Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
The finance factory and the augmented worker are the future of finance functions within every business, says Adrian van der Merwe.
Last month saw the idea of a new, 21st Century city, complete with bullet trains, widely broadcast, all within the framework of a "developmental state". But what this really boiled down to was a rehash of 20th Century concepts, says Terry Bell.
Self-driving carts which can carry your shopping or pack shelves are becoming more widespread in France. Formally known as automatic guided vehicles, these new machines have been designed to work around the clock.
A simple pair of googly eyes could convince people to donate more money, according to at least one study.
As FedEx and United Parcel Service beef up automation to keep pace with surging e-commerce and a potential threat from Amazon.com, they’ve been stumped at a crucial stage: loading and unloading trucks.
AMCU president Joseph Mathunjwa says job losses as a result of the fourth industrial revolution are inevitable, but a solution may lie in industrialisation.
Robots will displace 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide, according to a new report from Oxford Economics.
Some 1 200 developers at BMW and Daimler will team up to develop automated driving technology, the companies said, the latest carmakers forced to pool their development resources at a time of shrinking margins.
They also threw a bad human-controlled-toy-car-driver into the mix, to see what would happen.
Fin24 talks smart manufacturing - and how SA can solve the Eskom problem - with Magnus Ekbäck, VP Strategy & Business Development at Sandvik, which operates one of the world's 9 "lighthouse" factories chosen by the World Economic Forum.
More employers than ever – some 87% – are planning to increase or maintain headcount as a result of automation for the third year running.
Accenture, the global consulting firm, will begin selling automation software that has already eliminated about 40 000 internal roles.
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