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HP's plan to bridge gap between tech, education and Africa's hidden talent
HP's plan to bridge gap between tech, education and Africa's hidden talent

Elisabeth Moreno, vice president and managing director of HP Africa, offers insight into how technology and education can help economic growth in Africa...

By Imran Salie 11 Feb 2020

Emerging technologies are opening up opportunities in Africa
Emerging technologies are opening up opportunities in Africa

The world as we know it is becoming more digital than ever, and this is just the beginning. Emerging technologies are opening up new opportunities...

By Nicolas Blixell 6 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: What does the African mobile consumer really want for the new decade?
#BizTrends2020: What does the African mobile consumer really want for the new decade?

The start of this new decade marks almost 10 years since the smartphone entered Africa...

By Lynette Hundermark 3 Feb 2020

Drones for real estate: What you need to know
Drones for real estate: What you need to know

The benefits of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones) are substantial. Technology has moved forward rapidly, and what used to be considered toys are quickly becoming powerful commercial tools...

By Lisa Ellman and Matthew Clark 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: What's in store for a digitally connected Africa?
#BizTrends2020: What's in store for a digitally connected Africa?

One of the great privileges of working in Africa is how no two days are ever the same...

By Cathy Smith 14 Jan 2020

3 African projects to receive Internet Society Foundation grants
3 African projects to receive Internet Society Foundation grants

The new Internet Society Foundation has issued its first set of medium and large grants (ranging from $12,000 to $30,000 each) to 13 projects, including three from Africa...

20 Dec 2019

What are the top tech trends to look out for in Africa in 2020?
What are the top tech trends to look out for in Africa in 2020?

Global publications have exploded with reports of the most exciting new developments that can be expected in 2020...

18 Dec 2019

Technology trends impacting global manufacturing in 2020
Technology trends impacting global manufacturing in 2020

It is no secret that the manufacturing sector is critically important for both developed and emerging economies. From producing necessities like food for a nation to creating much-needed jobs...

By Kevin Dherman 13 Dec 2019

The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet
The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet

Modern society has given significant attention to the promises of the digital economy over the past decade. But it has given little attention to its negative environmental footprint...

By Raynold Wonder Alorse 9 Dec 2019

GoDaddy integrates with WooCommerce, simplifying e-commerce set up on WordPress
GoDaddy integrates with WooCommerce, simplifying e-commerce set up on WordPress

In a move that will ease and speed up e-commerce set up on WordPress, internet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy has integrated with WooCommerce...

6 Dec 2019

Using data analytics and CRM to drive customer centricity and win loyalty
Using data analytics and CRM to drive customer centricity and win loyalty

Sanlam Reality, the Sanlam Group's loyalty programme, was awarded Best Use of Data Analytics/CRM Application at the inaugural Loyalty Awards South Africa recently held in Cape Town...

By Jessica Tennant 3 Dec 2019

Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa
Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa

In the face of an immensely challenging digital skills gap on the continent, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, head of brand and reputation at Google Africa, remains optimistic...

By Sindy Peters 2 Dec 2019

Are we ready for self-driving vehicles?
Are we ready for self-driving vehicles?

Don't expect to see self-driving vehicles on the roads anytime soon, especially not in the developing world...

28 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Gender inequality continues to cost Africa billions of dollars each year
#AfricaCom: Gender inequality continues to cost Africa billions of dollars each year

$95bn - this is the average annual loss in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2010 due to pervasive gender inequality in the continent's economic activities...

By Sindy Peters 27 Nov 2019

Empowering Africa's youth to leapfrog towards a better future
Empowering Africa's youth to leapfrog towards a better future

The fourth industrial revolution is underway and it is shaping up some of the most significant opportunities and challenges of our lifetime...

By Takreem El Tohamy 22 Nov 2019

Annual digital commerce spend to climb to $19tn by 2024
Annual digital commerce spend to climb to $19tn by 2024

A new study by Juniper Research reveals that global spending on digital commerce will reach $18.7 trillion by 2024, up from $11.2 trillion in 2019...

20 Nov 2019

Gartner's Top 10 data analytics trends
Gartner's Top 10 data analytics trends

Traditionally, banks targeted older customers for wealth management services, assuming that this age group would be the most interested...

19 Nov 2019

Why Africa hasn't had its real leapfrog moment yet
Why Africa hasn't had its real leapfrog moment yet

The leapfrog theory is attractive. In the words of the Financial Times, it's "a quick jump in economic development by harnessing technological innovation."...

By Andries Brink 19 Nov 2019

Smart cities embrace 4IR
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

#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent
#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa
#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa

The next technological evolution is advancing at an exponential rate and by leaving out some on this journey, we allow the current societal divides and inequalities to deepen...

By Sindy Peters 15 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"
#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"

Dion Jerling, co-founder of Connect Earth was chair of the third and final day of AfricaCom 2019's keynote sessions. He said there had been closer to 17,000 attendees than predicted 15,000 and convened a panel discussion on getting user experience (UX) right...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2019

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How AI is helping brands manage their online reputation

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is on the rise, but it's important to know which reputation management processes should and shouldn't be automated...

By Ashleigh Wainstein 15 Nov 2019

All the AfricaCom winners. Image supplied.
All the 2019 AfricaCom Awards winners!

The 12th annual AfricaCom Awards recognised minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, South Africa's Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services with an inaugural Government Leadership Award...

14 Nov 2019

Don't let your data management strategy get stuck in the past
Don't let your data management strategy get stuck in the past

Data centre architecture has undergone massive evolution in the last 20 years...

By Modeen Malick 13 Nov 2019

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#GoogleforSouthAfrica: Contributing to connectivity

Free fast internet is a game-changer, but while public Wi-Fi is highly valued by South Africans, deploying a sustainable service can be challenging...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Nov 2019

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#AfricaCom: Future of digital financial services in Africa

According to the World Economic Forum, there are 700m people using digital financial services globally, of which half are in Africa...

By Nicci Botha 12 Nov 2019

Scanlan presenting at AfricaCom 2019.
#AfricaCom: How to accelerate digital transformation to 5G the right way

The 22nd edition of Africacom took place from 12 to 14 November 2019 at the CTICC in Cape Town. Chair for the first morning of Africacom's headline keynotes was Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff magazine, with Paul Scanlan, CTO of carrier business group at Huawei technologies, up first on all things 5G and even 'facial recognition' of fish...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

Shortlist announced for AfricaCom Awards 2019
Shortlist announced for AfricaCom Awards 2019

The AfricaCom Awards, one of the global technology and telecommunications industry's most respected awards, has announced the current shortlist of nominees this year...

5 Nov 2019

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5 trends opening doors for African tech entrepreneurs

Travelcheck CEO, Odette Faling unpacks the trends that underpin Africa's bold digital future and are creating opportunities for entrepreneurs...

By Odette Faling 5 Nov 2019

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