Features

[Column] Benjamin Coetzer: Combating cloud’s biggest security risk - the user

03-20-2018 | 11:54:00
Cloud is coming into its own. Forrester says that public cloud platforms, business services, and applications will reach $236B by 2020.

[Column] Ashok Shah: Capitalising on new insurance opportunities in East Africa

03-15-2018 | 13:01:00
Consolidation is taking place in the East African insurance market due to rising capital requirements and mergers with international firms that want to gain a foothold in the region. Ashok Shah, Group CEO of APA Apollo examines the opportunities this brings.

[Column] Simon Carpenter: Predictions for how tech will shape the world in 2018

03-15-2018 | 11:16:00
A lot can happen in a year. And when that year is 2018, a year in which we stand on the threshold of an exponential future driven by technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, IoT and blockchain, the world may look very different by the end of it than it does now.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Harmful tax practices slam the brakes on East African Community prosperity

03-15-2018 | 09:23:21
That the spirit of fostering free trade and movement of people among East African member states has gained traction over the years is in no doubt.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Innovation should be a primary focus for Kenya

03-14-2018 | 15:09:00
The capacity for innovation in industry is a key ingredient in the creation of a productive workforce, which in turn increases industry competitiveness.

[Interview] John Enoh, CEO and Co-Founder, Beeptool, Nigeria

03-14-2018 | 07:34:00
BeepTool Communications, a Nigerian fintech and VoIP company has been positioning itself to change the landscape of mobile communication and connectivity inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa by offering low cost ICT solutions.

[Column] Pierre Aurel: Digitally-driven education platforms key to South African youth

03-12-2018 | 11:27:00
South Africa’s ongoing education crisis, specifically access to schooling and learning material has been well publicised.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Women and the future of manufacturing

03-09-2018 | 09:53:45
The world of manufacturing is beginning to realize the value of women’s participation for its advancement, as it transforms through technology and rapid digitization.

[Interview] Kannan Ramasamy, CEO, Clayfin

03-08-2018 | 13:11:00
In the rapidly evolving digital world, Clayfin has positioned itself as a frontrunner in the provision of digital banking experience solutions key in helping banks craft digital experiences that enrich customer life journeys.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Positioning Sub Saharan Africa small businesses to reap global markets' dividends

03-08-2018 | 12:59:00
Global merchandise trade has been on a meteoric rise for the last ten years with exports of manufactured goods hitting the $1 trillion mark in 2016 according to the latest world trade statistical review by the World Trade Organization.

[Startup Interview] David Akara, Founder, Verhaal, Nigeria

03-07-2018 | 12:17:41
Verhaal, a Nigerian startup has been working with SMEs and entrepreneurs in digital and social media marketing at a time when companies in the country are increasingly expressing appetite for new media advertising to reach a wider online community.

[Column] Paul Williams: Collaboration, concerted drive could fast-track African digital transformation

03-07-2018 | 12:11:41
Africa appears to be lagging the world by five or six years on average, with some countries as far as 12 years behind the rest of the world.

Taking security over a South African bank account as a workable option for a foreign lender

03-07-2018 | 06:40:00
Given the political and economic uncertainty in South Africa, foreign lenders are becoming increasingly focused on the type of security available in South Africa to secure their loan.

[Column] Gilbert Saggia: The future of postal services - digital transformation driving new business models

03-05-2018 | 21:39:12
From the time the first state-run courier was established by Roman Emperor Augustus in the first century AD, global postal services have slowly evolved: the first postage stamps, for example, were only issued in 1840.

[Column] Shane Leahy: How does a mobile wallet vary in Africa compared to other regions?

03-02-2018 | 07:06:00
Simple and secure ways to complete transactions directly through a mobile device have become increasingly popular over the last three years globally for all users.

[Startup Interview] Christian Heyner, President, 1bank4all

03-01-2018 | 14:15:37
1bank4all is a social fintech startup that seeks to promote the social welfare of poor individuals and communities through innovative low cost banking model.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Deepening regional trade and East African integration with one stop border posts

03-01-2018 | 14:07:00
Traders passing through East African border points have traditionally grappled with harrowing experiences, from bureaucratic procedures to harassment by custom officials.

[Startup Interview] Emmanuel Oshone, Co-Founder, Zoto, Nigeria

02-28-2018 | 13:21:00
Zoto, a Nigerian technology company has been leveraging Nigeria’s ICT boom to provide quick and seamless payment facility.

[Column] Mariam Abdullahi: Disrupt or be disrupted: It is a do or die for African telcos in 2018

02-23-2018 | 14:05:00
No industry will remain undisrupted in 2018 and the years to come. But for African telco providers, who have feasted on near-uninterrupted subscriber and revenue growth over the past two decades, the need to adapt is paramount.

[Startup Interview] Austin Zungu, Founder, Sengwayo, South Africa

02-21-2018 | 12:10:00
Austin Zungu a South African entrepreneur is developing a one-of-a-kind inbuilt power harvesting technology that reduces dependency on plug-in-charging while providing eco- friendly power to mobile communication devices.