ICT Connected School

Telkom invests in education with its ICT Connected School

Today, Telkom, through the Telkom Foundation, announced a major investment in education when it pledged more than R200 million over the next five years to contribute towards improving the quality of teaching and learning with a specific focus on Maths, Science and English in disadvantaged communities. The programme will be rolled out in two provinces, the Eastern Cape and Gauteng, in Port Elizabet... »


Telecoms policy will stunt economic growth

Who benefits from the proposed ICT Policy? Is it “radical economic transformation” or something that will benefit “white Capital”? The introduction to the National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper refers to The National Development Plan: 2030: “By 2030, ICT will underpin the development of a dynamic and connected information society and a vibrant knowledge economy that is more inclusive and prosp... »

Huawei Intelligent Bus Transportation Solution

South Africa: Huawei Launches Intelligent Bus Transportation Solution

Huawei introduced its intelligent transportation system (ITS) solution for buses for the first time in Africa today at the i-Transport & UATP Conference and Exhibition 2017, which took place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The solution leverages IoT capability to provide a variety of safety and security services such as in-bus video surveillance, accurate passenger tracking, ... »

South Africa Farmers

South Africa: Vodacom and GIZ launch mobile tech solution for farmers

Vodacom has partnered with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Government and Manstrat Agricultural Intelligence Solutions to launch a mobile technology solution to support South African smallholder farmers into commercial agriculture. With an estimated combined investment amount of €1.5 million (around R21 million) over three years, the ‘Conne... »


South Africa: Keep our wireless communications industry competitive

South Africa has leapfrogged into the information age with extensive wireless communications services and speedy smartphone adoption. PricewaterhouseCoopers recently reported that Mobile Internet penetration is expected to exceed 70% in South Africa by 2020. Communication costs in South Africa have been falling in recent decades and more can be done to ensure that progress continues. This was the ... »

professionalism in ict

Professionalism in ICT – Why is it so important?

Information Communication Technology (ICT) is a vital part of doing business today and tomorrow. Our globalisation in markets, qualifications and in work practices that ‘follow the sun’ means that we can no longer know our workers and contractors in the same way we used to. Our world is not as small as it used to be, where the line of sight management was a commonly practised technique... »


ICT spending in 2016 will be driven by investments in software

ICT spending in 2016 will largely be driven by investments in software, IT services and mobile devices. In South Africa specifically, overall hardware infrastructure will also be a big driver as a result of current market expansion. According to International Data Corporation (IDC) line of business or decision-makers from departments other than IT will rise to become major influencers of IT spendi... »

Augmented Reality

Can Augmented Reality alter the playing field for brands?

In 2011, artist Amir Baradaran shocked and delighted French citizens by creating an Augmented Reality (AR) app that transformed their beloved Mona Lisa painting. The app, which represented a very bold and pioneering use of AR, enabled the artist to apply his own conceptual work – and perspective – to one of the world’s most mysterious and globally recognised paintings. Baradaran labeled his projec... »