South Africa

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What happens when you are under constant surveillance?

Those in support of constant and invasive surveillance by the state ask: “what do you have to hide?” when one opposes surveillance. However, they don’t understand the second and third order effects of constant surveillance.

Artificial Intelligence can help in fighting fake news

The first week of September 2019 was an interesting one in South Africa. Although at first I didn’t tweet about the issues happening in South Africa during that time, I later decided to run a sort of experiment to see if fact checking on Twitter can help curb fake news.

Amazon Web Services to invest in black-owned South African small businesses

AWS is set help take some of South Africa's startups and small businesses to the next level of their business journey. AWS will invest over R365 million into 100% black owned South African small businesses in ICT.

It now takes one day to register a business in South Africa

BizPortal, a new online business registration service in South Africa, has been launched by a South African government agency known as the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC). It reduces business registration to 1 day.

Everything announced at the first Google for South Africa event

Google held the first Google for South Africa event on 7 November 2019 after previously holding 3 Google for Nigeria events. Here is everything announced at the event.

Google announced a free Wi-Fi service for the Cape Flats

Google South Africa has announced the launch of Google Station in the Cape Flats. This means community members will have access to free, high-quality wifi at over 109 sites in the Cape Flats.

First-ever blockchain-based property register in South Africa

South Africa’s first ever blockchain-based property register pilot. The pilot study area consists of almost 1 000 properties located in four sites in Makhaza, Khayelitsha.