Borders, Logistics and Unequal Lives: Webinar Summary

Webinar Summary by Lungani Hlongwa. Abstract: With the COVID-19 outbreak, people around the world were told to self-isolate, practise social distancing, and in some extreme cases, entire cities and countries were put under lockdown. It is fair to say that this pandemic brought much of the world to a near …

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Book review by Lungani Hlongwa Abstract: Algorithms are almost everywhere. They decide who gets the mortgage loan and who doesn’t; who gets hired and gets fired; who gets released from prison, and who should serve longer. Today, it is tough to imagine a sphere that has not embraced algorithmic power. …