Features

[Africa Tech Week] Uganda's social media tax fiasco

07-06-2018 | 10:12:22
Uganda has been on the news this week as being the first country in the region to introduce tax on platforms that that offer Over-The-Top services such as VoIP, instant messaging, and video streaming.

[Africa Tech Week] Blockchain community currencies to fight poverty

06-28-2018 | 06:55:00
With major economic sectors across Africa increasingly embracing the pivotal role of ICT to harmonize daily operations and remain globally competitive, numerous developments have taken place this week.

[Startup Interview] Fredrick Kirui, Director, AfricaSokoni, Kenya

06-27-2018 | 06:52:00
A growing middle class with an affinity for spending and keen on convenience has birthed innovative online applications across Africa. E-commerce has been at the heart of this internet renaissance.

[Column] Gilbert Saggia: Cloud platforms are the future of Africa SMEs

06-26-2018 | 11:44:00
African small and medium enterprises are facing unprecedented disruption. While large global disruptors have claimed most of the news headlines, SMEs face the same threat from disruption as their larger, more established peers.

[Column] Sherry Zameer: Mobile mind-shift in today's African consumers

06-26-2018 | 08:44:00
In recent years, mobiles have become an identification device. Almost half (48%) of consumers globally, including South Africa, expect their mobile devices to become their main form of ID by 2025.

[Column] Llewellyn le Hané: Namibia remains safe in cyber space

06-26-2018 | 08:29:00
Our little country, Namibia, with its small population ranks amongst countries like South Korea when it comes to our preparedness against attacks.

[Column] Africa - a breeding ground for innovation

06-25-2018 | 09:06:00
African innovation is on the rise and the continent could play host to several new technology disruptions in the next few years. It is an increasingly common belief that various technologies benefit from the lack of IT legacy systems and old, entrenched infrastructure in Africa.

[Africa Tech Week] Training eyes on startups, World Cup

06-21-2018 | 09:52:00
A burgeoning demand for improved services across key economic sectors, a boom in tech startups and the World Cup have this week shaped the space of ICT in Africa.

[Column] Tando Mtintsilana: Cyber security in modern revolution

06-19-2018 | 06:09:24
Technology is advancing at an accelerated pace and needs no further mentioning. Every browser tab, website ad and digital article serve as constant reminders that we’re being driven towards the next revolutionary age.

[Africa Tech Week] Of blockchain baby and bridging digital divide

06-12-2018 | 13:46:00
Technology has for another week been at the center of the continent’s most highlighted activities with both governments and private sector reaping from commitment to the sector

[Startup Interview] Melkisedek Ausiku, founder, LEFA, Namibia

06-12-2018 | 08:42:00
LEFA is an on-demand cab hailing mobile application that connects clients to cab drivers through a mobile application system. The word “lefa” is derived from the Oshiwambo word for lift.

[Column] Mohamed Madkour: What will drive Africa’s digital economy?

06-12-2018 | 08:07:19
Access to technology changes people’s lives, improves business and drives economic growth – that much is a fact of life.

[Column] Maria Auma & Matthew Downing: Africa working in the cloud

06-05-2018 | 11:00:00
Africa has the oldest economic history in the world. It is common knowledge that humans originated from Africa, but not so common is the knowledge that the first trade routes and economic systems were birthed in Africa from the exchange of different kinds of metals and shells.

[Startup Interview] Jonathan Kgatshe, CEO Myteksonic, South Africa

06-04-2018 | 11:45:00
Myteksonic a South African digital technology solutions company is tapping into the growing internet of things buzz to introduce world class smart technologies to South African companies and homes through a unique international shipping model.

[Africa Tech Week] More 4G LTE networks

06-01-2018 | 13:08:00
The World Bank Group supports some African countries to build capacity in key cyber security areas and more countries are expanding 4G LTE network rollouts