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[Column] [Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Home-grown solutions are key for sustainable development

05-08-2020 | 05:38:00
Necessity is the mother of all inventions. We are witnessing an increase in innovations as the world races to develop a vaccine to treat COVID-19.

[Column] NJ Ayuk: How Africa can make a comeback from the oil and gas downturn

05-07-2020 | 18:41:05
Stunning drops in crude oil prices—the result of COVID-19-related declines in demand and an oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia—have been taking their toll around the globe this spring.

[Column] Helen Kruger: Proactive businesses will survive

05-06-2020 | 14:02:00
Business disruptions are becoming more common phenomena and can impact businesses of all sizes, this in turn can impact productivity, customer satisfaction, brand reputation and cause revenue loss.

[Column] Kirtan Sita: The next digital disruption awaits South Africa companies

05-06-2020 | 13:23:00
Businesses have evolved from using the internet economy (which was based on internet connectivity mainly to communicate with stakeholders) to the digital economy.

Africa debate whether to remain on-premise or move to the cloud

05-06-2020 | 13:18:00
Security, risk, data loss, and legislation. These are the primary concerns listed by organizations and government institutions when asked why they are reluctant to move to the cloud.

[Startup Interview] Josephine Pretorius, Founder, Consolidated Marketing Services, South Africa

05-04-2020 | 14:57:00
Josephine Pretorius is the founder and CEO of Consolidated Marketing Services, CMS, a South African startup offering marketing and PR services to clients predominantly in the energy and power infrastructure sector.

[Startup Interview] Ancel Bwire, CEO, Ancywax, Uganda

05-04-2020 | 14:54:00
Ancywax is a research, media and marketing startup domiciled in Uganda’s capital Kampala that has since 2014 been offering clients a cocktail of services from idea to implementation through a model dubbed Concept Development.

[Startup Interview] Tawanda Chitewe, CEO, iSeven Consultants, Zimbabwe

05-04-2020 | 14:50:00
iSeven Consultants is a Zimbabwe based startup offering retail management consulting services. It has carved a niche in solving clients’ challenges in operations, procurement and inventory management, human resources and public relations.

[Startup Interview] Terry Macharia, Founder, Secvate Solutions, Kenya

05-04-2020 | 14:09:00
Terry Macharia is a founder and Managing Partner at Secvate Solutions, an information technology startup domiciled in Nairobi Kenya that has since 2018 been offering customized software solutions, cyber security consultancy and data analytics.

[Column] Vukani Mngxati: Enabling remote workers at scale during Covid-19

04-30-2020 | 06:55:38
COVID-19 has turned into a global crisis, evolving at unprecedented speed and scale. Experts don't know how long it will take to contain the virus.

East Africa’s oil industry: A new story in the making

04-29-2020 | 12:03:00
The recent acquisition by Total of Tullow Oil's entire interests in the Lake Albert Development Project in Uganda marks the beginning of a new chapter for East Africa's energy industry.

Most commodity prices to drop in 2020 as COVID-19 depresses demand, disrupts supply, World Bank

04-27-2020 | 07:19:00
The global economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic has driven most commodity prices down and is expected to result in substantially lower prices over 2020, the World Bank said in its April Commodity Markets Outlook.

[Column] Victor Oladokun: Africa's lockdown nightmare

04-25-2020 | 06:40:43
Across Africa, affordable housing is in acute short supply. It is one of the reasons why lockdowns and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic are unimaginable and unsustainable.

Transport sector hit hard but has key role in COVID-19 management, COMESA

04-24-2020 | 11:38:00
Road and air transport have borne the brunt of the Coronavirus impact as countries put stringent measures to stop the spread of the pandemic.

[Column] Nelson Maina: Kenya should support first-line COVID 19 teams

04-24-2020 | 09:15:00
As Kenya doubles efforts to contain the spread of Corona virus that is increasingly shutting down the world, personnel in the medical and security dockets are arguably our first lines of defence.

Should Africa consider the nuclear energy route?

04-23-2020 | 15:15:00
Despite its advancements over the years particularly in the oil, gas and power industries, it is no secret that Africa is still plagued with the very real issue of inefficient energy supply.

[Column] Verner Ayukegba: Africa’s energy transition must be African at heart and in practice

04-22-2020 | 17:59:00
Africa is at an energy cross-road. On one hand, the most talented, better educated, most entrepreneurial and competitive generation the continent has ever had is rising.

[Column] Vukani Mngxati: Unlocking new opportunities by stepping over the innovation gap

04-22-2020 | 10:42:20
In the midst of a major technology revolution, South Africa continues to face multiple challenges. Innovation – driven by digital disruption – is opening up new opportunities.

Wanted: Startups for Interviews!

04-22-2020 | 08:15:00
Africa Business Communities and Startup Weekly are conducting a series of interviews with startup businesses all over the world

Economic impact of COVID-19 on African cities likely to be acute through a sharp decline in productivity, jobs and revenues, ECA

04-15-2020 | 14:01:00
As part of its analysis to inform COVID-19 policy responses, the ECA is calling for adequate consideration of the vulnerability of city economies.