Category archives for: Governance

Huawei allocates $100 billion to research, development

Huawei Technologies founder Ren Zhengfei

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – TELECOMMUNICATIONS equipment and consumer electronics manufacturer, Huawei, will invest more than US$100 billion (about R1.4 billion) in research and development (R&D) over the next five years. Ren Zhengfei, Huawei founder, disclosed the investment during a media roundtable at the Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, China. “Public companies, however, are […]

Zimbabwe hurts own economy with internet shutdown

Internet blocked

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Zimbabwean government appears to have shot itself in the foot with the shutdown of the internet following violent protests. This comes amid estimations that the already dire economy was losing over US$5 million daily (about R68.6 million) due to the interruptions. A coalition of human rights organisations […]

Virtual assistants’ use in the workplace growing

Annette Jump, senior director at Gartner

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE use of virtual assistants (VAs) in the workplace is projected to grow in the next two years, with 25 per cent of digital workers using them on a daily basis. This will be up from less than 2 percent in the current year. “We expect VAs to […]

Web shutdowns as escalating government tactic

Gabon flag

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE restive Gabon and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are the latest African countries to shut down internet and broadcasting services to stifle dissent. Such trends make it impossible for journalists and humanitarians to carry out their work efficiently and safely. Last week, in the […]

Technology’s potential to drive SA tourism sector

Visitors in Cape Town, South Africa

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A TECHNOLOGY executive has encouraged South Africa to invest in new technologies to make the most of vast opportunities in the tourism sector. The recommendation by executive Sherry Zameer follows the recognition that tourism has the potential to help South Africa and other African countries grow their economies […]

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