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Nigeria Nigeria: 2015 Technovation Challenge - Nigeria Beats USA, India, Mexico, Others
Nigeria has emerged winner in Technovation Challenge world pitch, which held at San Francisco, USA. The team, i-kapture emerged winners in a competition that comprised six finalists from six countries. They are USA, India, Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia. 64 countries entered for the competition.
South Africa South Africa: Academic Excellence must Address African Challenges
Deputy Minister for National Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, says African challenges cannot be dealt with without academic excellence. Speaking at the Isibalo Symposium on Monday at Stellenbosch University, the Deputy Minister said development of general knowledge, particularly the statistics on the African continent, is faced with many challenges. “There are a number of developmental programmes that Africa has led in the past which require to be taken ...
South Africa South Africa: Advanced Manufacturing to Drive Industrialisation
Advanced manufacturing has the potential to drive industrialisation and create sustainable jobs, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. “Manufacturing is critical to the South African economy and it can be used to create new sustainable growth through the diversification of our economy. This can lead to productive, active and inclusive higher levels of advanced manufacturing and industrialisation,” said Minister Davies. He was speaking at a two-day Annual Manufacturing Indaba in Kempton ...
South Africa South Africa: African Governments Invest in Skills in Sciences, Engineering, and Technology
A high-level gathering including H.E. President Macky Sall of Senegal and government and business representatives from several African countries, met to discuss greater support for Africa’s skills needs. President Sall officially launched the Regional Scholarship and Innovative fund on June 13, 2015, with initial seed money of US$5 million contributed by African governments. The Fund is a key initiative under the Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET), wh ...
Kenya Kenya: Airtel, Kenya Red Cross Launch Public Emergency Information Service
Airtel, Kenya Red Cross launch public emergency information service MOBILE | June 26, 2015, 8:32 a.m. Image: By BiztechAfrica Bharti Airtel has teamed up with Kenya Red Cross Society to launch the first of its kind public emergency information service in Kenya that will offer disaster management information on disease outbreaks and other emergencies such as fires, floods and terrorist attacks.
South Africa SouthAfrica: All Spheres of Government Focused on Youth during June
Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela says today's youth activism is directed towards successfully tackling the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment. The Deputy Minster said the youth of 2015 also face the challenges of HIV and Aids and substance abuse. At the close of Youth Month, which is marked in June, Deputy Minister Manamela said all local, provincial and national government leaders had embarked on youth programmes throughout the country to ensure that pro ...
Botswana Botswana: Botswana Plans to Dominate in ICT
Countries in Africa compete to exploit technology benefits, Botswana is craftily putting together its tech puzzle pieces to contest for dominance in ICT. Alan Boshwaen, chief executive officer of Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH), the country's technology centre, trusts his blueprint and continues to canvass the nation to rally behind him. Boshwaen wants ICT to be acknowledged for its contribution to the country's overall competitiveness. "We (BIH) are promoting and supporting innovation in the ...
Botswana Botswana: Software Business Pumps Millions into ICT Skills Development
Data, a market leader in provision of business software in Botswana, has announced intentions to spend 1, 5 million Pula towards skills development in the country's ICT sector. Dubbed 'Intern to Employment', the programme will see RPC Data collaborate with the Department of National Internship Programme (DNIP) and a network of business partner on an international internship programme. The international internship programme is expected to be a critical component towards skills development and h ...
South Africa South Africa: Buses in South Africa get free Wi-Fi
Radwin, a provider of sub-6 GHz broadband wireless solutions, has revealed that the City of Tshwane in South Africa is using its FiberinMotion wireless mobility solution to provide free Wi-Fi onboard city buses – up to 100 Mbps throughput per bus. Since the project was launched in December 2014, over 200,000 unique users have used the Tshwane Free WiFi service onboard buses, with total data usage of 30 Terabytes. Project Isizwe – a non-profit organisation which brings Internet to low income co ...
South Africa South Africa: Business Mobility turns Key Economy Driver
More than ever, enterprises are dealing with two fundamental pain points – providing secure identity andaccess to an increasingly mobile workforce, and managing the growing diversity of applications, data and devices. This is according to VMware, as it outlines its vision for the future of business mobility with new solutions and services to enable organisations to transform business processes. The company says the strategy aims to free businesses from more than a decade of client-server-focus ...
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