Covid-19 shows how SA is failing at using digital change to spur development
Data prices are still far too high even after the imposed reduction, spectrum needs to be made available, and the long-awaited migration to digital television needs to happen.
The Covid-19 pandemic has made us re-examine many of the systems that underpin modern life. An increasingly important system is digital, and Covid-19 has laid bare how woefully underprepared SA is for the world we are about to enter.
If the 20th century's economy was industrial, then the 21st century's economy is undoubtedly digital. The digital opportunity is enormous, especially for African economies that are trying to catch up to the developed world and address the countless issues that leave Africa accounting for 20% of the world's population but only 3% of global GDP...