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Could Sci-Fi characters become a reality thanks to Technology?

I often wonder if science fiction writers give any thought to the impact their works will have on the science of the future. Do they write merely to entertain, or do they intentionally write weird, ot...

Youth Unemployment – A National Crisis

Shoutout to the Matric Class 2019. Go out there and make great things happen!🙌👏 According to the Department of Education, 787 717 candidates wrote the 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC), comprisin...

Take a leaf out of the Finland, Nokia book

A road sign welcomes visitors to the Finnish town of Nokia – the namesake of the well-known mobile company. When Microsoft took over Nokia in 2013, a vandal scratched out the name “Nokia” on the...

Nokia was once the world’s top mobile phone producer

The relationship between Nokia and Finland was like no other in corporate history. Never before was there such a close relationship between a company and the country in which it was founded. To the Fi...

Children, screens and parental dilemma

Last week I was called in for an interview at an international radio station regarding the topic of children and screens. This is a highly relevant topic, especially during this time of the year when ...

To survive the next decade, companies need to learn from the Xerox example

The past century may have brought us unprecedented technological advancement, but it’s also a metaphorical graveyard of dozens of businesses that failed to innovate, or failed to see opportunities, an...

Alibaba's FlyZoo Hotel in China. Pic credit : CNBC

Alibaba’s Robot-operated Hotel

Digital transformation is tricky. Everybody wants to be on board with it, and every company aims to transform itself as a technology company and a disruptor, but few get it right. The reason is that t...

Time to focus on entrepreneurship

According to scientists, half of all current jobs will become obsolete between 2020 and 2030. That is half the world’s workforce that will need to find other occupations. On the flip side of that coin...

We ask the incorrect questions about 4IR

Last week I was invited to speak at the GovTech 2019 conference in Durban on the topic of the future of education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). GovTech is an annual conference organised b...

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