A new high-tech company, 4Sight Holdings, has been listed in the Non-Equity Investment Instruments sector of the JSE’s AltX board aimed at small and medium-sized companies.
4Sight Holdings is the 17th company to list on the JSE this year, but the first to focus on emerging high-tech areas like artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain.
Donna Nemer, director of capital markets at the JSE, says the exchange welcomes 4Sight Holdings: “As an exchange it is important to the JSE to contribute to creating more opportunities for small and medium-sized companies to raise capital and grow their businesses. These companies are crucial to creating jobs, fostering innovation and pushing the South African economy forward.”
Nemer says listing on the JSE allows small and medium-sized companies to tap into large pools of capital while also raising their profile. 4Sight is the 6th company to list on AltX this year, while 4 companies have also migrated from AltX to the JSE’s main board this year.
4Sight Holdings, which is incorporated in Mauritius, seeks to enable people to make decisions in the digital economy to better the quality of their being, business, and societies. The company operates in telecommunications, media and property services industries, and utilising big data, machine learning, AI, blockchain technology and data science capabilities.
“We are the first technology company on the market that offers investors the opportunity to directly invest in the fourth industrial revolution, using new technologies such as machine learning, big data and artificial intelligence,” says Antonie van Rensburg, CEO 4Sight Holdings.
The JSE currently has 5 companies listed in the Non-Equity Investment Instruments sector. The sector has total market cap of R2.59 billion.
Smash hits the
Super Smash Bros. delivers what the fans wanted in the latest “Ultimate” instalment, writes BRYAN TURNER.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the latest addition to the popular Nintendo Smash series, has landed on the Nintendo Switch with a bang, selling 5-million copies in the first week of its release. The game has been long-anticipated since the console’s release, as many fans consider
It features 74 playable fighters, 108 stages, almost 1300 Spirit characters to collect while playing, and a single-player Adventure mode that took about three days (or 28 hours) of gameplay to complete. The game offers far more gameplay than its predecessors, making it the Smash game that gives its players the best bang for their buck.
For those new to the game, the goal is to fight opponents and build up their damage score (draining their health) to knock them off the stage eventually. This makes the game seem chaotic, as many players jump around the platforms as if they were on quicksand, in order to avoid being hit by the other players.
It also services two kinds of players: the competitive and the casual.
Competitive players can be matched on the online service by skill ranking to enjoy playing with similarly high-skilled opponents. This is especially important in e-sports training for the game, and for players wanting to master combos against other human players. The casual gamer is also catered for, with eight-player chaos and button-mashing to see who comes out luckiest. This segment is also important for those wanting to learn how to play.
Training mode is also a place to go for those learning to play. It offers “CPU” players that are graded by intensity to train as a single player to learn a character’s moves, combos and general fighting style. More challenging CPU players can also be used by competitive players to train when there isn’t a Wi-Fi connection available.
Direct Play features in this game, allowing two players with two Switch consoles to play against each other over a direct connection – no Wi-Fi needed. This is especially useful to those who want to have a social gaming element on the go, similar to that of the cable connector of the Gameboy.
Click here to read Bryan Turner review of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Win Funko Fortnite in Vinyl
Gadget and Gammatek have nine Funko Fortnite figurines to give away.
A Funko Pop figurine based on a character set is indicative of reaching the heights of pop culture. It is no surprise, then, that the world’s biggest online game, Fortnite, has its own line of Funko Pop figurines. The Funkos are modeled on the characters in game, including Drift, Ragnarok, Dark Vanguard, Volar, Tracera Ops, and Sparkle Specialist.
Now, local Funko distributor Gammatek has released the Fortnite figurines in South Africa. To celebrate, Gadget and Gammatek are giving away a set of three Funko Fortnite figurines to each of three readers (9 figurines in total). To enter,
You can put the tweet in your own words, but entries must have the competition’s hashtag (#FunkoFortnite) and mention @GadgetZA to be considered valid.
Click here to select the Funko Fortnite character you want to tweet.