What's your e-waste game plan?
The rapid digitalisation prompted by COVID-19 sparks renewed concern about the responsible disposal of e-waste and the implementation of a circular economy in IT.
The Internet’s time to be a basic ‘human right’ has arrived
On the occasion of the 32nd birthday of the World Wide Web, chief web advocate Nnenna Nwakanma highlights key actions for the future of its existence.
Calls for stepped-up efforts to close gender gaps in science
As the world commemorates International Day of Women and Girls in Science, there is emphasis on making science more open, diverse and efficient.
UN creates global #PledgetoPause to fight disinformation
The UN warns that the amplification of inaccurate or harmful information and ideas on social media exacerbates some of the most pressing issues, like COVID-19.
South Africa misses out on digital identity possibilities
The South African government must recognise the infinite opportunities presented by the mass adoption of a digital identification system, say industry insiders.
Apps provide entry to the joy of reading
Google and GE unveil applications that aim to expand reading ability in celebration of International Literacy Day.
Microsoft to upskill 25m job-seekers with digital skills
Microsoft collaborates with GitHub Learning Lab and LinkedIn to help millions of people acquire skills needed for the coronavirus economy.
Africa needs accelerated ICT, renewable energy investment
UNESCO’s Dr Huber Gijzen encourages investment in renewable energy and ICT infrastructure on the continent, to boost education efforts.
Africa recycles less than 0.1% e-waste
Data from the International Telecommunication Union reveals Africa’s shortcomings on e-waste management, with less than 0.1% recycled.
UN launches global initiative to protect cyber space
The United Nations says the world cannot cede virtual spaces to those who traffic in lies, fear and hate.
UN COVID-19 mobile course targets 3m youth
The United Nations in SA collaborates with Funzi, to introduce an online education course on coping with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.