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Rabelani Dagada

Professor, University of Johannesburg

Rabelani Dagada is a professor of practice at the Institute for Intelligent Systems in the University of Johannesburg. He has extensive experience in the academic, public and private sectors. He holds a Masters Commerce in Information Systems from Wits University, and PhD in Information Systems from UNISA. He is on Twitter: @Rabelani_Dagada


FintechSept 23, 2021

Authorities will eventually formalise crypto-currencies

As financial authorities and governments around the world start to see the inevitability of crypto-currency, could SA still become a hub of crypto-currency innovation?


Want to extend your lifespan? Pin your hopes on tech

Artificial intelligence, 3D printing, robots, big data and quantum computing are playing a tremendous role in humankind’s ongoing search for longevity.

FintechAug 19, 2021

Over-regulation is killing mobile money in SA

While SA has largely embraced technology innovations, the country has yet to conquer the mobile money conundrum, as it’s caught in the grip of excessive legislation.


Are the luddites back? Both humans and tech will prevail

We won’t be able to stop advanced technologies being pervasive and automating jobs, so workers must remain ahead of the workplace game so that machines do not lead them.

InternetMar 9, 2016

Cyber regulation: a better approach

It makes more sense to ensure existing legislation is enforced rather than to introduce another law to address cyber crime.

TelecomsJan 26, 2016

Anti-competitive behaviour leaves scars

The 1996 Telecommunications Act gave Telkom an exclusive fixed-line licence, and consumers continue to pay for this poor policy.

E-commerceNov 11, 2015

A shopper's paradise

SA can drive the adoption of e-commerce by embarking on deregulation regarding the use of mobile money.

FintechFeb 10, 2015

Mobile money stalls in SA

What are the factors that will influence the uptake of mobile in South African banking?

SecurityOct 14, 2014

Prevention better than cure

Banks spend billions of rands on customer education, training users to prevent them from becoming victims.

SecurityOct 7, 2014

Local banks fight back

South African banks have teams of information security specialists who work to eradicate cyber crime.

FintechSept 30, 2014

Digital banking bandits abound

Skimming and SIM card swapping are only two in a list of crimes perpetrated by banking fraudsters.

FintechSept 23, 2014

Risk versus reward

Internet banking brought convenience to South African subscribers, but also added risk.