With many things having changed, never to be the same, Microsoft South Africa enterprise director Amr Kamel says of the power of technology: “It will always help people and organisations to adapt, re-invent and transform”. South Africa’s mining industry contributed R360-billion to the country’s economy in 2019, and it employs almost 500 000 people, which Kamel says proves that “the mining sector forms a significant part of the economy”.