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How to embrace AI in emerging markets like Africa

How will Artificial intelligence (AI) change the way we conduct business in Africa and will it make people redundant or irrelevant when it comes to jobs on the continent?

By Tyler Golato and Rob Green 3 hours ago

Papers to help improve labour safety in agriculture, forestry sectors

The back-breaking jobs in the agriculture and forestry sectors are some of the most dangerous. To reduce health risks, FAO has published two papers mapping ways to improve worker health and safety...

8 hours ago

Nominations for Southern Africa Startup Awards now open

The Global Startup Awards, which have been held annually since 2012, aim to select and recognise startups and entrepreneurs who have shown outstanding achievement in business and service to the community...

6 Apr 2018

Sharpening African manufacturers' competitive edge with technology

African countries from South Africa to Ethiopia to Nigeria are pinning some of their hope for economic growth and job creation on industrialisation...

By Matthew Kibby 20 Mar 2018

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Ghana

Which African tech startup ecosystem is the most viable for launching a business or making investments?

By Tom Jackson 20 Mar 2018

Calling all Africa's young entrepreneurs - Anzisha Prize open for entry

Africa's most innovative social and business entrepreneurs under the age of 22 are being invited to enter the annual Anzisha Prize. 2018 applicants will have the opportunity to win a share of $100,000, connect to a global network of leaders, and receive business consulting support...

9 Mar 2018

Critical need for digital skills for Africa's youth

By 2050, the African population will double, to reach 2.5 billion - half of whom will be under the age of 25. Investing in education, in particular e-education, and digital skills, has to be a priority...

6 Mar 2018

Ten African startups finalists of Harvard competition

Ten African startups have been chosen as finalists for the New Venture Competition being run by Harvard Business School's Africa Business Club, which is offering startups the chance to win cash prizes of up to $10,000...

By Tom Jackson 28 Feb 2018

How are companies preparing for automation and the new world of work?

The world of work is evolving, and future-conscious organisations need to be aware of the business implications associated with automation and robotics. A fundamental consideration is how such changes disrupt and affect the world of work and long-standing traditions about the role human beings play in it...

By Lusanda Raphulu 8 Feb 2018

Corporate boardrooms: where are the women?

When a woman rises to the top rung of the traditionally all-male corporate ladder in Africa...

By Kwamboka Oyaro 16 Jan 2018

Why African ports need to harness technology

African ports needed African solutions that respond to the rapid technology changes in the maritime industry...

12 Dec 2017

AfDB wants to create 25 milllion jobs for Africa's youth

The African Development Bank has launched a Youth Advisory Group to create 25 million jobs and impact 50 million youth across the continent...

30 Nov 2017

Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme...

19 Oct 2017

Uber's productive four years of economic transformation

Uber has in the last four years of its operation in Africa, changed perspectives in the transportation system while using technology to drive economic transformation in the sector.

By Emma Okonji 13 Oct 2017

Multinationals seek local presence in Africa

End of road for low-commitment investments in Africa: South Africa no longer automatic country of choice...

27 Sep 2017

Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs

VC4Africa Startup Academy: Learning resource for Africa's rockstar entrepreneurs...

14 Sep 2017

Digital transformation is not just about technology - it's about people

Can you remember thirty-or-so years ago, to a time before mobile technology and the internet?

By Anton Cabral 11 Sep 2017

Design thinking has business potential

Some South African businesses have made design thinking a cornerstone of their success, such as banks and corporates, which by using these techniques, are able to develop prototypes of their best-known products in just a few days...

By Jon Foster-Pedley 4 Sep 2017

Entrepreneurs can win $100,000 with Kwesé quiz competition

Econet Group chairman, Strive Masiyiwa, has unveiled a $100,000 competition for entrepreneurs across the world...

29 Aug 2017

#CEMAfrica2017: ‘Remember that I'm human' - your customer

There is an organisational shift taking place in the customer experience industry, where traditional siloed structures are breaking down to enable a culture of customer-centricity...

By Louise Marsland 21 Aug 2017

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