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Eskom 'blatantly distorted' renewable energy costs

Energy bodies come out in strong opposition to the power utility's claims that green energy posted a net loss of R9 billion in 2016.

It makes plain financial sense to invest in renewables for a secure energy future, argue industry players.


Stanford develops fire-proof battery

A research team at the US university makes a lithium-ion battery that releases a flame-retardant when there is an increase in temperature.


Tech under spotlight as SA hosts world data forum

Thousands of experts from around the world are in South Africa to find ways of using technology to capture data more accurately.


Why passwords continue to fail

Millions of passwords gathered from last year's large data breaches revealed 123456 as the most commonly used password.


Vuwani learners receive educational resources

The Department of Communications, and the MTN and SABC foundations partner to help learners in Vuwani, Limpopo.


Machine learning uptake lags in SA

SA's diverse range of spoken languages makes it difficult to use existing personal assistants and chatbots tools, says DataProphet.


More mobile devices to feature AI

Over 300 million smartphone units sold will have built-in machine learning capabilities in 2017, says a Deloitte Africa report.


TFG intros Uber-like delivery option

The Foschini Group partners with start-up WumDrop to develop a Web app which allows users to track parcel delivery.


Synergy achieves gold with IBM

IBM has changed the way it evaluates, rewards and incentivises business partners, and has awarded Synergy Gold Business Partner status.


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