Technology

Top Global Blockchain Experts Head To South Africa

Blockchain

For some, blockchain is a word they hear thrown around from time to time, but they don’t have a clue what it all means. For others, blockchain represents an incredible chance to shake things up, thanks to the opportunities offered by digital currencies and blockchain technology. If you fall into that latter category, you should already have heard about the annual …

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Why African Governments need to budget more for Outer Space

outer space

The concept of outer space may mean nothing to the common man in the streets of Lagos, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Cairo. Africa’s most pressing challenges include poverty, inadequate health care, poor infrastructure and education. In essence, governments in Africa should give priority and commit resources to address these pressing challenges. It may sound Utopian to ask African governments to pursue …

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African Innovation and Integration of WordCamp Conferences

WordCamp

WordCamp attendee William Derek Jackson is of the opinion that the unmistakable truth to mastering technology is understanding the reality that 80% of all tech careers require the ability to read and comprehend the written word, no matter what language. African nations are realizing the empowerment of thought leadership using tech. There can be several hundred dialects and language nuances …

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A Black Founder’s Manifesto…

Navigating a treacherous terrain without a compass Facebook tagged me in a memory recently of me on stage, pitching to 500 folks at Technori for my company 4 years ago. I was really left in a place of gratitude and humility looking at the pictures. Wow…I’ve been at this for quite some time. I’ve been an entrepreneur for 19 years, but this is …

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Google built an AI lab in Accra because ‘Ghana is the future of Africa’

Google

Accra, Ghana (CNN) — “Google is just a giant scientific research company that happens to make money,” this was my first impression when I visited their offices in Mountain View for the first time. I was not wrong, a lot of what Google does is to push the boundaries of human knowledge through research and discovery. It is that curiosity that has led …

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An Insight into the 2018 Upcoming Smart Cities Global Summit

Between 27 and 28th June 2018, Algerian capital Algiers will be privileged to host the Smart Cities Global Technology & Investment Summit 2018. The summit will be organized to assess the global Smart City partnership opportunities and growth strategies with the primary focus on the Global Growth and Africa markets. The event will have the presence of Blue Mena Group, …

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Are you an IT professional, well here are 20 jobs to be ambitious about

4M ‘well-paying’ IT jobs over the next decade will require practitioners certified in IoT, converged infrastructure, cloud and more, IDC/Cisco study says. What should your next role in IT be? Maybe a security management expert? Or a change management guru? “Factors such as the proliferation of network-connected devices, adoption of cloud services and exponential rise in security threats are affecting …

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First home-designed cube satellite by Kenya launched into space

Kenya

Kenya joins the list of African nations with space ambitions launching its home-designed satellite on May 11, 2018. The cube satellite will be launched from the Japanese module of the International Space Station. It was brought there by a SpaceX rocket during an April re-supply mission. The cube satellite will be utilized in various sectors including weather forecasting, food security …

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South Africans’ personal information still not properly protected

Information

As was revealed by the recent data breach at Facebook, we live in a world where the protection of private information is ever more important. But in South Africa, the body established in 2016 to regulate the use of personal information is still not properly functional. That’s what Parliament heard on Tuesday April 24, 108, when Information Regulator Pansy Tlakula …

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Africa’s scientists encouraged to become the next Einstein

Scientists

South African geneticist Vinet Coetzee held up a malaria-diagnosing scanner that she said can be developed for use in Africa’s rural areas without the need for blood samples or lab tests. “This can be rapid, affordable and non-invasive,” she said. “It can reduce health inequality and bring us one step closer to a world free of malaria.” The prototype was …

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