Opinion

TechFinancials provides thought leadership written by industry experts and our own writers unpacking tech and telecommunications issues affecting the rest of Africa

Will Huawei surpass Apple in South Africa?

By Zhao Likun, GM Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) South Africa.The smartphone manufacturers that survive in the future will be the ones with technological...

Cloud Computing and the Intelligent World

By Vimal J. Naikeny, chief technology officer for Digital & Cloud Business at Huawei TechnologiesThe intelligent world has three defining characteristics: All things are getting digital,...

Have a look at the New Nissan Pick-Up NAVARA, which could...

by Gugu LourieApart from  a wonderfully laid back lifestyle, the Western Cape Province has wonderful views that make driving in open spaces a genuine...

Smart Contracts – Smart or Dumb?

by Pat McConnellConsider, for a moment, these two statements from the “Ultimate Guide to Understanding Blockchain Smart Contracts” on a well known Blockchain website:1) Traditional...

IoT and Smart Cities: Critical Necessity With Profound Benefits

By Reshaad Sha, CEO at SqwidNetAlong with the rest of the world, South Africa is in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, in which...

Taking Your Phone for Repair? You Need to do this First

Nearly one in five South Africans don’t have a password on their smartphone. With almost 9 million South Africans reportedly victims of cybercrime in...

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...

How IoT is Reshaping the Retail Industry

By Sundaram Mahalingam, Senior Technical Architect – IoT delivery at Prodapt and Vishwa Nigam, Manager – Business Analysis & Insights at ProdaptThe retail industry is moving from...

The Six Big Trends in Retail Payments

By Dave Glass, founder and MD of ElectrumEvery month, South African retailers receive billions of Rands in payments from their customers.Behind the scenes, payments...

The Rise of Innovation Accelerators in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Mervin Miemoukanda, senior research analyst: Software and Market Intelligence in Africa at International Data Corporation While businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa have steadily been adopting 3rd...

South Africa’s Top 3 Most Powerful Internet of Things Companies

A universe of linked devices, services and people is the key to a new era of competitiveness.Imagine a universe of intelligent products, processes and...

South African Financial Services Landscape is Set to Change – here’s...

by Dominique Collett, head of AlphaCode, a Rand Merchant Investments club for fintech startup entrepreneursFrom digital banks to mobile-payment solutions, technology is set to...

How Healthcare can Benefit from Artificial Intelligence

by Ben DicksonAs artificial intelligence takes leaps at an increasing pace, there’s fear that robots will conquer the future and put humans out of...

Four Mega-Trends Shaping Mobile Payment Platforms

by Gerhard Oosthuizen, chief information officer at EntersektWith rapid smartphone penetration in South Africa boosting research and development, it is no surprise that local...

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...

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