Innovations

IBM invests R700m in SA research lab

IBM plans to expand its global research network into South Africa by establishing a research lab in Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein. The lab will focus on advancing big data, cloud computing and mobile technologies.

Artist impression of the new IBM research lab

South African innovation sets pace for mining industry

The adoption of new technologies in the mining sector and innovation around robotics and mechanisation is helping to enhance South Africa's global competitiveness, writes Brand SA board member Rick Mennell.


South Africa looks to research, innovation to grow economy

South African enterprises have a relatively high and novel innovation rate, and the country is increasingly investing in research and development. Now, the Innovation Bridge is closing the gap between R&D and the market, and contributing to economic competitiveness.


Cape Town launches open data portal

Cape Town's plans to become Africa's first digital city received a boost on Tuesday when it switched on its new open data portal, making public-sector information such as the latest budget, tenders and bus station routes easily and freely available to the city's residents.

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