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Manufacturing Indaba

  • Tuesday, 27th June 2017 at TBD
    Location: Emperors Palace

    EKURHULENI - For the fourth year running, the annual Manufacturing Indaba is quickly…

Public Hearing for Drafting a submission regarding Rail

Posted by Zwbdc, Friday, 6th January 2017 @ 8:12am

  • Monday, March 13 at 3 AM - 4.30 PM

    Claremont, Western Cape, South Africa

    Are you gut-full of the abuse of the rail service in South Africa? Have you been robbed, threatened or left stranded due to abuse on the local train service in Cape Town? 

    I am calling a meeting of interested people to create awareness, action and hopefully improve the situtation come join us.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/254940354938148/

Media Principles ZWBDC tries to uphold

Posted by Zwbdc, Saturday, 17th December 2016 @ 7:17am

  • I came across this post on Facebo0k by  Michael Henning which defines our principles as a media house  ·

    Keep this philosophy in mind the next time you hear, or are about to repeat a rumour.

    In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance, who ran up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students … ?”

    “Wait a moment,” Socrates replied. “Before you tell me, I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Test of Three.”

    “Test of Three?”

    “That’s correct,” Socrates continued.

    “Before you talk to me about my student let’s take a moment to test what you’re going to say. The first test is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”

    “No,” the man replied, “actually I just heard about it.”

    “All right,” said Socrates. “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second test, the test of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my student something good?”

    “No, on the contrary …”

    “So,” Socrates continued, “you want to tell me something bad about him even though you’re not certain it’s true?”

    The man shrugged, a little embarrassed. Socrates continued, “You may still pass though because there is a third test – the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my student going to be useful to me?”

    “No, not really …”

    “Well,” concluded Socrates, “if what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me at all?”

    The man was defeated and ashamed and said no more.

    This is the reason Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem. It also explains why Socrates never found out that Plato was banging his wife.

ZWBDC teams up with The Voice of America

Posted by Zwbdc, Monday, 7th November 2016 @ 2:32pm

  •  live streaming in English

Digital Progression

Posted by Zwbdc, Thursday, 27th October 2016 @ 3:42pm

Pravin Gordhan

Posted by Zwbdc, Thursday, 27th October 2016 @ 3:23pm

OTT Conference

  • Saturday, 12th November 2016 at 9am - 4pm
    Location: 435 Rugby Ave, Ferndale Randburg Gauteng

    Bloggers &…

OTT Conference

  • Friday, 16th September 2016 at 9am - 12pm
    Location: 435 Rugby Ave, Ferndale Randburg Gauteng

    Bloggers & Media
    Self-employed
    Entrepeneurs
    Parents 
    In fact anyone who…

Why did I stand for election?

Posted by Zwbdc, Friday, 12th August 2016 @ 9:34am

  • Because the world is changing and the problems are becoming real. Problems of city council are now becoming bigger than just infrastructure as society moves into a century of social change.

    The internet has opened up the world like an oyster and is revealing her good and her bad. No more can you commit a crime and not be on video somewhere. CC cameras are being installed as part of security systems both in the home and in the street. The criminals are also learning how to use technology for their own good and I have seen this.

    I tried as an ordinary person to report on this, though my voice is heard nothing, is being done, because those in authority, don’t know what to do. I thought by entering politics I could guide the right people to act in the right way.

    Paper voting once again proved, unless we change we are doomed to an existence that has not changed in 30 years. 
    The written word is more powerful than the spoken as it is recorded for all to see. The picture speaks even louder. Putting the two together and you have unspeakable power for good or bad.

    Good leaves the story to talk for its self, whilst the bad changes that story with digital effects to a new version. Ignorance can’t be ignorant any longer.

MVNO's Africa

  • Wednesday, 6th July 2016 at 8:30am - 5pm Thursday, 7th July
    Location: The Maslow Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

    What will be…

Launch of New Media South Africa

  • Thursday, 16th June 2016 at 10am
    Location: Cape Town

    Call for Papers

    Help to shape the future of South Africa’s media. Submissions and…

ZWBDC "Vivaldi Vulcan Dinner Party

  • Thursday, 10th November 2016 at 4pm
    Location: TBC Cape Town

    Included:

    A talk by a prominent…

Broadband South Africa

Posted by Zwbdc, Thursday, 18th February 2016 @ 9:12am

  • Arthur Goldstuck mentions in his article Gadget : The broadband narrows about South Africa’s State of the Nation address, which stated that broadband roll-out was given two sentences: “Government will fast track the implementation of the first phase of broadband roll-out to connect more than five thousand government facilities in eight district municipalities over a three year period. Funding to the tune of 740 million rand over a three year period has been allocated in this regard.”

    Arthur said:

    Back in the 15th century, when sailors began exploring the world beyond their own continents, it took courage and expertise to navigate through the rough straits that often gave passage from a wild sea to a calm bay, or between clusters of rock that blocked such passage. The metaphor it provided for…

    I second him when I found out that the fibre optic cable for Cape Town went out but has not reached the home or office. The problem lies in municipal approval and in Telkom monopoly. This picture shows the extent of fibre optics in Cape Town which has not yet been deployed.

     ZWBDC attended the Optical Fibre Network to discuss the future of Fibre to the home.

    The first speaker was from Xtera Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: XCOM) which specializes in network infrastructure that delivers maximum capacity, reach and value. By offering a worldwide network of terrestrial and submarine optical cable they enable cross inter-continental communication. They are already deployed in more …….

    http://groupspaces.com/DigitalMasters/pages/next-generation-optical-networking-africa

Retail Africa 2016

  • Tuesday, 1st March 2016 at 9am - 4pm Thursday, 3rd March
    Location: Sandton Convention Centre

    REGISTER FOR FREE

    Retail is changing and it’s changing fast! With new entrants into…

Fashion Opportunity Drive

  • Monday, 7th December 2015 at 9am - 3:30pm
    Location: Park Station Gaustation entrance

    Opportunity for clothing manufacturers in South Africa
    A prominent shop in Gauteng has…

ZWBDC Train Tour

  • Friday, 20th November 2015 at 9am - 8pm
    Location: Wimpy Cape Town Golden Acre 8001 Cape Town, South Africa

    Take a relaxing train ride into the country followed by sight seeing of Stellenbosch.

SmartProcurementShow

Posted by Zwbdc, Saturday, 12th September 2015 @ 11:31am

Infrastructure Africa

Posted by Zwbdc, Monday, 7th September 2015 @ 12:28pm

Infrastructure Africa

Posted by Zwbdc, Monday, 7th September 2015 @ 12:28pm


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