Features

[Interview] Dakin Parker introduces Kinfundi, a new way to provide for education costs in South Africa

10-25-2016 | 09:50:00
Dakin Parker returns to South Africa, after ten years in the United States, to change the way education is financed in South Africa. His interview with Africa Business Communities:


[Column] Renata Fischer: Cost of neglecting digital security- Long-term consequences for banks

10-24-2016 | 13:09:04
Financial institutions often underestimate the consequences of a breach. By doing so, they risk misjudging the value of high-quality online and mobile security, says Renata Fischer, SVP Sales of Entersekt.


Achieving a nutrition revolution for Africa: The road to healthier diets and optimal nutrition

10-24-2016 | 12:57:00
The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is having a positive impact in countries that have implemented its recommendations, according to the Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) released today.


[Column] Duncan Mutembani, CEO, SparkSync: Leadership in the right direction

10-24-2016 | 12:19:00
Good leadership determines the success of a business, and employees who are rapidly promoted to leadership positions because of a company’s fast growth often need to develop leadership skills very quickly, in order to catch up with their peers.


New GSMA Report Sees Rise in Mobile Broadband and Smartphone Adoption across Middle East and North Africa

10-17-2016 | 10:18:00
Mobile broadband networks will account for 61 per cent of mobile connections by 2020, up from 41 per cent today, across the diverse Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.


[Column] Brett Parker, MD, SAP Africa: How cloud technology can transform IT in Africa

10-13-2016 | 12:59:00
In March 2016, IBM opened its first Cloud Data Centre in South Africa, providing cloud services to enterprise clients. Just a month later, SAP announced that it was partnering with South Africa's Dimension Data to launch SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.


[Interview] Ousmane Bello, CEO, OK Group, Paris, on digital in Africa

10-06-2016 | 15:31:00
Africa Business Communities interviews with Ousmane Bello CEO, CEO of OK Group, Paris.


[Column] Maria Auma: So you think you can import? (Pt 2)

10-03-2016 | 12:20:00
I recently joined the highly capital intensive and somewhat prestigious industry of importation. I must advise anyone even remotely interested in taking that leap of faith to carry out in depth research into the kind of market they are entering and explore every point in their value chain.


[Interview] Cyrus Mulinge CEO Trots Technologies

09-30-2016 | 16:12:00
Africa Business Communities interviews the Cyrus Mulinge, the CEO of Trots Technologies, a Kenya based mobile commerce platform that allows seamless and uninterrupted interaction between businesses and their audiences.


[Column] Wayne Troughton, CEO, HTI Consulting: Positive Growth Forecast for East African Hospitality Sectors

09-29-2016 | 15:03:00
“East Africa is expected to deliver the strongest real GDP growth in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next decade, according to BMI Research,” says Wayne Troughton, CEO of specialist global hospitality and tourism consultancy, HTI Consulting.


[Column] Schalk Nolte, CEO Entersekt: Why fintech has created a golden moment of opportunity for savvy banks

09-28-2016 | 14:59:00
Consumers are faced with an ever growing risk of falling victim to identity theft and cybercrime. Can banks step in as a digital custodian?


[Column] Njeri Rionge: Kenya, your time is now

09-28-2016 | 12:02:00
As a proud Kenyan and champion of business opportunities in Africa, the optimistic chat on Twitter from last week’s US Africa Business Forum in New York popped up on my radar.


[Column] Maria Auma: So you think you can import? (Pt 1)

09-27-2016 | 13:49:00
I recently joined the highly capital intensive and somewhat prestigious industry of importation. I must advise anyone even remotely interested in taking that leap of faith to carry out in depth research into the kind of market they are entering and explore every point in their value chain.


Crowdfunding gains momentum in Africa

09-26-2016 | 15:18:00
Community-based financial solidarity and fundraising are an integral part of the African culture and traditions. Across Africa, communities are accustomed to pooling funds to support various charity-focused, social and economic local projects.


Bookings for Travel to Africa Up 11 Percent, East Africa shows double digit growth

09-22-2016 | 13:11:00
Overall international air travel to Africa has grown 5.6 percent this year through August compared to the same period last year, but North Africa has seen slow growth or even decline - people are scared to travel there -while East Africa has seen double-digit growth.


Small & Medium Businesses in East Africa must create time to innovate

09-21-2016 | 11:52:00
Small & Medium Businesses in East Africa are resourceful and creative, yet many entrepreneurs lack the time and support they need to innovate in their businesses.


Join the complimentary webinar about engaging smallholder farmers

09-20-2016 | 17:09:00
We wanted to invite you to join the complimentary webinar: ‘Is improving land rights the key to smallholder development? And, if so, how can companies help?’ hosted by Innovation Forum.


[Interview] Dewald Nolte, co-founder Entersekt, on modern banking in South Africa

09-18-2016 | 12:20:00
"Digital banking is performing very well in South Africa and in Africa generally, although mobile banking has a greater share of the total in most countries north of South Africa’s borders. There are a number of reasons for mobile’s success, one being the relative lack of infrastructure in Africa."


[Interview] Ousmane BELLO: PDG de OK Group, Paris, France

09-15-2016 | 15:29:00
Ousmane BELLO, PDG de OK Group livre son regard sur le numérique en Afrique:


AfricaCom 2016 | 14-18 November Cape Town | Economic Development And Social Empowerment Through Digital Connectivity

09-15-2016 | 15:06:00
AfricaCom 2016 | 14-18 November Cape Town | Economic Development And Social Empowerment Through Digital Connectivity