Emerging Technologies

UJ’s virtual reality hub to advance STEM education

The University of Johannesburg’s virtual and augmented reality hub paves the way for industry and academic collaborations in STEM education.


Bowan returns to Norton Rose Fulbright as tech lead

The law firm says Nerushka Bowan will work with the innovation teams to leverage global legal tech and innovation for its South African offices.


IBM targets SOEs, enterprises with new Cloud Satellite

Instead of establishing a data centre region in Africa, IBM opts to trial the Cloud Satellite service, anticipating rapid adoption in South Africa.


Woolworths to go all in on renewables by 2030

The retailer announces its next set of Good Business Journey sustainability goals, which include net zero carbon emissions by 2040.


SA leans towards dystopian tech future unless moves are made soon

A dystopian future is a very real risk and would increase the digital divide, where access to basic services and digital services becomes more and more limited.


SA named among star players for COVID-19 innovation

South Africa ranks number 30 out of the top 40 countries, based on the rankings for tech-driven and social innovations produced to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.


Internet of things: The ‘things’ are getting smarter

Greatly increased computing power, cloud technology, machine learning and autonomous decision-making are revolutionising the role devices play in our lives.


Standard Bank bolsters chatbot with insurance claims function

The big-four bank enables insurance cover and claims capability via its WhatsApp-based chatbot. 


New acquisition spurs women participation in energy sector

Female-owned renewable energy firm DLO Resources Group buys power infrastructure company Conco Energy Solutions.

28 Jul

Fourth industrial revolution requires more fitting definition

The fourth industrial revolution should be seen as an evolution of technological transformation, rather than revolutionary change, advises professor Barry Dwolatzky.

27 Jul

DebiCheck: The next chapter

Vaughn Hechter, head of customer services for NuPay and Delter, provides a better understanding of how the market has been responding to DebiCheck, and where there is room for improvement.


New tool will measure tech, innovation adoption at municipal level

The science and innovation ministry eyes widespread adoption of its tech-based tool that assesses the science, technology and innovation readiness levels of municipalities.