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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.

Mar 4, 2021

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.

Feb 26, 2021

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.

Feb 26, 2021

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Local government looks to communications while the National Tender Bulletin goes unpublished for another week.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.

Jan 20, 2021

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.

Jan 14, 2021

ICT tenders: Need for speed

This week’s National Tender Bulletin requires companies to act fast to participate in tenders.


ICT tenders: Early starters delight

2021 kicks off with many opportunities for the ICT sector to pursue.