If you have been following South African politics for the past few years, especially on Twitter, you would probably have come across the name Gwen Ngwenya. She is a former Member of Parliament representing the Democratic Alliance (DA), the official opposition in South Africa.
More interesting, is how, despite the insults that have been hurled at her on social media and sometimes in Main Stream Media (MSM), Gwen has kept her cool and argued her points with little emotion. As such, I thought since she has now declined to be an MP, it would be great to discuss a few things with her about South African politics and some issues such as affirmative action.
Gwen now runs her technology advisory and policy firm in South Africa called TechPol. In this podcast, we also talk about some of the emerging technology trends such as the on-demand (gig) economy, and how governments should approach them from a policy point of view.