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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Africa Teen Geeks founder receives global recognition
Lindiwe Matlali is among 23 international change-makers honoured for their work in advancing social innovation.
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.
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.