Hi-tech articles

Innovative hazardous waste management system launched in South Africa

Innovative hazardous waste management system launched in South Africa

Averda South Africa has introduced Averda TruTrak, an innovative waste management system that gives clients access to automated waste tracking and record keeping capabilities via an online customer portal – a first to market innovation in South Africa. The system will help healthcare institutions to manage their hazardous waste is managed responsibly as stipulated in

How smart technologies will drive Africa’s electrical expansion

The use of advanced metering technologies is steadily on the rise in Africa, but, to evolve the business models of the electrical utilities operating on the continent, utilities still need to harness the full digital potential of technologies such as smart metering. This is according to Abraham Ortega, Senior Executive Consultant at state-of-the-art electrical equipment

Cape Town wins right to host Annual Wikipedia Conference, the first  in sub-Saharan Africa

Cape Town has won the bid to host the 14th annual Wikimania 2018 conference, the annual gathering of volunteers from around the world to celebrate Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, from 18-22 of July. More than 700 volunteers from around the world will come together to discuss and share ideas around the future of Wikipedia

Ford College Community Challenge Funds Student-Led Empowerment and Recycling Projects in Kenya

Creating community empowerment and recycling initiatives are the key drivers behind three new projects selected in Kenya for 2018 as part of the Ford College Community Challenge (C3), each receiving USD1 000 to implement their programs. Ford College Community Challenge is a signature educational program of the Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of

Band-It makes inroads into Africa thanks to its global presence

  The Band-It product range is distributed locally by Banding & Identification (ID) Solutions Africa, which represented the continent at a global sales conference organised by Band-It UK in October 2017. Here Sales Director Rosa Dos Remendos and Senior Sales Representative Matthew Campbell outlined how Ultra-Lok® has played such a key role in combating cable

Africa Prize finalists use engineering to solve local health, energy, education and resource challenges

The inventors of a device that detects malaria without drawing blood, a cheap and sustainable recycling method to recover precious metals, an innovative smart meter that gives consumers more control over energy use and a textbook-sized science lab for kids are the four engineering innovators chosen as finalists for the prestigious 2018 Africa Prize for

High cost of cybercrime in Africa cause for concern

African businesses need to prioritise data protection and enhance enterprise security to mitigate the high cost of cyberattacks. Ken Munyi, Country Manager at iWayAfrica Kenya (inset) says the millions of cyberattacks that take place every year across the continent are cause for concern, particularly for Africa’s larger economies such as South Africa and Nigeria, as

Life-style diseases: Africa needs new technologies

    The African continent is characterised by a population in the process of transition. As more and more people experience a change in lifestyle, embracing the Western way of life as opposed to more traditional customs, so too are they more exposed to a number of chronic conditions and illnesses that were less of

Top