Financial Mail: I of the beholder (iOS10 review)

Almost every week of the year – and for several years running – I have written a technology or consumer product review for the Financial Mail. I loved working for the FM when I was a full-time staffer (six or seven years ago now). I first edited the FM Campus publication, and later held the positionContinue reading “Financial Mail: I of the beholder (iOS10 review)”

Your TED in the clouds: Financial Mail

I recently interviewed Charlie Beuthin from Eduze – a content and digital start-up – for the Financial Mail. Below is an extract. You can read the full article here. CHARLIE Beuthin, CEO of digital media start-up company Eduze, is a self-described “content guy” who taught himself a bit of coding and development. He’s not theContinue reading “Your TED in the clouds: Financial Mail”

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”

Health care – A star is born: Financial Mail

I really enjoyed writing this piece for the Financial Mail on the mHealth initiatives being employed locally. Here is a short extract. You can read the full article here. This piece appeared in the print edition (on 28 August 2015) and on the website. BY 10am the antenatal and postnatal section at Soshanguve Community HealthContinue reading “Health care – A star is born: Financial Mail”

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”

Wearable activity trackers: Financial Mail

I am  fascinated by the wearable technology that is flooding the market locally, so I pitched a piece to the Financial Mail asking if wearable activity trackers could really prompt behaviour change. It was great to compare so many trackers side by side — I usually have to do my reviews in isolation — andContinue reading “Wearable activity trackers: Financial Mail”

Surviving loadshedding: Financial Mail

I love when my professional research and personal needs overlap, and this story is one such example. As a freelancer working from home, I needed to research the various options for staying connected and staying working without electricity – and it is a story with huge “talkability” in South Africa at the moment, so it madeContinue reading “Surviving loadshedding: Financial Mail”