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Africa’s digital economy poised for exponential growth

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd July 2022 As the global digital economy develops at twice the global gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate, with over 50% of the global GDP expected to be digitalised by the end of 2022, Africa’s digital economy is poised to explode. As part of their strategy to fight the global Covid-19 pandemic, many... 

Huawei earmarks R100 for SMEs over next three years

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd July 2022 Information and communication technology (ICT) giant Huawei is preparing for the launch of its third data centre availability zone, three years ahead of schedule, as part of Huawei Cloud’s ‘Everything-as-a-Service’ approach, which is being adopted locally and globally. Once live, the availability... 

China considers ending Australia coal ban on Russia supply fears

By: Bloomberg     15th July 2022 Chinese bureaucrats studying the energy outlook are proposing to end a near two-year ban on Australian coal as tensions begin to ease and on concerns supply may tighten when Western-led sanctions on Russian energy kick in. The proposal will be submitted to senior leaders, with a recommendation... 

Zijin invests in 5G solution to create a smart South African mine

By: Marleny Arnoldi     1st July 2022 Global miner Zijin Mining Group’s subsidiaries South Africa Zijin Platinum and Nkwe Platinum have partnered with telecommunications company MTN and technology group Huawei to build a fifth-generation wireless technology-enabled (5G-enabled) platinum mine. This will mark a significant step... 

Remote solution makes alcohol testing more accessible

By: Cameron Mackay     27th May 2022 Alcohol testing equipment supplier Alcohol Breathalyser’s new iSober Breathalyser application (app) and cloud service will contribute to making alcohol testing solutions more affordable and accessible for remote workers and drivers. The iSober app and cloud service is a Bluetooth breathalyser... 

Huawei launches programme to develop ICT skills in sub-Saharan Africa

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th April 2022 Information and communications technology (ICT) group Huawei has launched its Leadership, Employability, Advancement and Possibilities (LEAP) digital skills development programme to build the ICT skills of more than 100 000 people across sub-Saharan Africa within three years. The programme, which... 

MTN Business, Huawei ink 5G MoU with mining companies

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th April 2022 A new memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been inked by MTN Business, Huawei Technologies South Africa, Miniandante Mining Company and Minetec Smart Mining for the provision of fifth-generation (5G) technology equipment and connectivity in the mining industry. Under the agreement, MTN Business... 

Collaboration emphasised as mining sector modernises

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th November 2021 As South Africa’s mining sector makes steady progress towards digital transformation ambitions, delegates at the latest Huawei Mining Summit have reiterated the need for partnership and collaboration to shift the industry into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In line with this, the exploration... 

Going digital now ‘more real and urgent than ever’ – Huawei

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th October 2021 New growth opportunities in digital technologies are increasingly emerging and becoming an important measure to increase effective investment and stimulate the development of the digital economy, says Huawei South Africa CEO Spawn Fan. “We believe that new growth opportunities have arrived.... 

Digital Cloud base solution manage remote breath alcohol testing

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     17th September 2021 Breathalyser specialist Alcohol Breathalysers is in the early stages of rolling out its iSober Breathalyser App & Cloud Service which is a breath alcohol test management tool and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store or Huawei App Gallery. This application (app) is a new... 

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