Business Day: How garnishees keep gouging debtors

Part of my Pound of Flesh series of data-driven articles on SA consumer debt (supported by impactAfrica)... This appeared in the Business Day on 12 October 2017. How garnishees keep gouging debtors Despite a landmark ruling, shady collectors are still preying on victims It has been 13 months since the Constitutional Court handed down what … Continue reading Business Day: How garnishees keep gouging debtors

Mobile money could help shut down state graft: Business Day

In October 2015, I was a guest of MasterCard, at the fascinating MasterCard Innovation Forum in KL, Malaysia. The rate of change and innovation around digital payments is startling, and exciting, and holds huge opportunity for changing the way we operate - as businesses, consumers, and even as states. Below is an extract of a … Continue reading Mobile money could help shut down state graft: Business Day

Navigating the tricky ethical terrain of big data: Business Day

This is an extract of a piece I recently wrote on the ethics of personal data commercialisation. This piece appeared in the print edition (on 6 July 2015) and on the website. TOM Cruise’s 2002 science fiction drama, The Minority Report, involved a world of sensors and machines that knew more about the humans they … Continue reading Navigating the tricky ethical terrain of big data: Business Day