We are captured by deindustrialisation

  Manufacturing, job losses and the shortage of skills in all sectors of the economy are debated more and more at industry conferences but, if we break it down, the one thing impacting South Africa’s economy most is deindustrialisation. In the 1980s, manufacturing’s contribution to GDP was around 27%. By 2015, this had fallen to below […]

2016 – a year of disruptions

  In the current South African communications context disruptions can have both negative and positive outcomes. Cell C’s introduction of WiFi Calling enabled a simple and cost efficient way to extend operator voice coverage and introduced a more affordable way to communicate when travelling abroad. Technically it may not be a major breakthrough, as it […]

IT security needs a proactive strategy

  The corporate IT security landscape is changing – and rapidly. An overriding global trend that is dominating media headlines is the increase of cyber attacks – and their impact on businesses. In fact, over the last couple of years, many organisations across the globe have fallen victim to numerous targetted attacks – and South […]