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From the editor’s desk: A new era – after mourning comes rebuilding
29 April 2020, News

When I sit down to write these columns once a month, even if the topic I decide to write about is not all sunshine and roses, I always try and look for a silver lining. I’m simply not able to do that ...
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What place is there for electronics in horticulture/agriculture?
29 April 2020, OSRAM Opto Semiconductor SA, Altron Arrow, Editor's Choice

Dataweek takes a look at what place there is for electronics in horticulture and agriculture, what roles they are serving and what their uptake is in the South African market.
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In memoriam: Vivienne Caroline Dorrington - 19 June 1958 – 21 April 2020
29 April 2020, News

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our CEO, Vivienne Dorrington, after a long and brave battle with cancer. Like her father, Ray Beaumont, who founded Technews Publishing in 1985, ...
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From the editor's desk: Yes, it’s that thing everyone’s talking about
25 March 2020, News

Call me a pessimist, but I’m absolutely, 100% certain that I’m going to catch COVID-19 (or the ‘novel coronavirus’ if you prefer to call it that) – if I haven’t done so already. At least the mortality ...
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From the editor's desk: Interesting people, politicians, and viruses
26 February 2020, News

In this edition, in the first of a new regular highlight in Dataweek, we go behind the scenes with Peet Smit, the founder and owner of Centurion Micro Electronics, a well-known specialist embedded and ...
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Check out Dataweek’s new-look website
29 January 2020, Editor's Choice, News

Our technical design elves have been locked away in our basement for months, improving the visual design and functionality of the Dataweek website.
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From the editor's desk: A fresh start, but a sad farewell?
29 January 2020, News

A couple of years ago, not many people had heard of Yekani. The company bought a stake in the well-known East London-based satellite decoder maker, Vektronix, and subsequently acquired it in its entirety. When ...
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From the editor's desk: 4IR requires people, too
EMP 2020 Electronics Manufacturing & Production Handbook, News

At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, a manifesto was put forth entitled ‘The Universal Purpose of a Company in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’. To be honest, it reads pretty much ...
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From the editor’s desk: Getting charged up for the new year
25 November 2019, News

The Springboks’ Rugby World Cup triumph in Japan couldn’t have come at a better time for South Africa, as the country was in desperate need of a jolt of positive energy going into the festive season. ...
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Boom, doom and gloom, or something completely different?
25 November 2019, News, Editor's Choice

As the end of 2019 looms, it’s time to look ahead to what next year might have in store, and reflect on the year gone by. And what a year it’s been.
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Plan your media strategy with Technews Publishing
23 October 2019, News

Dear Marketer, Have you ever looked back on a year and wondered how you survived it? For the majority of South Africans, 2019 started benignly enough, cosily wrapped in the blanket of Ramaphoria that ...
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From the editor's desk: Human brain still better than AI (in some cases)
25 September 2019, News

Technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), biometrics and others are benefitting from an enormous amount of marketing hype these days, sometimes justifiably and sometimes not.
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