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EU Publishes Toolbox of risk mitigating for 5G mobile

Feb 5, 2020 |

The introduction of 5G mobile has been in the news recently, with the USA flatly refusing to use Huawei technologies, and putting pressure on its allies (such as the UK)…

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Are online pharmacies in South Africa inevitable?

Feb 5, 2020 |

Amazon has just acquired Pillpack, an online pharmacy in the US. In East Africa, a company called BiowinPharma is negotiating with Ministries of Health to deliver prescription drugs online. So…

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Is Ecommerce the death of Bricks and Mortar Retail?

Feb 5, 2020 |

I chaired the Digital Retail Conference (DRC) in Joburg on 29 Jan. One of the many interesting discussions centred around the effect of online on offline retail. Recently one of the online…

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Financing the Digital Economy

Feb 5, 2020 |

There are currently over 640 active technology hubs across the Continent, according to Disrupt Africa, and startups raised almost US$500 million in funding in 2019 – year-on-year (YoY) growth of almost 50%. Topping the list…

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SA’s Digital Economy Plans

Feb 5, 2020 |

Last year President Ramphosa launched the 4IR Commission (this Newsletter has reported on that initiative). A new initiative has now come to the fore – SADA is a multi-stakeholder initiative…

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