This week, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that it will be bringing its re/Start cloud skills training program to Kenya and South Africa this month as part of its rapid expansion plans this year.
With ICT set to become the engine of development in Cameroon in its role as a hub in the Central Africa sub-region, the 2021 tax scheme has been updated to promote innovative ICT start-ups.
In a rapidly changing world, organisations need to be able to adapt and transform at speed: in fact, change management is the most important soft skill for businesses of today.
Ian Lessem, Managing Partner at HAVAÍC, investors in early-stage, high-growth technology businesses, notes a significant increase in investment demand for African technology startups.
Moulaye Taboure is the CEO/Co-founder of Afrikrea, an Africa focused e-commerce platform operating out of Côte d’Ivoire.
[Column] Vinod Madhavan : After a cautious start, Africa’s policymakers should accelerate adoption of AfCFTA
If successful, AfCFTA is expected to boost intra-African trade from the low levels of c. 17% seen today, which in turn will promote industrialisation and economic growth.
Things have changed. There’s no more chit chat by the water cooler anymore, office banter has been replaced with emojis and meeting greetings have been replaced from “Hello” to “Hello, can you hear me?”
Lino G. Tokpo is the founder and CEO of GENIEUP Group, a young Beninese company which mainly intervenes in supporting local businesses through product distribution.
Cloud transformation that allows for robust disaster recovery and business continuity can be anything from evolving legacy infrastructure into the cloud, to going deeper into cloud practices.
South Africa has been described as one of the biggest cloud markets in Africa. The country is also Africa’s largest data center market, accounting for ~60% of the continent’s available MTDC power supply.
Naturally, regulations are a prerequisite for any nation or institution. When effectively implemented, they create an enabling environment for competitiveness by enforcing fair business practices
[Column] Michelle Dickens: Are South African companies ready for Protection of Personal Information Act?
The majority of organisations are not yet compliant with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) which becomes effective on 1 July this year.
As the world went into pandemic lockdown in 2020, consumers in Africa shifted their spending habits to embrace contactless tap-and-go payments and online shopping.
[Column] Ryan Mer: South Africa can prevent payments fraud crippling businesses and local municipalities
The technology required to protect organisations against fraud and error made through incorrect, fraudulently changed, or maliciously altered payee information is readily available.
Social Lend Africa is a Uganda-based financial technology company that facilitates transactions between micro-lenders and small business owners on its web and mobile app
Beyond its environmental components, addressing climate change is about economic competitiveness and opportunity.
[Column] Chido Pamela Mafongoya, Veedushi Mooloo: How Mauritius can take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area
The AfCFTA gives Mauritius market access estimated to be as large as 1.3 billion people across Africa, with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of $3.4 trillion.
[Column] Angela Kyerematen Jimoh: Women playing a key role in driving impact through technology in Africa
An IBM study shows that only 1 in 4 global organizations have made gender equity a business priority - and there are now fewer women in the pipeline to fill senior executive roles than there were in 2019.
For millions of people who have limited access to banking services, rural communities, families living in pandemic-related isolation and vulnerable members of society in particular, digital financial services have been a critical lifeline.
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