Hi-tech articles

Life is on for Gwakwani Village

For a community in deep rural Limpopo, a successful and on-going partnership between the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science (Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment) and Schneider Electric South Africa has ensured that the Gwakwani Village has had access to basic services through sustainable interventions. Gwakwani is a

Africa: £250,000 up for grabs in competition to stimulate off-grid cold chain technology

The Global LEAP Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge (OGCCC) – a competition to develop innovative and energy-efficient off-grid cold storage technology – has launched in Nairobi, Kenya. Part of the UK Department for International Development’s (DfID)’s Ideas to Impact programme, the OGCCC will offer £250,000 in prizes for off-grid cold chain technologies deployed in select Sub-Saharan African countries. Cold storage facilities are a

Kenya: County Officers Trained on Data Analytics

By Adhere Cavince Over 38 officers drawn from twelve counties are at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, JKUAT for a four-day training on health data analytics and geographic information systems for informed decision making in the devolved units. The participants will be equipped with skills and tools to collate, curate, analyze and

Digital Geekaship launches its online Software Development training series

  In January of this year, Digital Geekaship, a sister company of agile technology consulting company, Infoware Studios launched its online software development courses. The Introduction to Software Development Basics and Full-stack Web Development courses enable access to practical industry-aligned software development training.  The classes will be delivered virtually via an online learning management system

ICANN’s drive to attract a broader global audience a key focus area of its 61st public meeting

The ZA Central Registry (ZACR) NPC, parent company to Registry Africa, will be traveling to San Juan, Puerto Rico for the 61st public meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN). This year’s six-day meeting will focus on, inter alia, outreach, capacity building and showcasing ICANN’s work as leaders in Domain Name

Experts call for sustainable exploitation of natural products

 By Patrick Amunavi Researchers, scholars and herbal medicine practitioners drawn from various countries in Eastern and Central African region have emphasized the contribution of research and information sharing towards sustainable exploitation of the natural products. They highlighted Africa’s potential to harness indigenous knowledge and practices while at the same time, advancing the science of natural products.

Firm launches digital Taxi and Mail system in Kenya  

By George Okore A Kenyan firm Dingah Logistics Company Ltd, has launched the first ever digital system in Kenya that will revolutionise the local taxi industry. According to Chief Executive Steven O. Omolo, the newly launched Dingah Lift system targets low-end market. “The system is available in Kenya now and can be used all round