Development

EXPLORING THE GAP BETWEEN THE DIGITAL HAVES- AND HAVE-NOTS IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

When we explore the question of technology in our sector, conversation quickly turns to back-office systems for creating more efficiencies in accounting, finance, HR, and operations. Certainly, many larger NGOs have been implementing a wide range of enterprise systems that often integrate these functions more seamlessly while also connecting the head office and the field.

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE LEARNING : Mobile Technology

How not to trip up on the digital highway: Lessons from social innovators developing e-platforms.

Almost every household in South Africa has access to a mobile phone. This has transformed the face of social development, with many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) embracing mobile technology to connect with their target audiences. In this learning brief, we explore the diverse opportunities – but also challenges – that come with using mobile platforms to drive social change.

Mapping out the mobile space in SA: Mobi sites, mobile apps and bypassing the high cost of data.

SA connect reaches Limpopo

The Department of Communications (DOC) and state entity Broadband Infraco are working together to rollout broadband services in Limpopo's Vhembe district.

According to the DOC, the broadband project forms part of SA Connect and its vision to build capable skills for the impending fourth industrial revolution.

Led by Pinky Kekana, DOC deputy minister, the broadband project in Limpopo will connect four public facilities, provide ICT equipment to three schools, as well as introduce a cyber-security outreach programme in that area, according to the department.

Ramaphosa expected at SA WEF delegates breakfast

16 January 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address a team of delegates, who will be representing South Africa at the World Economic Forum.

The breakfast meeting will take place in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

The aim is to develop an integrated approach to SA's input at the WEF deliberations and to identify areas of emphasis to present the country as a desired investment destination and trade partner.

Team South Africa comprises of diverse stakeholders in South African society and economy.
 

Department of Communication intensifies calls for digital migration collaboration

To ensure government speeds up the switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT), additional partnerships with industry players are required.

So said Department of Communications (DOC) minister Nomvula Mokonyane, affirming that lack of collaboration has, to some extent, contributed to SA's inability to meet the deadline set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

7 WAYS COMMUNITIES MUST THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT LASTING INVESTMENT TO SEE REAL CHANGE

Investors across the world are changing their approach – instead of searching for opportunities that yield more monetary returns, they want their investments to create a meaningful and lasting impact on communities, according to Bruce Raw of GreenCape.

Raw was the keynote speaker at an investment summit at Touwsrivier on Friday. Several members of the Touwsrivier community and representatives from local government and business came together to share ideas of how to revive the small town's ailing economy.

Future of Water project commences at Bloekombos

Water is a vital resource in all communities. Despite the good rainfall this past winter, water restrictions in the Cape continue to negatively impact communities, especially those living in under resourced areas. One such settlement is the Bloekombos informal settlement, bordering Kraaifontein, where small businesses such as car washes and micro-farming gardens are prohibited from using municipal water for their trade.
 

Cloud allows you to adapt your planning and budgeting needs

5 October 2018

In today's dynamic business landscape, planning and budgeting needs to adapt to changing business conditions. Derik Rothman, Director at Futuresense, says a company's business processes need to be flexible enough to be able to handle landscape changes, and flexible enough to do it fast and efficiently, without putting the business at risk.

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