Showing posts with category "technology"

South Africa is testing 40,000 new voter devices for the coming elections – here’s what you should know

The Electoral Commission (IEC) will test its new Voter Management Devices (VMDs) for the first time at a mass scale during the upcoming voter registration weekend.

September 16, 2021
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WhatsApp testing feature to transcribe voice notes to text

Popular instant messaging service WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will automatically convert voice notes to text.

September 14, 2021
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Absa wants to introduce a digital ID in South Africa

The introduction of a self-sovereign digital identity (SSDI) could address some of the key concerns around privacy and online fraud at South Africa, says Absa.

September 9, 2021
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A look at Ford’s upgraded factory in South Africa – which can make a Ranger every 2 minutes

Ford South Africa has created around 1,200 incremental jobs by adding a third shift as part of the $1.05-billion (R15 billion) investment in its Silverton Assembly Plant.

September 9, 2021
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Checkers is building something quite remarkable – and far bigger than its competitors

The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed Shoprite forward digitally and the group is looking at a number of tech-focused innovations going forward, says Shoprite chief executive Pieter Engelbrecht.

September 7, 2021
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Curro is offering new subjects at its high schools

Independent school group Curro has announced subject changes for its high school learners in grades 10 – 12.

September 6, 2021
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Ramaphosa is looking for ways to restart South Africa’s economy – including vaccine passports

President Cyril Ramaphosa has directed his cabinet members to look at possible innovations which could assist the resumption of activities in South Africa, says minister in the presidency Mondli Gungubele.

September 2, 2021
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Home Affairs is introducing a new booking system – here’s how it works

The Department of Home Affairs has announced a new appointment system in a bid to cut down on excessive queueing and corruption.

September 1, 2021
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SPAR’s plans to go green – including 100% recyclable bags and firelighters made of rhino dung

Retail group SPAR has announced new sustainability goals which will see it introduce a number of green initiatives over the next four years.

August 31, 2021
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Here is what a global Covid-19 vaccine passport could look like – and how it would be used

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a guidance document on introducing a digital Covid-19 vaccination certificate – known as a Digital Documentation of Covid-19 Certificates: Vaccination Status (DDCC:VS).

August 31, 2021
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New number plate system to speed up South Africa’s border controls

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is piloting a new Number Plate Recognition (NPR) system, which aims to speed up trade across the country’s land borders significantly.

August 30, 2021
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Government wants to build a high-speed rail between Joburg, Pretoria and Durban

The government is conducting a feasibility study on the introduction of a high-speed rail development between Pretoria, Johannesburg and Durban, says Transport minister Fikile Mbalula.

August 25, 2021
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