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IBM aims to train 25m young Africans using free digital skills platform

By: Schalk Burger     24th February 2017 Technology multinational IBM launched a $70-million (R945-million) digital literacy and skills development initiative aimed at training 25-million people in Africa over five years. The Digital Nation Africa (DNA) initiative is being undertaken in partnership with African universities, companies... 

Security response team launched to protect digital business

By: Schalk Burger     24th February 2017 Network security multinational F5 Networks has launched a security incident response team (SIRT) and the F5 Labs cybersecurity laboratory service in addition to a suite of cybersecurity systems to protect modern digital commerce, says F5 Networks senior engineer Martin Walshaw. The SIRT will... 

Security response team launched to protect digital business
MARTIN WALSHAW Sophisticated threat intelligence and response strategies in addition to simplified access controls for applications and data are essential to effectively support digital commerce

Cell C rejects Telkom’s buy-out offer  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd February 2017 Mobile operator Cell C on Thursday confirmed that it had rejected an unsolicited nonbinding and conditional acquisition proposal from telecommunications giant Telkom. Media reports emerged this week that Telkom was planning to throw its hat in the ring for the buy-out of Cell C, which is being... 

Set top box policy amendment matter back in Constitutional Court

By: African News Agency      21st February 2017 Advocate Wim Trengove SC told the Constitutional Court on Tuesday that a decision on the amended set top box (STB) policy was unnecessary as it would have no legal binding effect. Trengove, who is acting for Communications Minister Faith Muthambi, was quizzed by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and... 

Blue Label expects higher H1 earnings

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th February 2017 JSE-listed Blue Label expects to report a surge in earnings bolstered in part by 58.18%-owned subsidiary Oxigen Services India’s fair value gains of R150-million in the six months ended November 30, 2016. Earnings a share are expected to increase by 54% to 58% to between 80.79c and 82.89c for the... 

Business applications and processes set to become analytics augmented

By: Schalk Burger     17th February 2017 The computing power present in most end-point and network edge devices can be leveraged to enhance business work applications – which display information streamed from analytics systems – with contextual information and automatic processes, says business information software multinational Qlik... 

Intelligent Edge network architecture a foundation for IoT systems

By: Schalk Burger     17th February 2017 Internet of Things (IoT) systems will allow for cost savings, efficiencies and enhanced customer experience, and is expected to change the way people work,  comparable with the changes brought about by mobile work systems and collaborative digital work environments, says networking multinational... 

SA Cabinet highlights progress in radio astronomy in the country

By: Keith Campbell     17th February 2017 The South African government has endorsed the creation of a single national South African Radio Astronomy Observatory. This was done at the Cabinet meeting held on February 15 and reported in a statement released by the Government Communication and Information System (better known as GCIS) on... 

SA Cabinet highlights progress in radio astronomy in the country
Photo by Duane Daws/Creamer Media
HartRAO’s 26 m radio telescope

Third Women in Energy conference cohosted at Energy Indaba

     17th February 2017 The yearly Women in Energy conference, organised by the Africa Energy Indaba, will bring together Africa’s leading women in the energy sector for its third iteration on Monday, February 20 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The Africa Energy Indaba was the first energy conference... 

Third Women in Energy conference cohosted at Energy Indaba
DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES The Women in Energy conference is designed to aid the increase in leadership and development of women involved in the African energy sectors

Jasco delivers improved H1 results

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th February 2017 JSE-listed Jasco Electronics on Tuesday delivered what it called a “pleasing” first-half performance amid difficult economic conditions and a negative impact from the exchange rate. The group achieved nearly double-digit earnings growth during the six months to December 31, which it attributed to... 

Adapt IT reports on normalised headline earnings as it continues with acquisition strategy

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th February 2017 Information technology services provider Adapt IT has, for the first time, disclosed normalised headline earnings per share (HEPS). At 34.74c for the six months to December 31, this was up 20% from the prior year, owing to higher noncash expenses as a result of acquisitions. Noting that its... 

Adapt IT reports on normalised headline earnings as it continues with acquisition strategy

Arc Flash workwear passes international testing

     10th February 2017 Technology solutions to personal protective equipment (PPE) supplier Dromex’s Arc Flash Protera workwear recently passed the Open Air Arc test. The test was performed by life cycle management solutions company Kinectrics, at its Arc test facility in Canada. 

Arc Flash workwear passes international testing
Photo by Bloomberg
HOT STUFF The Arc Flash Protera workwear protects against the thermal hazards of electric arc

Circumventing the challenges of impaired drug tests

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     10th February 2017 There is a need for testing methods that do not cross-react, especially when employees are HIV positive, says drug and alcohol testing equipment and accessories company Alco-Safe. “. . . people who are HIV positive are not obligated to disclose their HIV status, and rightly so. However, it does... 

Circumventing the challenges of impaired drug tests
INACCURATE TEST RESULTS Antiretroviral medication can affect the outcome of drug tests

Data management systems can help firms tap unused historical information

By: Schalk Burger     10th February 2017 The growing use of analytics to support business operations and the increasing complexity of data flows in all companies are leading companies of all sizes to adopt data management systems, says data management software firm Commvault Middle East, South Africa and Turkey systems engineering... 

Data management systems can help firms tap unused  historical information
JOHAN SCHEEPERS Data management platforms enable companies to effectively manage data leak risks and threats, as well as manage the creation, storage, access and deletion of data

Encrypted traffic can hide malware and cyberattacks

By: Schalk Burger     10th February 2017 Information technology security departments are challenged with rising malicious attacks, and cybercriminals who use stolen digital certificates and encrypted keys to acquire valuable enterprise and customer data, says network security multinational F5 Networks senior engineer Martin Walshaw. The... 

Encrypted traffic can hide malware and cyberattacks
MARTIN WALSHAW Cloud-based services are enabling cybercriminals to infiltrate networks with encrypted traffic without being detected, necessitating encrypted traffic inspection

Foundation-stage smart city systems can make cities safer, healthier

By: Schalk Burger     10th February 2017 The foundational systems of smart cities will provide significant health and security benefits for cities, say information technology multinational Wipro Africa business head Gavin Holme and Wipro Africa analytics practice manager Rudraksh Bhawalkar. These systems include connected street lights,... 

Foundation-stage smart city systems can make cities safer, healthier
GAVIN HOLME An important safety initiative for smart city planners is to build the tools with which citizens can report crimes anonymously

New CSIR chief intends building on ‘excellent work’ of predecessors

By: Keith Campbell     10th February 2017 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has announced its new CEO. He is Dr Thulani Dlamini, a chemist. His previous job was VP: Strategic Research and Technology at petrochemical group Sasol. He has worked at the CSIR before, from 2005 to 2011, when he joined Sasol, initially... 

New era for automotive industry

By: Robyn Wilkinson     10th February 2017 The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector is rapidly disrupting traditional ways of making and selling products across all sectors, including in the automotive industry, where technological advancement is radically influencing the way in which vehicles are manufactured and sold... 

New era for automotive industry
TECHNOLOGY TAKE OVER Driverless vehicles will soon become a reality with extensive research and testing underway globally

Rapid response required to protect ‘cybertrust’

By: Schalk Burger     10th February 2017 The digital economy relies on trust as one of its key currencies; the other currency is time. Cyberattacks erode not only the psychological currency of trust in organisations, but also that of customers in organisations’ ability to withstand future breaches and protect their interests, says... 

Rapid response required to protect ‘cybertrust’
TREVOR COETZEE An effective platform should enable swift on-boarding of new technologies along with automation and orchestration capabilities that lower operational complexity

S Africa to keep pace with automotive technology advances

By: Robyn Wilkinson     10th February 2017 With American analyst firm Gartner predicting that there will be a quarter of a billion connected vehicles on the road globally by 2020, equipped with new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities, asset and vehicle tracking solutions company Ctrack, part of Inseego Corp, says cars... 

S Africa to keep pace  with automotive  technology advances
BETTER FLEET MANAGEMENT Ctrack’s range of on-board devices and mobile software can help fleet managers to prevent road accidents in South Africa

IBM launches free digital skills development platform for Africa 

By: Schalk Burger     9th February 2017 Technology multinational IBM has launched a $70-million (R945-million) digital literacy and skills development initiative aimed at training 25-million people in Africa over five years. The Digital Nation Africa (DNA) initiative is being undertaken in partnership with African universities,... 

IBM launches free digital skills development platform for Africa
IBM Middle East and Africa university relations manager Juan Pablo Napoli provides details of the new IBM Digital Nation Africa free online education programme. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Icasa starts public hearings on draft National Radio Frequency Plan

By: Natasha Odendaal     9th February 2017 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Thursday kicked off the public hearings on the revised draft update to the National Radio Frequency Plan (NRFP), which is aimed at ensuring the most efficient use of the radio frequency spectrum. Stakeholders presenting at the... 

MTN shares fall on expectation of full-year loss 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th February 2017 Telecommunications group MTN’s share price on the JSE fell by more than 6% on Wednesday morning after it announced it expects to report a headline loss a share and basic loss a share for the year ended December 31, as a result of a fine imposed on its MTN Nigeria business. The Nigerian... 

MTN shares fall on expectation of full-year loss

South African National Space Agency appoints new CEO 

     8th February 2017 The South African National Space Agency has a new Chief Executive Officer. The new CEO of the South African National Space Agency, or SANSA, is Dr Val Munsami. He tells us about the agency’s plans and programmes for this coming year. 

South African National Space Agency appoints new CEO
South African National Space Agency appoints new CEO

S&P’s downgrades Cell C

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th February 2017 Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P’s) Global Ratings on Tuesday announced the downgrade of mobile operator Cell C after ongoing delays in concluding a restructuring agreement and missed interest payments on its senior secured bonds, as well as other unrated debt instruments. The agency... 

MTN appoints executive for group transformation 

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd February 2017 Telecommunications giant MTN on Friday announced the immediate appointment of Saim Yaksan as executive for group transformation, following the launch of holistic transformation programme Ignite in the third quarter of 2016. Yaksan will be tasked with the development and execution of special... 

Detecting cyberattacks a key security focus in 2017 

     3rd February 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Contributing Editor Schalk Burger about the rise in cyberattacks, how this affects South Africa and how the cybersecurity industry is going about detecting new threats. 

Detecting cyberattacks a key security focus in 2017
Detecting cyberattacks a key security focus in 2017.

Big data could help SA overcome historical public transport issues

By: Schalk Burger     3rd February 2017 Big data systems can ease the transit flows for millions of daily commuters and unlock huge economic value, says information and communication technology subsidiary T-Systems South Africa transport industry subject matter expert Harry van Huyssteen. Initial use of big data systems will involve... 

Big data could help SA overcome historical public transport issues
HARRY VAN HUYSSTEEN Personalised services to support daily commuting is an opportunity for operators to grow new revenue streams

Careful planning required for successful smart city development

By: Dylan Slater     3rd February 2017 The development of so-called smart cities requires careful planning – planning that requires a careful balance between conventional and modern technology, as well as computerised and human interactions.  

Conference aims to foster low carbon economy

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd February 2017 With South Africa’s signing of the Paris Agreement at the United Nations twenty-first Conference of the Parties in 2015 requiring it to have met certain greenhouse-gas emission reduction targets from a mitigation and an adaptation point of view by 2020, this year’s Industrial Efficiency... 

Conference aims to foster low carbon economy
TRANSFORMING INDUSTRIES The Industrial Efficiency Conference aims to guide industries in energy, water and waste efficiency

Detecting advanced cyberattacks to be key security focus in 2017

By: Schalk Burger     3rd February 2017 The rising dependence of economic and social systems on information technology (IT) systems has directly increased the risks to these systems from cyberattacks, the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2017 highlights. Cybercrime syndicates and attacks are growing increasingly sophisticated,... 

Detecting advanced cyberattacks to be key security focus in 2017

Insurancers adopting more advanced methods

By: Schalk Burger     3rd February 2017 The insurance industry is shifting away from traditional means of insurance towards more evolved methods that rely on advanced technology and new business models to meet the pace of a fast-changing, always-on-and-connected world, says information technology (IT) multinational Wipro South Africa... 

Insurancers adopting more advanced methods
JAQUELINE VAN EEDEN New technologies are helping insurance companies to move from a product-centric model to a customer-centric approach

UK outlines 'modern industrial strategy' vision

By: Keith Campbell     3rd February 2017 On January 23, British Prime Minister Theresa May formally unveiled what is officially described as “proposals for a modern Industrial Strategy”. That same day her administration published a 132-page Green Paper entitled “Building Our Industrial Strategy”. (Green Papers are effectively the same... 

Veeam outlines partnership-based growth vision for Southern Africa

By: Schalk Burger     3rd February 2017 Information technology (IT) availability company Veeam’s local partners – which enable it to have a constantly available presence and effective support in the Southern African countries it is expanding in – are fundamental to the firm’s long-term growth plans, says Veeam Africa South regional... 

Veeam outlines  partnership-based growth vision for Southern Africa
CLAUDE SCHÜCK It is important to have a team present that can provide the support required

MTN simplifies tower ownership structure

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     1st February 2017 Telecommunications giant MTN Group will exchange its 51% interest in Nigeria Tower InterCo, the parent company of INT Towers, the Nigerian telecoms tower operator, for an additional shareholding in IHS Holding. As a result, MTN’s economic interest in IHS Group will increase from 15% to 29%, with... 

Vodacom reports higher Q3 revenue as South Africa drives growth

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st February 2017 JSE-listed telecommunications giant Vodacom on Wednesday reported strong growth in South Africa during the three months to December 31. In a trading update to shareholders, Vodacom reported group service revenue of R17.4-billion and revenue of R21.2-billion, up 1.3% and 1.2% year-on-year... 

Vodacom reports higher Q3 revenue as South Africa drives growth
Photo by Duane Daws
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub

CSIR announces its new CEO

By: Keith Campbell     1st February 2017 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) announced its new CEO on Wednesday. He is Dr Thulani Dlamini, a chemist. His previous job was VP: strategic research and technology at petrochemical group Sasol. He has worked at the CSIR before, from 2005 to 2011, when he joined Sasol,... 

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