News

[Uganda] Kampala edges 12 African Cities to claim lead role in the Africa Smart Towns Network

03-26-2019 | 11:10:00
Kampala City has been selected as the lead among the Twelve African cities in the Africa Smart Towns Network following a competitive submission to the call for applications by the French Development Agency early this year.

Egyptair announces direct flights to Washington

03-26-2019 | 11:08:00
Egyptair has announced the expansion of its network by operating 3 weekly Direct (Non-stop) Flights to Washington (Dulles international airport) with its modern Boeing 787-9 (Dreamliner) aircraft.

[Angola] Economic Commission approves debt strategy

03-26-2019 | 11:04:00
The Economic Commission of the Council of Ministers has approved the medium-term debt strategy (2019-2021).

Square Kilometre Array milestone reached in South Africa with adoption of environmental management plan

03-26-2019 | 09:43:00
The Department of Science and Technology has welcomed the adoption of the Integrated Environmental Management Plan for phase one of the Square Kilometre Array in South Africa.

[South Africa] KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development Department launches bulk buying programme targeting SMEs

03-26-2019 | 08:50:00
South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Department has unveiled bulk buying and warehousing programme.

R28 million refurbished industrial park to be launched in North-West region, South Africa

03-26-2019 | 08:41:00
The South Africa Minister for Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies will launch the R28 million revitalised Ga-Rankuwa Industrial Park on Thursday, 28 March 2019 in the North-West region.

[Nigeria] Farmcrowdy raises US$ 1 Million in funding

03-26-2019 | 07:57:00
Farmcrowdy, a Nigerian agritech company has raised an additional $US 1 million in funding from international investors Cox Enterprises and Techstars, along with local investor Ajayi Solutions.

Accenture launches comprehensive SAP platform in South Africa

03-26-2019 | 07:13:43
Global management consultancy Accenture has held a SAP Intelligent Enterprise client event in South Africa to consolidate the launch to its SAP enterprise solution myConcerto.

[Kenya] NSE admits third hostee onto the Ibuka Program

03-26-2019 | 06:43:00
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has admitted Moad Capital as the third company to join Ibuka, NSE’s incubation and acceleration program.

Egypt government and Visa partner to promote digital payments

03-26-2019 | 06:15:00
Egypt Ministry of Planning, Follow-Up and Administrative Reform has signed a cooperation protocol with Visa Inc for electronic payment to help spread the culture of digital payment.
 
Features

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Digitization is critical for growth of SMEs

03-26-2019 | 08:45:00
The commitment by the Government to accord more support to SMEs comes at a critical time when the manufacturing sector is expected to create 1.3 million jobs and contribute 15% to GDP by 2022.

[Column] Derrick Sebbaale: Africa telcos and governments should jointly fight SIM boxing

03-26-2019 | 06:06:00
In 2016, it was estimated that telecom companies in Uganda on annual basis were losing about $60m due to illegal redirection of international calls traffic.

[Interview] Natalie Miller, CEO, GreenFingers Mobile, South Africa

03-25-2019 | 11:18:00
Natalie Miller is an American entrepreneur and business development professional with over a decade of experience leading and growing organizations across Africa. In April 2018, Natalie joined agritech solutions provider, GreenFingers Mobile, as its CEO.

[Interview] Chijioke Dozie, CEO, OneFi, Nigeria

03-21-2019 | 09:22:00
Chijioke Dozie is the CEO and co-Founder of OneFi, a leading African Mobile-First Consumer Lending Business that has disbursed over $40m to consumers since inception.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Embracing inclusivity is smart economics

03-21-2019 | 07:27:02
Evidently, the novelty and productivity that women bring into a business is being lauded across the world for having a reverberating effect on all growing economies.

[Column] Mark Bannerman: "Smartstreaming" Enterprise Financial Management

03-20-2019 | 09:28:06
Statistics SA recently released its findings that the South African economy grew by 1.4 percent in the last quarter of 2018. While this is encouraging and a move in the right direction, many are still faced with the question; “is this growth sustainable?”.

[Column] Petrus Pelser: The ubiquity of IoT in design

03-20-2019 | 06:35:32
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a wave that impacts all “verticals” and “horizontals” of the digital evolution and organisations who deliver design and manufacturing services in this hazy matrix are not spared the change.

[Column] Zwelakhe Gila: Great, South Africa found gas. Now what?

03-20-2019 | 06:05:43
Coming at a time when South Africa’s policy makers are struggling to diversify the country’s energy mix, Total Exploration and Production Southern Africa recently announced a major offshore gas discovery.

[Column] Doros Hadjizenonos: Using advanced AI to stay ahead of cybercriminals

03-18-2019 | 15:10:11
As the threat landscape continues to evolve rapidly, it now includes increasingly sophisticated, zero-day malware that traditional security approaches can no longer keep pace with.

[Interview] René Stegmann, Director, Relocation Africa

03-18-2019 | 08:30:00
René Stegmann is a South African entrepreneur experienced in the Mobility, Research and Immigration industries, and is currently the Director of Relocation Africa.