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Telkom and ABSA collaborate on CSI initiative

A partnership between Telkom and ABSA has seen the delivery of two fully equipped mobile audio visual libraries to two schools in Soweto, Johannesburg.

Smart ID offices open

Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni has appealed to South Africans to be patient, and wait for the announcements and invitations before rushing out to apply for the new smart ID cards.

Fortinet unveils world’s fastest data centre firewall appliance

New FortiGate-3700D is said to be the first to use latest FortiASIC Network Processor Technology to deliver breakthrough IPv4 to IPv6 firewall performance parity

CSIR develops World's first digital laser

Researchers at South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have developed the world’s first digital laser. This innovation is regarded as a milestone in laser technology and could spur future laser-related innovations.

ICT Policy Review Panel Enters the Second Phase of the Public Engagements

The Department of Communications has hosted an Inter-Departmental Stakeholder Workshop on ICT in Pretoria as the second step in engaging South Africans as part of the ICT Policy Review Panel.

SASSA debit Mastercard reaches milestone

The South African Society Security Agency (SASSA) and MasterCard say there are 10 million active SASSA Debit MasterCard cards in South Africa following the introduction of the new grant payment disbursement system that commenced in March last year.

Access Centre boost for rural area

Recently the Deputy Minister of Communication launched a community computer and internet access centre donated to Chief Bhekisizwe Nzimakwe by Mthinte Communications at the request of the Department of Communications. A pro-bono agreement, this is one of 123 community access centres that the company has distributed for USAASA.

Unisa Launches Cutting-Edge Science Campus

The University of South Africa (Unisa) has officially opened its new science campus in Florida, Johannesburg. The campus houses Unisa’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) as well as its College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET).

Tablets boost for rural teachers

The CSIR’s Meraka Institute, in conjunction with various government departments, has recently completed a pilot project training teachers in the Eastern Cape to use multimedia tablets, and will now begin the project rollout to approximately 160 teachers at eleven schools. The project aims to develop a model for this type of mobile technology deployment that can be applied on a wide scale throughout the country.

Innovation competition boost

Online registrations for entry into South Africa’s newest technology innovation competition have been phenomenal for a competition in its inaugural year, with a surge in online registrations by South Africans 17 and older in the past month since its launch.

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