Better connected: the pathway to a tech-driven future

In the past year, connectivity has taken the spotlight. It turbo-charged our resilience and accelerated digital adoption bringing much needed services and resources to people during the most challenging period in recent history. By Mohammed Amin, senior...

Unemployment drives unrest in South Africa

In the midst of South Africa's deep unrest, 15th July is World Youth Skills Day. Tragically, the country's youth unemployment rate reached a new record of 32,6%, the highest since the quarterly labour force survey began in 2008, totalling 7,24-million people out of...

How close are we really to the Internet of the future?

The Internet has changed our lives, transforming the way we work, learn and have fun. During the pandemic, network traffic increased between 25% and 45%: 100 countries adopted confinement plans, 1,2-billion students switched to online learning and 60% of companies had...

Lamna offers loans against non-fungible tokens

South African asset-backed lender Lamna Financial believes it is one of the first in the world, and the first in Africa, to offer loan advances against non-fungible tokens (NFTs). An NFT is a unit of data stored on a blockchain. This certifies it as unique and...