How big data can help manage waste

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.

South Africa’s 2019 National Elections and the role of social media

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.

Inside the SA Social Media Landscape Report 2018

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 promises to disrupt Media and Entertainment

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.

Ecommerce security in Africa: #OpenAfricaMag Q&A with Schalk Nolte

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.

Inclusive growth for Africa: An #OpenAfricaMag feature with Wim van der Beek

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.