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  • Eni, BP in talks over oil and gas assets in Algeria
    BP and Eni are in talks over the future of their oil and gas assets in Algeria as the two groups increase efforts to refocus their businesses to tackle falling margins, rising debt and climate pressures, three sources said. Europe's top energy companies are cutting back their oil and gas portfolios to keep only the assets most likely to be profitable and redeploy capital for a transition to clean energy as uncertainty mounts over future demand for fossil fuel. By Ron Bousso, Dmitry Zhdannikov & Stephen Jewkes
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    Nairobi ranked top city in Africa for innovation - Knight Frank report

    The recently released Knight Frank Africa Horizons Report 2021/22, ranked Nairobi as the top city in Africa for innovation, followed by Cape Town in second...

    21 Apr 2021

    Smart cities embrace 4IR

    Smart cities rely on smart grid technology that includes traditional and renewable energy sources in its mix of power supply...

    19 Nov 2019

    Building new cities to meet Africa's rapid urbanisation is a risky bet

    By 2050 an estimated 2.5 billion more people will be added to urban areas, with 90% of this growth taking place in Africa and Asia...

    By Astrid R.N. Haas 4 Nov 2019

    Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

    New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

    Issued by 2 Oct 2019

    3 levels of smart city growth

    Smart cities need the operational technology foundation of smart panels and transformers, the middle layer of connected devices with edge control self-management and the top layer of real-time insights that can optimise services...

    By Taru Madangombe 30 Jul 2019

    3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

    Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

    Issued by 23 Jul 2019

    Siemens Atlas of Digitalization measures six cities' digital readiness

    Siemens has launched its Atlas of Digitalization, a new web-based application that reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalisation...

    24 Apr 2019

    Big completes WeWork's first micro-school with super-elliptic objects in New York City

    Big has completed WeWork's first micro-school on West 18th Street in Manhattan, the school aimed at focusing on children's abilities and revealing their talents at early stages...

    19 Sep 2018

    New Wi-Fi study reveals importance for business, smart cities

    Ruckus Networks and World Wide Worx recently released its 2018 Wi-Fi in South Africa study. The study focuses on the usage, priorities, intentions, and attitudes regarding Wi-Fi technology and its deployment in smart cities...

    29 Jun 2018

    How IoT lies at the very heart of the smart city

    Local governments need to look at deploying sensors and making use of those that already exist in order to harness the data they require to take their cities into the future...

    By Eckart Zollner 28 Jun 2018

    Akon's building a Senegalese 'smart city' with his cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

    An announcement you may have missed from Cannes Lions: There's a new cryptocurrency soon to be launched, but it won't be taking its name from any memes or computer jargon. Instead, it'll be launched by Senegalese musician Akon...

    By Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

    #AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

    People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

    By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

    Another step towards Africa's digitisation

    Digital transformation of service economy can drive growth across Middle East and Africa, says World Bank...

    30 Apr 2018

    Smart cities in Africa? It's not just about ICT

    As mass urbanisation continues across Africa, putting in place the fundamental infrastructure needed to build smart cities has never been more important...

    By Eckart Zollner 13 Apr 2018

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