Since their arrival, regulatory sandboxes have started – though slowly – to appear in areas beyond fintech. South African policy-makers need to pay attention. By Gwen Ngwenya.
Why does technology exist? Not just mobiles and tablets and bleeding-edge digital applications, but any…
While state-owned enterprises such as Eskom, SAA and the SABC continue to make headlines for all the wrong reasons, one (partially) state-owned company is doing quite well, thank you very much. By Duncan McLeod.
The bid to create a regulatory environment in which technology can thrive will be thwarted if regulators take the position that innovation is what happens outside parliament and not within it. By Gwen Ngwenya.
The news that Google and US chip makers have frozen the supply of critical software and components to Huawei will have severe consequences for businesses and consumers, including in South Africa. By Duncan McLeod.
The news this week that government has again kicked the spectrum licensing can down the road is further evidence that it isn’t taking the needs of the sector seriously enough.
Ah, that old trope, “market failure”. Economic development minister Ebrahim Patel trotted it out several times this week while unveiling the Competition Commission’s provisional findings into the data service market.
The decision by Standard Bank to close 91 branches and cut 1 200 jobs is not at all surprising – the only surprises were that the bank announced it publicly and that it did so before elections in May.
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