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Jun 15, 2021

Polymateria Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

Polymateria, the London-based British tech company that last year produced the world’s first fully recyclable and biodegradable plastic, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”.

Jun 9, 2021

CSIR, Deloitte collaborate on WEF’s 4IR centre in SA

The organisations agree to work together within the context of the World Economic Forum Affiliate Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in SA.

Mar 8, 2021

Google, Microsoft invest millions to empower African women

In light of International Women's Day, the tech giants establish initiatives to help create pathways to prosperity for women and girls across Africa.


Senior SA lawyer joins WEF 4IR centre in San Francisco

Ashlin Perumall is now a member of the blockchain and digital currency working group, which researches legal and policy issues on central bank digital currencies.


Artificial intelligence ethics under spotlight at Davos 2021

The World Economic Forum announces two initiatives to accelerate the adoption of technology across the globe, at the annual Davos meeting.

Feb 1, 2021

Naspers SA CEO tips digital economy to fuel restart of economy

Africa’s digital transformation has the capacity to unlock the continent's potential, says Naspers SA CEO Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa.

Dec 8, 2020

Shift in smart city focus amid growing budgets

While the smart cities concept was originally based on ICT such as IOT and 5G, in 2020, this pivoted to reinvented hardware and associated systems.


Quantum computing, AI, e-passports pose new cyber risks

The ubiquitous connectivity of devices and networks is transforming the foundations of cyber space and has brought the industry to a watershed moment, says WEF.

Sep 22, 2020

Africa Teen Geeks founder receives global recognition

Lindiwe Matlali is among 23 international change-makers honoured for their work in advancing social innovation. 

Aug 12, 2020

New app touted as COVID-19 ‘health passport’

The CovidPass app promises to restore confidence in the travel industry and push the revival of tourism, says the World Economic Forum.

Jul 9, 2020

Vodacom, Cloudflare join forces to protect firms from DDoS

The telco teams up with Web security company Cloudflare to offer distributed denial of service protection services.

Jun 30, 2020

Naspers eyes bigger market share in educational tech

The company strengthens its education tech business through expansion and investing a further combined R1 billion in two start-ups.

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