Start-up iSpani off to the US

2017-08-20 06:02

Judges described the winners of 1Giantleap’s start-up programme finale as a superclever team with complementary skills and the advantage of youth.

Just another brick in the mall

2017-08-06 06:06

Consumer mind-set is changing and heading online. In time, conventional shopping will become obsolete, writes Dion Chang.

Digital technology could create, rather than destroy, jobs - expert

2017-07-30 14:52

In the long term the rise of robots will not cause widespread unemployment or inequality, new research suggests.

The future of learning: applying artificial intelligence to education

2017-07-24 11:32

Looking at the great potential Artificial intelligence holds for both students and teachers.

The future won’t wait

2017-07-23 06:05

SA needs a new technology-driven public education model, writes Tebogo Khaas,

SEE: The world’s most secure A3 printers come to SA

2017-07-06 15:50

The world’s most secure enterprise multifunction printers in the market are now available in South Africa.

The real innovation behind iPhone

2017-07-02 06:11

When the iPhone emerged in 2007, it came with all the promise and pomp of a major announcement by Apple’s chief executive, Steve Jobs, who highlighted its user interface and slick design as key selling points, writes Kalle Lyytinen.

The science of decolonisation

2017-06-22 11:21

How do we build a prosperous decolonised Africa? Johan Fourie from Stellenbosch University explains one solution: focusing less on land reform and more on science and technology.

Ridiculously unnecessary gadgets for new parents

2017-06-07 08:09

An espresso machine for baby? A cry translator? They're cool and ultra-convenient, but are they necessary?

Bringing tutoring into the 21st century

2017-05-29 09:35

Cognition.Online is an app that makes hiring and paying a tutor fast and efficient. Tutors who are registered on the app also don’t have to relinquish a part of their earnings like with a regular tutoring company.


An app for safer roads, rewards responsible drivers

2017-08-17 13:02

Another insurance company plans to inspire South African drivers to be safer on roads by launching an app which rewards responsible drivers.

Technology and justice

2017-08-02 12:52

Camera and cellphone footage have provided solid evidence of various police shootings in the US which resulted in black members of the public being killed. But can tech really help bring the guilty to book?

Friends and Friction: Technology can reverse economic hardship

2017-07-30 06:00

More than 40 years ago, the father of lokshin drama, Bra Gibson Kente, wrote a musical called How Long, which was first produced in Soweto in December 1973.

Friends & Friction: The rise of the robots may not be a bad thing

2017-07-23 06:22

Someday, a robot will write this column.

Does virtual reality have a place in the classroom?

2017-07-14 11:18

VR and AR technology could have a great impact on the way children understand abstract concepts.

Are you addicted to your phone?

2017-07-04 09:01

Many smartphone owners have trouble disconnecting from the internet, obsessively checking and re-checking their devices. As a result, people are opting for digital detoxes in order to reconnect with the real world.

Lost in translation

2017-07-02 06:00

As Google incorporates African languages, the conversions ring true to varying degrees as neural techniques improve.

Facebook Africa’s cool office space

2017-06-18 06:01

It has been two years since Facebook Africa head Nunu Ntshingila first opened the social-media website’s Africa outpost in Johannesburg as a small operation in a one-room office.

SA scores high ranking in digital competitiveness

2017-06-01 09:14

South Africa has been ranked 47th out of 63 countries in the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking for 2017.

The Great Displacement

2017-05-28 05:58

‘How does this work?” This is a phrase you’d better get used to saying – along with its sibling: “Can you show me how this works?” Welcome to the fourth industrial revolution and, in particular, automation, writes Dion Chang.

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