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Building the "Wall Street" of Africa
Building the "Wall Street" of AfricaArticle

Wall Street, the historic headquarters of some of the largest US brokerages and investment banks, however, as Africans we can recreate this and build our own "Wall Street" on the African continent...

14 Sep 2020

When will blockchain's time arrive?
When will blockchain's time arrive?Article

Measuring whether a new innovation delivers on its promise is always tricky...

26 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Tugba Abadan, head of Africa at Paxful, finds success in the crypto space
#WomensMonth: Tugba Abadan, head of Africa at Paxful, finds success in the crypto spaceArticle

As one of Paxful's brightest young leaders, Tugba Abadan is helping the global next-generation peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin marketplace bring financial inclusion to the underbanked and unbanked...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Aug 2020

The rise of digital banking
The rise of digital bankingArticle

As AI and IoT become a part of our lives e-banking is gaining traction and with that comes an influx of different offerings some good and some bad.

John Lombela 4 Aug 2020

John Lombela
Looking at digital currency to fund your businessArticle

While money provides a sense of security, and helps in realising goals, how we acquire money, and in what form, is changing...

John Lombela 1 Jul 2020

2020 has accelerated the importance of human touch in a contactless economy
2020 has accelerated the importance of human touch in a contactless economyArticle

The global Covid-19 pandemic has upended life as we know it and will most certainly have deep and lasting effects on society, business, governance and the economy at large...

Bronwyn Williams 25 Jun 2020

Unpacking blockchain smart money
Unpacking blockchain smart moneyArticle

It is often said that starting a business is easy, and staying in business is the hard part...

15 Jun 2020

3 ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis
3 ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisisArticle

The world has failed to halt global warming. Four years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, most experts predict global warming will exceed the agreed thresholds...

Bernhard Reinsberg 12 Jun 2020

Blockchain? It's simpler than you think
Blockchain? It's simpler than you thinkArticle

The exchange of products, such as cash for securities, can be a complex trust arrangement and requires the help of an intermediary...

Erick van der Linde 11 Jun 2020

The synthesis of the most complex technologies gives us a simple solution, with world-scale potential
The synthesis of the most complex technologies gives us a simple solution, with world-scale potentialArticle

While the whole world is shaking from negative news, ranging from the pandemic of the coronavirus Covid-19, to numerous disasters in different areas all around the world, to the stock market crashes and the global crisis in general, a silver lining has emerged among the clouds in sunny Panama, and it will probably affect everyone...

Issued by Kirik Pro 26 May 2020

Is it time for a new capital markets system?
Is it time for a new capital markets system?Article

Never before has the need for a new capital markets system been more visible than now...

21 May 2020

How should policy support energy transition in a post-Covid Africa?
How should policy support energy transition in a post-Covid Africa?Article

Regulatory support is one of the key enabling factors for energy transition because it is what stimulates the appetite of the investors coming into the country...

Nicci Botha 15 May 2020

Blockchain and the pharmaceutical supply chain
Blockchain and the pharmaceutical supply chainArticle

Blockchain technology can revolutionise many aspects of our lives, one of which is providing a secure, interoperable system for improving the visibility of pharmaceutical value chains...

Issued by Pyrotec 4 May 2020

Join #BlockDown2020 during lockdown
Join #BlockDown2020 during lockdownArticle

EAK Digital has set up a virtual crypto conference, aptly titled BlockDown 2020, with global multi-platinum selling artist Akon as the headline speaker...

1 Apr 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: 10 African women to watch in blockchain and Bitcoin
#BlockchainAfrica: 10 African women to watch in blockchain and BitcoinArticle

Paxful highlights 10 women in Africa who are making waves in the rapidly growing blockchain and Bitcoin industries...

31 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: How blockchain tech is disrupting the real estate industry
#BlockchainAfrica: How blockchain tech is disrupting the real estate industryArticle

The technologies underpinning the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) are transforming virtually every industry, including real estate...

Andrea Tucker 31 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: Blockchain poised to propel construction into new era of efficiency
#BlockchainAfrica: Blockchain poised to propel construction into new era of efficiencyArticle

Huge strides have been made in digitising and transforming the construction industry already, but an uptake in blockchain technology is poised to be a game-changer in the built environment...

Andrew Skudder 31 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: Cryptocurrency adoption and developments in Africa
#BlockchainAfrica: Cryptocurrency adoption and developments in AfricaArticle

Gareth Grobler is a digital currency entrepreneur and founded the cryptocurrency exchange iCE3X in 2013. He is a founding member of the UK Digital Currency Association...

26 Mar 2020

Your entrepreneurial "CAB" to success
Your entrepreneurial "CAB" to successArticle

John Lombela, managing director of Cryptovecs Capital, unpacks how the technology behind bitcoin is changing money, business, and the world...

John Lombela 13 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: How blockchain is currently courting the property sector
#BlockchainAfrica: How blockchain is currently courting the property sectorArticle

Property can be affected by blockchain in many ways, from the provenance of raw materials and transparent recording of alterations to tokenised title deeds...

Ciaran MacDevette 6 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: So you think you need a blockchain?
#BlockchainAfrica: So you think you need a blockchain?Article

It's 2020, and we're still in hype overdrive about blockchain...

Cayle Sharrock 4 Mar 2020

John Lombela, managing director, Cryptovecs Capital
#BlockchainAfrica: Building an inclusive, transparent digital African economyArticle

Doing business in Africa is still a double-edged sword; despite the steady economic growth, there is still the inability to leverage this growth into sustainable development policies and plans...

John Lombela 4 Mar 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA trends for brick and mortar stores - the present and the future
#BizTrends2020: SA trends for brick and mortar stores - the present and the futureArticle

It's a new year and a blank page is ready to be filled with the retail story of 2020...

Beate Stiehler-Mulder and Mariëtte Frazer 22 Jan 2020

New app trends that will help businesses succeed in 2020
New app trends that will help businesses succeed in 2020Article

Mobile apps are reshaping all industries and business leaders need to quickly adopt the latest mobile app trends in order to succeed in 2020...

Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 14 Jan 2020

#EvolutionOfWork: What will define the digital workplace in 2020?
#EvolutionOfWork: What will define the digital workplace in 2020?Article

The past year has seen companies implement several incremental changes to create a more immersive experience for employees around the digital workplace. Much of this has revolved around driving collaboration and using automation so workers can deliver increased strategic value...

Ryan Jamieson 12 Jan 2020

Travys Wilkens, CEO, CompareGuru
#BizTrends2020: 5 ways tech is changing insuranceArticle

It's no secret that the insurance sector is conservative by nature and has largely been slow to embrace technology.

Travys Wilkens 8 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Millennials and green investingArticle

Millennials are responsible for spearheading the rise of socially and environmentally conscious investing...

Daniel Kibel 6 Jan 2020

Odette van der Haar, managing director of Publicis.
#BizTrends2020: Imagine the impossibleArticle

In order to stay in business, one needs to stay abreast with technology and remain up to date with the latest innovations...

Odette van der Haar 19 Dec 2019

Making property ownership more accessible to more people
Making property ownership more accessible to more peopleArticle

The costs of buying a property in South Africa include transfer duty, attorney's fees, and deeds office registry fees. As a rule of thumb, these costs amount to 8-10% on top of the purchase price of any property over R900,000...

Paul Stevens 21 Nov 2019

Enhancing logistics performance to drive SA's economic growth: Lessons from Saudi Arabia
Enhancing logistics performance to drive SA's economic growth: Lessons from Saudi ArabiaArticle

South Africa has long enjoyed a relatively strong logistics and supply chain standing amongst its international peers, but in recent years, the country has been slipping, albeit slowly...

Zak Sivalingum 13 Nov 2019

Dingle presenting at Catalyst Africa.
#CatalystAfrica: Simon Dingle debunks fintech and cryptocurrency mythsArticle

Simon Dingle started his Catalyst Africa presentation by confirming that when he's not making apps or writing books, he loves thinking out loud in public about a variety of divergent topics...

Leigh Andrews 11 Nov 2019

Blockchain-based property register launched in Cape Town
Blockchain-based property register launched in Cape TownArticle

South Africa's first blockchain-based property register has been launched in Cape Town with the pilot study area consisting of almost 1,000 properties located in four sites in Makhaza, Khayelitsha...

7 Nov 2019

The role of language in improving financial literacy and building better schools
The role of language in improving financial literacy and building better schoolsArticle

Sizwe Nxasana, founder of Future Nation Schools and co-founder of the National Education Collaboration Trust, reveals his thoughts on how to build better schools by improving both the teaching and learning environment...

Issued by SAICA 5 Nov 2019

How blockchain is central to building a circular economy
How blockchain is central to building a circular economyArticle

Blockchain will play a pivotal role in completely transforming the recycling supply chain and making the circular economy a reality...

31 Oct 2019

Top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond
Top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyondArticle

Gartner revealed its top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond...

29 Oct 2019

Sherif Andrawes, BDO’s global head of natural resources
What's going to shake up the mining industry by 2030?Article

A new report has revealed the major changes predicted to shake up the world's mining sector by 2023, including specific South African predictions...

23 Oct 2019

Travys Wilkins, CEO, CompareGuru
5 ways tech is changing insuranceArticle

It's no secret that the insurance sector is conservative by nature and has largely been slow to embrace technology. In the past year, many of the large incumbents have been touting new digital offerings to keep the insurtech challengers at bay

Travys Wilkins 7 Oct 2019

#StartupStory: HouseAfrica is changing the housing market in Africa
#StartupStory: HouseAfrica is changing the housing market in AfricaArticle

HouseAfrica is a Nigerian-based startup on a mission to make real estate investment accessible to everyone through technology...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 Oct 2019

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#FoodNextAfrica: Blockchain will simplify and transform supply chain traceabilityArticle

According to the WWF, a bid to improve the traceability of supply chains around the world is top of mind with a major focus on transparency - but how is technology disruption promoting business growth?

Robin Fredericks 20 Sep 2019

Blockchain's future looks promising
Blockchain's future looks promisingArticle

Business leaders are struggling to predict the future of blockchain technology and they are most likely underestimating its potential. This is according to Bluegrass Digital CEO Nick Durrant...

Issued by Bluegrass Digital 10 Sep 2019

Why biometric technology is key to digital transformation for SA banks
Why biometric technology is key to digital transformation for SA banksArticle

As South Africa's banking sector embarks upon digital transformation and the shift to branchless banking, cybersecurity and fraud prevention will have to be top of mind...

Lance Fanaroff 5 Sep 2019

Dr Tapiwa Chiwewe, research manager for IBM Research, South Africa
#HASA2019: AI is a game changer in attaining universal health coverageArticle

Artificial intelligence (AI) has tremendous potential for reaching the universal health coverage goal of access to quality healthcare, not only in South Africa, but also the rest of the contintent....

28 Aug 2019

CIOs can't ignore the realities of blockchain
CIOs can't ignore the realities of blockchainArticle

What would happen if a car automatically negotiated its own insurance rate or centralised banks were no longer necessary to verify payments?

12 Aug 2019

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AB InBev, BanQu to empower Africa farmers with blockchain technologyArticle

AB InBev and BanQu intend to provide an economic identity for people around the world, especially for those working at the tail end of supply chains and who are economically disconnected...

1 Aug 2019

Ashlin Perumall, senior associate, corporate/M&A practice at Baker McKenzie
How will we regulate blockchain and cryptocurrency in Africa?Article

While fintech and mobile solutions for money transfers have taken off in Africa, there has been a mixed reaction thus far from governments to the use and regulation of blockchain and cryptocurrency...

17 Jul 2019

#Newsmaker: Dr Ewoudt Cloete joins Avatar as chief digital officer
#Newsmaker: Dr Ewoudt Cloete joins Avatar as chief digital officerArticle

Dr Ewoudt Cloete, Avatar's newly appointed chief digital officer, joined the agency last month. "Avatar is an amazing agency and I feel truly honoured to be able to contribute to its already impressive legacy...

Jessica Tennant 10 Jul 2019

Finalists chosen in 2019 Startup Competition
Finalists chosen in 2019 Startup CompetitionArticle

The Startup Competition 2019 from The Original Inspiration Centre by LaLiga supported by GSIC has chosen the 10 winners of the first stage of the competition...

4 Jul 2019

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Libra, Iran and the potential end of cryptocurrencies as we know themArticle

Facebook's new cryptocurrency, libra, is being heralded as the moment that cryptocurrencies and blockchain, the technology that supports them,become truly mainstream...

Robert Herian 2 Jul 2019

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CTA awards 4 grants to support blockchain use in agricultureArticle

With CTA's support Bioversity International, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Erba 96 and Nitidae will implement blockchain projects in Côte d'Ivoire; Papua New Guinea; Sierra Leone; Trinidad and Tobago; and Uganda...

1 Jul 2019

How technology is changing the banking industry
How technology is changing the banking industryArticle

Technology has changed - and is still changing - many industries, but none more so than financial services...

27 Jun 2019

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