BY Fast Company < 1 MINUTE READ

After 750 days the South African President ended the State of emergency marking an end to lockdowns. This period kept some indoors, out of work and disconnected. At the same time, there were people who worked very hard to keep the economy going. One of them, Megan Nicholas, is our cover star and the leading figure behind MTN’s efforts to connect homes. Her work was instrumental during the lockdown and will continue to be important in the future.

We also pay attention to people who managed to keep their businesses afloat despite the economic onslaught that befell communities during the pandemic.

One of them, Mike Ratcliffe, has used innovation and tech to thrive while the government was clamping down on alcohol sales. We also get to hear from Dr. Fauci himself on how he kept himself sane during the tough days of handling the pandemic in the United States of America.

Going forward we all need to be positive and cautiously shape the future by learning from the dark period behind us. In line with this, we share our list of the Next Big Things in Tech. Our list of 65 includes global giants as well as intrepid startups that often harness research that’s fresh from the labs. Go through it and be inspired by what the future holds. You will be happy to know that you can now get the digital magazine and enjoy it at your comfortable space on your preferred screen. Click here to view the Digital Magazine