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Oman (Sultanate of) Oman ranks 42nd in Global IT Report
Oman ranks 62nd in the Digital Infrastructure Index of the Global Information Technology Report-2015 moving nine places from last year’s report, and advanced one notch to the 19th place in terms of government usage of technology. In the Global Information Technology Report published by the World Economic Forum, INSEAD and Cornell University, the Sultanate has ranked 42nd in the Network Readiness Index securing 4.5 points and has ranked 12th in the government purchases of advanced technologies su ...
Oman (Sultanate of) Underwater wheelchair helps the disabled experience diving
A student team from the Higher College of Technology invented an underwater wheelchair designed to enable the disabled to experience deep-sea diving.
South Africa South Africa: FNB Fund Helps with Disability at Tertiary Institutions
Over the past few years, the FNB Fund has focused its efforts on providing support to the education sector, from early childhood development to primary and tertiary education. Through the various programmes undertaken within these areas, it has focused on raising awareness of students with disabilities at Tertiary Institutions. The FNB Fund currently funds students from two disability units – one at Stellenbosch University and the other at the University of the Free State. Pearl Mphuthi, FNB Fu ...
South Africa South Africa: National Geographic Names Durban in Top 10 Oceanfront Cities
Durban joins nine other international seaside destinations in National Geographic’s recent top ten list. Durban is described as ‘the continent’s busiest seaport [that] blends African and Indian cultures and influences in its beaches, restaurants, and spectacular seaside promenades.”
Mozambique Mozambique: Deadline for Digital Migration Will Be Missed
The Mozambican government admitted on Friday that it will miss the deadline of 17 June to complete the analogue to digital migration for the country's television and radio stations.
Global Africa: Accurate and Timely Data Vital to Post-2015 Agenda, Says UN Assembly President
At an event today where participants discussed the importance of the data revolution to sustainable development, the President of the United Nations General Assembly stressed the importance of data to negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and on financing for development.
Oman (Sultanate of) Education site ‘Ibtikar Oman’ launched
A website that promote creative ideas and includes a number of facilities, was launched here.
South Africa South Africa: City Power Pumps Millions on Power Lines
City Power – the City of Johannesburg’s electricity utility – has spent more than R267 million over the past four years to replace low voltage copper overhead power lines (LV Lines) with Aerial Bundle Conductors (ABC) to reduce power outages and curb cable theft, which costs the City several millions of rands every year. A further R360 million will be invested in this aluminium infrastructure which is less prone to theft over the next three financial years, bringing the total expenditure over a ...
South Africa South Africa: City Takes EPWP to Higher Level
Public Works Deputy Minister Jeremy Cronin and Johannesburg Executive Mayor Councillor Parks Tau will on Wednesday 15 April be among several dignitaries who will officially launch phase 3 of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in Johannesburg. The programme is a government initiative aimed at reducing unemployment and alleviating poverty.
South Africa South Africa: Diepkloof Residents Speak Out on IDP
The City of Johannesburg’s Integrated Development Planning (IDP) process – a public consultation and participation platform aimed at giving residents the opportunity to make inputs on how the City should work – got off to a great start at the weekend when residents packed the Diepkloof Welfare Centre in Soweto to the rafters to have their say. The meeting was one of two that kick-started the public participation process, which will culminate in a stakeholder engagement session on April 25 at a ...
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