The Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS) Set to Address Challenges in the Health, Education, Agriculture and Tourism Sectors Through Open Innovation in the SADC Region

The Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS) Set to Address Challenges in the Health, Education, Agriculture and Tourism Sectors Through Open Innovation in the SADC Region: The open innovation projects fall under the Southern Africa Innovation Support (SAIS) Programme funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Finland); RIIS partners with the Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI), and Brynston Creations to complete the planned projects; The first two projects tailored for the Agriculture and … [Read more...]

SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 set to address Africa’s most pressing challenges

SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 set to address Africa’s most pressing challenges: Shayne Mann – SingularityU Co CEO Photo: Supplied SingularityU South Africa brings together leading exponential technology thought leaders from around the world to address education, energy, poverty, prosperity, and water Johannesburg, 25 June 2019: SingularityU South Africa is proud to announce that the SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 will take place at the Kyalami Grand Prix and Conference Centre, in Johannesburg on 16 and 17 October 2019. Now … [Read more...]

‘The future of African e-commerce: The challenges of scaling on the continent’ 

‘The future of African e-commerce: The challenges of scaling on the continent’ : Karen Nadasen, PayU South Africa, Country Manager At present, e-business in Africa remains a challenge. It may be better than it ever has been, but the truth is that lower literacy and internet penetration levels continue to limit the growth on the continent. However, this will not remain the status quo for long, as smartphone proliferation increases, data costs decrease and usability improves. Wallets, now commonplace, are an excellent example of this’, … [Read more...]

ANC KZN to engage NEC on ‘challenges’ of managing Zuma court appearance events

Durban in the News: ANC KZN to engage NEC on 'challenges' of managing Zuma court appearance events: The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal says announcements made by some "characters" at events after the court appearances of former president Jacob Zuma have a negative impact on the movement. Accused with links to KZN taxi massacre claims 'he was badly beaten by police': A lawyer for a KwaZulu-Natal man with suspected links to the Colenso taxi massacre that left 12 dead has made several claims against the police, including that they assaulted her client … [Read more...]