Features

[Column] Petrus Pelser: The ubiquity of IoT in design

03-20-2019 | 06:35:32
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a wave that impacts all “verticals” and “horizontals” of the digital evolution and organisations who deliver design and manufacturing services in this hazy matrix are not spared the change.

[Column] Zwelakhe Gila: Great, South Africa found gas. Now what?

03-20-2019 | 06:05:43
Coming at a time when South Africa’s policy makers are struggling to diversify the country’s energy mix, Total Exploration and Production Southern Africa recently announced a major offshore gas discovery.

[Column] Doros Hadjizenonos: Using advanced AI to stay ahead of cybercriminals

03-18-2019 | 15:10:11
As the threat landscape continues to evolve rapidly, it now includes increasingly sophisticated, zero-day malware that traditional security approaches can no longer keep pace with.

[Interview] René Stegmann, Director, Relocation Africa

03-18-2019 | 08:30:00
René Stegmann is a South African entrepreneur experienced in the Mobility, Research and Immigration industries, and is currently the Director of Relocation Africa.

[Column] Matthew Ashe: How wholesale colocation is helping Africa realize its digital ambitions

03-15-2019 | 07:04:37
Africa’s relatively young population is increasingly switched on and connected and is becoming a growing part of the global digital economy.

[Column] Serge Blockmans: Four themes of the experience economy that drive CX value

03-14-2019 | 12:15:48
Today, you can order a book online and have it delivered to your doorstep on the same day. You can watch your favourite shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime anytime you want and when you order a pizza you can track the delivery on your smartphone.

[Africa Tech Week] Smartphone shipments in Africa recording significant growth

03-14-2019 | 10:32:04
While 2018 was a tough year for worldwide smartphone shipments, Africa experienced year-on-year growth for first time since 2015.

[Interview] Byron Mudhune, Co-Founder, MafAfrique

03-14-2019 | 06:38:34
Byron Mudhune is the co-founder and chairman of MafAfrique, an advisory and fund management group with operations in Africa and Eurasia.

[Interview] Brian Richardson, CEO, WIZZIT, South Africa

03-14-2019 | 06:35:00
Brian Richardson is CEO and Co-Founder of WIZZIT International, a global pioneer outfit in the digitalisation of financial services and in particular, the use of mobile technology directed at financial inclusion, with a current focus on Africa.

[Column] Pedro Guerreiro: The impact of free trade and technology on Africa's accelerating economic development

03-13-2019 | 08:40:00
When the Africa Continental Free Trade Area is implemented this year, it will create a single market for goods and services for the first time in the continent's history.

[Column] Riaan Graham: Capitalising on tech innovation for 2019

03-13-2019 | 08:17:27
With 2019 already in full swing, thoughts inevitably turn to what to expect later this year. Evolving technology means the public and private sectors can capitalise on potential growth, but what should businesses be looking at in 2019?

[Column] Willie Kanyeki: Open banking to transform East Africa’s digital financial services

03-13-2019 | 04:55:17
Open banking is revolutionising the financial services landscape across the world, and presents opportunities for transformation and financial inclusion throughout East Africa.

[Interview] James Maina, Executive Director, Daima Trust, Kenya

03-12-2019 | 10:50:00
James Maina is a Kenyan social entrepreneur using his passion to transform and impact communities across the country. He exclusively talked to Africa Business Communities about social enterprising, as he narrates his business story.

[Column] Ellana Lee: What CNN's investment in telling the African story represents

03-12-2019 | 10:45:00
Africa and CNN’s reporting across the continent has been a longstanding and essential component to the success of the network since CNN International launched in 1985.

[Column] Flora Mutahi: Closing the gender gap in the Kenyan workplace

03-08-2019 | 07:41:39
As the world marks International Women’s Day it is time to take stock of our strides as Kenya, towards gender parity, especially in terms of women’s economic contribution.

[Interview] Steve Burke, CEO, DigiBlu, South Africa

03-07-2019 | 21:16:00
Steve Burke is a former British paratrooper and management consultant, currently CEO of DigiBlu, a company that uses Intelligent Automation to create and operate Digital Workforces over the cloud.

[Column] Michèle Scanlon: Demand for VSAT satellite services growing as Africa strives for a bright digital future

03-07-2019 | 10:02:49
Thanks to the arrival of HTS (high-throughput satellite) in Africa, the demand for VSAT satellite services is on the increase and remains critical to unlocking connectivity on the continent.

[Column] Jane Thomson: Five key inclusions to consider when building an IT strategy

03-06-2019 | 13:33:21
Every year, experts from vertical industries, consulting firms and technology providers share their forecasts of the top topics that will be making headlines and drive IT sales.

[Interview] Eric Acquah, Founder, AcquahMeyer Drone Tech, Ghana

03-05-2019 | 10:32:00
Ghanaian entrepreneur, Eric Acquah, uses his experience in the Aerospace and Aviation industry to better Agriculture and farm productivity in Ghana.

[Column] Murray Steyn: Meeting Africa’s insatiable connectivity demands with wholesale solutions

03-05-2019 | 07:14:00
The digital age has been gathering pace in Africa as the continent becomes more connected by the day and the hunger for connectivity grows.