Expanding internet access’ not for everyone in SA says major African study
South Africa was one of the four countries participating in a Mozilla-backed research, carried out by Research ICT Africa, which aims to understand, from a comparative perspective, how citizens use the internet when data is subsidised and when it is not. The compelling investigation finds that significant barriers to... Read more
SA faces stiff African competition in education
 South Africa’s higher education system is facing stiff competition from its African counterparts, despite the country hosting six of the top 15 African universities says the World Economic Forum in the 2017 Africa Competitiveness Report. The latest report puts Mauritius Mauritius (ranking 52nd) as the highest ranked of all... Read more
Finance minister amends money laundering regulations
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has amended the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Control (MLTFC) Regulations, National Treasury said on Tuesday. The Minister has also withdrawn exemptions made in terms of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (FIC Act). The amendments, which became effective on Monday, were previously published in... Read more
User experience tops entertainment, media report
Amid shifting consumer preferences, rapid advances in technology and ongoing disruption to business models, the new strategic imperative for entertainment and media (E&M) companies is to turn customers into fans – by innovating to create the most compelling, engaging, and intuitive user experiences. Significant shifts are underway in how... Read more
SA signs tripartite free trade area agreement
BRICS ministers talk trade, UN reforms, terrorism
Trade, climate change, reforms of the United Nations and terrorism were high on the agenda when the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs met in Beijing on Monday. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) who make up the grouping for countries that account for about 40% of the... Read more
S&Ps maintains SA’s rating
The South African government has welcomed Standard and Poor’s decision of maintaining South Africa’s long-term local currency debt ratings of ‘BBB-’, an investment grade rating. “The affirmation of the long-term foreign currency rating of ‘BB+’ and the negative outlook on the ratings are also noted. “While government agrees with... Read more
The 2017 Tourism Indaba, which will be held next week, is expected to showcase South Africa’s products and services in the tourism and hospitality sector. Addressing a post Cabinet briefing in Cape Town on Thursday, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said President Jacob Zuma will deliver the opening address at... Read more
With the signing of the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (FICA) Bill, South Africa will be aligned to the international intervention which seeks to fight money laundering and financing of terrorism. Briefing the media on Thursday on the outcomes of a Cabinet meeting, in Cape Town, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said... Read more
´CodeBus Africa´ arrives in South Africa
University students tour the African continent and teach kids to code to celebrate 100 years of Finland Education and technology organisations from Finland and South Africa will come together in May to run creative coding workshops for local students in Johannesburg, Tshwane, Kimberley and Cape Town. The collaboration is... Read more