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Oman (Sultanate of) Internet access in Oman gets easier in Arabic
For the first time in Oman, the Telecommunications Regularity Authority (TRA) has launched the first Arabic domain ".oman" to facilitate Arab users of the Internet. This initiative is a major step towards encouraging individuals and institutions to use the Arabic domain name as an address for their websites.
United States U.S.: Obama Says Customer Experience is a Big Deal. Is it?
On his final appearance on "The Daily Show," President Obama talked about technology, government modernization and – perhaps most important – his administration’s push to improve the relationship between federal agencies and the customers they serve.
South Africa South Africa: Doing Business with the Government to be Made Easier
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will next week launch the Central Supplier Database (CSD) which will simplify the process of doing business with government. The Minister announced the development and future use of the CSD in the budget speech earlier this year.
South Africa South Africa: DPSA Hosts National Batho Pele Forum Meeting
The Change and Complaints Management unit in the DPSA hosted a two day National Batho Pele Forum meeting at the Pepper Club Hotel, Cape Town from 20-21 August 2015. The meeting was attended by Batho Pele Co-ordinators from national, provincial and local government departments. The Deputy Director-General for People Management in the Office of the Premier in Western Cape, Mr. Michael Hendricks led the opening and welcoming remarks. The Chairperson of the Forum, Mr. Emmanuel Kgomo, facilitated d ...
South Africa South Africa: Innovation is the Name of the Game
The future success of the insurance industry – and, in fact, all industries – will be driven by innovation. So says Robert Boccia, chief information officer at Lion of Africa. So much so, that we need to conceive of the chief information officer as the chief innovation officer. And innovation in the insurance industry rests on two fundamental principles: improving technology systems and encouraging change in consumer behaviour.
South Africa South Africa: Innovative Motswana Nominated for Global Award
A “mobile enabled community energy management platform”, is one of the two Africans who have been nominated for the Global Innovation Award. The Francistown College of Technical and Vocational Education (FCTVE) teacher trainer is among the 76 innovators selected from 792 entrants globally. Ntobedzi’s innovation project called ‘Empowered’ has been selected to go through to the next stage of a Global Innovation Award. Winners of the award will be announced at an Innovative Summit to be held in ...
South Africa South Africa: Low-Cost Nanotech Water Filter Wins Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
A low-cost sustainable water filtration system has won the first ever Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation awards held last night in Cape Town. Organised by UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering, the competition seeks to highlight the role engineering plays in improving our quality of life, economic development and to celebrate innovation in the sector.
Tanzania Tanzania:Tanzanian Entrepreneur Wins First Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
A Tanzanian chemical engineer has won the first Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation with his specialised water-filtration system. Dr Askwar Hilonga’s innovation – a sand-based water filter that cleans contaminated drinking water using nanotechnology – has earned him prize money of UK £25,000 (TZS79 million).
South Africa South Africa: CPSI Hosts the 9th Annual Public Sector Innovation Conference
The Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) held the 9th Annual Public Sector Innovation Conference in Cape Town at the Cape Sun Hotel from 18-19 August 2015. In attendance was Director-General for the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) Mr Mashwahle Diphofa who delivered a key note address.
Uganda Uganda: Uganda to Establish ICT Innovation Fund
Uganda’s ICT Minister John Nasasira revealed the country’s ICT Ministry is establishing a na innovation fund to assist young people’s foray into the ICT sector. This was disclosed at the fifth of the Uganda Communications commission’s (UCC) ACIA awards gala dinner held last week.
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