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IoT to significantly reshape supply chains

9th March 2020 The integration of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) will drive the commercial adoption of blockchain, a complementary technology that has the potential to significantly reshape industries. This is considering its ability to lower costs, reduce transaction settlement times... 

Africa needs fast and affordable locally-hosted content

6th February 2020 Sustainable growth of internet use on the continent is highly dependent upon fast and affordable locally-hosted content.  Frikkie Eloff, Regional Manager of First Technology Group’s Limpopo and Mpumalanga operations, says that it is, therefore, encouraging that this will be a significant focus of... 

Harmonising engineering and ICT to protect against a catastrophic cyberattack

21st January 2020 The mining and minerals sector is yet to develop a secure, vigilant and resilient strategy to protect against the growing risk of a catastrophic cyberattack. Frikkie Eloff, Regional Manager of First Technology Group’s Limpopo and Mpumalanga operations, says that top of the agenda is the need to... 

Providing the human touch to machines

30th August 2019 While South Africa is preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), international organisations are already bracing for Industry 5.0. This fifth wave of industrial innovation will see humans working alongside “smart” machines and robots to achieve new levels of precision,... 
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MTN makes strides with its Bright strategy

Telecommunications group MTN has made strides in implementing its Bright strategy, with social and economic impact reported across its markets in Africa and the Middle East during the year ended December 31, 2019. The group on March 31 published its 2019 integrated, sustainability and tax... 

Commission investigating over 300 excessive pricing cases since virus outbreak

Since Cyril Ramaphosa declared a State of National Disaster on March 15, the Competition Commission has been flooded with complaints of retailers charging excessive prices for certain goods. This is despite regulations having been put in place by Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel to... 
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