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The COVID-19 pandemic notwithstanding, this has been a disruptive year for many South Africans. Load shedding has made an unwelcome, albeit sporadic, return. The violent protests in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng added distress to an already burdened society.

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“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change,” said Charles Darwin. Successful, happy people are people who adapt to change and ride the wave.

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With Black Friday around the corner, most if not all, e-commerce and retailers will have that feeling of anxiousness and dread in the weeks leading up to the day asking: “Will the site or systems stay up? Will it perform under the additional load?” and “If it goes down how fast can we recover?”

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Home automation is on the rise across the globe and South Africa is swiftly following suit. It’s easy to see why, as tomorrow’s tech savvy consumers can easily control energy efficiency, ensure safety, and reduce their carbon footprint, conveniently from the palm of their hands thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Focusing in the office has long been difficult, especially since companies became evangelical about knocking down walls in the name of open plan collaboration and lowering costs. But now, after nearly two years at home for many people, the return can feel almost designed to undermine your productivity.

Globally, companies are indicating that they will invest even more in artificial intelligence (AI) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its acceleration of digital transformation initiatives.

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 Like most industries, the smartphone has disrupted the fashion world and editorial shoots that used to be seen exclusively on the pages of a glossy magazine are now too on our personalised screens.

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Getting angry is human and is healthy but beware that a burst of anger does not destroy your career prospects or a treasured relationship.

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One of our planet’s greatest challenges is food security; with populations increasing faster than food availability and agricultural land being overtaken by urban sprawl, the predicament is one that deserves urgent attention.

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