AWS partners BlackBerry on connected vehicle technology
The firms join forces to develop BlackBerry IVY, an intelligent vehicle data platform to help vehicle manufacturers create personalised driver experiences.Sibahle Malinga
IITPSA president elected chairman of Africa ICT Alliance
Thabo Mashegoane, president of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa, takes the helm at the Africa ICT Alliance.
E-commerce, food delivery services bolster Naspers revenue
Naspers’s food delivery businesses nearly doubled revenue growth, while e-commerce revenue grew 69%, boosted by Tencent and Takealot Group.
African states remain tech colonies, says 4IR commissioner
A large number of technological-intensive services in Africa are still outsourced from international countries, says Rendani Mamphiswana, commissioner on 4IR.
VC landscape saw record investment, exit activity in 2019
Last year saw increased venture capital exits by investors in South African tech start-ups, with 50% of exit strategies reported as profitable.
SA in for nasty surprise if 'Internet Censorship Act’ is enacted
As the Films and Publications Amendment Act edges closer to being operative, legal bodies warn of legal action if its regulations are not amended.
SAP Africa Code Week goes fully online, intros mobile app
The coding initiative aims to train over three million young Africans, as the 2020 edition goes online in October.
Tech start-ups cut nearly 70 000 jobs in four months
Uber, Groupon and Airbnb had the biggest layoffs resulting from the economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, says BuyShares.
Africa slow to develop flexible drone regulations for healthcare
Despite ground-breaking drone applications in Africa, regulators have been slow to develop legislation to keep pace with the evolving technology.
Tech giants condemn racial discrimination, George Floyd death
CEOs from Google, Snap, Apple, Facebook and SpaceX echo their support for racial justice and equality, pledging millions to charity.