Features

[Column] Christian Mahncke: South Africa continues to tippy-toe into the cloud

04-30-2018 | 09:29:00
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.

[Interview] Sarah Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Executives in Africa, UK

04-26-2018 | 11:46:00
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.

[Column] Sachen Gudka: Toward Future Smart Cities; lessons from around the world

04-26-2018 | 08:19:11
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.

[Column] Kieran Whyte: Streamlining trade and infrastructure development in Africa

04-24-2018 | 11:15:00
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.

[Column] Ashok Shah: Digital trends driving insurance in Africa

04-24-2018 | 11:04:00
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.

[Column] Jim Ovia: Fintech and the future of the Nigerian Banking Industry

04-23-2018 | 09:32:00
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.

[Interview] Maria E. Auma, Managing Partner, Blue Luxury Investments, Uganda

04-23-2018 | 09:00:00
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.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: How do we make Kenya manufacturing competitive?

04-20-2018 | 13:05:00
Kenya needs to be deliberate about creating an environment that genuinely encourages investments in competitive manufacturing.

[Column] Caroline Ndungu: Women economic empowerment key to gender equality

04-20-2018 | 06:05:00
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.

[Column] Kehad Snydewel: Our work and lives 'smartified' by the Internet of Things

04-19-2018 | 18:10:00
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.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Mining in Sub Saharan Africa: Bane or blessing?

04-18-2018 | 13:08:09
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.

[Column] Hannes Venter: Tomorrow's smart cities will need equally smart utilities

04-18-2018 | 11:05:00
Sustainable energy consumption and 'green' energy production at home is becoming a new lifestyle.

[Column] Oyinkan Adewale: Women Entrepreneurs in an Emerging Economy- Running a Bankable Business

04-16-2018 | 10:13:00
In 2017, Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was 0.83% (compared to a decline of 1.58% in 2016). In the second quarter of 2017, the country officially emerged from arecession which had lasted about a year.

[Column] Dominique Collett: Regtech - the new fintech, driven by complex financial regulations

04-10-2018 | 09:03:00
“There are three elements driving interest in regulatory technology (regtech) in South Africa and abroad, explains Dominique Collett, senior investment executive at Rand Merchant Investment Holdings and head of AlphaCode, a club for fintech entrepreneurs.

Political risk remains the key consideration for dealmaking in Africa - report

04-09-2018 | 09:48:00
According to a recent report, there has been a dramatic fall in M&A activity, with declines of 25% in volume and 26% in value in the first half of 2017, compared with a relatively buoyant 2016.

[Interview] Shane Leahy, CEO, Tola Mobile

04-05-2018 | 13:06:28
Tola Mobile has positioned itself as a one stop shop for merchants to connect with different types of mobile wallets, offering an easy process to take payments from across several markets and industries.

[Column] Bob Koigi: African cities losing competitiveness on high cost of living

04-05-2018 | 12:56:14
Africa is rising, and nowhere is this better exemplified than in its burgeoning cities that numerous reports have primed as prestigious, having positioned themselves to sate the growing demand from a booming urban population.

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018

04-05-2018 | 12:32:00
Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development

[Interview] Bako Ambianda, Chairman, GAA Exhibitions & Conferences

04-05-2018 | 10:36:00
Bako Ambianda is the Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Labacorp Group, a diversified portfolio of businesses and strategic investments in key economic sectors spanning manufacturing, construction, power, agribusiness, real estate, and exhibition - amongst which is the GAA Exhibitions & Conferences.

[Interview] Peter-John Woest, Sales Manager, CAD4Africa, South Africa

04-03-2018 | 12:56:00
Peter-John Woest is Sales Manager in the South African eCommerce site, CAD4Africa, a provider of design technology that is now expanding into Nigeria and Kenya.