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Technology – Decades of Disruption


Howard Plaatjes, CEO of technology investment group, AYO, takes a look at some of the key technologies that are set to change our future, today and provides an insight into where South Africa’s largest listed ICT investment group is headed. It’s safe to say that the past 10 years of technology have been stratospheric in […]

On the tools of colonial conquest


In his book, Guns, Germs, and Steel (GGS), Jared Diamond notes that conquest instruments are guns, germs, and steel. Guns were used in the Anglo-Zulu war in 1879, where King Cetshwayo faced the British army. Even though the Zulu Nation won the Isandlwana battle, it lost the war because of guns. Cetshwayo was deposed and […]

Covid-19 pandemic forced South Africa’s insurance industry to adapt to digital trends


Since the lockdown was implemented at the end of March to tackle the spread of Covid-19 a lot has changed in the work environment in South Africa and the insurance industry has had to adapt to ensuing digital trends. Looking back, it is easy to see how the Covid-19 pandemic forced businesses to increasingly rely […]


Church and the fourth industrial revolution

As a young boy who was raised in the Lutheran Church, one of the things I had to contend with was the determination of...


Zionist Israel: 73 years of Apartheid occupation and oppression of Palestine

The global release of the B'Tselem Human Rights report that Israel is an Apartheid state hellbent on oppression, injustice and war crimes against Palestinians...


Money isn’t the most powerful motivator

Most companies have unique methods for motivating people. When it’s done right this delivers an energised workforce, inspires progress and pushes teams to excel....