Coronavirus

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South Africa's COVID-19 storm

COVID-19 has presented South Africa with the gravest crisis in the history of its democracy, according to the countryโ€™s President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Russian hackers are apparently attempting to steal COVID-19 vaccine information

Russian cyberespionage group that hacked into the USA's election networks before the 2016 U.S. presidential election is now apparently attempting to steal COVID-19 vaccine information from researchers.

How the COVID-19 pandemic is changing Africaโ€™s Digital Space

The impact of COVID-19 joins a long list of factors that expose Africaโ€™s perceived economic backwardness; prompted by some of the infrastructures either lying in a poor state, being dormant, lagging on up-to-date trends or being summarily unavailable to the majority of the working population.

The challenges of developing COVID-19 contact-tracing apps

Citizensโ€™ fear of tracking by authorities or company managers may even be greater than the fear of tracking by Google and Apple for marketing purposes. Are you ready to start sharing your personal information with an app developed by Google and Apple?

(Un)acceptable use of free Internet access data allocated to students

Does the South African government's allocation of mobile data to students (for accessing the Internet) justify monitoring activities occurring on students' devices during the COVID-19 lockdown?

Itโ€™s important to understand fluid mechanics in order to make sense of COVID-19

Knowing how fluids move can help us understand virus transmission better. What scientists are learning may also inform government policy to reduce the spread of future pandemics like COVID-19.

Getting investment for your startup ๐Ÿš€

New podcast episodes are now available on iAfrikan Radio. Our featured podcast is an episode of the iAfrikan BYTES podcast in which Fabian Whate, Head of Naspers Foundry, explains what they do and their startup investment criteria.