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6:00

Comms minister puts hackathons at core of creating ‘4IR army’

Government must show confidence in the solutions young South Africans are producing, to boost the culture of innovation, says minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

3:20

Pandemic to speed up adoption of voice biometrics

COVID-19 will accelerate the use of voice biometrics to improve security, particularly in the contact centre and financial services sectors, says Forrester.

4:40

US vows to fight artificial intelligence threats posed by China

The US government recommends instituting measures to ensure China doesn’t overtake America in the production of semiconductors that are essential in the development of AI.

5:50

Fujitsu Labs, University of Toronto researchers collaborate

The two have developed quantum-inspired technology to optimise radiation treatment plans for brain tumours and other diseases.

3:10

Coding, robotics curriculum pilot to finally get going in 2021

Plans are well under way to roll out the Department of Basic Education’s coding and robotics curriculum, reveals president Cyril Ramaphosa.

2:10
26 Feb

Local start-up Stitch raises R60m funding

The start-up company says this is the largest investment to date in a pure-play African fintech infrastructure firm.

4:20

New app could be the passport to sport and entertainment health

Health Passport Europe combines rapid COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and mobile tech to ensure that people can safely attend crowded gatherings.

2:20

Discovery Bank clocks over 540K accounts

The digital bank says it is managing the growing customer and transactional volumes well and proved stable over the 2020 year-end period.

4:20

Standard Bank joins distributed ledger tech network

The bank establishes Africa’s first Hedera network node, which is set to soothe some of the sore points that have historically beset cross-border trade.

3:00

MS outlines new vision, rolls out multiple cloud solutions

Microsoft introduces industry-specific cloud solutions, as part of its new vision to co-innovate and support its customers and partners across the globe.

2:20

Cape tech initiative names finalists of township tech hackathon

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative readies to crown the best township tech solution after selecting the finalists in its hackathon challenge.

2:20

Ford intros connected services in new Ford Ranger FX4

The locally-assembled Ford Ranger FX4 spearheads the introduction of Ford’s connected services platform, FordPass Connect.