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Medicine Beyond Borders: Telemedicine in South Africa

By Vino Govender CM(SA), executive for product innovation and marketing at Dark Fibre AfricaTelemedicine, a term which literally means “healing at a distance”, speaks...

Does Your Smartphone Make You Less Likely to Trust Others?

by Kostadin KushlevImagine you are visiting a new city and get lost on your way to that famous must-see museum. In times of yore...

Are we Safe to Bank on Biometrics?

By Martin Walshaw, Senior Systems Engineer at F5 NetworksBiometrics are quickly gaining momentum both in the global and local financial services sector, making the...

New Kid in Town: Can Kwesé Play Convince S.Africans to Binge-watch...

Every time a new player comes to South Africa to provide video-on-demand (VoD) services there is great fanfare, but with little success so far.The...

4 South African AI Startups to Keep an Eye On

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly coming of age, as business leaders increasingly grasp the immense potential of “smart” machines and other innovations as catalysts...

How WhatsApp Encryption Works – and Why there Shouldn’t be a...

by Antonis MichalasA battle between national security and privacy is brewing. Governments and secret services are asking encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp to allow...

5 Hot South African Startups That Raised Capital in Junk Economy

In a first six months of 2017 that saw the South Africa’s sovereign credit rating downgraded to BB+ from BBB grade, pushing the rating...

Teddy Daka is Reinventing Ansys

Teddy Daka, the boss of Ansys, has reasons to feel he is on top of the world.When Daka took over as interim CEO of...

The Rise in Internet Penetration Opens the Door for E-commerce in...

By Vino Govender CM (SA) | DFA, Executive: Product Innovation and MarketingThe closure of the 159-year-old "Harrods of South Africa" department store, Stuttafords, has...

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...

How Analytics and Machine Learning can Save Your Life

By Aneshan Ramaloo, senior business solutions manager at SASMore than 11,000 people died during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, or nearly 40%...

What the Future of Digital Holds for Retail Banking?

By Darrel Orsmond, financial services industry head at SAP AfricaBanks are finding it increasingly difficult to reach and ensure value to their customers in...

Here are 5 South African IoT Executives You Need To Know

The IoT ecosystem is expected to experience the largest growth in the history of humankind.With a current market valuation of over $900 billion, both...

MTN versus Vodacom – Who is the Biggest Provider of Mobile...

The battle for control of the bank accounts of African consumers through mobile money – essentially the use of mobile phones to access financial...

What is Machine Learning?

by Ben DicksonThis article is part of Demystifying AI, a series of posts that (try) to disambiguate the jargon and myths surrounding AI.I was...

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