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Chatbot advice for lockdown-hit workers

Luma, a new legal advice chatbot, will help people navigate daunting workplace disputes

Five top tech trends for businesses

In a year in which tech came into its own, certain patterns emerged and will set the tone for the future

Biodiversity is crucial for South Africa’s food security

Farming must embrace sustainable, regenerative agriculture practices to secure our future

African science fiction: rereading the The Palm-Wine Drinkard

Nigerian writer Amos Tutuola wields language as the ultimate form of technology

How to create a new and better normal in the education sector

The education sector should use the opportunity of Covid-19 to address its challenges strategically

The future of learning is here — and it’s mobile

The smartphone is a crucial tool for enabling lifelong learning and has the potential to democratise education, particularly with internet penetration and access to data both continuing to rise

Black futures in the age of apocalypse

Curating the End of the World deploys Afrofuturism to respond to Covid-19, anti-black violence and capitalism

Three digital transformation priorities for African healthcare organisations

With doctors in short supply, healthcare employers need to invest in intelligent technologies to make the experience of accessing healthcare as good as it can be, for all involved

Traditional universities must adapt or die

Covid-19 made obvious the need for universities to adopt fourth industrial revolution strategies

Miss Rona’s teaching the 4IR lessons

Schooling is stuck in the 1950s, but technology must be blended with the basics of education

Caring for students goes beyond the teaching project

The Covid-19 pandemic gives universities an opportunity to find new ways of ensuring the health and well-being of students

Online learning must remain a key component of teaching systems

Technology offers students a richer learning experience and helps prepare them for the workplace

Rethinking communication and innovation in the time of Covid-19

Physical distancing rules do not have to mean that we work in isolation; on the contrary, the need for communication has never been greater

The Portfolio: David Phume

Animator, roboticist and artist David Phume is on a mission to show that technology is not just for the geniuses in Silicon Valley

All South Africans can help build a sustainable digital infrastructure

Technology is key for youth to access economic opportunities, however many cannot afford devices or data

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