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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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Industry Insight - How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered times

By Industry Contributor 7 July 2020

Muhammad Nabil, Partners and Startups Strategy Lead at Microsoft 4Afrika, highlights examples of startups throughout Africa that are adapting their businesses and creating new platforms to support... FULL STORY >

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Microsoft and Vodacom partner to provide digital learning access to all students

By Ryan Noik 23 June 2020

Two tech titans, Vodacom and Microsoft, today announced that they are partnering up to bring a platform for connected digital learning to all students. FULL STORY >

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Industry Insight - Partnerships in times of crisis

By Industry Contributor 27 May 2020

Amrote Abdella, Regional Director, Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative explains why partnerships are more important than ever now. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Build 2020 Part 2: Building strategies for a tumultuous present and brighter future

By Ryan Noik 26 May 2020

Microsoft's Build 2020 conference unpacked the benefits of Developer Velocity, how businesses can better achieve it, and why analytics is so important now to business agility. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Build 2020 Part 1: Building strategies for a tumultuous present and brighter future

By Ryan Noik 26 May 2020

Even as the Coronavirus pandemic is tearing at established ways of doing things and a variety of industries, it is reassuring that some things go on nonetheless. For example, Microsoft’s Build 2020... FULL STORY >

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Industry Insight - AI is the secret advantage that can help security specialists turn the tide on cybercrime

By Industry Contributor 12 May 2020

The cyber threat landscape in South Africa continues to intensify. But together the cloud and AI can provide the breakthrough security professionals across the country need. Colin... FULL STORY >

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