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South Africa South Africa: Doing Business with the Government to be Made Easier
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.
South Africa South Africa: DPSA Hosts National Batho Pele Forum Meeting
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 led the opening and welcoming remarks. The Chairperson of the Forum, Mr. Emmanuel Kgomo, facilitated d ...
South Africa South Africa: Innovation is the Name of the Game
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 encouraging change in consumer behaviour.
South Africa South Africa: Innovative Motswana Nominated for Global Award
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 Global Innovation Award. Winners of the award will be announced at an Innovative Summit to be held in ...
South Africa South Africa: Low-Cost Nanotech Water Filter Wins Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
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.
South Africa South Africa: CPSI Hosts the 9th Annual Public Sector Innovation Conference
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.
Kenya Kenya: BRCK Internet Device to Support Kenya's Education
Internet supply and backup device BRCK, which ensures connectivity during power supply disruption, is now being targeted at Kenya's education sector. Recently, the company named eLimu founder and CEO Nivi Mukherjee as the president of BRCK Education, a new division of the BRCK company. Mukherjee is tasked with positioning BRCK as a key component of the country's online education strategy. Her experience with eLimu, an online learning platform will blend well in adopting BRCK in learning instit ...
South Africa South Africa: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Campaign Taken to Rural Village
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says she is taking the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) awareness campaign to the rural villages to ensure that all South Africans are aware of the move to stop the transmission of analogue television signal to a digital broadcasting system. The DTT awareness campaign will be rolled out in the Rabali village in Makhado, Limpopo, on Saturday.
South Africa South Africa: Economic Empowerment of Women a Prerequisite
Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu, has warned that radical economic transformation without the full inclusion and empowerment of women is unsustainable. “The economic empowerment of women is a prerequisite for reducing poverty in our country and dismantling patriarchy,” Minister Shabangu said. Addressing a joint sitting of Parliament on Wednesday, the Minister said she hopes that the Report on the Status of Women be used by all stakeholders to identify the gaps a ...
Uganda Uganda: Uganda to Establish ICT Innovation Fund
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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