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A pandemic has hit the World, causing every country to reset and take a step back, assess its strengths, weaknesses, areas in need of development, and importantly also those priorities which now do not seem to be that important.
The confidence and hope at the recent SA Investment Conference, spurred on by the Springboks, was tangible. It’s as if that same momentum, and hope in a better future, inspired the call to action by the President. While forever there will be detractors, what’s encouraging is the level of commitment by investors, both local and international, to invest in South Africa.
As humankind advances, new technologies are supposed to enhance and improve our lives by broadening access to education, financial instruments and other tools, while also improving communication within our globalised society. These were the ideals that the founders of the internet shared, says American futurist, author, professor and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff.
The earth also looks pitch black at night to those in search of the world’s second largest continent – and half of the earth’s land mass, for that matter. But now imagine this: what if, some years down the line, Africa was orange? What if, by the year 2030, viewed from outer space, the continent was ablaze with little lights, symbols of prosperity and connectedness, everywhere?
Businesses must be proactive in order to keep the lights on. With South African businesses in the throes of debilitating load shedding, there are widespread concerns around reduced output and fast-eroding productivity. Not to mention the negative sentiment and irritability that the rolling power outages tend to evoke.
One technology that can transform your supply chain is blockchain. Surprised? Don’t be – there’s much more to blockchain than the world of cryptocurrency and finance.