Browsing: Richard Firth

Opinion
Dear FPB, free our kids

The fate of online free speech and digital content hangs in the balance as the department of communications and the Film and Publication Board attempt to impose restrictions on digital channels. Although the primary mandate

Opinion
Red flags as audit firms get into IT

The last few years have seen a rise of advisory and consulting services at today’s largest audit firms. However, despite the trusted status of these firms, such activity may pose risks to audit quality and investor protection in days to come. This issue

Opinion
Bringing women back to programming

In the 1960s, computer programming was still viewed as a lucrative career choice for many young women. Cosmopolitan magazine at the time even ran an article entitled “The Computer Girls”, which depicted the field as a better opportunity for women than many other industries. The job was seen as

News
MIP targets unbanked with Itemate deal

MIP Holdings, an independent software development house based in Johannesburg, has acquired Stellenbosch-based Itemate Solutions for an undisclosed sum. It hopes the deal will give it access to Africa’s vast unbanked market by allowing it to merge