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Coffee, collaboration and curiosity in the pursuit of research

The African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM), a postgraduate institute in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Cape Town (UCT), hosted two pioneering events in July – the much anticipated fifth edition of the annual Financial Mathematics Team Challenge, and a new, intensive research collaboration called, The Factory. Both events are designed to boost the culture of research in the university by nurturing a new generation of scholars.

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Save water, vote safely or trade cattle – all with the help of blockchain

Blockchain technology isn’t just about trading cryptocurrencies – it can make everyday life better. The winners at the continent’s largest blockchain hackathon last week proved this, delivering solutions that can incentivise water saving, facilitate cattle trading, increase transparency in voting and corporate governance, and more.

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