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   South Africa: The Service Delivery Driven Setsokotsane Programme Implemented in North West
Source: SAnews.gov.za
Source Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Focus: E-Participation
Summary: The successful implementation of the service delivery driven Setsokotsane programme in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati district is an affirmation of the province’s pursuit of the National Development Plan’s goals, says North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo. Speaking at a government employees’ meeting on Tuesday, the Premier reiterated the province’s quest for improved and sustainable livelihoods.
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   South Africa: Roll-out of Paperless Classrooms Progressing Well
Source: SAnews.gov.za
Source Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Focus: E-Participation
Summary: Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is satisfied with progress made in the roll-out phase of the Paperless Classroom for Grade 12 learners across the province, says the Gauteng Department of Education. This, after the department recently installed smart interactive boards in 375 identified schools in the province, provided learners with tablets and educators with laptops. The department on Wedn ... Read More
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   South Africa: Public Invited to Nominate National Order Recipients
Source: SAnews.gov.za
Source Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Focus: E-Participation
Summary: President Jacob Zuma, as the Grand Patron of the National Orders, is inviting members of the public to nominate recipients for the 2016 National Orders Awards. The public needs to do this by 31 August 2015, says the Presidency. The Presidency on Wednesday said the nomination form with all details can be downloaded from the Presidency website and on http://www.thepresidency.gov.za/pebble.asp?reli ... Read More
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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: E-Participation
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: E-Participation
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: E-Participation
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: E-Participation
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: E-Participation
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: E-Participation
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: E-Participation
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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