Microsoft plans two SA data centers, cloud service expansion

Microsoft plans two SA data centers, cloud service expansion

Technology titan Microsoft has announced plans to deliver cloud computing services from two new data centers located in South Africa. Microsoft will deliver cloud services, including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365, from data centers located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, with availability expected to be online in 2018….

Four African cities chosen for Bloomberg #Cities4Health launch

Four African cities chosen for Bloomberg #Cities4Health launch

Global philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg – long a champion of cities and sustainability – announced Tuesday the launch of the Partnership for Healthy Cities initiative. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and the World Health Organization (WHO) ambassador for noncommunicable diseases, revealed the list of the first 40…

This is not a drill: Cape Town, climate and the water crisis

The water crisis and unrelenting drought in Cape Town, South Africa, have become so dire that city officials on Tuesday recommended the highest level of water restrictions for its nearly 4 million people. “This is not a drill,” the city said, in a public message clearly marked as a drought…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

South Africa: Violent clashes lead to attacks on journalists

Attacks on South African journalists covering violent clashes this week – along with police interference with their work – have met with condemnation from the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef). On Monday, protests in Coligny followed a court decision to grant bail to two farmers accused of killing a…

Student protests continue at South African universities

Classes at the University of the Witwatersrand stayed in session Monday, despite weekend disruptions and ongoing protests at other South African campuses that continued to escalate into violent confrontation. The Wits campus was comparatively quiet, although students took to the streets in Parktown. Academic officials said they were looking at…

Uber crackdown in Cape Town

Cape Town authorities have been accused by Uber drivers on cracking down on the service. In the last six months 200 Uber vehicles have been impounded by the city and officials have claimed that many Uber drivers are operating illegally due to the fact that they do not have the…