Category Archives: Tech

Canon revolutionises 180° VR with its innovative 3D VR system and Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens

The ground-breaking new EOS VR SYSTEM includes the world’s first lens for digital interchangeable lens cameras enabling 180° VR shooting with one camera to a single sensor Canon Europe today announces the latest innovation in the EOS R System – a pioneering new virtual reality capture solution that leverages the superior capabilities of the RF […]

Over Half World’s Population Now Using Mobile Internet

But More Work Needs to be Done to Bridge the Digital Divide  GSMA Research Shows 3.4 Billion People Do Not Use Mobile Internet Despite Living in Areas with Mobile Broadband Coverage   The GSMA has launched its global State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2021 showing that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, more than half of the […]

The 5th edition of EMERGING Valley will be held on December 13 and 14, 2021 at the Palais du Pharo in Marseille and online for an unprecedented event with the most influential African Tech stakeholders

The EMERGING Valley international summit, an unmissable annual meeting for African and European Tech stakeholders, is aimed at entrepreneurial ecosystems and organic innovation in Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe. Startups, public decision-makers, large groups, investors, tech hubs, and public and private international institutions from over 70 countries, will come together in Marseille to present the disruptive […]

Why the subscription economy is transforming B2B operating models forever

From Hello Fresh to the Spotify, subscription services are now so commonplace they’ve almost become the norm. Subscriptions started life in the media world, with newspaper and magazine subscriptions dating back centuries. But in the last ten years, the subscription business model has exploded in popularity across consumer industries including fashion, food and beauty, creating […]

Schlumberger and AVEVA Announce Agreement to Advance Digital Solutions for Oil & Gas Production Operations

Industry leaders to integrate AVEVA PI System with Agora edge technologies and cloud-based production solutions enabled by the DELFI environment from Schlumberger Schlumberger and AVEVA today announced an agreement to integrate edge, AI and cloud digital solutions to help operators optimize oil and gas production. The companies will work together to streamline how energy operators […]

Another data breach rocks South Africa as details of 1.4 million South Africans gets leaked

We are currently living in a world that is being driven by technology. It is very rare to find any aspect of our daily lives that is not impacted by technology. Since Government imposed the National Lockdown – which aims to mitigate the worst effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic – there has been a significant […]

Dell Technologies Emerging Africa Forum to Showcase the Power of Transformative Technologies

With digital transformation being a key priority for businesses and government across East, West and Central Africa, Dell Technologies has reinforced its commitment to providing its customers with advanced technologies that drive business continuity and growth. Dell Technologies Forum Emerging Africa takes place on October 6, 2021 and will bring together business leaders and industry […]

UNGA 2021: UN Assistant Secretary-General Welcomes New Multilateral Organization Working to Reduce Global Digital Divide

Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) convened Ministers and delegates from UN member states at UNGA side event to discuss ‘Shaping an Inclusive Digital Age.’   First event during UNGA held by seven-member global bloc spanning Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, 80% of whose 480 million population are under the age of 35. The Digital Cooperation Organization […]

Redefining digital transformation for the modern work environment

Kriya Govender, CEO of PRP Solutions “Digital transformation” has been a hot topic for company executives for a while, but it failed to gain traction in their businesses.  However, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, momentum has shifted with those still undecided about digital transformation and forced many organizations to accelerate their […]

Partnership for data-driven early response to hunger launched

Leading research and humanitarian agencies have joined forces to harness data and technology in a bid to stop climate shocks resulting in hunger in vulnerable livestock farming communities. The Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action is being created to help tackle the growing threat to people in the world’s drylands posed by the increasing […]

You’re safe from ransomware – if you have R6.4bn lying around

Ransomware attacks have massively increased since the start of lockdown. Here’s what you need to know to protect your company. When hackers targeted Transnet’s computer systems in late July this year, logistics at major ports ground to a near-halt for the second time in a month (following the protests and looting) as the company was […]

Remote work a win for SA ICT professionals

The Covid-19 pandemic brought with it some unexpected benefits for the South African ICT sector, including increased productivity and the potential for employers to reduce their operating costs. This is one of the findings in the first South African ICT Skills Survey to be carried out since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic by Wits […]

Report shows young people earning livelihoods working in digital platforms

By Dr. Ehud Gachugu  The digital economy is expanding largely in Kenya. Covid-19 has accelerated the growth since Kenyans, especially youth, have now recognized the potential to earn a living in digital platforms. The pandemic led not only to a health crisis but also an economic crisis. The measures imposed by the Ministry of health, […]

Cropnuts artificial intelligence driven platform makes soil testing affordable and accessible for farmers in Africa

Reduces cost of soil testing by more than 75% Backed by leading impact investors DOB Equity and AHL Venture Partners Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Ltd (Cropnuts), Africa’s leading independent laboratory for agricultural and environmental testing, has launched AgViza, a disruptive AI based soil testing and digital crop advisory service for smallholder farmers. The livelihoods of […]

TecXposition Second Edition Launches

TecXposition 2021, has launched the second edition of its annual Africa’s premier tech event. Taking place from November 11th – 12th 2021, the virtual event offers the opportunity to experience technology through a global lens, with local outcomes as well as demystifying tech with a view to improving profitability and enhancing everyday living. Themed ‘Improving […]

54gene Closes $25M Series B to Advance Global Drug Discovery Capabilities

Cathay Africinvest Innovation leads round as company expands precision medicine capabilities across the African continent 54gene, the health technology company advancing African genomics research for improved global health outcomes, has secured $25M in a Series B round, led by Cathay AfricInvest Innovation Fund. The round also included participation from Adjuvant Capital, KdT Ventures, Plexo Capital, […]

Zebra Technologies Introduces New Windows 12-inch Rugged Tablets and 2-in-1s

New ET80 and ET85 are Zebra’s first tablets supporting Wi-Fi 6E and 5G for higher speeds and more reliable performance Johannesburg, South Africa – September 13,  2021 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, today introduced the ET80 and ET85 (ET8x series), a new […]

Tech Tools Could Streamline SA’s Vaccine Rollout

Did you know that over three billion messages related to COVID-19 have been sent by governments, non-profits and international organisations to citizens via official WhatsApp chatbots[i]? The South African government was one of the first to harness the power of the platform to share correct, up-to-date COVID-19 information from the National Department of Health, but […]

Is Johannesburg The City of “AI” Gold?

Recently announced research by the AI Media Group, Cape Town, South Africa, points towards Johannesburg fast becoming the continents Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tech Capital of Africa Launched in early 2018 the AI Media Group set out to create a new hybrid analysis, trade & advisory operation to build one of the largest communities of technology practitioners […]

The 4th Edition of Africa’s Largest Artificial Intelligence Trade Expo & Conference

The 4th Edition of Africa’s Largest Artificial Intelligence Trade Expo & Conference, AI Expo Africa, kicks off 7th September and will run as a 3 day ONLINE live event followed by 30 day On-demand show.  Event organiser AI Media Group have seen record breaking interest from over 9000+ delegates from 73 countries this year all […]

5G Technology brings a new vision of the future for 5G Service Industry

5G is a next-generation technology in mobile broadband that will enable exponentially faster uploads and downloads. The global 5G services market is growing at a CAGR of 17.7% during the forecast year. The 5G service is primarily being adopted across industries due to the faster connectivity it offers, as compared to the current networks available. The Internet of Things […]

What’s Next in AI?

By Tonya Nyakeya, THINKLab & Ecosystem Lead at IBM Research – Africa  Artificial intelligence has transformed the world – there is no doubt about that. As AI continues to mature, nations around the globe – especially in Africa – should rely on it more than ever to drive large-scale transformation and competitiveness. From agriculture and remote […]