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   South Africa: Workshop17 Officially Launched as Cape Town’s Newest Innovation Hub
Source: Google Alert
Source Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: Workshop17 has opened its doors to startup owners and the public as Cape Town’s newest innovation hub and co-working space. Located at the V&A Waterfront in what used to be part of a warehouse, Workshop17 is situated on the upper level of the Watershed market. It already houses 130 tenants ranging from startups, established businesses and freelancers. The space is managed by co-working spac ... Read More
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   Uganda: Uganda to Establish ICT Innovation Fund
Source: Google Alert
Source Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: Uganda’s ICT Minister John Nasasira revealed the country’s ICT Ministry is establishing a na innovation fund to assist young people’s foray into the ICT sector. This was disclosed at the fifth of the Uganda Communications commission’s (UCC) ACIA awards gala dinner held last week.
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   South Africa: CPSI Hosts the 9th Annual Public Sector Innovation Conference
Source: Inside DPSA
Source Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: The Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) held the 9th Annual Public Sector Innovation Conference in Cape Town at the Cape Sun Hotel from 18-19 August 2015. In attendance was Director-General for the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) Mr Mashwahle Diphofa who delivered a key note address.
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   Tanzania:Tanzanian Entrepreneur Wins First Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
Source: Google Alert
Source Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: A Tanzanian chemical engineer has won the first Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation with his specialised water-filtration system. Dr Askwar Hilonga’s innovation – a sand-based water filter that cleans contaminated drinking water using nanotechnology – has earned him prize money of UK £25,000 (TZS79 million).
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   South Africa: Low-Cost Nanotech Water Filter Wins Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
Source: Royal Academy of Engineering via SABC news
Source Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: A low-cost sustainable water filtration system has won the first ever Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation awards held last night in Cape Town. Organised by UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering, the competition seeks to highlight the role engineering plays in improving our quality of life, economic development and to celebrate innovation in the sector.
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   South Africa: Innovative Motswana Nominated for Global Award
Source: Google Alert
Source Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: A “mobile enabled community energy management platform”, is one of the two Africans who have been nominated for the Global Innovation Award. The Francistown College of Technical and Vocational Education (FCTVE) teacher trainer is among the 76 innovators selected from 792 entrants globally. Ntobedzi’s innovation project called ‘Empowered’ has been selected to go through to the next stage of a Gl ... Read More
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   South Africa: Innovation is the Name of the Game
Source: Google Alert
Source Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: The future success of the insurance industry – and, in fact, all industries – will be driven by innovation. So says Robert Boccia, chief information officer at Lion of Africa. So much so, that we need to conceive of the chief information officer as the chief innovation officer. And innovation in the insurance industry rests on two fundamental principles: improving technology systems and encoura ... Read More
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   South Africa: DPSA Hosts National Batho Pele Forum Meeting
Source: Inside DPSA
Source Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: The Change and Complaints Management unit in the DPSA hosted a two day National Batho Pele Forum meeting at the Pepper Club Hotel, Cape Town from 20-21 August 2015. The meeting was attended by Batho Pele Co-ordinators from national, provincial and local government departments. The Deputy Director-General for People Management in the Office of the Premier in Western Cape, Mr. Michael Hendricks le ... Read More
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   South Africa: Doing Business with the Government to be Made Easier
Source: SAnews.gov.za
Source Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will next week launch the Central Supplier Database (CSD) which will simplify the process of doing business with government. The Minister announced the development and future use of the CSD in the budget speech earlier this year.
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   South Africa: Tshwane ups Free Wi-Fi Service with Apps
Source: IT Web Africa
Source Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: The City of Tshwane and the non-profit organisation, Project Isizwe, have launched three apps to compliment the City's ambitious publicly-funded free Wi-Fi service initiative. Wi-Fi Chat, Wi-Fi Voice and Wi-Fi Drive represent an upgrade to the two-year-old service which aims to roll out free internet to 1158 more free internet zones by the end of 2016. Wi-Fi Chat is a localised network through ... Read More
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