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Competition launched to improve air travel in Africa

Tshimologong Precinct, Wits University, and the Sita Air Transport Community Foundation are offering a prize of $10 000.

Tech hubs power funding to Africa's start-ups


The number of active hubs across Africa has grown by over 50% since 2016, with dozens more expected to launch this year, says GSMA.

Wearables soon to be commonplace in enterprise


The growing IOT market, advances in AR and the arrival of 5G will all play a role in workplace wearable adoption.

Impatient, dynamic Generation Z's role in a digital Africa


Technology is empowering those born between 1995 and the early 2000s to do things no other generation before them could.

Critical test for self-driving car industry after fatality


The first fatality involving a fully autonomous vehicle is an event the nascent industry has long dreaded and comes at a sensitive time.

Visa launches development programme in Sub-Saharan Africa


Its Everywhere Initiative offers start-ups the chance to win up to $50 000.

SA joins global artificial intelligence community


South Africa signs up for global non-profit organisation, City.AI, which gathers artificial intelligence practitioners to share challenges and lessons in applied AI.

New app for public transport commuters

The "Gauteng on the Move" app is now available to enable users to plan their journeys, with the option to select their preferred transport service.

Toyota, Uber in talks on self-driving tech

16 Mar

The firms negotiate a possible deal for Toyota to use Uber's automated driving technology in the automaker's vehicles.

Liberty readies for insurance chatbot

15 Mar

The investment group's short-term insurance unit is developing a chatbot to facilitate communication with customers and transform insurance quotes.

ATM-style self-dispensing pharmacy unit launched

15 Mar

The Pharmacy Dispensing Unit, unveiled in Alexandra, Johannesburg, allows quick dispensing of medication with guidance from a tele-pharmacist.

Google Images adds captions

15 Mar

The search engine giant's visual search tab will now serve up more contextual information with images.

Renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

The theoretical cosmologist professor, who made huge advances in science and prophesised about the future of technology, died peacefully this morning.