Features

[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.

[Column] Nalin Jena: Making textbooks affordable and available for every student in Kenya

03-29-2018 | 09:12:43
Every January just before the start of the new school year, parents in Kenya and across Africa often face a huge headache: purchasing textbooks and school uniforms for the school year ahead.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Sacrificing investments at the altar of consumerism

03-29-2018 | 08:28:00
Sub Saharan Africa is experiencing an unprecedented surge in demand for luxury products and services. This is particularly being driven by a booming middle class.

[Column] Gilbert Saggia: Data - the fertilizer that will feed Africa's agricultural transformation

03-27-2018 | 13:27:00
Everywhere we look, technology is being touted as the enabler of a new era of African agricultural prosperity. The exciting world of possibilities offered by blockchain, IoT and machine learning has made companies, governments and policy-makers sit up.

[Column] Vahid Monadjem: Mobile money partnerships present an opportunity for banks in emerging markets

03-27-2018 | 08:31:00
Over the past decade, mobile money adoption has skyrocketed - a phenomenon that has primarily been driven by growth in sub-Saharan Africa.

[Interview] Funke E. Adeniji, Founder, Women Elite Sports Empowerment Initiative, UK

03-26-2018 | 10:50:00
The Women Elite Sports Empowerment Initiative (WESIE) was founded in 2012 by British/Nigerian Funke E. Adeniji, who began playing basketball in her teens, working her way up from collegiate level basketball in the UK to division 1, the UK’s premiere league for women.

[Column] Sabine Dall’Omo: Making water infrastructure intelligent is a water wise move for Africa

03-22-2018 | 11:26:00
Rapid urbanisation across the continent is having an effect on water demands and it is estimated that by the year 2030, the world will need 40% more water than its current accessible, reliable supply.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Creating an inclusive economy for all

03-22-2018 | 10:30:00
The ability for industry to create an inclusive society is often obscured by narratives that center profits and markets or languages of GDP growth and trade statistics.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: How East African students can pay for online courses

03-22-2018 | 09:25:00
With developing technology that has promoted reliable and stable internet connectivity among east African countries, students from the region can now take their courses in the comfort of their homes.

[Startup Interview] Rahmon Ojukotola, Founder, StartCredits, Nigeria

03-21-2018 | 13:21:00
StartCredits is a Nigerian financial technology startup that is redefining borrowing by offering competitive terms that reduce interest rates while advancing transparency.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Taming the rising contraband business in Africa

03-21-2018 | 13:09:00
The East African Legislative Council and the East African Business Council have over the years pushed and even instituted policies and legislation meant to punish and arrest the runaway counterfeiting and illicit business

[Column] Shane Leahy: Converging for a better experience; the need for different payment options in the African betting sector

03-20-2018 | 11:17:50
The online betting industry has been transformative for the African marketplace and is now contributing a huge portion to the region's overall economy.