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27.03.2020 | 10:28 AM

1dentity is making personal security an integrated, digital experience

26.03.2020 | 12:30 PM

Kudoti promotes a zero-waste agenda through cutting-edge data science and digital tools

26.03.2020 | 11:25 AM

Copper kills the coronavirus. Is it time to bring this material back?

26.03.2020 | 10:38 AM

All about Fundraise Con 2020

25.03.2020 | 03:10 PM

Culinary apparel brand Hedley & Bennett is fighting the coronavirus one face mask at a time

25.03.2020 | 11:18 AM

3X4 Genetics makes deeply personalised, data-informed healthcare possible

25.03.2020 | 10:12 AM

This alcohol-free hand sanitiser specifically fights the spread of Covid-19 infections

24.03.2020 | 12:48 PM

This proptech company is opening up the housing rental market to a whole new sector of society

24.03.2020 | 11:17 AM

The new normal: Ramaphosa’s lockdown for South Africa looms

23.03.2020 | 02:00 PM

PiLog Group brings ‘data doctors’ to your fingertips

23.03.2020 | 11:57 AM

Virtual launches and events pull in the crowds amid coronavirus

23.03.2020 | 10:03 AM

SA gig economy report: The truth about working for Uber-like companies

20.03.2020 | 03:09 PM

Nokia unveils its first global 5G smartphone

20.03.2020 | 12:45 PM

Spread of coronavirus fake news now a punishable offence

19.03.2020 | 05:12 PM

Ozow’s painless one-click payment solution

19.03.2020 | 12:39 PM

Valenture Institute’s private online high school is changing the face of education

18.03.2020 | 03:16 PM

Financial services company JUMO is empowering new businesses

18.03.2020 | 11:02 AM

#COVID19 in sub-Saharan Africa: What are African countries doing to fight the outbreak

17.03.2020 | 11:58 AM

Yes, it really is that hard to not touch your face. Here’s why:

17.03.2020 | 11:44 AM

Data-driven personalisation is the new holy grail of marketing

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Could an on-demand coronavirus test combat the spread of the disease?

With 6 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed in South Africa, bringing the total to 13, fears of contracting the disease are mounting across the country. From excessive hand-washing to panic-buying of soaps and sanitary […]

A Bill Gates-funded at-home coronavirus test could be in the works

A new project funded by Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation could soon begin rolling out coronavirus test kits that people can use at home. “Although there’s a lot to be worked out, this has […]

The psychology behind consumer spending habits and rewards programmes

Humans are fascinating. The reasons why we behave in certain ways are sometimes obvious, but more often than not, they aren’t always clear to us. One of the best examples of this is currently in South Africa, […]

6 podcasts for smarter, more effective living

They say knowledge is power, so what better way to supercharge your skills than by mainlining information directly into those two wonderful auditory receptors that flank your brain? Yes, we’re talking podcasts, and while the […]

The year of sonic: How the podcast boom has revived the radio and audio industries

2020 Has been dubbed ‘The Year of Sonic’, as the audio industry continues to grow bigger than ever.  The global resurgence of audio is also being driven by the current podcasting boom, as audiences embrace […]

Busamed’s new innovative technology is changing the face of critical shoulder surgery

In a pioneering step for South African medicine, the first shoulder cuff repair, using a brand-new biological implant option, is changing the course of rotator cuff repair procedures and healing. The procedure uses the Regeneten® Bioinductive […]

Cashless payment system Howler is the event experience of the future

If you’ve been to a music, sporting or lifestyle event recently, it’s likely you’ve experienced Howler  – one of South Africa’s leading event ticketing and cashless platforms – through their next-generation technology of seamless ticket purchasing […]

This coronavirus mapping tool lets you track the situation in real-time

In the final weeks of 2019, a virus slipped furtively from animal to human somewhere in the Chinese city of Wuhan. This inauspicious moment marked the sounding of a starting pistol, unheard at first but […]

Electric motorcycle startup Ampersand is transforming the Rwandan taxi industry

There are more motorcycle taxis in Kigali, Rwanda—between 20,000 and 30,000—than yellow cabs in New York City, a city about 10 times larger. Right now, most of the motorcycles run on gas. But a handful […]

A new way to grow vegetables on space missions

As astronauts begin to spend more time in space, they will need better access to fresh fruits and vegetables to stay healthy. But growing plants on structures like the International Space Station is no small […]

The most innovative and sustainable sneakers to look forward to in 2020

As sustainability in fashion becomes the new black, and streetwear influence continues to dominate both the mass consumer market and high-end designer brands, it was only a matter of time before we saw these two […]

How to be mindful and proactive at the same time

Mindful means being in the moment, while proactive means thinking and working ahead. Both are important for your career, but they seem to contradict each other. Can you be mindful and proactive at the same […]

Reduce, reuse and decompose: The world’s first human composting facility will let us recycle ourselves

What happens to us when we die? It’s one of life’s most enigmatic and profound questions. And—let me clear this up now—I don’t have any insights to offer on the afterlife. But the first renderings […]

To outsource or employ robotic process automation for your business?

The Finance Factory and the Augmented Worker are the future of finance functions within every business. The Finance Factory will see processes across the finance function of a business become ‘productionalised’ and either fully or […]

Inside Google’s innovative Design Lab

There’s a building on Google’s Mountain View, California, campus that’s off-limits to most of the company’s own employees. The 6,503-square-metre Design Lab, which opened last June, houses around 150 designers and dozens of top-secret projects […]

Tips from an eye doctor: How to stop small screens and blue light from ruining your vision

Blue light has gotten a bad rap, getting blamed for loss of sleep and eye damage. Personal electronic devices emit more blue light than any other colour. Blue light has a short wavelength, which means that it […]

The Crypto Period

Leaders in humanitarian aid, finance, technology and more have embraced the distributed ledger known as blockchain to bring transparency to their operations. The art world is experimenting with it as well, seeing the technology as […]

World Mental Health Day: How social media impacts the mental health and wellbeing of children

On World Mental Health Day (10 October), supported by the World Health Organisation, The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) notes that nine percent of all teenage deaths in the country are by suicide, adding […]

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