UCT academics scoop Google research scholarship awards
Two University of Cape Town academics become the only Africans to receive scholarship awards for the 2021 Google Research Scholar Programme.
5G, 4IR programme upskills thousands of SA tertiary students
More than 2 000 South African tertiary students acquire fourth industrial revolution skills through a joint training initiative delivered by Huawei and the communications ministry.
SA buys into nanosatellite development with R19m investment
The satellites will be used for surveillance of the waters, including shipping movements within the country's exclusive economic zone.
Comms minister puts hackathons at core of creating ‘4IR army’
Government must show confidence in the solutions young South Africans are producing, to boost the culture of innovation, says minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.
Coding, robotics curriculum pilot to finally get going in 2021
Plans are well under way to roll out the Department of Basic Education’s coding and robotics curriculum, reveals president Cyril Ramaphosa.
ICT tenders: Calling on telecoms
Local government looks to communications while the National Tender Bulletin goes unpublished for another week.
Failure to patch and update software a noteworthy fail, says IITPSA
The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa was responding to recent breaches and glitches caused by organisations failing to keep software appropriately patched and updated.
Mars Perseverance rover lands safely on Red Planet
The Perseverance rover mission marks an ambitious first step in the effort to collect Mars samples and return them to Earth, says NASA.
Online learning must be central to SA’s future education system
Industry experts weigh in on SA’s education system, advising stakeholders to consider blended models of teaching and learning as the pandemic continues.
SA’s Einstein ambassador tells of ‘difficult’ year
Jeshika Ramchund is the South African representative to science organisation, the Next Einstein Forum. She sat down with ITWeb to discuss her term.
ICT tenders: Need for speed
This week’s National Tender Bulletin requires companies to act fast to participate in tenders.