio

Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa (AHZA) has launched its Fleetkeeper electronic technical logbook and electronic flight folio which enables helicopter owners, pilots, maintenance, and airworthiness managers to track flight hours, flight cycles and any other information regarding maintenance.

18 Sep 2017

Val Thomas, founder and co-creator of TheTreeApp
#InnovationMonth: TheTreeApp making strides in SA tree identification

TheTreeApp, which functions much like Google but for trees, was launched recently. The app, with extensive tree information, beautiful illustrations and GPS location and search capabilities, allows South Africans - whether they are students, conservationists, botanists or avid nature lovers - to investigate, search and identify and learn about trees. We chat to the founder and co-creator of one of the most powerful tree identification apps on the market, Val Thomas, to find out more.

By Cari Coetzee 18 Sep 2017

Greg Pritchett
Devops and its clear missing connection

For IT professionals, the idea of having a more collaborative approach between development and operations is highly appealing. Getting rid of the isolated “siloes”, opening up to feedback and building consorts across the product lifecycle, from design to end of life - who would say no to that?

By Greg Pritchett 18 Sep 2017

DevConf 2018 to include Cape Town
DevConf 2018 to include Cape Town

Developers' conference and exhibition, DevConf, will be held in Johannesburg as well as Cape Town in 2018.

18 Sep 2017