By Andile Ngcaba, Duncan Pie & Pramod Venkatesh

The Context

The last 25 years of Africa’s connectivity has been driven mainly by two industry forces (1) Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and (2) Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). ISPs have driven enterprise on one side while MNOs have driven consumers. The biggest…


Central to the global dialogue on transitioning to the Fourth industrial revolution is the need to connect the nearly three billion, mostly rural and remote people that have never used the Internet. Are High Altitude Platform Systems (HAPS) the answer to bridging the digital divide? The blog argues for the…


By Andile Ngcaba, Duncan Pie & Pramod Venkatesh

“6G will come sooner than previous cycles..”

In recent years 5G has moved from concept to real deployments across the world. In the past, introducing new Telco networks has always been more expensive. However, 5G has beaten this trend and made the entire deployment much more cost-effective, allowing for…


Necessity is the mother of all inventions… and entrepreneurs carry with them the spirit to see opportunity even in the most difficult circumstances.

When the dark cloud of COVID-19 engulfed the world and spread like wildfire, Governments across the world had little choice but to act quickly and impose lockdown…


SA needs a digital regulator to keep up with the fast-changing exponential growth of technology

The President of the Republic-South Africa established the Fourth Industrial Revolution Commission to advise the government on moving towards a digitally transformed society and future. Like many countries around the world, South Africa awoke to…


We are living through a pandemic that has negatively impacted the global economy. In a short space of time, COVID-19 has altered the global operating models and society is having to adjust in order to survive.

The world is changing at an unprecedented pace. The internet has fueled developments in…

Andile Ngcaba

Andile Ngcaba is the founder and Chairman of Convergence Partners Investments. He is also an Internet technology investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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