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Davos elite fear cyberattacks and war

The threat of large-scale cyberattacks and a “deteriorating geopolitical landscape” since the election of US President Donald Trump have jumped to the top of the global elite’s list of concerns, the World Economic

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SA jumps 10 places on global ICT index

South Africa has performed well in the latest edition of the Global Information Technology Report’s Networked Readiness Index published by the World Economic Forum, jumping 10 places to 65th position overall worldwide

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Ramaphosa talks up ICT investment

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has mooted investments in the infrastructure and ICT sectors in South Africa and Africa. Ramaphosa was wooing potential investors at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali in Rwanda

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If Elon Musk is a Luddite, count me in

On 21 December, SpaceX made history by successfully launching a rocket and returning it to a safe landing on Earth. It’s also the day that SpaceX founder Elon Musk was nominated for a Luddite Award. The nomination came as part of a campaign by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

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Broadband pushes SA up world rankings

South Africa has climbed seven places in the latest World Economic Forum (WEF) competitiveness ratings, and it’s thanks to the country’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector. The country is placed 49th in the Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016, up seven places and

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Lessons for SA from the WEF report

It is hugely encouraging to see South Africa rising up the World Economic Forum’s latest global competitive rankings as a result of the strides the country has made in getting more people onto the Internet

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How your salary stacks up worldwide

CNN has developed an online tool to measure how your salary stacks up against the global average as well as where you place in your own country. The media company developed the application to draw attention to the World Economic Forum

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SA tumbles down global technology index

Falling lower down the World Economic Forum (WEF) global information and communications technology (ICT) rankings is becoming an annual occurrence for South Africa. The WEF this week released

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SA slips in competitiveness ranking

South Africa has ranked 56th out of 144 countries, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2014/2015 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI). Last year the country’s ranking was 53rd out of 148. The index looked at 12 “pillars” — institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic environment

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