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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.

2:30

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.

5:10

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.

5:20

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.

4:10

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.

4:20

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.

3:40
Tuesday

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.

2:00

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.

3:50

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.

3:20
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.

2:30

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.

3:10
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.

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