Focus: The Invigilator – The story behind the No 1 most downloaded education app

In 2020 Nicholas Riemer CA(SA) co-founded The Invigilator, an entry-level smartphone application used to monitor online and remote assessments. Since launching the company, The Invigilator has conducted over 1 million assessments and was the No 1 most downloaded education application in South Africa as of September 2021. At the moment the app is used by…

Focus: Former investment banker turned tech entrepreneur

Schalk Burger’s love for socio-economic upliftment and his passion for innovation combined to form Xhuma − a technology start-up focused on solving the last-mile contextual challenges faced by many talented individuals during their educational journey Schalk Burger CA(SA) can still vividly remember when they started the Xhuma journey and how they kept going from funder…

Advice: Pay attention! You and the attention economy

Attention is a limited, valuable and scarce resource, and the wealth of information in this digital era is generating revenue for corporates while creating a poverty of attention. The ‘attention economy’ is disrupting the very fabric of society and is shaping everything about contemporary life Technology designs are focused on grabbing people’s attention (arguably at…