Features

[Column] Kieran Frost: Digital disruption defines change across industry, sector and organisation

02-20-2019 | 04:34:43
Digital disruption requires a foundational shift in an organisation’s very make up. This means that the business needs to find ways of overcoming the challenges and refreshing the status quo.

[Column] Nixon Thuo: Kenya’s ISP market ripe for usage-based bandwidth service

02-19-2019 | 09:42:54
It’s is difficult to imagine a world without internet connectivity, let alone a business that is not connected.

[Interview] Jude Menes, Founder, Menes Konsult, United States

02-19-2019 | 09:39:00
Jude Menes is a Nigerian-American attorney and founder of Menes Konsult Firms, in partnership with Europlaw, a group of firms dedicated to advising and guiding foreign investors and relations in Africa.

[Column] Michael Hailu: Drone technology holds great promise across Africa but right regulations are needed

02-19-2019 | 09:36:00
Like other novel and emerging technologies, appropriate regulation for drones has left governments worldwide on the back foot.

[Column] Mark Elliott: Driving mobile and card acceptance among informal retailers is key to scaling cashless payments in South Africa

02-19-2019 | 09:32:37
Despite the majority, about 77 percent, of adult South Africans owning bank accounts, more than half of the total value of all consumer transactions in the country are still conducted in cash.

[Interview] Kathryn Main, CEO, Money Savvy Kids, South Africa

02-18-2019 | 08:28:00
Kathryn Main is an advocate of financial literacy and believes it is a cornerstone of prosperity and security for any community. The author of 'Raising Money Savvy Kids', she runs her company in Johannesburg, South Africa, delivering financial education in a number of ways.

[Interview] Basie Pharedi, Co-Founder, Nabutone Connect, South Africa

02-14-2019 | 08:03:00
Basie Pharedi is CTO and co-founder of South Africa based fintech company, Nabutone Connect, provider of modern payment solutions.

[Column] Akua Gyekye: Eight ways Facebook is preparing for elections across Africa

02-13-2019 | 09:28:09
With a number of upcoming elections across Africa, we want to share an update on our work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent.

[Column] Andrew Sordam: Cloud computing unlocking rapid innovation in Africa

02-13-2019 | 05:15:00
Digitalisation is permeating every industry, with cloud computing rapidly becoming an essential component of business transformation.

[Interview] Esther Dumbiri, Managing Director, SHTL Publishing, Nigeria

02-12-2019 | 09:57:00
Esther Dumbiri put her talent with words and colors to good use by starting a publishing firm over a decade ago, a firm that has grown in leaps and bounds.

Xalam Analytics: Fixing Rwanda’s Ailing 4G Wholesale Model

02-10-2019 | 11:53:00
Rwanda’s 4G wholesale model seemed like a good idea when it was first conceived. But it hasn’t been working, and should be scrapped

[Africa Tech Week] More collaborations needed to promote internet safety among children and young people in Africa

02-09-2019 | 05:50:00
This week, the world celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, a day set aside to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology especially among children and young people.

[Interview] Hayat Essakkati, Director, Maroc4Invest, Morocco

02-07-2019 | 14:19:00
Hayat Essakkati is a Dutch/Moroccan entrepreneur and Director of Maroc4Invest, a company that secures foreign investors a smooth and efficient entry into the Moroccan market.

[Column] Donna Rachelson: The future of women in the workplace in South Africa

02-07-2019 | 09:12:00
Year after year, the majority of senior executives in South Africa are men. In July last year, only one of the JSE’s Top 40 companies had a female CEO.

[Startup Interview] Mbuyoti Chola, Managing Director, DigitalBlue Media, Zambia

02-06-2019 | 08:36:00
Mbuyoti Chola is the Managing Director of DigitalBlue Media Limited, a Zambian-based new media startup with a global outlook.

[Column] Raghav Sahgal: Defining the African digital reinvention

02-06-2019 | 07:55:40
Digital transformation is an often-misunderstood concept – meaning different things to different people -- as countries and companies redefine ‘digital’ for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

[Interview] Seth Mundhe, Founder, Ejenzi Africa, Kenya

02-05-2019 | 10:04:00
After years of experience working in the construction industry, Seth Mundhe identified a need in the market and set up an online marketplace to satisfy it.

[Column] Adebayo Sanni: Cloud- the answer to improved security, efficiency and regulatory compliance

02-05-2019 | 08:55:00
New cloud services can ingest massive amounts of operational and security telemetry, analyse it in real time using purpose-built machine learning and react to findings using automation.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Kenya’s tax policies must be built to nurture and expand businesses

02-05-2019 | 08:03:40
Taxation is a key element in cost of doing business and hence should be designed to optimize growth of industry and increase overall competitiveness.

[Column] Andrew Heuvel: IoT- The good, the bad, and the ugly

01-31-2019 | 10:36:00
The Internet of Things (IoT) has stepped out of the realm of possibility and conjecture and into very dynamic real-world applications that are fundamentally changing the future for enterprises and individuals alike