ARTICLES ON Tech

Siphosethu Komani Solution Space
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Q&A with Siphosethu Komani on the future of startups in Africa

The UCT GSB's Solution Space recently entered phase two of their annual E-Track Programme, in partnership with Ayoba. We spoke to Siphosethu Komani, about how the programme prepares its cohorts to be agile in the face of future shocks.

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Posted on 25 May 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Luvuyo Maseko
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

COVID-19 has nudged youth development towards 4IR, but gaps remain

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred organisations working in youth development to find new ways to reach their young audiences through technology, but without the basics in place, many of these solutions are doomed to remain isolated examples of excellence.

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Posted on 9 May 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Mutemwa Ushewokunze - UCT GSB graduate
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

UCT GSB graduate is banking on his country’s future

MCom alumnus, Mutemwa Ushewokunze, has returned to Zimbabwe after 20 years abroad, to help take the country’s banking sector to the next tech level.

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Posted on 6 May 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Vester - media
Learning & Development

Championing a made-in-Africa approach

He is passionate about the continent that birthed him, and so Sylvester Taku, who heads up the South African operations of the only smartphone manufacturer in Africa is keen to do his bit to promote development on the continent.

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Posted on 25 February 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Ricardo Perez - media
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Is design thinking an endangered species in the future of work?

With the loss of shared spaces due to the pandemic and a shift toward remote working, the practice of design thinking will need to adapt so that we can continue to harness its power to co-create and solve problems.

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Posted on 13 January 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

UCT GSB accelerator guides entrepreneurs through pandemic

Battered by COVID-19 lockdown, fledgeling entrepreneurs needed all the help they could get in 2020; the Solution Space at the UCT GSB quickly went online to make sure they were not left out in the cold.

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Posted on 15 December 2020 by Shiela Yabo
Sheila on entrepreneurship - media
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Turning a tech innovation into a viable business

Why do so many tech startups fail? Shiela Yabo, Programme Manager at the UCT GSB’s Solution Space, recently gave a presentation at the Africa Tech Festival, where she addressed this and other questions around launching a successful tech startup, particularly as a woman.

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Posted on 16 November 2020 by Shiela Yabo
Advancing tech - media
COVID-19

As COVID-19 gets more people working from home, cybercriminals zoom in

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating digital trends to change our very notions of work and office. This presents both opportunities and threats - particularly when it comes to cybersecurity.

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Posted on 25 September 2020 by Sharron McPherson
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Helping students bridge the digital divide in the time of COVID-19

Three MBA graduates from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) are spearheading a campaign by Cape Town Education Technology fundraising start-up Feenix, to raise R6.6 million to get laptops, food vouchers and connectivity to final year and graduate students during COVID-19 — ultimately ensuring these students make it into the South African workforce.

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Posted on 8 June 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Africa needs to embrace digitisation​ - media
Emerging Market Business

It's the 80s rewind - but with internet

South Africa needs to seize the opportunities for digitisation which have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, in order to thrive in the new global economy.

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Posted on 18 May 2020 by Herman Singh
Can the Coming Digital Tsunami Media
Emerging Market Business

Can the coming digital tsunami carry Africa to higher ground?

There is growing evidence that digitalisation could create new opportunities particularly for innovative entrepreneurs, and bring more inclusive growth through real job creation if the right choices are made.

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Posted on 18 July 2019 by Mignon Reyneke
Media - High-tech and old-school
Learning & Development

High-tech and old-school: a winning combination for success - Chad Bartlett (PGDip)

Chad Bartlett, Director of Partnerships at tech company, Grove, describes his time at the UCT GSB, where he completed a PGDip, as a life-changing experience.

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Posted on 20 June 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
Media -Playing the long game
Learning & Development

Playing the long game - Stanley Vorsatz (MBA)

It was while doing his MBA that Stanley Vorsatz began to understand his strengths and weaknesses more clearly, a lesson worth the cost of admission itself. Now he’s putting that learning to good use in his own company.

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Posted on 25 March 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
Phatizwe Malinga profile media
Learning & Development

Q&A with Phathizwe Malinga (EMBA) on the Internet of Things

A digital future has the potential to improve the quality of life for all South Africans but requires that companies transform their business models to take advantage of it, says UCT GSB EMBA alumnus Phathizwe Malinga.

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Posted on 2 July 2018 by UCT GSB Press Office