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Source: https://www.news.uct.ac.za/news/research-office/-article/2019-09-09-helping-africa-prepare-for-5g 09 SEPTEMBER 2019 | STORY LAURA RAWDEN. PHOTO MICHAEL HAMMOND Dr Joyce Mwangama, a lecturer in the UCT Department of Electrical Engineering, is leading the development of South Africa’s first university-based 5G testbed facility. Excerpts: 5G can be viewed as an enabler of the fourth industrial revolution, also known as the 4IR, which has been described by the...
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EMFSA’s August 2019 Newsletter can be viewed at:  https://mailchi.mp/b55f8ead9e08/emfnews   “FOR THE SAFER USE OF TECHNOLOGY”
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As noted from the article: Grave concerns: most notably that automation and AI threaten to disrupt the labour market, as machines become capable of doing people’s jobs. Indeed, if left unmanaged, 4IR could dramatically increase inequality, whereby the riches flow to the owners of capital and technology while the poor become even poorer as they...
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UNESCO Published on Jun 21, 2019 How is  AI changing our world? Why should each of us care about it? What would be our future with AI? Four experts talk about ethical questions of AI such as self-driving cars, job loss, data bias, gender issues, minority populations, human vulnerability, international cooperation and lessons from the...
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Reality Check A few days ago we were listening to a radio interview with a man who has devoted most of his life to helping shack dwellers improve their quality of life. He mentioned one lady who (after her shack which was destroyed by a storm and replaced by him) as saying: “This is the...
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The President endorses 5G: -High tech industry expansion -Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will issue a policy direction to communications regulator Icasa within a month (the industry is desperate  to begin deployment of 5G technology) -Fourth Industrial Revolution -Coding and data analytics at a primary school level -National Development Plan -High-speed trains, megacities -High-tech economy ,...
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Eskom, Connectivity and the Rollout of 5G in South Africa Photo by Matthew Brodeur on Unsplash The much hyped industry 5G, IOT, Fourth Industrial Revolution Utopia depends entirely on connectivity. Almost all 4IR technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robots, self-driving cars, augmented reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT), require high-speed, always-on Internet connections. 5G will only work in places...
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Vodacom and MTN are still waiting on ICASA to assign radio frequency spectrum for 5G networks. Rain is the only company in South Africa to have launched its 5G commercial network ( February 2019). They were able to launch the 5G service in Johannesburg by using the 3.6 GHz spectrum already licensed to them. Rain spokesperson...
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  The Electronic Communications Amendment Bill 2018 has been withdrawn by the Minister by way of a letter addressed to the Portfolio Committee for Telecommunications and Postal Services, with the decision confirmed at the Committee’s meeting on 12 February 2019. Letter-to-Portfolio-Committee-Chair-12-February-2019 Comments by the Western Cape Government: WCG-ECA-Amendment-Bill-B31-2018_Comments Source: Notes by EMFSA:    
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