Features

[Column] Akesh Lalla: Yes, there’s disruption but also, opportunity

07-07-2020 | 09:38:00
I hear this a lot, “We are in unprecedented times.” Actually, to borrow from author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek, we are not. We have been through tough business situations like this before.

[Column] Alain Tshal: Guarding against identity theft in times of increased online fraud

07-07-2020 | 07:07:00
Everyone is fair (and likely) game when it comes to identity theft. That is true at the best of times, but the COVID-19 pandemic has only intensified cyber fraudsters’ hunt for the susceptible and vulnerable.

[Column] Caleb Onyango: Managing our wellbeing in these trying times

07-06-2020 | 08:15:00
Psychologically, the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted our emotions, our thought processes and ultimately our behavior.

[Column] Paulo de Matos: A four-step approach to building business continuity in uncertainty

07-03-2020 | 07:10:00
The role of procurement is about ensuring that business operations continue like clockwork no matter how disrupted the business environment is.

[Column] Ntombi Mphokane: What will it take to tackle the global skills crisis?

07-03-2020 | 06:44:02
If the World Economic Forum (WEF) is to be believed, then business across the globe could be facing a reskilling emergency.

[Column] Siyabonga Mbanjwa: Delivering sustainable energy across Africa in a more accessible and reliable way

07-02-2020 | 07:31:57
The global Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the operating environment for both the public and private sectors as a result of the unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions put in place by countries to curb infections.

[Column] Dr. Kevin Kariuki: The journey to electrifying Africa

07-01-2020 | 14:26:58
Five years into the African Development Bank’s ambitious New Deal on Energy for Africa, the Bank’s investments are set to provide electricity access to around 13 million people.

[Column] Sabelo Dlamini: Of Covid-19 and digital divide in Africa

07-01-2020 | 09:42:53
The IDC market outlook for Africa underscores the value of connectivity, the importance of ICT and the need to be more prepared when it comes to digital.

[Column] George Ferreira: Building resiliency in times of uncertainty

06-30-2020 | 14:35:45
The recent months have likely been the biggest challenge for all organisations across the continent.

[Column] Leoncio Amada Nze Nlang: African economic and social awakening: Lessons from Singapore

06-26-2020 | 06:07:05
With 1.2 billion people and the youngest population on the planet, the African continent has great potential and much room for improvement to become one of the most vibrant economic centers globally.

[Column] Mukhisa Kituyi: The intricacies, impact and opportunities of e-commerce for trade and development

06-23-2020 | 14:08:46
The world is increasingly going digital. This creates both opportunities and challenges, calling for changes to existing policies and adoption of new policies in many areas.

[Column] NJ Ayuk: African lives matter, too; Energy Policy decisions should consider their needs

06-23-2020 | 12:04:03
As African oil and gas countries struggle with Covid-19’s devastating impact on demand, two international groups seem to be celebrating it.

How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology

06-23-2020 | 12:01:13
In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report.

[Column] Shuman Ghosemajumder: COVID-19, contact tracing and the data privacy challenge

06-19-2020 | 11:26:00
Recent years have seen a marked shift in the way technology interacts with our data privacy.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Kenya economic recovery is anchored on saving lives and securing livelihoods

06-16-2020 | 07:37:00
The International Labour Organization (ILO) highlights that protection of workers and their families from the risk of infection should be a top priority for all economies at this time.

[Column] Tamer Farouk: Overcoming today’s challenges with strategic, collaborative innovation

06-16-2020 | 06:30:58
There is something remarkable about the African continent, the scarcity and complexity brings light to innovation and invention.

Africa in urgent need of affordable broadband internet, Technology Director

06-12-2020 | 13:29:00
The director of Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said that Africa contributes less than 1% to the world’s digital economy, which accounts for about 15% of global GDP.

[Column] Vukani Mngxati: How will South Africa businesses handle the digital commerce crush

06-12-2020 | 13:23:08
COVID-19 is a global pandemic, evolving at unprecedented speed and scale. It is creating a universal imperative for governments and organisations to take immediate action to protect their people.

[Column] Sachen Gudka: Ease liquidity for Kenya businesses to attain a strong rebound

06-12-2020 | 06:28:54
Up to 81 per cent of local manufacturers have stated that they are hopeful that they will hold steady through the pandemic and continue to play their role in creating wealth and productive jobs for all citizens.

[Column] Chris Burke: How COVID-19 is testing telcos’ mettle

06-11-2020 | 10:28:00
We are living in testing times and for telecoms operators, the COVID-19 pandemic is throwing up challenge after challenge, ranging from a major mismatch between network configuration and the new traffic patterns.