Features

[Column] Phathizwe Malinga: Building the ecosystem to drive innovation through IoT

02-21-2019 | 10:03:58
The Internet of Things (IoT) is touted as a driver of digital transformation and innovative disruption, but few organisations have embraced the opportunity it presents.

[Column] Neil Hobbs: Significant tax benefits on offer for SA's venture capital investors

02-21-2019 | 09:36:00
In July 2009 the South African Revenue Services (SARS) introduced section 12J of the Income Tax Act to encourage ordinary taxpayers to invest in small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs).

[Interview] Kirsty Chadwick, Group CEO, TTRO, South Africa

02-21-2019 | 08:16:00
Kirsty Chadwick, a citizen of New Zealand, puts to work her passion for education and the technology at her disposal to create innovative, cost effective and fully customised e-learning solutions.

[Column] Pete Frielinghaus: The need for disaster recovery in Kenya

02-21-2019 | 07:11:28
Businesses require continuous availability with the increasing dependency on online applications and Internet usage to support critical business operations and systems.

[Column] Ben Good: Digital technologies plugging the sub-Saharan Africa’s energy access gap

02-21-2019 | 07:05:00
In 2017, the Tanzania-based social enterprise Simusolar raised $50,000 to finance its work selling solar-powered systems to farmers and fishermen in rural areas traditionally excluded from mainstream energy provision.

[Column] Diphetogo Lefhoko: Business risks that Botswana faces in 2019

02-20-2019 | 09:09:45
One of the most important trends to emerge in recent years is that it is increasingly difficult to identify individual risks in isolation.

[Column] Samuel Kariuki: East African real estate investors discover the working class

02-20-2019 | 04:48:49
The last 20 years of real estate boom in East Africa has changed our building landscape and inventory, as it quite rightly should have done.

[Column] Kieran Frost: Digital disruption defines change across industry, sector and organisation

02-20-2019 | 04:34:43
Digital disruption requires a foundational shift in an organisation’s very make up. This means that the business needs to find ways of overcoming the challenges and refreshing the status quo.

[Column] Nixon Thuo: Kenya’s ISP market ripe for usage-based bandwidth service

02-19-2019 | 09:42:54
It’s is difficult to imagine a world without internet connectivity, let alone a business that is not connected.

[Interview] Jude Menes, Founder, Menes Konsult, United States

02-19-2019 | 09:39:00
Jude Menes is a Nigerian-American attorney and founder of Menes Konsult Firms, in partnership with Europlaw, a group of firms dedicated to advising and guiding foreign investors and relations in Africa.

[Column] Michael Hailu: Drone technology holds great promise across Africa but right regulations are needed

02-19-2019 | 09:36:00
Like other novel and emerging technologies, appropriate regulation for drones has left governments worldwide on the back foot.

[Column] Mark Elliott: Driving mobile and card acceptance among informal retailers is key to scaling cashless payments in South Africa

02-19-2019 | 09:32:37
Despite the majority, about 77 percent, of adult South Africans owning bank accounts, more than half of the total value of all consumer transactions in the country are still conducted in cash.

[Interview] Kathryn Main, CEO, Money Savvy Kids, South Africa

02-18-2019 | 08:28:00
Kathryn Main is an advocate of financial literacy and believes it is a cornerstone of prosperity and security for any community. The author of 'Raising Money Savvy Kids', she runs her company in Johannesburg, South Africa, delivering financial education in a number of ways.

[Interview] Basie Pharedi, Co-Founder, Nabutone Connect, South Africa

02-14-2019 | 08:03:00
Basie Pharedi is CTO and co-founder of South Africa based fintech company, Nabutone Connect, provider of modern payment solutions.

[Column] Akua Gyekye: Eight ways Facebook is preparing for elections across Africa

02-13-2019 | 09:28:09
With a number of upcoming elections across Africa, we want to share an update on our work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent.

[Column] Andrew Sordam: Cloud computing unlocking rapid innovation in Africa

02-13-2019 | 05:15:00
Digitalisation is permeating every industry, with cloud computing rapidly becoming an essential component of business transformation.

[Interview] Esther Dumbiri, Managing Director, SHTL Publishing, Nigeria

02-12-2019 | 09:57:00
Esther Dumbiri put her talent with words and colors to good use by starting a publishing firm over a decade ago, a firm that has grown in leaps and bounds.

Xalam Analytics: Fixing Rwanda’s Ailing 4G Wholesale Model

02-10-2019 | 11:53:00
Rwanda’s 4G wholesale model seemed like a good idea when it was first conceived. But it hasn’t been working, and should be scrapped

[Africa Tech Week] More collaborations needed to promote internet safety among children and young people in Africa

02-09-2019 | 05:50:00
This week, the world celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, a day set aside to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology especially among children and young people.

[Interview] Hayat Essakkati, Director, Maroc4Invest, Morocco

02-07-2019 | 14:19:00
Hayat Essakkati is a Dutch/Moroccan entrepreneur and Director of Maroc4Invest, a company that secures foreign investors a smooth and efficient entry into the Moroccan market.