Smart technology to the rescue in civil protests

A safe  city can mean many different things to different people, but arguably the most pressing need for smart technology is felt when civil unrest becomes an issue. South Africans are no stranger to protest action, when citizens take to the streets to make their...

Technology that is changing the world

Kathy Gibson at Accenture TechVision 2018 – Enterprises have to change the way they connect with customers and employees as technology fundamentally changes the business landscape. Pervasive connectivity is a reality, and for the most part this is good – but for the...

Half of CIOs are planning for AI

Meaningful artificial intelligence (AI) deployments are just beginning to take place, according to Gartner. Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey shows that 4% of CIOs have implemented AI, while a further 46% have developed plans to do so. “Despite huge levels of...
Budget: where will the money come from?

Budget: where will the money come from?

Kathy Gibson reports from PwC’s pre-budget review – As social, political and economic uncertainty preys on South Africans, one thing is certain: there’s a huge revenue deficit that has to be addressed in the budget next week. “For the last few years we have...

Healthy turnover increase for SA’s economy

The BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index (BETI), a broad indicator of South Africa’s economic activity, increased in January at its fastest rate on a year-on-year basis since August 2013. The actual number of transactions that underpinned the BETI increased by...