Daily Archives: November 29, 2018

HUAWEI CLOUD lance officiellement un service blockchain destiné aux utilisateurs du monde entier

SHENZHEN, Chine, 29 novembre 2018 /PRNewswire/ — HUAWEI CLOUD a lancé officiellement, le 15 novembre 2018, son service blockchain (BCS) qui pourra être utilisé dans le monde entier, après l’avoir lancé pour les utilisations commerciales en Chine, le 10 octobre dernier.

Désormais disponible sur le site web international de HUAWEI CLOUD, ce service aide les entreprises et les développeurs du monde entier à créer, déployer et gérer rapidement et à moindre coût des applications blockchain sur HUAWEI CLOUD. Ce lancement mondial jette les bases d’une plate-forme blockchain mondiale et distribuée

Être proactif est primordial pour construire un écosystème blockchain

La blockchain offre décentralisation, résistance aux intrusions et traçabilité, et elle renforce la confiance entre les parties prenantes des transactions. La blockchain crée par conséquent de la valeur lorsqu’elle est utilisée dans des applications d’entreprise, dans des cas de figure propres à chaque secteur. Les entreprises de différents secteurs d’activité explorent actuellement les applications blockchain, mais le déploiement d’une blockchain sur le cloud n’est pas une sinécure. En effet, les développeurs doivent posséder une compréhension approfondie des technologies blockchain. Le déploiement est également chronophage.

Dès 2016, Huawei a rejoint Hyperledger, le projet open source le plus influent dans le monde de la blockchain, hébergé par la Fondation Linux. Huawei a été reconnue comme un mainteneur primordial d’Hyperledger pour les contributions en termes techniques et de code qu’elle a apportées sans relâche à deux sous-projets, Fabric et STL. Huawei est également le seul mainteneur asiatique dans ces sous-projets.

BCS est un service cloud qui tire parti des avantages procurés par les technologies de sécurité et de conteneur de HUAWEI CLOUD, entre autres. Il est facile à utiliser, efficace et universellement applicable, et peut être utilisé dans les applications de données, l’Internet des objets (IdO), la finance, pour ne citer que ces domaines. Les cas de figure dans lesquels il peut être utilisé vont des transactions de données, de l’authentification de l’identité, l’attestation d’information (comme l’immobilier et l’éducation) aux soins de santé à distance, au traçage de la provenance des aliments, en passant par l’Internet des véhicules (IoV) et la gestion des dispositifs IdO. Il offre une aide très précieuse à la mise en œuvre d’un écosystème technologique et à la transformation numérique des industries.

BCS présente des avantages significatifs

HUAWEI CLOUD s’efforce désormais de développer sa plate-forme blockchain afin d’offrir un support technique aux entreprises qui développent des applications et solutions blockchain.

BCS offre les avantages suivants :

  • Ouverture et facilité d’utilisation

Construit conformément à Hyperledger Fabric 1.1 et Kubernetes, il offre une configuration simple, permet un déploiement en quelques minutes, ainsi qu’un fonctionnement et une maintenance automatique multi-angles de bout en bout.

  • Flexibilité et efficacité

De nombreux algorithmes de consensus efficaces (plus de 5 000 TPS) et une commutation flexible, une association ou abandon dynamiques de nœuds et membres multi-rôles, et une gestion des ressources physiques basées sur un conteneur.

  • Rentabilité

De moindres coûts de développement et de déploiement, une facilité du paiement à l’utilisation, une réduction des coûts de fonctionnement et de maintenance grâce à une gestion unifiée, ainsi qu’une mise à l’échelle automatique et une mise à jour / retour en arrière (rollback) sur demande.

  • Une sécurité et une protection de la confidentialité solides

Administration et isolation complètes des utilisateurs, des clés et des permissions ; chiffrement multicouche et garantie de la confidentialité ; infrastructure de cybersécurité ayant fait ses preuves.

HUAWEI CLOUD BCS s’efforce de fournir aux entreprises une base solide pour l’innovation et le développement, en travaillant de concert avec les entreprises à la construction d’un monde meilleur. Grâce à BCS, une entreprise peut installer un système blockchain parfaitement adapté à ses activités en l’espace de cinq à dix minutes. Nous attendons votre visite sur le site officiel de HUAWEI CLOUD pour vous permettre de tester les services et vous conseiller.

Lien : https://intl.huaweicloud.com/product/bcs.html

À propos de Huawei

Huawei est un grand fournisseur mondial d’infrastructures de technologies de l’information et des communications (TIC) et de dispositifs intelligents. Proposant des solutions intégrées dans quatre domaines essentiels – réseaux de télécommunications, informatique, dispositifs intelligents et cloud -, nous nous engageons à apporter le numérique à tout un chacun, à tous les foyers et toutes les organisations, pour contribuer à un monde entièrement connecté et intelligent.

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HUAWEI CLOUD Officially Launches Blockchain Service for Users Around the World

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — HUAWEI CLOUD officially launched its Blockchain Service (BCS) for global use on November 15, 2018, after launching it for commercial use in China on October 10th this year.

Now available on the international HUAWEI CLOUD website, the service helps global enterprises and developers create, deploy, and manage blockchain applications quickly and at minimal cost on HUAWEI CLOUD. Its global launch lays the foundations for a distributed global blockchain platform.

Being Proactive Essential to Building a Blockchain Ecosystem

Blockchain features decentralization, tamper resistance, and traceability, and builds trust between transaction participants. As such, blockchain generates value when used in enterprise applications in specific industry scenarios. Enterprises in various industries are currently exploring the applications of blockchain, but deploying a blockchain on a cloud is no mean feat. Indeed, developers need to have a thorough understanding of blockchain technologies. Deployment is also time-consuming.

As early as 2016, Huawei joined Hyperledger, the most influential open source project in the blockchain field, hosted by the Linux Foundation. For its continuous technical and code contributions in two sub-projects, Fabric and STL, Huawei has been recognized as a key Hyperledger maintainer. Huawei is also the only maintainer from Asia in these sub-projects.

BCS is a cloud service that capitalizes on the advantages of HUAWEI CLOUD’s container and security technologies, among others. It is easy to use, efficient, and universally applicable, and can be used in data applications, the Internet of Things (IoT), finance, and other fields. The scenarios it can be used in cover data transactions, identity authentication, proof of information (such as real estate and education), remote healthcare, food source tracing, the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), and IoT device management. It offers substantial assistance for establishing a technological ecosystem and digitally transforming industries.

BCS Has Significant Advantages

HUAWEI CLOUD is now focused on developing its blockchain platform to offer technical support for enterprises that develop blockchain applications and solutions.

BCS has the following advantages:

  • Open and easy to use

Built-in compliance with Hyperledger Fabric 1.1 and Kubernetes, featuring a simple configuration, deployment in minutes, and automatic multi-angle E2E O&M

  • Flexible and efficient

Multiple efficient consensus algorithms (5,000+ TPS) and flexible switching, dynamic joining or quitting of multi-role nodes and members, and container-based physical resource management

  • Cost-effective

Lower development and deployment costs, pay-per-use convenience, reduced O&M costs with unified management, and auto scaling and upgrade/rollback on demand

  • Robust security and privacy protections

Complete management and isolation of users, keys, and permissions; multi-layer encryption and privacy assurance; fully demonstrated cyber security infrastructure

HUAWEI CLOUD BCS is dedicated to providing enterprises with a solid foundation for innovation and development, working with enterprises to build a better world. Using BCS, a company can establish a blockchain system perfectly suited to its own business in just 5 to 10 minutes. Welcome to the official HUAWEI CLOUD website for service trials and consultancy.

Link: https://intl.huaweicloud.com/product/bcs.html

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

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Minister MmamolokoKubayi-Ngubane congratulates research stars from Carnarvon High School in Northern Cape

Science and Technology Minister MmamolokoKubayi-Ngubane has applauded two young research stars from Carnarvon High School in the Northern Cape selected to represent South Africa at the International Student-Teacher Conference in Nice, France.

The Grade 11 learners, Amy-Lee Visagie and Chrislin de Koker, flew out this morning (29 November 2018) after winning the National Global Travel and Tourism Partnership (GTTP) competition. The pupils submitted a research piece on astronomy tourism � how the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) in Sutherland and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) near Carnarvon in the Northern Cape contribute to the local communities.

Minister Kubayi-Ngubane said, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) was proud that young people were taking up the opportunities brought about by the building of the SKA, which is a major scientific development in South Africa.

It is encouraging to see the enormous impact that the scientific activities around the Karoo region are having on people’s lives. The two astronomy projects have seen many young people benefiting through scholarships and job opportunities here and abroad. It is now encouraging to realise the tourism potential the projects have in South Africa, as demonstrated by Amy-Lee and Chrislin in their research. The two will fly the South African flag high up in France and their participation in the conference will go a long way towards attracting much needed investment into our country, said the Minister.

The GTTP is a multi-country educational programme to introduce tourism students to career opportunities in the sector. South Africa is a GTTP member country and Carnarvon High School was selected as the winning school in the country for 2018. Other member countries include Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Philippines, Russia, Tanzania, and the United Kingdom. The USA is an affiliate member.

The pupils, accompanied by their teacher Mr Christo Fieland, will join national teams from 13 GTTP member countries at the GTTP International Student-Teacher Conference on Saturday, 1 December 2018. The pupils were assisted in their research by the National Research Foundation, a DST entity.

In July this year the Deputy President of the Republic, David Mabuza, and Minister Kubayi-Ngubane launched the completed 64-dish MeerKAT, a precursor to the SKA. Until the completion of the SKA, the MeerKAT is the world’s biggest and most sensitive radio telescope in the world.

While the MeerKAT is a radio telescope, SALT is an optical telescope.

Source: Government of South Africa

Basic Education commemorates World Aids Day in OR Tambo coastal district, 30 Nov

DBE reflects on progress made in the fight against HIV and Aids and commemorates World Aids Day in OR Tambo coastal district

Every year on the 1st of December, the world marks World AIDS Day (WAD), where people around the world unite in the fight against HIV and show their support for those affected by the virus. According to the latest data from the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa has the highest number of people living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the world. It is estimated that 7.9 million South Africans are HIV positive. On a positive note, 62% of them are receiving life-saving anti-retroviral treatment (HSRC, 2017).

The national theme for WAD 2018 is ChekaImpilo. Know Your Status. The theme places the responsibility on everyone to test and know their HIV status. In our sector, learners, educators and officials are urged to play an active part to test for HIV and to screen for TB and other health conditions. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) will use the 2018 theme to guide activities beyond the 2018 DBE World AIDS Day Commemoration.

Globally, there is recognition that schools have a crucial role to play in the prevention of and fight against HIV and TB. After the family/home, schools are the secondary places responsible for the holistic development of children and influencing positive behaviour and attitudes that support lifelong overall health and well-being.

The Department can count, amongst others, the following successes:

Implementation of the HIV and AIDS Life skills programme that has expanded its focus beyond curriculum activities to include programmes to address the drivers of HIV and teenage pregnancy such as alcohol and drug use, early sexual debut and concurrent sexual relationships;

Progressive strengthening of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in Life Orientation through teacher training on CSE and provision of aligned Learning and Teaching materials;

Provision of a package of pro-poor programmes, peer education as well as care and support services for orphans and other vulnerable learners to enable them to attend school and perform optimally;

Promulgation and implementation of the DBE National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB for Learners, Educators, School Support Staff and Officials in all Primary and Secondary Schools in the Basic Education Sector (DBE National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB) which was approved by Cabinet in 2017;

Strengthening Employee Health and Wellness Programmes targeting educators and officials; and

Annually hosting the Commemoration of WAD in the Department including build-up activities with educators, learners, officials and parents. DBE also participates actively in the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) and national WAD events that are led by the Deputy President.

The Department’s approach includes addressing the risk and protective factors for HIV infection, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Tuberculosis and teenage pregnancy. Thus programmes include a focus on stigma, discrimination, delaying sexual debut, sexual harassment/abuse, age-disparate sex, multiple sexual partners, alcohol, drug and substance use, and promote learner retention and performance in school. Importantly, the Department is mobilising parents and school communities to participate and support the provision of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health interventions, including HIV Testing Services (HTS) in and through secondary schools. Dialogues continue to be held countrywide with learners, parents, school managers and government officials, including those from the Departments of Health and Social Development. The input from the dialogues is used to ensure that our programmes are learner-centered and rights-based.

There has been 3 weeks of build-up activities in the OR Tambo Coastal District which will culminate in the main commemoration event on Friday.

Source: Government of South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa leads South Africa delegation to G20 Summit in Argentina, 29 Nov to 1 Dec

President Ramaphosa departs for Argentina leading SA delegation to G20 Summit

President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, Thursday 29 November 2018, departed South Africa for Buenos Aires, Argentina where he will be leading the South African delegation to the G20 Summit which takes place from 30 November to 1 December 2018.

President Ramaphosa is accompanied by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation LindiweSisulu and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.

Chaired by President Mauricio Macri of Argentina, the Buenos Aires gathering is the first G20 Summit in which President Ramaphosa will participate since being elected President in February 2018. The Leaders’ Summit will be complemented by meetings of finance ministers from G20 member states.

Argentina assumed the G20 Presidency in November 2017, with a focus throughout this year-long term on Building consensus for fair and sustainable development – a theme that resonates well with President Ramaphosa’s own emphasis on the importance of consensus and collaboration in South Africa’s efforts to build an inclusive and sustainable economy and advance social cohesion.

The G20 was formed in 1999 to bring stability to the global financial system, promote long-term sustainable growth and strengthen global financial governance. However, it has since expanded its agenda beyond economic and financial issues to encompass geopolitical matters and issues of peace and security, global governance, environment and international terrorism.

The G20, which consists of the leading developed and developing economies, accounts for 85% of global Gross Domestic Product, 80% of world trade and two-thirds of the world’s population.

South Africa views the Summit as a platform from which to promote and strengthen interests of the African continent and of the South.

South Africa further views the G20 as providing meaningful opportunities for advancing global governance reforms and reorienting the international developmental agenda.

President Ramaphosa will in the course of this Working Visit hold bilateral meetings with various Heads of States to strengthen and deepen relations with partner countries and present South Africa as an attractive investment destination and trade partner.

President Ramaphosa will also Chair a BRICS Leaders’ Summit on the margins of the G20. This will be the final meeting of BRICS Leaders chaired by South Africa before Brazil assumes the Presidency on 1 January 2019.

Source: Government of South Africa