SITA counts down to GovTech 2019

The agency readies for the 13th instalment of the government technology conference, taking place in Durban at the end of this month.


Building SA’s 4IR readiness capability at high velocity

Organisations that have mastered coping with paradoxical and competing demands will survive the fourth industrial revolution era. Here’s how they will do it.


Securing SA’s information into the fourth industrial revolution

Linda Khumalo, founder of SafeCyberLife, calls for South Africans to begin adopting the culture of information security, starting at home.


President side-lines ICT expertise on advisory team

Analysts criticise president Cyril Ramaphosa’s newly-appointed Economic Advisory Council, saying ICT expertise has been ignored.


SA economy in ‘deep trouble’ amid widening ICT skills gap

There remains a chronic shortage of crucial ICT skills required to propel SA’s economy, despite the hype around the fourth industrial revolution, reveals the latest IITPSA Skills Survey.

Sep 17, 2019

Digital skills are Africa’s ticket to prosperity

If Africa wants to thrive amid all of the changes happening as a result of 4IR, it needs to boost digital skills, says SAP’s Cathy Smith.

Sep 12, 2019

Innovative mobile solutions set to enhance life in SA

With 4IR now a reality, MTN is transforming from being a mobile phone company to becoming a multi-purpose digital platform innovator, says Giovanni Chiarelli, Chief Technology and Information Officer at MTN SA.

Sep 11, 2019

Jack Ma provides valuable lessons for Africa’s ICT leaders

Jack Ma retired yesterday, leaving the Alibaba building after two decades. Analysts say African entrepreneurs and ICT leaders should emulate his career and vision.

Sep 10, 2019

The sky is blue: 4IR is here

Already innovative in the digital space, Africa needs to teach critical thinking skills to continue fostering entrepreneurship and a tech-savvy workforce, says Phathizwe Malinga, managing director of SqwidNet.

Sep 6, 2019

Local 5G adoption will spark innovation in SA, says Ericsson

South Africans have strong entrepreneurial spirit that will be awakened by the adoption of 5G technology, says a senior Ericsson executive.

Sep 5, 2019

Cisco channels R140m towards digitisation of SA

The investment focuses on three key areas: job creation, skills and talent development, as well as national cyber security.


Industry 4.0 gives Competition Commission headaches

The commission faces the dilemma of how to regulate technological innovations brought by the fourth industrial revolution, without stifling innovation.

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