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Q&A with founder of Champion South Africa

Well-known radio host Ashraf Garda challenges South Africans to change their mindsets to become champions in everything they do. Read more about his initiative,...

IBM South Africa invests in skills, education

With its R700-million, 10-year equity equivalent investment programme, IMB South Africa will work with the Department of Trade and Industry to build a research hub at Wits University, as well as foster enterprise development and grow deep skills in the country.

IBM invests R700m in SA research lab

IBM plans to expand its global research network into South Africa by establishing a research lab in Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein. The lab will focus on advancing big data, cloud computing and mobile technologies.

Local app on global hot list

Price Check, the South African online price comparison application, is one of the three finalists in the running for the Blackberry achievement awards, nominated by its 860 000 monthly users.
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Crowdsourcing to tackle SA water leaks

IBM has invited South Africans to get out their mobile phones and join a 30-day crowdsourcing project to report water leaks and faulty water pipes in their neighbourhoods, and so to play their part in a drive to capture, share and analyze information about the country's water distribution system.

SKA South Africa joins ‘big data’ project

Square Kilometre Array South Africa is joining IBM and the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy in a four-year collaboration to tackle the "big data" challenge posed by the SKA - and in the process to lay the foundation for what is expected to be a completely new era in computing.

Innovation ‘funding, incentives needed’

South Africa must boost support and funding for research and innovation, and strengthen its public-private sector links, if it is to compete with its developing country peers, says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.

SKA South Africa, IBM to ‘go big’ in space

Square Kilometre Array South Africa has announced plans to work with multinational tech giant IBM to develop a next-generation "big data" platform for analyzing massive volumes of radio astronomy data, allowing astronomers to observe objects in space more effectively.

e’Lollipop sequel soon for South Africa

The film A Million Colours: e'Lollipop II, depicting the lives of child actors Muntu Ndebele and Norman Knox during the years after their iconic 1975 South African box office hit e'Lollipop, will be released locally in April.
SA film lauded at Canadian Oscars

Mobile technology for Africa

The University of Cape Town and electronics giant Samsung have teamed up to develop unique mobile phone applications that will satisfy the needs of people living in Africa.
Prestigious award for UCT project