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  • Water - not an infinite resource in Kenya
    Everyone takes water for granted and this begets complacency. Water may seem like a limitless resource, considering that most of the planet is covered in it. But freshwater, the kind that we need for drinking, farming and to sustain life itself, isn't infinite. By Simon Thomas
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    Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security

    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges...

    By Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Carling Bieg, Evan Fraser and Sarah Marquis 16 Apr 2021

    2020 MEST Africa Challenge expands target, extends deadline

    MEST is expanding the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge to target a larger number of tech startups in need of funding. This means the application deadline for the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge has been extended to 13 May 2020...

    3 May 2020

    Report reveals Africa is not fully prepared for cyber attacks

    The 2019 KnowBe4 African Report collated insights from more than 800 respondents across the continent to determine their understanding of the growing, global cyber threats...

    24 Feb 2020

    What are the top tech trends to look out for in Africa in 2020?

    Global publications have exploded with reports of the most exciting new developments that can be expected in 2020...

    18 Dec 2019

    What's been done to fight cybercrime in East Africa

    East Africa attracts millions of tourists every year. Over the past 10 years, its earnings from tourism have doubled. Compared to the rest of Africa, the region is experiencing healthy economic growth. This makes it a promising investment destination...

    By Mercy Muendo 3 Dec 2019

    12 Tips to stay safe on the internet

    It's Cyber Security Awareness Month and this year's overarching message - Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT...

    14 Oct 2019

    Don't share everything on social media

    According to research from We Are Social and Hootsuite, South Africans on average spend more than eight hours a day online...

    4 Sep 2019

    Registration opens for AfricaCom 2019

    Registration opens for AfricaCom 2019...

    9 Jul 2019

    Africa needs effective ICT policies to enhance competitiveness

    It is crucial for African organisations and governments to understand the dynamic and significant role that information and communication technologies play in enhancing competitiveness...

    12 Jun 2019

    Fantastic (ethical) hackers and where to find them

    Data breaches and cyberattacks are unignorably on the rise and hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated...

    By Simon McCullough 26 Apr 2019

    There's a massive cybersecurity job gap - we should fill it by employing hackers

    Cybersecurity incidents are gaining an increasingly high profile. In the past, these incidents may have been perceived primarily as a somewhat distant issue for organisations such as banks to deal with...

    By John McAlaney and Helen Thackray 24 Apr 2019

    Part 1: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?

    Just what is the fourth industrial revolution? No really, what is it all about beyond the hype and jargon?

    By Garth Williams 11 Mar 2019

    #BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics

    The global biometrics market is growing rapidly. In fact, research indicates that the global market is growing a compounded growth rate of 22.9%...

    By Pine Pienaar 15 Jan 2019

    4 Strategies to get your website security ready

    Is it too obvious to say that website security is vitally important to small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)?

    By Gary Stevens 11 Dec 2018

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