Lockdown reignites Bitcoin interest across SA’s crypto exchanges
Govt policy, range anxiety hinder EV adoption in SA
Government’s policy framework and a host of other conditions do not favour electric vehicle adoption in SA, says the uYilo eMobility Programme.
Facebook, YouTube up fight against 5G, COVID-19 falsehoods
Amid the surge of social media rumours linking coronavirus to 5G technologies, some platforms have stepped up the fight against the baseless claims.
Jack Ma Foundation seeks more of Africa’s Business Heroes
The Jack Ma Foundation kick-starts its second annual search for “Africa’s Business Heroes”, with a prize pool of $1.5 million.
Google location data shows SA becoming a ghost town
The tech giant’s COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports show up to an 80% decrease in foot traffic in some public areas around SA.
University’s 3D-printed surgical face shields help medical staff
As the world experiences a shortage of medical protective gear, the University of Johannesburg’s Library Makerspace uses 3D printing to develop surgical shields.
Dr Zweli Mkhize debunks 5G-coronavirus link theories
The health minister refutes claims that 5G technology played a role in the conception or spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Govt puts mobile tech at centre of COVID-19 mass screening, testing
The South African government leans on mobile technology as it enters a new phase in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Blockchain, Bitcoin show promise in SA, but more skills needed
John Singh, head of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals SA Blockchain Special Interest Group in KwaZulu-Natal, believes there will be strong demand for blockchain and crypto-currency skills in future.
MS severs ties with controversial facial recognition start-up
The company will no longer make investments in firms that sell the controversial technology, and will disassociate itself from AnyVision.