Sci-tech

France won’t bar but may restrict Huawei in 5G network

There has been intense debate in Europe about whether or not to exclude Huawei from supplying equipment for 5G mobile networks

Jurassic parkour in SA lava fields

After stumbling on mention of tracks in a dissertation from the 1960s, scientists are shedding new light on the dinosaurs that hotfooted it through SA’s prehistoric past

American teen ‘Bugha’ becomes solo Fortnite champ, winning $3-million

At just 16 years of age, Kyle Giersdorf became the video game's first champion, and a millionaire

YouTube needs ‘new set of rules and laws’ — executive

Rising public pressure on YouTube and other social media platforms has prodded them to try and limit the negative aspects

The struggle to regulate online giants like Facebook, Google, Amazon

Government regulators are scrambling to collar the online giants

Proud India launches historic bid to put spacecraft on Moon

A week after an initial launch was halted just before blast-off, Chandrayaan-2 took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre

US senator calls for investigation into FaceApp

FaceApp, which was launched by Russian publisher Wireless Lab in 2017, uses artificial intelligence to modify users' photos

‘One giant leap’: US marks Apollo mission 50 years on

President Trump has relaunched the race to re-conquer the Moon — this time with the first woman — and to journey onwards to Mars

India scrubs Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff

The Chandrayaan-2 — or Moon Chariot 2 — mission is part of India's ambitious space programme

To the Moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap into the unknown

It was not until Donald Trump came to office that the US would decide to return to the Moon, under the Artemis program, named for Apollo's twin sister

France passes law taxing digital giants in defiance of US anger

The new law aims at plugging a taxation gap that has seen some internet heavyweights paying next to nothing in countries where they make huge profits.

Monaco rolls out Huawei-built 5G network in European first

As mobile operators shift away from slower networks, Europe has been torn over its approach to the Chinese giant, which is a pioneer in 5G technology.

New app developed to detect Twitter bots — in any language

A new application is able to detect auto-generated tweets independent of the language used relying on machine learning

Telegram hit by cyber-attack, CEO points to HK protests, China

Many protesters in the city have used Telegram to evade electronic surveillance and coordinate their demonstrations

Netflix gets its game on at E3 with ‘Stranger Things’

The streaming television powerhouse is looking to expand its original shows into other media

Amazon dethrones Google as top global brand —survey

The brand value of Amazon surged by 52% to $315-billion, global market research agency Kantar said in its 2019 100 Top BrandZ report

Mass movement: scientists adopt new kilogram definition

Instead of relating to the mass of a singular physical object, the kilogram will now be defined in terms of the Planck constant

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories