[Column] Fatma Ben Rejeb: Coronavirus is a reminder that agriculture underpins Africa’s future

06-24-2020 | 11:00:00
The coronavirus pandemic has reduced many of us to our most basic survival instincts: securing food and staying safe.

[Column] Mukhisa Kituyi: The intricacies, impact and opportunities of e-commerce for trade and development

06-23-2020 | 16:08:46
The world is increasingly going digital. This creates both opportunities and challenges, calling for changes to existing policies and adoption of new policies in many areas.

How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology

06-23-2020 | 14:01:13
In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report.

[Column] Shuman Ghosemajumder: COVID-19, contact tracing and the data privacy challenge

06-19-2020 | 13:26:00
Recent years have seen a marked shift in the way technology interacts with our data privacy.

[Column] Denis Kyetere: Innovation key to unlocking Africa’s agricultural potential

06-16-2020 | 14:04:36
Agriculture is the fulcrum of Africa’s economy, with growth-enabling roles that cut across all crucial sectors despite its seemingly dwindling share of the continent’s GDP.

[Column] Tamer Farouk: Overcoming today’s challenges with strategic, collaborative innovation

06-16-2020 | 08:30:58
There is something remarkable about the African continent, the scarcity and complexity brings light to innovation and invention.

African women champion agricultural transformation across the region

06-12-2020 | 15:44:00
From Sudan to Mali, Senegal to Mozambique, and Zambia to Mauritania, women are changing the face of agriculture, adapting and innovating to tackle the challenges of climate change, and feeding the continent’s growing population.

Africa in urgent need of affordable broadband internet, Technology Director

06-12-2020 | 15:29:00
The director of Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said that Africa contributes less than 1% to the world’s digital economy, which accounts for about 15% of global GDP.

[Column] Vukani Mngxati: How will South Africa businesses handle the digital commerce crush

06-12-2020 | 15:23:08
COVID-19 is a global pandemic, evolving at unprecedented speed and scale. It is creating a universal imperative for governments and organisations to take immediate action to protect their people.

[Column] Eric Kimunguyi: Coronavirus has stress-tested our food systems, and many are set to fail

06-11-2020 | 15:29:23
Coronavirus has brought enormous setbacks, suffering, and forecasts of a global depression ahead following the closure of so many economies for so long.

[Column] Chris Burke: How COVID-19 is testing telcos’ mettle

06-11-2020 | 12:28:00
We are living in testing times and for telecoms operators, the COVID-19 pandemic is throwing up challenge after challenge, ranging from a major mismatch between network configuration and the new traffic patterns.

Forests are critical for promoting pollination in agriculture and biodiversity, FAO

06-09-2020 | 10:55:00
Forests and trees are critical for promoting pollination by bees, butterflies and other animals, and there is an urgent need to stop their habitat degradation and safeguard biodiversity, according to a new report from FAO.

[Column] Theo Odendaal: A cost-effective IT strategy is key to navigating times of economic uncertainty

06-09-2020 | 10:29:01
Midsize enterprises are at a crossroads. To innovate and thrive in the current economy, they need to be able to rely on sound data management. But data storage solutions can be costly.

[Column] Baljeet Nagi: Business continuity demands a supply chain with end-to-end visibility

06-08-2020 | 12:07:45
For many enterprises, their siloed, traditional Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems are proving to be their Achilles’ heel when trying to operate in unprecedented circumstances.

Almost five million people at risk of hunger, famine as Desert Locusts destroy crops across East Africa, report

06-04-2020 | 14:47:00
Almost five million people could be plunged into hunger and famine as a fourth round of desert locusts hatch and ravage crops across the Horn and East Africa, compounding an already dire food situation worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global food prices falls to 17-month low, FAO Index

06-04-2020 | 12:09:00
Global commodity food prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in May, as supplies appear strong and demand weakens due to economic contractions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, FAO reports.

[Column] David Christie: Systems resilience in times of unprecedented disruption

05-27-2020 | 09:04:59
In the unfolding COVID-19 crisis, systems resilience is being tested like never before. IT and business leaders must ensure that their organisations can continue to operate through this unprecedented disruption.

[Column] Pankaj Bhula: Lack of preparedness can have serious consequences for cybersecurity

05-26-2020 | 16:08:00
The current global Coronavirus crisis has exposed many flaws and gaps in the way businesses operate, but what has become glaringly apparent is how organisations are not prepared to handle cybersecurity requirements of a remote workforce.

[Column] Freeman Addico: The key coronavirus lesson for Africa is "work is a task, not a place"

05-26-2020 | 11:30:35
The negative impact of the global Coronavirus lockdown on business and commercial operations around the world is grave.

[Column] Ronnie Toerien: The role of Human Capital Management in the new world of work

05-26-2020 | 11:28:44
The world of work has been changing for some time, particularly over the last decade as emerging technologies equipped enterprises with the tools to operate with greater efficiency.