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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.


Where to go online for digital learning in SA

The 21-day lockdown results in a mass shift to virtual learning, with edtech companies offering more e-learning resources.


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.


STEM Lockdown Digital School begins today

Africa Teen Geeks, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, kick-starts its STEM Lockdown Digital School across social media platforms today.

27 Mar

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.

26 Mar

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.

Sibahle Malinga
ITWeb senior news journalist.

Sibahle Malinga, ITWeb senior news journalist.