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African Countries Should Rethink How They Use e-Government Platforms

by Justine Olawande DaramolaMore and more governments around the world are turning to electronic methods to deliver services and communicate with citizens via the...

The World’s E-Waste Is A Huge Problem. It’s Also A Golden...

by Guy Ryder and Zhao HoulinHumankind’s insatiable demand for electronic devices is creating the world’s fastest-growing waste stream. Some forms are growing exponentially. The United Nations...

World Needs ‘Coalition of the Willing’ to Meet Cyberthreats

Cybersecurity experts at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting have called for a “coalition of the willing” to embrace the Paris Call of 12...

Davos CEOs Open Up On Mental Health – And The Toxic...

by Ceri Parker We need a new approach to mental health and wellbeing at work, major CEOs argued at Davos.Recognising a 24-hour culture that blurs the...

Are Your Emails Building Brand Trust?

by Paula Sartini We’ve all received emails that were typed up in comic sans, have a hand holding a feather quill as part of the...

Fibre VS. Satellite: What Tech Comes Out Tops For SA’s Broadband...

by Bernard Greyling With more and more South African neighbourhoods receiving the infrastructure necessary for fibre connectivity, the question that the average South African should be...

Why Paper Maps Still Matter In The Digital Age

Ted Florence is ready for his family trip to Botswana. He has looked up his hotel on Google Maps and downloaded a digital map...

Policymakers Can Ensure The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Fairer Than The...

by Hilary Sutcliffe and Conrad von Kameke To harness the power of new technologies for social good, the UN, governments, businesses and civil society groups are calling for...

Gillette Has It Right: Advertisers Can’t Just Celebrate Masculinity And Ignore...

The controversy over Gillette’s new advertisement focused on toxic masculinity highlights the differences between challenging stereotypes of women and men in advertising.Viewed more than...

Understanding Mobile Experience In The Growth Continent Of Africa

by Ian FoggAcross Africa, the download speeds experienced by smartphone users vary greatly, even for countries with similar 4G availability.While users in South...

Why Regulation Will Help Grow Bitcoin Adoption

by Angus Brown Last week, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) released its consultation paper on policy proposals for crypto assets after engaging constructively with many participants...

Data Breaches Are Inevitable – Here’s How To Protect Yourself Anyway

It’s tempting to give up on data security altogether, with all the billions of pieces of personal data – Social Security numbers, credit cards,...

Blockchain Puts Users In Control Of Their Data

Blockchain has already proven its huge influence on the financial world with its first application in the form of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. It...

Facebook, Google Don’t Need To Spy On Your Conversations To Know...

If you’ve ever wondered if your phone is spying on you, you’re not alone. One of the most hotly debated topics in technology today...

Cybercrime Trends and Financial Services

by Doros Hadjizenonos The same concept holds true for cybercrime and the Financial Services industry. At the end of the day, regardless of who the ultimate...

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