Tech sector’s gender inequality status quo demands disruption
Gender disparity still plagues many ICT firms, with men earning higher salaries than women and to some extent, still being considered as better leaders.
Grindstone Accelerator SMEs create jobs, boost revenue
Participants in the fifth edition of the accelerator programme collectively created 23 new jobs and added over R20 million to their top-line revenue.
COVID-19 crisis fast-tracks demand for software, data science skills
The pandemic has propelled IT skills demand, as local companies increasingly hire software developers, data warehouse experts and IT support technicians.
BCX establishes new division to offer digital services
The new Exa unit focuses on helping local organisations to create digital capabilities to offer customers innovative products and solutions.
Samsung unwraps new Note 20 range, Galaxy Z Fold 2
Samsung ramps up its new flagship Galaxy smartphones with an ecosystem of inter-connected gadgets, launching five new devices and two wearables.
GirlCode appoints ICT heavyweights as board members
The non-profit ICT organisation appoints seven new board members, who will provide strategic oversight and guidance.
GovChat gets global recognition with UNICEF partnership
The citizen engagement platform signs a partnership deal with UNICEF to advance child protection, youth engagement and social policy initiatives.
UP alumni, postgraduate students launch digital school
University of Pretoria’s postgraduate students and Wits researchers develop Wingu Academy to support schools, tutoring centres and home-schoolers.
Standard Bank, Silicon Cape deal targets local fintech start-ups
The organisations want to help support SA’s tech start-up ecosystem and develop innovative solutions for the financial services industry
E-commerce boom leads to delivery services headache
Some shopping sites struggle to meet delivery timelines as they experience between 20% and 50% growth in online sales.
Trump gives Microsoft until 15 September to buy TikTok
After threatening to ban TikTok, US president Donald Trump gives Microsoft six weeks to complete acquisition negotiations with its mother company, ByteDance.