Computer News - In Brief


- Mozambique’s social security system will be computerised as Minister, Maria Helena Taipo, starts an official visit to Brazil, where she is expected to sign a protocol with her Brazilian counterpart, for the computerization of Mozambique's National Social Security Institute (INSS). The contract for INSS computerization may be awarded PREV DATA, a Brazilian company specialized on computerizing Brazil's social security.

- Telnet, a Tunisian ICT group is expanding its international operations. The group which has signed a partnership agreement with the American firm Patton Electronics, will conceive innovative products related to broadband access technologies VDSL2, as well as multi- service digital terrestrial television.The products will be made in the US and destined to Africa, the Middle East, as well as to the American market.

- A new district in Egypt's "Smart Village" is about to open. This new part of the national technology hub is mainly dedicated to the banking sector. The Smart Villages are part of an initiative to create technology districts all over Egypt.

- Johannesburg city mayor Amos Masondo has unveiled a CCTV surveillance centre, aimed at improving the efficiency of the city's crime-fighting initiatives. The R42 million system will be managed by the Joburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) and operated by Omega Risk Solutions. Earlier this year, the JMPD ran a trial of the system, using footage captured from 216 CCTV cameras around the CBD to combat muggings, murders, car crashes, and smash and grabs.