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South Africans Upbeat about New Technologies, but Worried about Jobs

by Benjamin Roberts, Jare Struwig, Narnia Bohler-Muller, and Steven Gordon Powerful new technologies are emerging that will continue to affect individuals in multiple ways. This...

Design and Repair Must Work Together to Undo our Legacy of Waste

by Tom Lee This article is part of our occasional long read series Zoom Out, where authors explore key ideas in science and technology in...

Reinventing SME Funding

by Miguel Da Silva Despite the important contribution small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) make to the economic growth of South Africa, the sector battles to access funding...

Emoji aren’t Ruining Language: they’re a Natural Substitute for Gesture

by Lauren Gawne We’re much more likely to be hanging out on social media than at the watercooler these days. But just because we’re no...

South Africa’s First SDG Report Card: How To Move Beyond Ticking Boxes

by Willem Fourie South Africa will present its first progress report on the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations on July 17. This report...

Building The Skills To Participate In The 4IR

 by Vino Govender  Having adequate levels of education and digitals skills capacity and capability is pivotal in ensuring that South Africa maximizes the benefits of...

The Answer To Forecasting Bitcoin May Lie In AI

by Nikola Gradojevic As Bitcoin tries to regain some of the lustre it held in late 2017 when it nearly reached US$20,000 in value, investors...

Identifying A Fake Picture Online Is Harder Than You Might Think

by Mona Kasra It can be hard to tell whether a picture is real. Consider, as the participants in our recent research did, these two...