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South Africa South Africa: SALGA to Support Physical Education at Schools
The Portfolio Committees on Sport and Recreation and Basic Education have welcomed the decision to include South African Local Government Association (SALGA) into the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on school sport. The committees on Tuesday said both departments have decided to include SALGA in the MoU that they signed in 2011, and the committees believe that this will create a positive relationship between schools and municipalities. “… [This] will allow schools without facilities to utili ...
South Africa South Africa: Sanral Engages Limpopo Business Community
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) on Friday hosted an engagement session with the business community of Limpopo. The engagement session, held with various business organisations and formations, focused on road infrastructure development. Sanral’s Northern Region Manager Ismael Essa gave delegates at the session an overview of the agency’s role and mandate and what impact Sanral has on improving South Africa’s road infrastructure network.
South Africa South Africa: SA's 'Enormous Progress'
Ubiquitous fixed-line connectivity in urban areas, ubiquitous wireless connectivity, everywhere, low cost of connectivity and uncapped usage, in all forms This may sound like an unreachable ICT utopia, but Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) councillor William Stucke believes it is achievable, in the long-term. Speaking in his personal capacity, five weeks ahead of stepping down from his councillor role, Stucke addressed industry delegates at the third annual FTTH Council Af ...
Rwanda Rwanda: Science, Development and the Rebuilding of Rwanda
As Rwanda sought to rebuild after the horrors of the 1994 genocide, its development strategy emphasised science and technology. Romain Murenzi, who served as Rwanda’s science minister for eight years, describes the lessons this approach might offer to other developing countries. Most countries in the developed world have established mechanisms for providing impartial scientific advice to inform decisions made by policymakers. But in the developing world, and especially in the forty-eight least ...
South Africa South Africa: Singapore a Valued, Important Partner for SA
Singapore has been described as an important and valued partner for South Africa in Southeast Asia, by Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane. "The South African government wishes to place on record its appreciation and gratitude for the assistance that Singapore has offered over the years by sharing its developmental experience with South Africa, which has so far benefited hundreds of South African government officials," said Minister Chabane. He said Singapore had helped ...
South Africa South Africa: SkyVision Shortlisted for Three Prestigious AfricaCom 2014 Awards
The AfricaCom Awards will take place on November 12, 2014 in Cape Town, as part of the AfricaCom 2014 Conference SkyVision Global Networks Ltd. (http://www.skyvision.net), a leading global communication provider, today proudly announced that the company has been nominated for three prestigious AfricaCom 2014 Awards. SkyVision's nominations are in the following categories: Best Connectivity Solutions for Africa, for SkyVision's Hybrid Satellite and Terrestrial Network Solutions; Changing Lives ...
South Africa South Africa: SkyVision’s Hybrid Satellite and Terrestrial Network Solutions Nominated for AfricaCom 2014 Awards
"We are equally proud to have donated our services to rural academic institutions so desperately in need of viable communications networks." SkyVision Global Networks Ltd. has been nominated for three prestigious AfricaCom 2014 Awards. SkyVision’s nominations are in the following categories: Best Connectivity Solutions for Africa, for SkyVision’s Hybrid Satellite and Terrestrial Network Solutions; Changing Lives Award, for their support of Ghana’s Crossover Academy; and VSAT Innovation for Afri ...
South Africa South Africa: SMEs can benefit from Cloud Services
Small businesses that use more than two types of cloud services grow 26% faster and are 21% more profitable on average than those that don’t use cloud tools, according to a new report from Google and Deloitte which surveyed over 1300 IT decision makers in six countries including the US, UK, France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. South African business owners and entrepreneurs should learn from the results of this survey and utilise cloud computing to their advantage, says Athol Wesselink, ...
South Africa South Africa: South Africa’s Tech Future - Building Smart Cities through ICT Innovation
The concept of the ‘smart city’ has emerged as a term to describe a city that uses technology to address service delivery challenges. However, building a smart city is about more than just using technology; it is about ICT innovation and transformation that improves the quality of life of citizens. People are at the heart of the smart city concept, and it offers benefits for all concerned, but delivering on this ideal requires all parties to be involved. Smart cities need not only Government co ...
South Africa South Africa: South Africa’s New Megacity: Jo-Toria
New research from Frost & Sullivan, in partnership with Hitachi Europe, finds that the social innovation opportunity in South African should be worth around $15 billion per year by 2020. The research defines social innovation as the deployment of technology and new business models to bring about positive change to the lives of individuals and societies, creating shared value and improved social infrastructure to address global megatrends.
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