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Microsoft launches hackathon to tackle gender-based violence

By Staff Writer 11 August 2020

Microsoft South Africa, together with leading gender-based violence NPO partners, 1000 Women Trust and TEARS Foundation, have launched the Safe@Home Hackathon to address gender-based violence in South Africa. FULL STORY >

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rAInbow chatbot offers a safe space for domestic abuse victims to get information without leaving the house

By Industry Contributor 31 March 2020

rAInbow is a chatbot that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to chat with users and provide accurate information on domestic violence. FULL STORY >

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Vodacom Foundation unveils revamped Early Childhood Development centers

By Ryan Noik 24 February 2020

The Vodacom Foundation announced today that it has revamped two Early Childhood Development centers (ECDs) in Atteridgeville township, Pretoria. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and National Geographic offering $100 000 to save the planet

By Ryan Noik 15 July 2019

There is up to $100 000 (approx. R1.4 million) support being offered to those working on an artificial intelligence solution that is aimed to facilitating a sustainable future this month. FULL STORY >

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Artificial intelligence solving African healthcare challenges

By Press Release 23 July 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) could revolutionise healthcare supply chains in Africa, according to supply chain specialist Deborah Dull, representing the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. FULL STORY >

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Asimov’s Foundation picked up by Apple as TV series

By Staff Writer 11 April 2018

Sci-fi fans might have wondered why one of the most seminal works in science-fiction, Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy, has not been made into a series. FULL STORY >

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Facebook partners with the Nelson Mandela Foundation in its centenary year

By Press Release 20 February 2018

Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s centenary and legacy under the theme: Be the Legacy, Facebook has announced a three-year partnership to support The Nelson Mandela archive, based at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. FULL STORY >

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Married or single: how to thrive as a female entrepreneur

By Press Release 12 January 2018

Recent research suggests that married women are more likely to be successful entrepreneurs than single women. FULL STORY >

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Robots: To Tax or Not to Tax?

By Press Release 25 May 2017

By Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, Innovation Influencer and Founder, African Innovation Foundation FULL STORY >

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Teen entrepreneurship, confidence-building, and honest conversation: building blocks to a brighter future

By Press Release 1 December 2016

As we celebrate the progress made and the work that still needs to be done this World Aids Day, it’s clear that we need much more than just education and awareness. FULL STORY >

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Mentec Foundation SA receives a Microsoft YouthSpark grant to bring computer science to young people in South Africa

By Press Release 10 May 2016

Microsoft Philanthropies recently announced grants for over 100 nonprofit organisations in 55 countries, including Mentec Foundation in South Africa. The grants are a component... FULL STORY >

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Science and tech fun to be had at P-STEM community day, Soweto

By Staff Writer 28 January 2016

Brainiacs from Soweto will get a chance to discover how space scientists, robotics experts and radio astronomists solve some of the world's biggest problems and mysteries on Saturday (30 January), during a STEM Community Day. FULL STORY >

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South Africa Ranks 30th in Net Impact on Global Innovation, ITIF finds in worldwide analysis

By Staff Writer 28 January 2016

South Africa ranks 30th in how its domestic policies support worldwide innovation, according to an analysis released by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a global technology... FULL STORY >

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Wikipedia's new AI software, ORES, can immediately detect ‘damaging edits’

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 2 December 2015

Wikipedia has unveiled its new AI software, Objective Revision Evaluation Service, which can immediately weed out any troll-like revisions for Wikipedia posts. FULL STORY >

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Power lacing Nike MAG's from Back to the Future becoming reality in 2016

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 22 October 2015

In case you forgot, yesterday was Back to the Future day. While we still don’t have ubiquitous hoverboards, Nike has brought its self lacing MAG shoes to life, with a 2016 expected release date. FULL STORY >

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