Opinion

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

Africa Needs more Women Computer Scientists. How to Make it Happen

by Chao Charity MbogoIn Africa, a continent grappling with many social ills, it’s critical that universities produce more Computer Science graduates. It’s also one that...

MTN Shuffle is an Affirmation that Young Black Executives Have a...

by Gugu LourieWhen the departure of experienced MTN South Africa CEO Mteto Nyati was made public by his new employers, JSE-listed tech group Altron,...

Traditional Universities are on the Way Out: Online is the Future...

by Professor Deirdre Carabine Education has two faces in today’s world, according to a recent World Bank report. On the one hand there’s the traditional face,...

Why ‘Digital Gold’ Won’t Ever Kill Off the Real Thing

by Dirk BaurIn investment terms, a safe haven is exactly what it sounds like: a place of relative safety when times are tough. Traditionally, safe...

The Nintendo Switch Breaks Convention but Lacks a Killer App

by Alastair LansleyA little over 10 years ago Nintendo changed the game with the release of the original Wii console. Featuring motion controllers that allowed...

Why are Public WiFi Networks Insecure?

by Ben DicksonIf you follow tech and cybersecurity news, this is something that you see a lot: Public WiFi networks, the free wireless networks found...

Just Imagine How we Could use Driverless Cars

by Jonathan RobertsIf you happen to live Pittsburgh in the US or Milton Keynes in the UK, then you may occasionally see one of the...

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...

Is it all Over for Internet Banking?

by Angus Brown, co-founder of eBucks.com and MD of Banking AcumenHave we seen the peak of internet banking in South Africa? Although the banks are...

The Technology Trends You Need to Know About  

by Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion AfricaIt’s well into 2017 and you’ve been bombarded with more trends pieces than you know what to do...

Is Cyberspace the Latest Conflict Frontier on the African Continent?

by Ken OburaIn August 2012, terrorist group, Boko Haram, reportedly hacked into Nigeria’s secret service and acquired private data on current and former personnel.In...

Nokia’s Revised 3310: So Why do People Yearn for Technologies of...

By Ozgur Dedehayir and Tomi NokelainenThe tech giant Nokia has announced plans to release a new version of the old classic 3310 mobile phone.The original...

Angry Nigerian Media Voices: On Reports of Xenophobic Attacks in South...

by Ujuh CorrespondentReports of ‘xenophobic attacks‘ in South Africa against Nigerians and other Africans have caused angry reactions across the continent and mainly in...

Robots and AI Could Soon Have Feelings, Hopes and Rights

by Christopher MarkouGet used to hearing a lot more about artificial intelligence. Even if you discount the utopian and dystopian hyperbole, the 21st century will...

Is Your Smartphone Making You Shy?

by Joe MoranDuring the three years I’ve spent researching and writing about shyness, one of the most common questions people ask is about the relationship...

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