[Column] Tracy Bolton: South Africa SMEs staring at heavy penalties for poor customer data management processes
On 25 May this year, a new piece of legislation comes into effect in Europe that could have severe consequences for non-compliant South African businesses.
African businesses need to take more decisive steps to prioritise data protection and enhance enterprise security in order to mitigate the high cost of cyberattacks.
In 2016, the Kenya Tea Growers Association decried the uncertain future of investment in tea, due to the rising costs of labour.
The recent decision by Nigeria not to put pen to paper on African Continental Free Trade Area, a continental trade pact that is set to revolutionize how African countries trade with each other, caught everyone by surprise.
Air traffic across Africa is expected to soar over the next 20 years to over 300 million passengers, which is great news for African economies - so long as they have the infrastructure to sustain it
Africa Business Communities will be developing a Tech Platform on its website and is therefore looking for a freelance journalist/webmaster
The Republic of the Congo has suffered dearly during the oil collapse; and Congolese President Denis Nguesso has pledged that the country would no longer be sitting on the side lines, suffering the effects of global decision-making in the oil industry without a voice.
Manufacturing has the potential to spark productivity more than any other sector in the economy.
Research shows that 93% of South African companies are developing a cloud strategy, and are either in the implementation stage, or in the planning stage, of their cloud journey.
Sarah Fitzgerald is Managing Director at Executives in Africa, a company engaged in executive and upper management placements in sub Saharan Africa, identifying local African talent, Africans in Diaspora and expatriate managers.
Historically, the growth of cities and their development has always been haphazard. For instance, the growth of Nairobi was based on the needs of the then new railway line that ran through to the port of Mombasa.
Increasing intra-African trade is essential for the growth and development of the continent, and so the recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area set to be the first continent-wide African trade agreement, is good news.
The past few months have seen digital becoming more integrated with industry sectors across Africa. But it is the data-rich environment of insurance that has especially benefitted from this with several trends emerging that impact on the effectiveness of its delivery in the continent.
With the saturation of the mobile phone market in Nigeria and the advent of Financial Technology startups (FINTECH) in the financial services industry, the Nigerian polity has witnessed higher financial inclusion amongst the underbanked and unbanked.
Maria E. Auma is a Ugandan entrepreneur and finance expert. She is currently the Managing Partner of Blue Luxury Investments, an investment management firm based in Kampala, Uganda.
Kenya needs to be deliberate about creating an environment that genuinely encourages investments in competitive manufacturing.
Much of the 20th Century has been characterized by the agitation for the promotion of equality and equity for women who for a long time have played at the periphery of society.
The digital revolution has well and truly been embraced by Namibia and Namibians.Apart from spending most of our time online on social media, we are now seeing a shift to real world benefits enabled through connectivity.
Sub Saharan Africa is increasingly becoming a mining hub as more countries in the region continue discovering lucrative resources and minerals that have catapulted them to international limelight while seeing numerous investors pitch tent.
Sustainable energy consumption and 'green' energy production at home is becoming a new lifestyle.