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Gauteng aims to be leader in research and innovation

By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba, IT in government editor Johannesburg, 08 Feb 2018 The Gauteng province is determined to be a leader in the innovation, research and development sectors, as these will become major drivers of economic growth. This was the sentiment shared by Gauteng premier David Makhura at the Technology Innovation Conference last week. Makhura pointed […]

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BCX invests R100m in digital skills training

By Staff Writer, ITWeb Johannesburg, 14 Dec 2017 Ian Russell, CEO of BCX BCX is investing R100 million to grow scarce digital skills in ICT infrastructure and software programming alongside cyber security, fintech and artificial intelligence over three years in partnership with the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi). The three-year project will be called […]

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Telkom to invest R250 million into coding fund

Published by BusinessTech Telkom will invest R250 million over the next three years in a technology fund focussed on coding training for young people, said CEO Sipho Maseko. Maseko said they think of programming as a future 12th official language of South Africa. One in which fluency will be essential. “How do we make sure […]

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South Africa: GovChat Brings Government Closer the People

Copyright 2017 SAnews.gov.za Distributed by AllAfrica Photo: ANC Today The app designed for easy two-way communication between government and the public has been given the nod by two great continental bodies – the EU and AU. The app, GovChat, is a platform that is the collective brainchild of the South African Local Government Association (Salga), […]

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2017 GAP Innovation Competition winners revealed

Published by BIZCOMMUNITY Recognising and rewarding innovative ideas that have the potential to significantly impact the Gauteng economy, the 2017 GAP Innovation Competition winners in each category have been announced. McLean Sibanda, CEO of The Innovation Hub Established by The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of the Gauteng province, the Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) seeks […]

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Top Innovators receive Business Innovation awards

Published on the DST Website Innovation is at the heart of Government’s National Development Plan and the 2017 Da Vinci Technology Top 100 (TT100) Business Innovation Awards, is in line with the National Development Plan’s (NDP) objective of turning South Africa into a high-growth, employment generating, knowledge-based economy. This according to Minister of Science and […]

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Government’s ICT roadmap gets thumbs up

By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba, IT in government editor Johannesburg, 3 Nov 2017 Cabinet has given government’s national ICT strategies the seal of approval, and they are now waiting to be gazetted. Delivering resolutions of a 1 November meeting, yesterday communications minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said the national executive approved the national e-strategy, national e-government strategy and roadmap, […]

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(via Fin24) Science, tech get R24.8bn push for innovation

Original Post: http://www.fin24.com/Budget/science-tech-get-r248bn-push-for-innovation-20171025 Pretoria – The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is expected to see a R24.8bn investment over the medium term. The DST is expected to invest in producing new knowledge, developing human capital, as well as research and innovation. A fund of R1bn will be allocated in 2019/20, to provide wholesale funding to […]

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European Union Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation – pre-publication of the 2018 – 2020 ICT Work Programme

South African researchers can now start to plan their participation in the ICT Work Programme of the EU Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation. Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. ICT underpins innovation and competitiveness across a broad range of private and public markets and sectors. Preparation for the […]

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