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[Column] Piergiuseppe Fortunato: How COVID-19 is changing global value chains

09-19-2020 | 06:04:09
The COVID-19 crisis has amplified profound fault lines in the functioning of global value chains (GVCs) and exposed the fragility of a model characterized by high interdependencies between leading firms and suppliers located across several continents.

[Column] Marius Burger: What does a cloud-connected Africa look like?

09-17-2020 | 06:34:34
With a region as large and as vast as Africa, it is difficult to imagine a fully connected continent where every individual across all demographics, and every business across all sectors can harness the power of cloud computing.

[Column] Heléna Costaras: Urbanization in Africa: Tracking the opportunities

09-16-2020 | 14:07:20
Africa is the fastest urbanising region in the world with an average annual urbanisation rate of 3.2 per cent, well ahead of the global average of 2 per cent.

[Column] Nick Durrant: New business opportunities with data analytics

09-15-2020 | 07:31:12
Data driven organisations are in a better position to make better strategic decisions to increase operational efficiencies, improve customer satisfaction and ultimately higher revenues.

[Column] Tijsbert Creemers : Mobile payments potential to unlock new business for banks in Africa

09-15-2020 | 07:20:00
Mobile payments and other phone-based transactions represent a must-win opportunity for banks in Africa.

[Column] NJ Ayuk: It’s time for the legal profession to embrace change

09-09-2020 | 09:49:33
Under the best economic circumstances, paying for legal services can be difficult for small businesses and startups.

[Column] Pedro Guerreiro: What East Africa can teach the rest of the continent about economic growth

09-09-2020 | 07:56:15
The 21st century is widely touted as the ‘African Century’, a period promising unprecedented economic and technological growth for the continent. Africa’s future looks bright.

[Column] Adrian Futcher, Gordon Fairlie: There’s never been a better time to be in the sale of IT but it still has its challenges

09-09-2020 | 07:52:00
It’s safe to say the pandemic has sparked a record demand for tech products and solutions. Though business leaders have been talking about digital transformation for years, COVID-19 has been the catalyst for them to stop talking and start implementing.

[Column] Nick Durrant: The pros and cons of the work from home revolution

09-02-2020 | 06:34:14
An unforeseen work-from-home revolution has caught many companies by surprise as most employees have now been forced to work from home.

[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: The future of cloud computing: moving at the speed of business

09-01-2020 | 05:02:00
There’s been a definite shift around the discussion about the cloud in Africa. Businesses now accept that the future of organising, processing and presenting their data is in the cloud.

Tackling youth unemployment in Kenya through sustainable waste management

08-31-2020 | 12:32:00
Abdul Said Konde is a youth resident in Tudor informal settlement in Mombasa County. Like thousands of other young people across the country, he is not formally employed and the Covid-19 pandemic has made it even harder to access manual jobs.

Mauritius oil spill puts spotlight on ship pollution

08-31-2020 | 12:03:00
Often close to world shipping lanes, small island and coastal nations are at particular risk from oil spills.

[Column] Neil Ford: South Sudan government bets on marketing to bolster oil reforms

08-27-2020 | 12:52:19
The government of South Sudan is seeking to greatly change the way it markets its oil in order to boost revenues and make the process more transparent.

[Column] Murray Gardiner: The future of payments in Africa

08-26-2020 | 09:22:56
By 2050 the population of Africa is expected to grow to 2 billion, while the rest of the world experiences flat or declining population curves.

Taxing the digital economy, COVID-19 heightens need to expand resource mobilization base

08-26-2020 | 07:02:00
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore, the focus on the rapidly growing shift to a digitalised economy across the globe.

[Column] Charles Lufumpa: Rebuilding Africa and strengthening its resilience against future economic shocks

08-24-2020 | 10:36:00
After demonstrating its resilience during the Ebola outbreak and the global financial crisis, Africa is once again facing a severe test of its strength and agility because of the coronavirus pandemic.

[Column] Khaled Sherif: Regional integration as a tool for wealth creation in Africa

08-21-2020 | 06:39:55
The COVID-19 pandemic and its health and economic impacts has forced a global rethink of the current multilateral framework and what it means for the future.

[Column] Leoncio Amada: Economic recovery must go through a reform of forex regulations in Central Africa

08-19-2020 | 06:12:00
The health and economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is devastating the productive, economic and financial systems throughout the entire planet.

Seed stage investing and why it matters for Africa’s startup and innovation community

08-19-2020 | 06:07:00
Startup entrepreneurs are working to harness Africa’s potential. Together they represent a critical pipeline of innovation that is driving high growth high impact solutions on the continent.

[Column] Deirdre Fryer: Digital transformation impact on businesses within South Africa

08-17-2020 | 14:26:00
Digital transformation is changing the ways businesses operate throughout the world and technologies like cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and predictive analytics, already have had a profound impact.