Daily Brief

Total 15 Posts

Digitizing Africa 0️⃣1️⃣

We need to make an intentional effort to digitize Africa. Not only to help with better data for making policy decisions, but for improving lives too.

Black or White? πŸ‘©πŸΏπŸ‘¨πŸ»πŸ‘¨πŸΏπŸ‘©πŸ»

We have to at some point execute solutions to solve the problem of racial bias in startup funding. Talking won't cut it anymore because we have BEEN talking.

One app to rule them all πŸ“²

Vodacom Group has announced that it will be launching a super-app in South Africa through Vodacom Financial Services. Will this super-app succeed where Vodacom failed with M-PESA in South Africa?

AI will eat gig economy πŸ˜‹

Perhaps the only logical conclusion to all of this, not just ride-hailing but most of the gig economy, is that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will eat it all up.

Washing money 🧺

How are tech startups funded and what is the source of those venture capital funds? This extends beyond investments in technology startups and applies to the NPO/NGO sector too. How many of these organizations know the source of their donor's funds?

πŸ—£οΈ Free speech is not free

Many of us assume that the right to freedom of expression means that we can say what we want, to whomever we want, in any way we want to. However, the reality (and legalities around it) are not as simple as that.

Mediacrity πŸ“°

Many South African media companies have been blaming "COVID-19" for staff layoffs and closure of some of their publications. They are being dishonest, it's their "mediacrity" that has led to this.