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#AfricaMonth: Encouraging female African business leaders from the other side of the world

US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well as her love of new experiences like aerophotography, and some of the highs and lows of her earlier career as a multilingual broadcast journalist...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

5 ways to ensure a more profitable future in retail

It's clear that the retail landscape is in a state of major transformation. Thanks to disruptive technologies and changing consumer behaviour, traditional retailers are under increasing pressure...

By Pieter Engelbrecht 1 day ago

#AfricaMonth: Changing the face of wireless power solutions

WiPo Wireless Power is a young dynamic startup that provides wireless power solutions for drone and other industrial equipment...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

Kaspersky expands to Rwanda

Kaspersky Lab to open office in Kigali, Rwanda to boost its presence in East Africa...

1 day ago

#AfricaMonth: Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in Africa

We chat with Grey Jabesi, an entrepreneur, Blockchain enthusiast, cryptocurrency evangelist, analyst, and investor based in Africa....

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

The human factor: a top insight from a CX Masterclass

Companies, from legacy to startup, multi-national to local, are all grappling with how to meet steeply rising customer experience (CX) expectations...

2 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene

Humanitarian emergencies often strike without warning, destroying lives and livelihoods within a matter of seconds. In the immediate aftermath, the challenge for those responding is to know where to start...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

Using tech for visual storytelling is a powerful learning tool

Visual storytelling is fundamental to the human experience, and one of our oldest forms of expression...

By Glenn Gillis 17 May 2019

MTN Nigeria lists on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

MTN Nigeria has announced that it has received approval to list on the Premium Board of The Nigerian Stock Exchange...

17 May 2019

RCS technology boosts CX by enabling consumers to 'touch & feel' messaging

From being the numberplate prefix for the Western Cape town of Knysna, 'CX' is today popping up all over the web as the marketer's shorthand for 'Customer Experience'...

By Devon Meerholz 16 May 2019

Technology is a liberating force for African women

Innovative projects tackle entrenched gender inequality in Africa...

By Charles Onyango-Obbo 16 May 2019

How to hyper-personalise your digital communications

There was a time, not all that long ago, when personalising digital communications simply meant addressing your customers by name...

By Ross Sibbald 16 May 2019

Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025

First launched in South Africa in 2017, Mastercard's inquiry-based STEM programme Girls4Tech has so far reached more than 400,000 girls (ages 8-12) in 25 countries...

14 May 2019

Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda

Rwandan PaaS (platform as a service) startup Ared has marked its first international expansion by setting up 10 women-run 'smart business in a box' solar-powered kiosks in Uganda...

13 May 2019

Three trends reshaping blockchain as we know it

What's hot in blockchain technology right now? It's a question I get asked a lot. And people often think I'm being snarky when I tell them my answer can change practically every day...

By Riccardo Spagni 13 May 2019

Nike's new app feature helps customers find the perfect fit

Nike has launched a new in-app scanning solution in the US, called Nike Fit, that provides customers with their recommended shoe size in each of the company's footwear products...

10 May 2019

The power of tech for cross-border trade

Marshall McLuhan is better known for creating the term 'global village', a description that describes how borders have effectively disappeared...

By Mike Higley 10 May 2019

Design from data

Sub-Saharan Africa's data lakes are expanding rapidly, says data expert at DAN SSA Vikesh Singh, but it's knowing how to tame the tide of info that's going to help make design from data a reality...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 10 May 2019

Successful retail chatbot interactions to grow eightfold by 2023

The global number of successful retail chatbot interactions will reach 22 billion by 2023, up from an estimated 2.6 billion in 2019, as AI offers compelling new engagement solutions...

9 May 2019

Startups selected for AfricArena VivaTech 2019 delegation

AfricArena has announced the delegation of startups they will bring along and showcase at the "World's Rendezvous for Startups and Leaders", VivaTech...

9 May 2019

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