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Advances in IoT Driving Adoption of Smart Cities

By Kameshwar Rao Sorda, Solutions Director, Huawei Enterprise Southern AfricaCommunities around the world are turning to innovative information communication technologies (ICT) to re-imagine the...

Artificial Intelligence can now Create Fake Porn

In January this year, a new app was released that gives users the ability to swap out faces in a video with a different...

The Uneasy Relationship Between Online Betting and Mobile Money Transactions

The growth in mobile money services has created new opportunities for merchants to sell their products and services. One of these is the fast-growing...

KPMG SA Let The Country Down, Says Chairman Wiseman Nkuhlu

"We failed by our own standards and we let the country down," says KPMG SA's chairman Wiseman Nkuhlu, in an open letter to South...

South Africans are Learning that they’re not that Exceptional After all

by Nic CheesemanThere was a time that South Africa looked very different to the rest of Africa. The “rainbow nation” was seen by many –...

UBS Unveils Year Ahead Outlook For 2019

Investors will need to weather more volatility in order to capture opportunities in 2019, according to the Year Ahead report from UBS, the world's...

Airports narcotics detection technology battles determined drug traffickers

By Gugu LourieFor whatever reason airline passengers at airports make mental notes of the people around them.I recently observed a well-dressed 'gentleman' at an...

The Future of AI-powered Chatbots

by Ben DicksonSince their first appearance decades ago, chatbots have come a long way thanks to leaps in natural language processing and generation (NLP/NLG),...

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...

Ransomware – Can You Pay?

by Berné Burger, an Associate and Daniel Vale, a Candidate Attorney at Webber WentzelRansomware, also referred to as...

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...

Samsung South Africa Is Not Hiring Enough Black Executives

You can bet your last airtime or data that the majority of Samsung customers in South Africa are black and yet there are only...

Are you Addicted to Social Media?

by Adam Hunter, head honcho at Hook, Line & SinkerLike most of today’s new age ‘content champions’, I spend a fair amount of time...

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...

What Should Vodacom Pay “Please Call Me Inventor” Nkosana Makate?

Soon after the #PayMakate movement demanded R70 billion be paid by Vodacom to the "Please Call Me Inventor", Nkosana Makete, a learned friend of mine –...

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