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Latest Budget Underscores Desperate State of South Africa’s Finances

By Seán Mfundza Muller, University of JohannesburgSouth Africa’s 2017 medium-term budget policy statement represents a watershed moment in the post-apartheid economic and fiscal position....

The Difference Between Cybersecurity and Cybercrime, and Why it Matters

By Roderick S. Graham, Old Dominion UniversityA Texas woman in her 50s, let’s call her “Amy,” met a man online calling himself “Charlie.” Amy,...

4 Core Challenges Faced by Fintech Innovators

By Kim Humby, NomaniniAt the inaugural African Fintech Unconference, organised by Nomanini and the Bankable Frontiers Association with the support of the Mastercard Foundation,...

How Satellite Connectivity Can Close the Income Disparity Gap

By Farhad Khan, chief commercial officer at YahsatInternet usage is surging in urban areas of South Africa.According to Stats SA, 59.3% of South African...

Navigating Towards Smart Ports in a Digital Storm

By Vino Govender CM(SA) | Executive: Product Innovation and MarketingAs digitisation drives a wave of technological innovation and integration, so an increasing number of...

Don’t Fear Robo-justice. Algorithms Could Help More People Access Legal Advice

By John Zeleznikow, Victoria UniversityYou may have heard that algorithms will take over the world. But how are they operating right now? We take...

How AI is Changing the Entertainment Industry

By Vian Chinner, Xineoh CEOImagine a time in the not-too-distant past, when our consumption of media was entirely dictated for us – when we...

Start Reimagining Your Business Model Now

by Brett Parker, managing director  at SAP Africa"When you're finished changing, you're finished,” said the wise Benjamin Franklin. But we don’t need to take...

SA’s Top 10 FinTech Firms to Keep an Eye on

Don’t be left in the dark with what’s disrupting the financial services industry in South Africa.The FinTech (Financial Technology) sector is experiencing explosive growth...

The Future of the Internet of Things: Security is Everything!

By Reshaad Sha, CEO at SqwidNetThe Internet of Things (IoT) is counted among emerging technologies that promise to transform the South African market.While the...

Why Should South Africa’s Telkom List on the JSE its Real...

Telkom has one of South Africa’s biggest real-estate portfolio that started being acquired under the brutal, apartheid state machinerySouth Africa’s Telkom should just start...

No benefits for SA Blacks from R32 Billion Mobile Network Infrastructure...

South Africa’s big four mobile operators – Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and Telkom – are spending more than R32 billion on network infrastructure upgrade...

Is Vodacom a ‘breeding ground’ for CEOs in South Africa?

On the same day former Vodacom executive, Rob Shuter, presented his maiden financial results for his present employer MTN,  Treasury named Vodacom's Vuyani Jarana...

Artificial Intelligence: The good, The Bad And The Unknown

By Rishal Hurbans, Solutions Architect at Entelect | Founder at Prolific IdeaI hit a bird with my car the other day. I felt terrible....

Design Thinking: The X Factor in your Digital Transformation

by Brett Parker, MD at SAP Africa at SAPYou may have heard about the sword of Damocles, hanging above its target by a single...

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