Corruption is nothing new and it’s certainly not unique to Africa. When I worked in the World Bank’s East Africa office back in 1991, it was not just common to see multi-national companies in developed countries pay bribes to secure lucrative projects in Africa.
While Africa is seeing an increase in demand for connectivity in order to bridge the ever-present digital divide between urban and rural areas, the bottlenecks experienced when backhauling data streams by service providers of all types is still a major issue that needs to be addressed.
In the 2017 Global Innovation Index, institutions that nurture and support the flourishing of innovation, regardless of whether it is research-based or not, were identified as critical to industrial growth.
The rate of technological advancement in Africa is growing rapidly. Introduction of computer and internet in the 20th century has significantly improved the way of life across the globe and in the African continent.
At a time when Africa continues to enjoy increased continental trade and booming business with its international peers, technology has been hailed as a key driver to this success.
Africa’s smallholder farmers are the apex of agricultural output in the continent contributing a staggering 75percent of all agricultural production and creating millions of jobs in the process.
At the inaugural African Fintech Unconference, a cross-section of professionals from the local and global fintech sectors gathered for two days to discuss key opportunities and challenges for fintech in Africa.
Equity and Equality are two distinctive terms often used interchangeably but have two very different meanings.
Utibe Uko has his mind and eyes set on luring more youth into farming through his enterprise UniQuest Farms & Innovations Centre that besides working in vegetable cultivation, is partnering with young people in Nigeria through Agribusiness Cooperative Development.
Globally mobile individuals, also known as expatriates or ‘expats’, who choose to live and work in South Africa, cite the adventure (74%), a better quality of life (72%), or to gain international experience (67%) as their reasons for accepting assignments in the country.
South Korea, currently the 11th largest economy in the world, is often regarded as an economic miracle because of its rapid economic and social transformation, which continues to be a case study as to how global economies can achieve sustained and broad-based growth.
At a time when smallholder farmers across Africa, who form the bulk of the food producers, are struggling with access to key agricultural inputs including fertilizer and seeds, Farmers Pride, based in Kenya has rolled out an elaborate plan to address these biting challenges.
While it's unlikely that a company changing hands would deliberately conceal any employee costs and liabilities from potential buyers, due to the buyer's unfamiliarity with the local employment landscape it is possible to miss some employee costs..
Young girls in Africa face overwhelming barriers to education caused by socio and economic challenges, widening the gender gap.
Under the USAID funded Feed the Future Programme that is being implemented in Kenya through the Kenya Agricultural Value Chains Enterprises, we ventured into potato to increase productivity .
Water is becoming an increasingly paradoxical subject; mainly because it is a universal basic need without which there would be no life, and yet, it is fast becoming the foremost depleted and scarce resource in the world.
Africa can be the world’s breadbasket, numerous studies have suggested, painting a picture of a continent poised to emerge as a key supplier of food in a globe where population explosion and food price spikes are taking a toll on farmland produce.
Aubrey Swanepoel is CEO of Pfortner, a secure communications development company that provides technology, systems and consulting services.
[Column] Rousseau Kluever: South African intelligence environment sees increased growth and adoption
The adoption of Business Intelligence is as inescapable as cloud and Big Data, and as inextricably intertwined. Organisations which have adopted the technology early have seen significant competitive advantages.
Africa is a continent which is filled with many young men and women, some of which have the aspirations and potential to pursue a career in the medical field.