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.
Truck hire app Droppa sees surge in sanitiser transportation
The “Uber for trucks and bakkies” platform witnesses an uptick in essential goods transported across the country.
Coronavirus to drive permanent uptick in SA’s online shopping
As coronavirus-triggered shifts in retail behaviour drive unique shoppers to e-commerce sites, this is forecast to lead to a lasting increase in online shopping uptake.
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.
Massive surge in fintech app usage due to COVID-19
As the world grapples with a looming recession, fintech players are expected to be the big winners, as they see a rise in demand for their services.
Google commits $800m to support small businesses, governments
Of the total $800 million, over $200 million will go towards an investment fund that will provide financial support for small businesses amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Apple screening app helps users identify COVID-19 symptoms
Through Apple’s mobile and Web-based coronavirus screening tool, Siri provides users with detection information and resources.
Vodacom centre to support victims of gender-based violence
The Skype-enabled 24-hour command centre will assist the victims of gender-based violence during the 21-day national lockdown.
Inter-university virtual hackathon unites African data scientists
The University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University scooped the top prizes in Zindi’s first Pan-African inter-university hackathon.
Remote working to cause 10-fold increase in SA cyber attacks
South African networks face a 10-fold increase in attacks as businesses shift their workforce to remote working during the COVID-19 crisis, says Kaspersky Lab.