Category archives for: Technology

Tomorrow’s smart cities will need equally smart utilities

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By HANNES VENTER SUSTAINABLE energy consumption and ‘green’ energy production at home is becoming a new lifestyle. Today’s hyperconnected consumer expects a reduced environmental footprint while still enjoying seamless services and ease of use, improving their quality of life through fully digitised processes that give them complete control over every aspect of their lives. According […]

ICTs transform Cape Town into SA’s smartest, safest city

Rose Moyo Huawei Wireless Solutions Director

by GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – IN a country facing a myriad of challenges from border security, violent crime, cybercrime, traffic congestion and unemployment, Cape Town is testament information and communications technology (ICT) is the panacea for these evils bedeviling South Africa. Operating on shoestring budgets and while also facing the challenge of mass […]

Expert advocates for tech adoption to revamp utilities

SAP on smart cities

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFRICA’S utilities, some facing violent protests over poor service delivery, have been encouraged to embrace modern technologies to enhance their operations. The recommendation by technology expert and industry adviser, Hannes Venter, comes in the wake of the so-called fourth industrial revolution that sees today’s hyper-connected consumer expecting a […]

MTN takes aim at rapid IoT growth potential

MTN Group, photo by CAJ News

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN has invested R30 billion (US$2,5 billion) over the past three years to upgrade and stabilise its network infrastructure, officials confirmed as the company outlined plans to explore Internet of Things (IoT) growth potential. “As MTN continues to expand its footprint, the company has invested an average of […]

African trio leverages ICTs to attain UN goals

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by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – KENYA, Morocco and Nigeria have received global awards for initiatives that utilise information and communication technologies (ICTs) to attain the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The trio of African nations was lauded at the recent World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2018, organized by the […]

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