Opinion and Analysis

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Embracing a digital-first world, SMBs can have the confidence to thrive

The grit and innovation shown by small and medium businesses (SMBs) during a time of great change have been a triumph. It has also been a testament to the perseverance and creativity of SMBs and the communities in which they operate.

FinTech growth in Africa

An underdeveloped financial system has created a vacuum, necessitating alternative methods to access essential financial instruments like payment services, money transfers, credit, loans, etc.

There’s no cavalry coming - it’s time for business to step up to make change happen

There will be no sudden arrival of the cavalry to rescue us and that will affect the socio-economic change South Africa needs anytime soon. The only solution going forward is private/public co-operation and, as harsh as the statement might seem, it’s necessary.

ICASA Recalls Radio Frequency Spectrum from Operators

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has announced the resolution to recall all temporary radio frequency spectrum, licensed to operators by 30 November 2021.

Ransomware-as-a-service, Cyber Attacks for Hire

The cyber threat landscape is increasing drastically as black hat hackers become more robust and innovative when deploying cyber attacks. Just over the period month of July 2021, the QV Research Team published 17 bulletins reporting 115 vulnerabilities for which exploits are actively available.

Challenge of Recruiting from a Market with High Unemployment Rate

This is why instead of advertising for jobs, small companies will just look for referrals. This is a common practice that means that those who do not have the networks may not get the jobs, even when they have all the skills. Those without networks and connections end up losing the game.

Retail Automation, A Gift, or a Curse?

The supermarket sector is the largest private-sector employer in South Africa. Renewed ambitions to use self-service technology in food stores have controversially upset retail unions and workers.