In a period when many countries are already streets ahead in shifting from traditional paper-based to electronic governance methods, South Africa definitely needs to heed the lessons or risk lagging further behind.
The 21st century information age has heralded an overhaul of the way people conduct their lives - both as individuals and within public spaces.
The same applies to governments.
Can you possibly imagine a time when humans will have relationships with robots? You could argue that some have already developed a relationship with electronic gadgets as well as love and have a high reliance on them. This is called technosexuality. But can you picture a time where people might have a relationship, love, marry or have sex with robots?
"Hey, I just met you. And this is crazy. But I've got data. I won't call, maybe".
Apart from being a cheesy re-imagining of a pop song that surged through the airwaves last year, that opening line points to a question which has perhaps been on the minds of telecoms gurus for quite some time now: Are voice calls finally sliding further down the pecking order for mobile phone users?
A recent report highlighted the South African government's plans to initiate an intricate framework of ICT governance in a bid to enhance security and bolster service delivery. This week, we take a look at some of the talking points by discussing them in a podcast.
Science can explain how plants grow. It can demonstrate why astronauts experience microgravity in space. Science shows how bodies react to water and why our emotions fluctuate in certain weather conditions. Similarly, when it comes to the examination of large data sets, we are able to put our trust in science.