South Africa

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Lessons for entrepreneurs from the life of Ntate Richard Maponya

Some lessons that all entrepreneurs can learn from Dr Richard Maponya, the 99 year old successful and experienced South African businessman, after his passing on 6 January 2020.

How the Mophatlane brothers built a $200 million tech company

A quick look back in history how the Mophatlane brothers went on to build a behemoth of an ICT company, BCX, that would later be sold to South Africa’s Telkom for approximately $200 million.

What happens when the fundamentals that a business is based on change?

In his book, Andy S. Grove (ex-CEO of Intel), talks about a Strategic Inflection Point in business. This is explained as "a time in the life of a business when its fundamentals are about to change."

Online web browsing logs of over 1 million people across Africa leaked

Over a million Internet users across Africa have had their web browsing habits exposed online. This is because a South African company, Conor, which counts many ISPs and telcos as clients, left a database with user web browsing logs publicly available online.

Youth entrepreneurship and 4IR will not solve unemployment in South Africa

According to Stats SA data, firstly, 34,5% of those unemployed (who are actively seeking work) did not finish high school. This is followed by 29,4% of those who are unemployed who only have no other qualification except a high school qualification.

Encryption's role in the liberation of South Africa

During Apartheid, the movement and communications of political activists in South Africa were monitored by the National Party government of the time. As such, the ANC developed an encryption solution to evade detection.

We need more terrestrial fiber cables interconnecting Africa

Africa is now surrounded by several high speed subsea cables connecting it to North and South America, Europe and Asia. What is more important than subsea cables is terrestrial fiber cables connecting various African countries together.