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Which handsets will dominate the African market?
Which handsets will dominate the African market?

The speed with which consumers change their handset loyalties is dizzying. In this article I look at the kind of devices that might dominate African markets over the next three...

By Russell Southwood 4 Aug 2014 11:17

It's Africa's Time celebrates inclusive partnerships across Africa
It's Africa's Time celebrates inclusive partnerships across Africa

Although it is estimated that irrigation alone could increase output by up to 50%, one of the biggest challenges facing the Kenyan agriculture industry is outdated technology...

31 Jul 2014 10:45

Vijay Sai Pratap
The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014 14:00

Glenn Gillis
Using animation to make sense of big data

There are a number of specialists who all contribute to analysing and interpreting big data. We'd like to add a less obvious specialisation into the mix, namely animation and gaming.

By Glenn Gillis 7 Mar 2014 06:54

[2014 trends] Waka waka (this time for Africa)
[2014 trends] Waka waka (this time for Africa)

It wasn't too long ago that Shakira was singing to thousands at the FNB Stadium for the 2010 Soccer World Cup: "Waka waka (this time for Africa). Your time to shine. Don't wait in line. Y vamos por todo."

By Gisèle Wertheim Aymés 15 Jan 2014 07:09

New research shows mobile purchases fall in volume, gain in value
New research shows mobile purchases fall in volume, gain in value

MEF has completed its third annual mobile consumer survey of 10,000 respondents, across 13 countries including various African countries, to gather insights in to mobile consumer behaviour.

6 Dec 2013 11:36

Emerging markets into the future
Emerging markets into the future

Emerging markets is the now and the future. 70% of the world's internet population is in emerging markets and the adspend is starting to move to these markets.

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Nov 2013 12:05

Nokia: a lesson in how high-tech flyers can fall fast
Nokia: a lesson in how high-tech flyers can fall fast

HELSINKI, FINLAND: In just five years Nokia fell from dominating the mobile phone industry to abandoning the handset business, a swift fall from grace with lessons for market leaders.

11 Nov 2013 09:43

Of inventors and innovators: South Africa's pioneering entrepreneurs
Of inventors and innovators: South Africa's pioneering entrepreneurs

Here are some well-known and visionary South African inventors and entrepreneurs, whose pioneering work has received international recognition, and contributed to many improvements in our world.

9 Oct 2013 06:44

In the Zone with MWEB Entrepreneur: Prioritise tech; cut overheads
In the Zone with MWEB Entrepreneur: Prioritise tech; cut overheads

Running your own business can be challenging at the best of times, not to mention financially draining. But there are ways to cut costs, and all you really need is a fast, reliable Internet connection.

2 Aug 2013 09:03

Ilan Hertz
Reasons why the consumerisation of the enterprise is no longer a question

NEWTON, US: In some ways, you could say that the consumerisation of the enterprise was inevitable. The line between personal devices and enterprise has become increasingly blurred.

By Ilan Hertz 31 Jul 2013 06:37

Entries for Profile Awards open
Entries for Profile Awards open

The 2013 Profile Awards, which reward excellence in science and technology journalism, are open for entries in five categories, offering a prize of R10,000 in each category.

10 Jul 2013 10:15

Emerging trends within the technology sector

Competition within the technology sector is becoming more intense and Asia's importance as both a manufacturing location and a consumer market is growing. However, although Asia is still key to the sector, Africa has also witnessed an explosion in technology adoption recently and is set to develop as a region.

2 Jul 2013 12:25

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