RS Components
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XinaBox – Reaching for the Stars

XinaBox, a South African company with humble beginnings is reinventing the way we approach Internet of things (IoT)

From collecting data in sub-zero Antarctica to rapid circuit prototyping on the International Space Station (ISS), XinaBox (https://XinaBox.cc), a South African company with humble beginnings is reinventing the way we approach IoT while inspiring students to follow STEM careers. In 2008 Bjarke Gotfredsen and Judi Sandrock founded Meta Economic Development…

Source: World Rugby |

World Rugby Update on COVID-19 Response Measures and Statement from Sir Bill Beaumont

The World Rugby Hall of Fame, located in Rugby, UK, will be closed until the end of May in line with public health authority directives

World Rugby (https://www.World.Rugby/) has today announced further action in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. After detailed and constructive dialogue with the respective host and participating unions, and with the wellbeing of the global rugby family at heart, the following events have been postponed: The men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Shujaa drop to 12th after Vancouver outing

The team had earlier failed to qualify for the cup competition

The Kenya men's national sevens team, Shujaa, are down to 12th after the sixth round of the 2019/2020 HSBC Sevens World Series, the Canada Sevens which was held at the B.C Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada this past weekend. Shujaa collected 6 points after exiting the tournament at the…

Source: World Rugby |

South Africa’s triumph over England was the most watched Rugby World Cup final ever

Rugby World Cup 2019 sets new broadcast records and inspires new audiences

Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan was the most watched rugby event ever with more than 857 million people around the world watching the action via World Rugby’s network of rights-holding broadcast partners, an increase of 26 per cent from the previous tournament in England. With World Rugby (https://www.World.Rugby/) producing…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks need to embrace opportunities in Vancouver – Afrika

Afrika would love nothing more to leave Canada with a gold medal, but that outcome was not high on the agenda when he presented the defence session to the team this week

It’s hard to argue with the mark made on the world sevens stage by Blitzbok Cecil Afrika, who has pretty much achieved all there is in his stellar career on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. But the fire and drive to finish at the top – on his own…

Source: IT News Africa |

Johannesburg gets ready for 4th Internet of Things (IoT) Forum Africa 2020

The two-day conference is set to take place from 25 – 26 March 2020 at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa

Over the last few years, governments and organisations alike have had to facilitate the explosion of emerging technologies — such as AI, 5G and underpinning it all, IoT. This global disruptor requires far more than simply the infrastructure to support it — to be used effectively, IoT will also rely…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

All in a day's work, but what a special day - Du Preez

The Blitzboks had a tackle completion rate of 69,2% in Los Angeles and have a season average of 68%

What to do when your coach calls you off the bench with one second (and basically one play) left on the clock and your side trail the World Series champions by seven points in the final of the HSBC LA Sevens? If your name is Branco du Preez, you first…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks tear up the script to claim HSBC LA Sevens crown

Second tournament victory in the 2019/20 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

The Springbok Sevens team claimed a dramatic 29-24 win over Fiji in the final of the HSBC LA Sevens in Los Angeles early Monday morning (SA time) for their second tournament victory in the 2019/20 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The sudden death victory in the final – in which…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Dry replaces injured Visser at HSBC Los Angeles Sevens

Dry, who is the most capped South African forward in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series (72 tournaments and 363 matches), said the trip came unexpected

An ankle injury to Springbok Sevens forward Impi Visser has ruled him out of the HSBC Los Angeles Sevens at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson this weekend and he will be replaced by the experienced Chris Dry. Visser sustained the injury on Thursday and Dry was called into the…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Young Blitzboks know all about patience and determination

The Blitzboks are second seeds in the tournament and will play alongside Ireland, Canada and Kenya in Pool B

Branco du Preez will play in his 74th HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament, Cecil Afrika his 63rd and Werner Kok his 50th, so it is fair to say that the Blitzboks will rock up at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Los Angeles with some serious experience for the…