PRIME Business Day supplement: Retirement

 In December 2018 I contributed an article to PRIME, a Business Day supplementary magazine aimed at those heading towards retirement. I enjoy financial writing so much these days, as I learn and reinforce previous ‘learnings’ every time I chat to financial expert sources. The aim of the article was to give advice on what you shouldContinue reading “PRIME Business Day supplement: Retirement”

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 whatContinue 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 aContinue reading “Mobile money could help shut down state graft: Business Day”

Finance company takes cue from nature: Business Day

  Now this was an inspiring interview! I recently had the chance to interview academic and enrepreneur Idriss Aberkane for Business Day. The following is an extract of the article, but you can read the full thing on the BDlive website. IMAGINE an economy with no waste and no unemployment, a market in which theContinue reading “Finance company takes cue from nature: 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 theyContinue reading “Navigating the tricky ethical terrain of big data: Business Day”

The smart doctor and app that opens rural eyes: Business Day

  My first piece for Business Day was published yesterday – in the paper and on the website. I’m really happy to have been able to tell this good news m-health story, about a homegrown app and the amazing doctor who made it happen. Here is a brief extract: AT VREDENDAL North Clinic in theContinue reading “The smart doctor and app that opens rural eyes: Business Day”