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Walter Sisulu University is playing catch-up with online learning

Some affluent institutions have already finished the first semester online, but historically disadvantaged universities like Walter Sisulu University are having to start from scratch

UCT to loan (some) students laptops during Covid-19 lockdown

The university is also surveying its students to ascertain what kind of support they need to be able to participate in online learning

How kids in a low-income country use laptop —lessons from Madagascar

Laptops have introduced the children of Nosy Komba in Madagascar to previously inaccessible tools

Laptops just ornaments for Eastern Cape teachers who are not trained to use them

The department of education has spent about R260-million on laptops with the expectation that the technology would be used for administration.

UCT VC: Let’s flip the varsity classroom and step into the digital future

A laptop for every first-year will help prepare students for the fourth industrial revolution.

The market for transforming tablets is heating up

Devices that transform from tablets into laptops combine portability with productivity, as Asus and Mecer show, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

Dell’s mobility division not gaining ground

Dell is looking like the sick man of the PC business, which is not looking too healthy itself.

Computers still out of reach

Teachers are disappointed as laptop initiative hits a snag due to "lack of creditworthiness".

India develops world’s cheapest ‘laptop’ at $35

India has come up with the world's cheapest "laptop," a touch-screen computing device that costs $35.

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Forty-three people were shot dead in the first six months of this year in the Western Cape’s intractable taxi violence, while close to 100 have been arrested and 40 are on court rolls in connection with the conflict

Ingonyama Trust Board moves to retrench staff

More than 50 workers at the Ingonyama Trust Board have been issued section 189 notices

Solar stuck where sun don’t shine: State spends R289m to store solar water heaters

The national solar water heater programme is set to take off once again this year, but meanwhile the government is spending millions on storing heaters that have yet to be installed

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Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

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The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

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Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

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