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SA Needs Innovative Approaches To Realising Presidential Job Creation Commitments

by Najwah Allie-Edries The landmark Framework Agreement signed at the Presidential Jobs Summit during October last year has the potential to turn the tide of...

The Robots Are Here. Are The “Sexbots” Close Behind?

by Francis X. ShenThe robots are here. Are the “sexbots” close behind?From the Drudge Report to The New York Times, sex robots are rapidly...

Data Science Is A Growing Field. Here’s How To Train People...

by Riaan de JonghThe world is inundated with data. There’s a virtual tsunami of data moving around the globe, renewing itself daily. Take just...

Why SA’s Latest Plan For State-Owned Power Giant Could Work

by Lauren Hermanus and Catrina GodinhoSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled a new plan for the country’s beleaguered state owned power utility, Eskom. During...

Why Do People Still Use Fax Machines?

by Jonathan CoopersmithThe fax machine is a symbol of obsolete technology long superseded by computer networks – but faxing is actually growing in popularity.Four...

Ex-Nigerian FinMinister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Is Eminently Qualified To Lead The World...

by Mzukisi Qobo and by Mills SokoThe sudden resignation of World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has rekindled debate about leadership succession and the...

Mining Sector – Stepping Carefully Into The Fourth Industrial Revolution

by Aalia Manie In December, the government invited the public to nominate candidates to serve on the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This...

The Real Problem With Posting About Your Kids Online

by Priya C. KumarIn a recent essay published in The Washington Post, a mother explained her decision to continue writing essays and blog posts...

Is South Africa On The Cusp Of A Major Shift In...

by Hartmut WinklerSouth Africans go to the polls this year. And for the first time the country’s energy future is becoming a significant subject...

S.African Taxation Laws Amendment Act Boosts Crypto Industry, Security Tokens –...

by Richard Gardner Earlier this month, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Taxation Laws Amendment Act, which offered technical updates to a host of...

In Our Wi-Fi World, The Internet Still Depends On Undersea Cables

by Nicole StarosielskiRecently a digital blackout in Tonga — caused by the severing of the country’s only undersea cable — generated widespread recognition of...

How Facebook Went From Friend To Frenemy

by Elizabeth StoycheffAs Facebook celebrates 15 years of virtual friendship, social science has compiled an expansive body of research that documents the public’s love-hate...

The State Of Fibre In South Africa Right Now

by Jarryd ChatzThere’s no question that South Africa has lagged behind in the global connectivity sphere, especially in the arena of high-speed Fibre Internet.Right...

How Emerging Tech Is Changing The Face Of Home Healthcare

by Nathan SykesSeveral major classes of technology stand a good chance of changing healthcare as we know it. Home healthcare, in particular, could see tremendous...

IBM Launches Commercial Quantum Computing – We’re Not Ready For What...

by Carlos Perez-DelgadoIBM recently unveiled what it claimed was the world’s first commercial quantum computer. While the announcement of the Q System One wasn’t...

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