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How CEO’s Are Planning For Their Futures?

By Marco Van Zyl, Senior Executive and Private Wealth Manager at NFB Private Wealth Management Over the past 30 years, South Africa has seen a significant exodus of highly qualified and wealthy individuals who have sought greener pastures elsewhere; however, we still have a robust and competitive commercial sector run by skilled CEO’s and MD’s. …

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Agile Teams Need The Support Of Agile Infrastructure

By Amit Singh, Solution Architect at AlphaCodes Agility is a key term surrounding IT today. In a rapidly shifting world, the ability to adapt, learn quickly and change to meet new requirements is critical to success. However, while agile methodology has long been applied to the development of new software and services, infrastructure has tended …

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When Data Backup Goes Wrong

By Hemant Harie, MD at Gabsten Technologies Businesses know that they need to have backups as part of a data management and Disaster Recovery (DR) strategy. But the reality is that backup failures are an all too common experience, and they happen for any number of reasons, some of which seem really silly. To ensure DR …

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Mitigating The Risk Of Migrating Data, Whatever The Reason For The Move

By Amit Singh, Solution Architect at AlphaCodes Data migration is part and parcel of any IT deployment. Whether businesses are upgrading infrastructure, implementing a new application or making the move to the cloud, data frequently needs to be moved from one place to another. Given the value of data in today’s digital economy, this can …

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The Right Infrastructure Is Essential To Leveraging The Benefits Of BaaS

By Lourens Sanders, Solution Architect at Infinidat Data is a strategic business asset, and it needs to be protected from a multitude of threats. This includes ransomware and cybercrime activities as well as natural disaster, human error and, in South Africa’s case, frequent load shedding. Backup as a Service (BaaS) offers a wide range of …

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Data Management Is A Necessity, Not A Nice To Have – Even For SMEs

By Hemant Harie, MD at Gabsten Technologies There is a perception among Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that data, while important, is not as critical as it is for a larger business. However, this could not be further from the truth. Data is literally the lifeblood of the modern organisation, no matter the size. Without …

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Innovation, Partnership, And Co-Creation Key To Driving Digital Payment Growth In Sub-Saharan Africa

Aida Diarra, Senior Vice President & Head of Sub-Saharan Africa at Visa The last decade has seen enormous growth in digital technology, including payments. Innovation and technological advances are bringing exciting opportunities for financial inclusion to the fore. Technology is now a tool to leapfrog over old processes, systems, and protocols for the benefit of …

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Are Mobile Operators The Next Fintech Startups?

Eric Osiakwan Africa’s leading Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), MTN, Vodacom and Safaricom, have recently made bold plans to venture into the increasingly dynamic world of fintech. On 23rd June 2021, Safaricom launched its super app, which creates an ecosystem of mini apps from the network operator as well as third party apps that feed off …

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Education For Disabled Learners

‘Everyone’ Does Not Really Mean ‘Everyone’: Addressing Barriers To Access To Education For Disabled Learners

The following op-ed is written by Amy-Leigh Payne & Charlene Kreuser from the Legal Resources Centre.  The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Constitution), provides ‘everyone’ with the right to basic education. ‘Everyone’ is a non-restrictive term. It means that, where a right is conferred on ‘everyone’, it applies quite literally to everyone. …

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A Guide To Building Vaccine Confidence In Africa

By Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization & Chebet Chikumbu, Regional Director for Southern and East Africa, Global Citizen “My family’s problem is the fake news they get on social media. They have no confidence in getting a vaccine once it becomes available to them.” These are the words of Nomthandazo …

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