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How big data can help manage waste

Analytics and big data can lessen the amount of waste being created. The World Bank predicts that municipal waste generation is expected to reach 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025. Smart waste collection technology is expected to grow globally from USD57.6 million in 2016 to over USD223.6 million in 2025.

Social media blackouts on the rise in Africa

Africa has seen increased communication blackouts in recent times, especially during times of elections, protests and political unrest. Shutting down social media has greater repercussions than the temporary limitation of communication which governments have imposed.

South Africa’s 2019 National Elections and the role of social media

Digital platforms have become an extension of our daily lives, especially in South Africa where there has been a significant growth in the use of social media. It makes sense then that for political parties to win constituencies at the polls, they need to win the social media race first.