Features

[Africa Tech Week] Facebook is targeting African fake news in local languages

08-15-2019 | 13:13:34
Facebook's third-party fact-checking programme relies on feedback from the Facebook community, as one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review.

[Column] Bernard Ford: The new revolution every business should talk about

08-15-2019 | 07:29:00
Just as telephones and cars changed how we work and play, 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) is ushering in a new age that shouldn’t be ignored.

[Column] Trevor Kimani: Fintechs are disrupting the local traditional remittance market

08-14-2019 | 12:00:00
Data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) shows that diaspora inflows in the country rose to Ksh30.4 billion ($295.3 million) in June compared to Ksh25.1 billion ($243.2) in May.

[Column] Nick Durrant: Helping customers manage their money on the move

08-14-2019 | 05:13:00
Consumers are using mobile devices to purchase financial services and to manage their accounts and this has largely led to the rise in branch closures at most major banks.

[Column] Sabelo Dlamini: Data analysis - it's about finding the right tools for the job

08-14-2019 | 04:50:50
Data analysis helps organisations make sense of complex data sets, providing insights that are not necessarily visible to the human eye.

[Column] Paul Akiwumi: Why Angola must foster entrepreneurship and diversify its economy

08-13-2019 | 13:45:49
As Angola’s new president João Lourenço embarks on reforms aimed at fostering a dynamic local entrepreneurial sector, his success will ultimately be judged by the fortunes of people like Alcino António.

[Column] Mike Smits: The rise of Sub-Saharan Africa as a fintech hub

08-13-2019 | 10:41:00
Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the fastest-growing investment zones for financial technology companies according to new research says Forbes.

[Column] Donna Rachelson: What Corporate SA should be doing this Women’s month

08-12-2019 | 09:09:00
South African business has a serious diversity problem - only 3.3% of listed companies have female CEOs and 85% of CEOs are white, despite an increase from 2018.

[Column] Vino Govender: Making sense of the 5G investment

08-09-2019 | 13:10:00
While estimates for global investment into 5G over the next few years vary, one thing is certain: the funds needed to make 5G a reality is easily the largest global capital outlay in telecommunications history.

[Column] Deon De Swardt: Preparing South Africa for the future of work

08-09-2019 | 06:24:33
South Africa alone has a youth population of 20.6 million, making up 35.7 percent of the country’s total population of about 57.7 people.

[Column] Gary Bannatyne: The time for young women to Level Up in tech is here

08-08-2019 | 08:57:00
Although women have come a long way in the workplace in terms of the roles they are now filling, they still make up an incredibly small percentage of the ICT sector.

[Column] Deon De Swardt: Preparing Nigeria for the future of work

08-07-2019 | 13:28:54
According to the World Economic Forum, 70 percent of Africa’s population is under the age of 30, signaling a significant opportunity for the growth and advancement of the continent.

[Column] Ronak Gopaldas: The race to become Africa’s business gateway is on

08-07-2019 | 11:32:49
South Africa, the continent’s largest economy by GDP, can lay claim to being the “gateway” to doing business in Africa by virtue of its size, sophistication and connectivity.

[Column] Mickael Vogel: Why Benin is the capital of the West Africa gas and power

08-07-2019 | 09:08:23
With a population of less than 12 million and a GDP of $10.35bn in 2018, Benin is often overshadowed by its massive neighbour, Nigeria.

[Column] Harish Chib: Seven best practices for securing the public cloud

08-07-2019 | 09:00:05
The rapid growth of cloud usage has resulted in a fractured distribution of data, with workloads spread across disparate instances and, for some organizations, platforms.

[Column] Kree Govender: Why Cloud hasn't had a big impact on Business Intelligence

08-07-2019 | 04:54:00
Although the notion of network-based computing stems right back to the 1960s, the modern term “cloud computing” arose in the 2000s, yet, almost two decades later, South Africa still lags in its adoption.

[Column] Henrique Vale: Connected communities

08-07-2019 | 04:40:51
The 5G networks that stand at the edge of deployment demand artificial intelligence. They fuel and empower it.

[Column] Sebastian Wagner: Senegal’s energized renaissance

08-06-2019 | 12:58:03
After decades of struggles against a deficient power generation system, Senegal is now at the verge of a paradigmatic shift that could put many of its troubles to rest.

[Column] Trent Odgers: Maximizing data availability using a multi-cloud approach

08-06-2019 | 12:53:14
The ways businesses leverage cloud to manage and maximize the value of their data continues to evolve.

[Column] Ashlin Perumall: How will we regulate blockchain and cryptocurrency in Africa?

08-06-2019 | 12:46:00
While fintech and mobile solutions for money transfers have taken off in Africa, there has been a mixed reaction thus far from governments to the use and regulation of blockchain and cryptocurrency.