Analytics and big data can lessen the amount of waste being created. The World Bank predicts that municipal waste generation is expected to reach 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025. Smart waste collection technology is expected to grow globally from USD57.6 million in 2016 to over USD223.6 million in 2025.
Digital platforms have become an extension of our daily lives, especially in South Africa where there has been a significant growth in the use of social media. It makes sense then that for political parties to win constituencies at the polls, they need to win the social media race first.
Technological advancements, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are at the forefront of job disruption. What are some of these key developments and how could it affect your job?
Multiple device usage when engaging with content has caused increased pressure on traditional media, where traditional platforms now need to innovate and gather insights faster than ever.
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about South African brands on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram. The South African Social Media Landscape Report 2018 contains everything brands need to know to successfully navigate social.
5G Empowering Vertical Industries predicts that the Media, Entertainment, Health, Manufacturing, Automotive and Energy sectors will be transformed immensely in the roll-out of 5G networks globally by 2020.
In Africa, the discourse around the economy, technology and society has mainly been limited to the effects of the digital divide.
Ornico CEO, Oresti Patricios was recently featured on one of the most influential business show in Africa on radio 702, which forms a large part of public discourse from a media perspective.
Ecommerce, in the form of online shopping and online banking, is often held up as the key to prosperity in Africa — a way of ‘leapfrogging’ past the obstacles of poor infrastructure. But there is a flipside to this convenience: the ever-present threat of fraud. Wherever money changes hands, you’ll always find someone who wants to take it away illegally, and buyer, seller and banker are all potential targets.
For Africa, any meaningful story must include a conversation about inclusive growth — which, by definition, is about including the majority that is currently excluded. Inclusive growth is all about development that is realised by creating opportunities for low-income segments to generate income and become self-sustainable.