News

Netcetera advances seamless payments in Africa with PayTabs

08-05-2022 | 10:43:21
PayTabs has been a formidable player in the payment ecosystem for almost a decade, offering freelancers, SMEs, banks and super merchants enhanced payment processing services and technology to process and orchestrate integrated payments.

KAM launches findings on implications of AfCFTA on Kenyan products

08-05-2022 | 10:40:54
Kenyan manufacturers have tcalled on Government to address gaps that will hinder them from benefitting from the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

New UN Women Representative officially assumes duty in Uganda

08-05-2022 | 10:07:00
New UN Women Country Representative Paulina Chiwangu formally assumed duty Wednesday after presenting her credentials to Uganda's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon General Jeje Odongo.

IAEA, FAO workshop strengthens food safety network across Africa

08-05-2022 | 09:58:00
Supporting initiatives to enhance food safety across the continent was the focus of an African Food Safety Workshop jointly held by the IAEA, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA).

AGRA’s women agripreneurs of the year awards (WAYA 2022) top 15 applicants are here

08-05-2022 | 09:40:00
The Women Agripreneurs of the Year Awards (WAYA) has announced the 2022 edition’s top 15 outstanding women agripreneurs applicants who were selected under three categories; Outstanding Value-adding Enterprise, Female Ag Tech Innovator, and Young Female Agripreneur (Rising Star).

High net worth individuals, corporates and institutions to benefit from Yellow Card’s OTC Crypto Desk

08-05-2022 | 09:15:00
Yellow Card Financial, the fastest growing cryptocurrency company on the continent, provides a personalised trading facility through their world-class Crypto Over-The-Counter (OTC) desk for those who seek to trade any volume worth over or from $50,000 to millions of dollars.

ECOWAS strengthens capacity of cybercrime first responders

08-05-2022 | 09:07:53
The reliance on information communication technology is more pervasive in society, with an increased use in personal devices across the region.

Nature based solutions make economic and environmental sense for farmers in Ghana

08-05-2022 | 08:58:32
Organic pesticides, waste-based fertilisers and forest regeneration are just a few of the green initiatives being employed in Ghana to boost farming communities’ resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Rystad Energy becomes official partner of MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022

08-05-2022 | 08:53:14
Global financiers and both public and private sector executives meet in Dakar for the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power conference, Energy Capital & Power (ECP) is proud to announce that it has partnered with multinational energy market research firm Rystad Energy for the regionally focused event.

GE Foundation announces grant to support flood relief efforts in South Africa

08-05-2022 | 08:42:55
The GE Foundation announced a donation of US$100,000 to support relief efforts in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal region, where nearly 125,000 civilians have been displaced following disastrous flooding due to heavy rainfall sustained in April.
 
Features

[Column] NJ Ayuk: The role of Algeria, Egypt and Nigeria in Africa’s search for European gas market share

08-05-2022 | 10:51:00
This search has drawn attention to a number of African gas projects that are likely to help Europe in the future, particularly as the EU looks to make a permanent shift away from dependence on Russian gas.

[Column] Willie Schoeman: Four big trends in cloud-enabled network evolution

08-05-2022 | 10:49:11
Since the days of desktops and data centres, many have hardly changed and have been trapped in a cycle of temporary solutions over an ageing and outdated infrastructure that can't handle the load

[Column] Cameron Tandy: Mining industry is becoming a steward of sustainability and decarbonization

08-05-2022 | 10:46:37
For a long time, the mining industry was considered a contributor to the problem of environmental sustainability, but now it is increasingly seen as a critical part of the solution.

[Column] Marwan Abouzeid: Can SaaS help SACCOs and MFIs digitise?

08-04-2022 | 15:19:00
If SACCOs and MFIs can leverage shared banking platforms through a subscription-based pricing or revenue sharing model, they can again take the centre stage in providing financial services to places where other financial institutions cannot.

[Column] Tobias Alando: Driving the business community’s participation in skills training

08-04-2022 | 11:13:00
The ever-evolving trends in sectors such as manufacturing, technology, automation and climate change are changing the world of work, and together with it, the skills required to adapt and maintain a competitive edge.

[Column] Eyong Ebai: Now is the time to transform healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa

08-03-2022 | 11:29:00
That momentum is limiting the headwinds of the Covid pandemic and government financial restraints, global inflation, logistics logjams, and complementing the tailwinds found in the tremendous financial commitments from development agencies.

[Column] Steve Flynn: Cyber criminals eye South African SMEs lack of security

08-03-2022 | 11:23:38
Despite the significant risks, SMEs seem reluctant to take the same digital preventative measures to secure their IT infrastructure as they would to protect their office equipment or company-owned vehicles.

[Column] Luis Rodriguez: How businesses can be innovative without losing their core focus

08-03-2022 | 11:20:04
So as a large corporate, how can you manage this need to grow the core business – that has made you successful – while also being innovative and creating the new? Assuming this is relevant to your business, here are five things to consider:

The future of agricultural access to finance

08-03-2022 | 10:24:22
The agribusinesses were assessed initially in 2019, then they were given targeted training and capacity building to increase their professionalism based on the results of their baseline assessment.

[Column] Gur Geva: Biometric authentication is now crucial for long-term sustainability and success

08-01-2022 | 15:46:20
Remote digital biometric authentication and verification are now firmly in the mainstream thanks to the need for businesses to be continuously active online.