Solar-powered desktop designed for Africa

By Staff Writer, ITWeb Capsule Technologies looks to tap into SA’s solar energy potential. Cape Town-based company Capsule Technologies has targeted South Africa’s rural and under serviced communities as it brings a solar-powered desktop computer to the local market.  According to the company, The IMPI Mk1 desktop was conceptualized as part of the City of … Read more

Sentech workers launch strike action

By Staff Writer, ITWeb Over 200 Sentech workers launched strike action on Saturday, over unmet demands for a 13th cheque. State-owned signal provider Sentech is the latest subject of strike action, after over 200 workers downed tools on Saturday afternoon, 48-hours after giving the entity notice of the action last week Thursday. According to a … Read more

Data is the new price frontier war

By Bonnie Tubbs and Nicola Mawson, SA’s mobile operators need to start warring on the data front if they are to attract the consumers of today. Vodacom’s effective price point of 68c and Cell C’s new 50c prepaid promotional call rate indicate SA’s historically high cost to communicate has dropped significantly – and may continue … Read more

SANSA taps into student innovations

By Tyson Ngubeni, Innovations designed by students could find their way to space stations, according to SANSA. The SA National Space Agency (SANSA) has tapped into local student knowledge, announcing its collaboration with students from Tersia King Learning Academy, in Tembisa, to develop robotics in a project aimed at assisting astronauts. The initiative is part … Read more

NPA seizes over R1bn in contract claims

By Staff Writer, ITWeb Baoki Consortium allegedly rigged the tender for a health information system in 2007. The National Prosecuting Authority has seized over R1 billion in contract claims from the Gauteng Department of Health, following allegations of tender rigging involving the procurement of a health information system. The authority says the seizures are linked … Read more

NPA seizes over R1bn in contract claims

By Staff Writer, ITWeb Baoki Consortium allegedly rigged the tender for a health information system in 2007. The National Prosecuting Authority has seized over R1 billion in contract claims from the Gauteng Department of Health, following allegations of tender rigging involving the procurement of a health information system. The authority says the seizures are linked … Read more