09-25-2017 | 12:42:20
Harnessing South Africa’s largely untapped potential for innovation could increase the economy’s productivity, propel job creation, and be of benefit to the country’s growing number of poor, according to a World Bank report.
09-22-2017 | 13:23:11
It is only by addressing the challenge of income inequality that African countries can achieve decisive progress towards poverty reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) study.
09-21-2017 | 09:42:00
SEforALL and partners has announced research analyzing finance flows for electricity and clean cooking access in 20 countries across Africa and Asia with significant access gaps, and how finance strategies could be scaled and refined to reach more people.
09-21-2017 | 09:19:09
Despite challenging economic conditions, retail sales growth for July 2017 was the highest recorded for that month since 2015.
09-21-2017 | 08:38:21
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) have announced a first-of-its-kind research analyzing finance flows for electricity and clean cooking access in 20 countries across Africa.
09-20-2017 | 13:54:00
Digital business has created a change-ready mindset for 77 percent of CIO survey respondents in Africa, according to Gartner, Inc.'s annual CIO survey.
09-20-2017 | 10:39:00
FINCA International, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, has released a case study to highlight FINCA's journey in deploying agency banking in Africa over the past four years.
09-15-2017 | 09:31:24
Africa economic giants stumble, as Ethiopia outperforms peers, Africa’s economic giants, Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt, have been stumbling recently. Rising security risks and political instability in Egypt, economic downturn and militancy in Nigeria
09-06-2017 | 13:27:00
The power of entrepreneurs and the free market is driving Africa’s economic growth from food production, as business wakes up to opportunities of a rapidly growing food market in Africa, that may be worth more than $1 trillion each year by 2030
09-04-2017 | 16:19:26
The Africa and Middle East personal computing devices market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, suffered a decline of -7.3% year on year in Q2 2017, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC).
08-31-2017 | 10:00:00
Market Research Company Euromonitor International has revealed the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa at the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda.
08-31-2017 | 07:47:00
End-user spending on communications services in South Africa is forecast to total R122 billion in 2017, a 0.7 percent increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc.
08-30-2017 | 09:00:00
The quarterly contribution of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased to N1.6 trillion from N1.4trn, the Nigerian Communications Commission has said.
08-30-2017 | 07:30:00
Egypt saw a slight decline in telecommunication services during the first quarter (Q1) of this year compared to Q4 of the previous year.
08-25-2017 | 10:15:00
Consumer spending during the 2017 elections in Kenya saw Kenyan consumers remain resilient during the election period, according to Consumer Wallet - a platform launched by mSurvey and Safaricom in March 2017.
06-01-2017 | 12:12:00
The extent of the power deficit across Africa is well documented and increasing electricity generation across the continent is the focus of a number of initiatives at both national and supra-national level.
05-03-2017 | 09:33:00
According to EY’s latest Africa Attractiveness report, heightened geopolitical uncertainty and “multispeed” growth across Africa present a mixed FDI picture for the continent.
04-19-2017 | 12:06:00
What a difference a century makes. If we stepped back in time to a hundred years ago we'd find a primitive China; a Middle East that had yet to discover the riches of oil and most of Southeast Asia consisted of countries that were barely distinguishable from medieval societies.
04-18-2017 | 11:44:00
The Middle East Africa (MEA) region has become increasingly important for the majority of global Fortune 500 companies, according to a new report released by Infomineo, a global business research company specialising in Africa and the Middle East.
04-14-2017 | 09:34:00
Africa has a bright future ahead of it. Productivity and growth will improve as African economies continue to place more emphasis on services and manufacturing, pursue commodity production, and achieve quick gains in agriculture and light industry.
04-14-2017 | 09:17:00
East Africa's economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according to ICAEW's (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report.
04-04-2017 | 14:38:00
Private universities and schools are mushrooming across Africa, as parents increasingly seek a quality education for their children outside of the state offering - a move which is largely attributable to the rapid growth of the middle class on the continent.
03-27-2017 | 11:18:24
Oxford professor Mark Graham, addressing the 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal, warned of the danger of ‘parasitic capitalism’ where digital companies give little back to the places where they are embedded and platform workers are left to fend for themselves.
03-24-2017 | 05:55:22
Despite on-going economic challenges and some tricky regulatory issues, Africa is fast approaching the 1bn mobile subscriptions landmark. The continued rollout of 3G and 4G networks, as well as an influx of low-cost smartphone
03-20-2017 | 10:44:58
EdTech is the use of digital education technology to facilitate teaching and learning. It’s a rapidly expanding sector with enormous potential. Providers around the world are now incorporating education technology into their delivery strategies.
03-07-2017 | 12:42:00
CEO of South African executive search firm Jack Hammer, Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, discusses the growing shift from expat hire to local executive leadership in African organizations.
03-06-2017 | 10:59:26
African Business magazine in partnership with Brand Africa, Brand Finance, GeoPoll and Kantar TNS has released the results of the Top 100 brands in Africa.