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IBM South Africa invests in skills

IBM South Africa invests in skills, education

With its R700-million, 10-year equity equivalent investment programme, IMB South Africa will work with the Department of Trade and Industry to build a research hub at Wits University, as well as foster enterprise development and grow deep skills in the country.
IBM invests R700m in SA research lab

IBM invests R700m in SA research lab

IBM plans to expand its global research network into South Africa by establishing a research lab in Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein. The lab will focus on advancing big data, cloud computing and mobile technologies.
New solutions for water conservation

Crowdsourcing to tackle SA water leaks

IBM has invited South Africans to get out their mobile phones and join a 30-day crowdsourcing project to report water leaks and faulty water pipes in their neighbourhoods, and so to play their part in a drive to capture, share and analyze information about the country's water distribution system.

Building bridges to a better future

A visiting team of IBM executives visited the Pfunzo Ndi Tshedza Primary School in Mamelodi, meeting with a class of learners and raising their curiosity through a simple, yet thought-provoking lesson in science.

Creating the next generation of innovators

IBM is championing innovative approaches to teaching and learning maths, science and technology through TryScience, a system that offers local learners an interactive learning experience.

Making learning fun through technology

Multinational ICT giant IBM is rolling out its KidSmart Early Learning Programme across South Africa in an effort to help bridge the digital divide and improve early child learning.

Africa's biggest supercomputer

Africa’s biggest supercomputer

The government and multinational technology firm IBM have launched the Blue Gene for Africa initiative. Based in Cape Town, the Blue Gene/P will be the most powerful supercomputer on the continent, helping with projects ranging from environmental simulations to complex systems modelling.

Sweet deal for cocoa farmers

US sweet manufacturer Mars is investing $10-million (R76-million) in a research programme to develop hardier cacao trees – a project that will benefit about 6.5-million cocoa growers, of which 70% are small-scale producers in Africa.

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IBM launches Africa Innovation Centre

Multinational computer technology and consulting company IBM has launched the Africa Innovation Centre in Johannesburg - the first of its kind on the continent - to drive IT skills development and address business challenges in the region.
The South African SME toolkit

The South African SME toolkit

Global computer giant IBM, local company Business Partners, the International Finance Corporation and the Department of Trade and Industry have come together to offer South African entrepreneurs and small enterprises a free web-based toolkit to help them start, finance and grow their businesses.


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