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Lumkani – SA start-up combatting shack fires

Lumkani – SA start-up combatting shack fires

South African start-up, Lumkani, has installed its early warning fire detection system in 20 000 homes across South Africa, taking the number of homes safer from high fire risk in several of the country’s informal settlements to 40 000.

According to Stats SA’s 2018 general household survey, 17.9% of South Africans in metropolitan areas live in informal dwellings and there are 2.1 million shacks in SA. The Institute for Race Relations has also found that there were 25 000 shack fires between 2010 and 2013.

The project was funded by the GSMA Mobile for Development Programme,...

Huawei launches HarmonyOS

Huawei launches HarmonyOS

At the Huawei Developer Conference today, Huawei launched HarmonyOS – a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a cohesive user experience across...

Get the drop on Crosscall

Get the drop on Crosscall

Ever heard of Crosscall? Me neither… until now. Soon this brand will be a household name…

So in a couple of weeks’ time, I’ll be...

Be safe, be almost hack-proof

Be safe, be almost hack-proof

Our mobile devices are packed with valuable data– banking and social media logins, work-related emails and files, personal information like ID numbers and addresses,...

Okay Zoe – let’s experience a smartship

Okay Zoe – let’s experience a smartship

Earlier this year, I was invited to experience cruising at its finest. I know the preconceived notions that ships are perhaps for a more...

OneCart – do you really buy it?

OneCart – do you really buy it?

Ever heard of OneCart – after this you’ll wonder how you missed it!

In short, OneCart is an on-demand concierge and delivery platform that simplifies...

NFB wins the people’s choice award

NFB wins the people’s choice award

NFB Private Wealth Management just might be the example to stress that customer service really should be your priority and the days of business...

AI reveals insights into domestic abuse

AI reveals insights into domestic abuse

Digital abuse, infidelity, and alcohol abuse are emerging as common conversation topics between victims of domestic violence in South Africa and rAInbow, an artificial...

School to make the move to Samsung

School to make the move to Samsung

In his 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA), South African President Cyril Ramaphosa affirmed that every school pupil in South Africa will have...

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