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Smart cities need to be more human, so we're creating Sims-style virtual worlds

Huge quantities of networked sensors have appeared in cities across the world in recent years. These include cameras and sensors that count the number of passers-by, devices to sense air quality, traffic flow detectors, and even beehive monitors...

By Nick Malleson and Alison Heppenstall 5 Feb 2018

New spotlight on media and digital at African Utility Week Awards

Two new categories have been added to the fifth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards to honour excellence in energy or water journalism, as well as digitally advanced utilities...

26 Jan 2018

Wi-Fi to be seen as a "utility" in 2018, says Ruckus

There are few things that prevent Africa from truly connecting wirelessly to the internet and as these barriers fall, larger African cities will roll out smart city initiatives in some shape and form...

19 Jan 2018

How machine learning can boost IoT efficacy

CIOs should leverage machine learning to turn the tsunami of data obtained in Internet of Things (IoT) deployments into actionable insights. This is according to a new report from Forrester.

17 Nov 2017

Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development

Infrastructure investments are transforming and accelerating economic and social opportunities for millions of people across Africa, driven by the dramatic rise in African consumer power...

17 Nov 2017

Harnessing tech to create sustainable cities for the future

More than ever before, technology drives our world. It powers businesses, cities and governments, and shapes individual lives in a hugely impactful way...

By Colin Thornton 7 Nov 2017

What does the future African city look like?

What does the future African city look like? How do we identify the impact and trends resulting from urbanisation? What new regulation and governance models are needed?

By Riaan Graham 31 Oct 2017

Africa needs coordinated strategies for urbanisation

Africa's rapid urbanisation can be a driver of industrialisation and there is an urgent need to connect policies and strategies for urban and industrial development...

25 Oct 2017

African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities

Using data to understand travellers' spending behaviours, their habits as well as their preferences, has the power to increase the number of customers and the spend...

By Elias Aad 19 Oct 2017

AfricArena tech innovation conference kicks off next month

AfricArena, described as the largest tech innovation conference for startups and investors hosted on African soil, will take place from 6-7 November 2017 at the Century City Conference Centre...

11 Oct 2017

#InnovationMonth: How AI will change the automotive game for the better

As the “fourth industrial revolution”, championed by the World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab, gains momentum, it's thrilling to anticipate what this means for the automotive industry - and as a result, cities of the future...

By Trevor Hill 11 Sep 2017

Smart evolution of Africa's megacities will help address infrastructure challenges

Facing rapid growth and evolution in Africa's megacities, radical and effective urban management is needed...

24 Aug 2017

Technology is not enough to create connected cities - here's why

The United Nations (UN) estimates that by 2050, 66% of the world's population will live in cities...

By Mike Cooray and Rikke Duus 24 Aug 2017

The role of cities in the next automotive revolution

Ever-increasing urbanisation and the subsequent demand for development of cities is the catalyst needed to bridge both the greatest challenges and most creative solutions for a future of the automotive sector...

By Trevor Hill 7 Aug 2017

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International

SA group seals R5bn Saudi water deal

SA-based investment company PSG Group has not had to wait long for its investment in GrahamTek, a desalination and water purification company, to start paying off. On Tuesday, 6 February, GrahamTek confirmed it had clinched a R5bn contract to build a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.

By Marc Hasenfuss 8 Feb 2018

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