Emerging Technologies

De Beers eyes tech markets for synthetic diamonds

The Anglo American unit goes after lucrative high-tech markets in quantum computing, as it aims to expand its lab-grown diamond business.


Blockchain holds the key to radically evolving African industries

SingularityU's Nathana Sharma believes blockchain technology presents tremendous opportunity for the region to leapfrog in key industries.


The future of work calls for imagination

Instead of fearing job losses, human beings need to imagine how emerging tech will create new jobs, says a SingularityU Summit speaker.


How SA compares to UAE in terms of ICT growth

Countries where governments take emerging technologies seriously and start adopting them in their processes tend to lead in innovation, says IDC.


African organisation of the future is autonomous

Automation technologies will present infinite opportunities for African businesses, says Oracle.


Dubai future tech expo GITEX kicks off

ITWeb takes you inside Dubai's annual tech trade show, GITEX, which showcases over 4 500 live demos of future tech solutions.

12 Oct

4Sight Holdings shakes up management team

CEO Antonie van Rensburg is moving to the role of chief digital officer, while CFO Jacques Hattingh will become interim-CEO.

12 Oct

Huawei puts AI at centre of smart cities

At the Huawei Connect event, the company discussed how to build new smart cities using artificial intelligence.

11 Oct

Ignore 4IR hype, don't ignore its potential for Africa

We talk to Eugene le Roux, chief executive of NEC XON, about Africa's chances of competing in the digital economy.

11 Oct

SA's golden 5G opportunity

Access to the Internet means access to learning opportunities, business opportunities, new technology and new markets, says Comsol.


IOT to deliver payback in under three years, says Fujitsu survey

A new Fujitsu survey finds Internet of things (IOT) technology has reached early mainstream, with business and IT leaders expecting tangible results in three years or less.