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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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An African automotive industry is starting to emerge

The great African automotive story of this year will be Ghana, says Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) chairperson and MD Thomas Schäfer, who is also the president of the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM). The AAAM, established in November 2015, focuses on the expansion of... 

Ramaphosa extends national lockdown till end of April, takes a pay cut

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday announced a two-week extension of South Africa's current national lockdown to slow the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak, warning that ending it too soon would see the disease "consume" the country. The lockdown, which was initially set to end at midnight on... 
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