Opinion

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

The Notification of Data Breaches in SA Will Soon be Required...

By Darryl Bernstein, partner in Baker McKenzie's Disputes and ITC Practice Groups in JohannesburgAccording to the Gemalto Breach Level Index, released in March 2017, South Africa experienced...

The Rise of a New Financial Order

By Ahmed Cassim, MD of Hello PaisaThe introduction of new banking, investment, credit and insurance products using established mobile money solutions will be critical in...

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...

The Future of Car Tech: A Car Customised to Your Needs

by Gugu LourieThe car of the future will turn your smart road into a fuel station.This car of the future also promises new benefits...

The Tyranny of the Social Media Filter Bubble

by Ben DicksonTwo days ago one of the worst crimes against humanity in recent years took place in Syria. The government of Bashar al-Assad carried...

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 –...

My Car, My Hero: What the Connected Vehicle will be Capable...

by BoschSaving lives and preventing accidents: no, it’s not some sort of costumed superhero, but the connected car in the year 2025.Together with the...

How Artificial Intelligence is changing the world

by Bradley Elliott, director of digital agency Platinum SeedArtificial intelligence (AI) is commonly associated with science fiction films and some distant future scenario where...

South Africa is on a Cliff Edge – Just as it...

by Jannie RossouwThis article was first published last year as South Africa faced a possible downgrade by rating agenciesCurrent developments in South Africa are...

How to Make an Internet of Intelligent Things work for Africa

by Martin HallLate in 2016 Senegal’s Banque Regionale De Marches announced the launch of the eCFA Franc; a cryptocurrency for the countries of the West...

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...

Estonia is Offering Virtual Residency

by David GlanceEstonia is a small country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe with a population of 1.3 million and a GDP of US...

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...

Successful Deployment of NB-IoT Will Depend on Spectrum Choices

by Janette Stewart, principal at Analsys Mason"The fast pace of NB-IoT standardisation during 2016 suggests there is demand for its commercial deployment."Standardisation of “narrowband...

The US just made Flying Harder for Millions.Tips for Dealing with...

by David GlanceThe US Government has thrown the world of travel into chaos again by banning tablets, laptops and other electronic devices from cabins of...

You May Also Like