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Tefo Mohapi is the founder & CEO of iAfrikan Digital.
  • Was SA startup TechnoVera overlooked for Gauteng pharmacy ATM? [Opinion]

    On 15 March 2018, the Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) in South Africa unveiled what they called a "historic ATM pharmacy". The first ATM pharmacy machine was deployed and launched in the Alexandra township of Johannesburg, at the Alexandra Plaza Shopping Centre. Also known as the "Pharmacy Dispensing Unit (PDU)", GDoH went on to state that the PDU is "the first of its kind on the African continent and will reduce congestion in public healthcare facilities". How the PDU works is like a typical cash ATM, but for medication. It allows patients to insert their unique "ATM" cards to start the...