The World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos under the theme “working together, restoring trust” should give pause for thought to anyone working to make South Africa a better place.
Over the past three years India has endured more than its share of bad news and suffering. The pandemic has killed between 2.2m and 9.7m people. Lockdowns caused the economy to shrink temporarily by a quarter and triggered the largest internal migrations since partition in 1947, as city workers fled to their villages.
Forge Academy has introduced a digital helpdesk service to assist small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) that need assistance to scale their business.
With Africa’s population expected to double and reach 2.5 billion people by 2050, the continent needs to create at least 15 million new jobs by 2025 to combat the unemployment crisis.
To support digitization initiatives across the Eastern Cape in South Africa, Cortex Hub today announced the launch of the Arm Ecosystem lab in partnership with Arm Limited.
The adoption of digital systems and tools can no longer be dismissed as an imperative only for tech-based businesses. Almost every business in South Africa, from a sole trader to a listed entity, had to rapidly shift towards remote and largely digital working in the past two years. As the pandemic threats start to subside, and businesses start to revert to ‘the old normal’ in-person ways of working, the South African economy risks sacrificing the immense digital gains that were made almost overnight.
To support digitization initiatives across the Eastern Cape in South Africa, Cortex Hub today announced the launch of the Arm (E3)NGAGE lab in partnership with Arm Limited. The lab will focus on demonstrating Arm’s IP products, software, and solutions capabilities, as well as introducing Arm’s technology ecosystem to South Africa. Planned outcomes from the lab include the engagement, education, and cultivation of local technology ecosystems while making Arm a central pillar of the compute requirements across the region.
Our world has undergone a historical moment of change. Since the beginning of the pandemic, our lives and societies are more digital than ever before, shifting the paradigm of our economies from the physical to the digital space.
The world is undeniably moving rapidly and the global education landscape has evolved just as much in order to produce people with the necessary skill sets for the future.
Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has told parliament that every household in South Africa – whether rich or poor – should receive an allocation of 10GB of data per month.
The minister, speaking during the debate on last week’s state of the nation address by President Cyril Ramaphosa, did not explicitly state that the allocation should be free of charge – but she did hint as much, saying data had become an essential service, much like water and electricity.