Month: January 2014

Free HIV immunization gets hackathon, South Africa help

A non-profit venture to advance a vaccine for HIV has called for the assistance of geeks around the globe, with clinical trials arranged in SA later.


Insusceptibility Project, lead by the non-profit organization Until There’s a Cure, is running a year-long “hackathon” with Geekli.st to help improve a free vaccine for HIV.

Web gambling in South Africa; authorize it

A draft bill to legalize web betting will soon be presented in parliament


The principal steps to legalizing internet betting in South Africa will soon be taken when the draft Remote Gambling bill is distributed and DA Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry, Geordin Hill-Lewis, acquaints it with parliament.

Monthly wage of South Africa’s Internet users uncovered

The most recent Effective Measure detail uncover the normal month to month compensation of South Africa’s Internet users


Effective Measure discharged its demographic facts for November 2013 as of late, indicating that over 40% of South Africa’s Internet clients have a month to month household salary of over R20,000.

Are Adversary Organizations What’s to Come for IT Outsourcing?

HCL and CSC, organizations that have frequently sought clients, have teamed to keep tabs on legacy requisition modernization and cloud facilitating. Could organizations shaped by adversaries demonstrate more important than mega-acquisitions as IT outsourcing suppliers react to changing business sector flow?
CIO — A week ago, HCL Innovations and CSC published another association in the requisition modernization space, focusing on corporate IT clients who need to move their legacy requisitions to the cloud.


The move was astonishment to some IT outsourcing industry watchers since $4.8 billion dollar HCL had as far back as anyone can remember pitched itself as a savvy elective to any semblance of the $13.5 billion CSC. “These two organizations have regularly clashed for real contracts,” says Hansa Iyengar, sourcing and merchant administration expert with Forrester Research.

What South Africans do and purchase on the Internet

Effective Measure’s South African Internet demographics report shows what South Africans do on the Internet


Effective Measure provided its November 2013 South African Internet demographics report as of late, which indicated that South Africans regularly utilize the Internet for email, online banking, web surfing, perusing news and social networking.

The planet’s first digital laser, from South Africa

Committee for Scientific and Industrial Research scientist, Sandile Ngcobo, has won global eminence with his achievement in laser innovation!


Sandile Ngcobo, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) scientist answerable for improving the planet’s first computerized laser, gave what is most likely the briefest discourse in the history of press briefings at the publication of the achievement this week. He remained up in the little, swelteringly hot room at the National Laser Centre, thanked the CSIR for providing him the chance to embrace the exploration, said the discovery was energizing, and sat down once more, to ­journalists’ adulation.

South Africa government’s R1.2-billion secret satellite

Where is South Africa’s R1.2-billion Russian spy satellite? No one in government needs to answer that question!


The Sunday Times has reported that the whereabouts are obscure of a R1.2-billion spy satellite dispatched by South Africa from Russian organization NPO Mashinostroyenia (contract number 710/303/060001, signed on May 19 2006).

Why a weak rand is not good for SA

Economist Mike Schussler accepts that, in opposition to normal conviction, the powerless rand is not set to accelerate any noteworthy monetary development in South Africa.


Economist Mike Schussler accepts that, in opposition to normal conviction, the powerless rand won’t help encourage critical monetary development in South Africa.