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Data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in Africa

By Industry Contributor 21 October 2020

One of most the prominent challenges facing Africa is providing food security for its citizens. Amrote Abdella, the Regional Director: Microsoft 4Afrika explains how data-driven agriculture can address this problem. FULL STORY >

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More Xbox Series X and Series S coming to SA

By Staff Writer 16 October 2020

More units coming! How many? We don't know. FULL STORY >

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The race against economic inequality within emerging markets – a case for SMEs

By Industry Contributor 15 October 2020

Economic growth is the most powerful tool for reducing poverty and improving the quality of life in developing countries. Soromfe Uzomah, Head: Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft 4Afrika, explains. FULL STORY >

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Nclose moves to secure Microsoft 365 environment in SA

By Staff Writer 8 October 2020

Nclose managed services has launched its dedicated Microsoft 365 security capabilities. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft, Afrika Tikkun, partner to tackle unemployment through digital skills development

By Staff Writer 1 October 2020

Today, Microsoft South Africa announced that it has provided a $150 000 (over R2.5 million) grant to Afrika Tikkun as part of a strategic partnership linked to its Global Skills Initiative. FULL STORY >

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SA businesses given a leg up to meet local compliance requirements

By Staff Writer 28 September 2020

Businesses operating in South Africa can now map and understand their obligations, roles and responsibilities to comply with local regulations and legislation – most notably the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) ... FULL STORY >

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Public-private partnerships hold the key to future development

By Industry Contributor 17 September 2020

Ryno Rijnsburger, Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft 4Afrika, elaborates on the critical role that public-private partnerships will play to achieve Africa’s ambitions to compete in the digital economy. FULL STORY >

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Industry Opinion: Why good governance is the first stop on the road to AI readiness

By Industry Contributor 9 September 2020

Lillian Barnard, Managing Director of Microsoft South Africa, explains why responsible AI begins with good data governance and elaborates on why good governance is the first stop on the road to AI readiness. FULL STORY >

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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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Hope amid the chaos: Microsoft investment a boost for sustainability in SA’s agricultural sector

By Ryan Noik 4 August 2020

Amid all the distressing global news of chaos that seems to be running rampant at present, here’s some heartening local news - Microsoft South Africa has announced an investment of up to R40... FULL STORY >

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Microsoft, Mastercard collaborate to accelerate innovation

By Staff Writer 31 July 2020

Microsoft and Mastercard have announced a new collaboration, aimed at building pathways to financial security and provide tools for sustainable growth FULL STORY >

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Microsoft: Graduates, AI is coming to bring you jobs

By Ryan Noik 28 July 2020

Today, Microsoft and the Central University of Technology (CUT), Free State, announced Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence programme (AI) to address the demand in the province, and South Africa in general. FULL STORY >

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Reason to hope: Covid-19 testing shortfall tackled by local genomics lab

By Ryan Noik 22 July 2020

How do we stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic? Through testing and collaboration, apparently, as Microsoft and the Centre for Proteomic & Genomic Research are demonstrating. FULL STORY >

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The wait is over, as Microsoft debuts Surface devices locally

By Ryan Noik 17 July 2020

Finally, it happened. After years of waiting, Microsoft has announced the expansion of its Surface device range into South Africa, with the introduction of the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 for both commercial and consumer... FULL STORY >

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Microsoft details plan to help equip South Africans with digital skills needed for economic recovery

By Staff Writer 17 July 2020

Microsoft South Africa has announced details of the local programme aligned to the recently launched Global Skills Initiative, aimed at bringing more digital skills to 25 million people... FULL STORY >

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