Almost 50-million South Africans

first_img21 July 2010South Africa’s population has increased by about 530 000 to 49.99-million people since last year, Statistics SA estimates, with 51% being female and 31% not older than 15.Statistics South Africa’s latest mid-year estimates are up from last year’s updated figure of 49.46-million people.Black Africans, at 39.68-million, constitute more than 79% of the total South African population, while white people number 4.58-million, followed by coloured people at 4.42-million. South Africa’s Indian/Asian population stands at 1.3-million.Of the provinces, Gauteng continues to have the largest share of the country’s population, at 11.19-million (22.4%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal at 21.3%. The Northern Cape, remains the province with the smallest amount of people.Nearly 31% of the population is aged younger than 15, with approximately 7.6% aged 60 years and older. Of those younger than 15, about 23% live in KwaZulu-Natal and 19.3% in Gauteng.Regarding migration patterns, estimates show that from 2006 to 2011 approximately 211 600 people will have migrated from the Eastern Cape, while the Limpopo province will have experienced a net out migration of 140 000 people.While these provinces lose people, Gauteng and the Western Cape will have received an estimated inflow of about 364 400 and 94 600 migrants respectively during the same period.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Google Beefs Up Its Security Chops By Buying Zynamics

first_imgRelated Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#networking klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img Today Zynamics, a company that makes security analysis tools, announced that it has been acquired by Google. Zynamics specializes in tools for reverse engineering binary executables – in other words, analyzing software for which no source code is available.Zynamics is probably best known for BinDiff, a tool for sniffing out the differences between different executable files. It’s used by third-party security researchers figure out what vulnerabilities were fixed after a piece of software receives a security patch. However, Thomas Ptacek of Matasano Security speculates on Hacker News that Google acquired the company either for its VxClass product or purely as a talent acquisition. Judging by the statement a Google spokesperson gave TechCrunch, it’s likely both.We’re delighted to have the zynamics team aboard and hope their tools and skills in fighting malware will help us better protect Google’s users…The zynamics team will continue to develop innovative ways of applying their software analysis tools to protect users from malicious software. Their goals overlap with the commitment that Google has already made to ensure online security for our users.VxClass automatically classifies malware into “families” in order to create signature files that can be used in detection. It could be that Google wants to use VxClass to improve its Safe Browing API, which is used to block malware in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and is used by the open source antivirus application ClamWin. TechCrunch broke the story and has confirmed the acquisition with Google.In recent months Barracuda Networks and Symantec have both called out Google. They both released reports finding extensive amounts of malware indexed in its search engine. And a study by NSS Labs also found that Google Chrome blocked less malware than Internet Explorer. It makes sense that the company would be looking for a way to improve in this area by acquiring new technology and talent.Zynamics, originally known as SABRE Security, was founded by Halvar Flake in 2004. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more

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Google Now Opens Up To iPhone And iPad Users

first_imgToday, Google’s Googliest project makes the leap from Android to iOS. Google Now, announced last June at the company’s I/O 2012 conference, is part smart search and part personal assistant — but don’t call it Siri. The service will make its debut on iOS through an update to Google’s core Search app, available in the App Store.According to Google’s blog post on the release, “Today, with the launch of Google Now on iPhone and iPad, your smartphone will become even smarter. Google Now is about giving you just the right information at just the right time. Together, Google Now and voice search will make your day run a little smoother.”Google Now for iOS will be nearly identical to the Android release, though it won’t enjoy the same deep integration as it does on Google’s own mobile platform. That means no homescreen widget, of course, and no “swipe up” gesture for instant, fluid access. The iOS version will also be missing a few of the cards you’d find on Android: For now, cards for boarding passes, nearby events, Fandago and Zillow will remain an Android exclusive.   A 20% Project That Took OffWe spoke with Google’s Baris Gultekin, co-creator of Google Now, about the product’s migration to that other platform. According to Gultekin, Google Now is the latest product home run with humble beginnings as a year-long 20% project (Google encourages employees to dedicate 20% of their time to a pet project that interests them).“In the early days it was all about keywords,” Gultekin explains. “With Google Now, you don’t even have to search. We’re really interested in having computers do all the hard work.” For Google Now, the heavy lifting comes easy. A smart search app on steroids, it provides instant access to a spread of useful information, delivered via “cards”. The cards are wholly dependent on context. As Gultekin puts it, “The product is different given the situation you’re in.” You might see a card for commute traffic around rush hour, or a card for your flight reservation the morning before you head to the airport.Google Now Is Google, NowGoogle Now is an umbrella project of sorts, tying Google’s vast web of products together. Naturally, the product is also right at home on Google Glass, the company’s futuristic eyewear that also aims to make this whole business of carrying the Internet less interruptive.Google is betting big on Google Now, so it will be interesting to see if the service takes off in Apple’s ecosystem. Google iOS ports like Google Maps are wildly popular, but will iPhone users take notice of Google Now? From its perfect morsels of context-dependent info to its uncanny knack for knowing what you needed to know before you knew you needed to know it, Google Now is a powerful tool — and a fun one.Try it out today in the App Store and have fun pitting it against Siri in voice-powered search time trials.You know you want to. Tags:#Future Tech#Google#Google Now#search Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img taylor hatmaker Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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