4th Industrial Revolution

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Botshabelo Digital Hub expected to enhance job creation in South Africa's Free State province

The Botshabelo Digital Hub will serve as training centers for community members, provide access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities, and incubation for mainly young entrepreneurs operating in the ICT sector.

South Africa's Tshimologong has launched a program to help grow female-owned technology businesses

Tshimologong Ya Basadi in 4IR program is targeting primarily women-owned businesses, which are already trading and have a clear understanding of how tech can scale their businesses.

Promoting hardware innovation in Africa

A big number of the serious problems facing Africa today require innovations that are hardware-based, and this is why Africa needs to ensure that the technicians and engineers and are equipped to solve the most challenging problems.

COVI-ID app launched to kickstart South Africa’s economy

The app operates on blockchain technology in order to ensure the privacy of all users information, offering a decentralised solution. One of the unique selling points is that even those without access to a smartphone can benefit and make use of COVI-ID.

Emerging technologies punted as solutions for Africa's problems

New report identifies gaps in Africa’s use of digital platforms for solving challenges. It calls on governments to invest in digital platforms for sectors such as finance and health.

Importance of Africans producing content on the Internet

We need to tell our stories on the Internet, specifically on our own platforms (not behind the walled gardens of social media platforms), our own websites, that are out on the open web. That no Jack, Mark or Larry can censor or suspend you from.

Technology kills jobs but equally creates new ones

While we complain complaining that "they(technology based solutions) are taking our jobs," other countries are improving their competitiveness and potentially leaving us behind, further destroying the very jobs we are trying to protect.