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    SA, Nigeria and Kenya driving e-commerce volumes in Sub-Saharan Africa

    A new Visa report states that the top market contributors to e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa over the last three years were South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, with Ghana also showing growth...

    9 Jun 2021

    Marek Zmyslowski on plotting a realistic e-commerce growth strategy in Africa

    During the PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit, investor and serial entrepreneur Marek Zmyslowski urged African businesses to employ a more level-headed approach to mapping online growth...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2021

    POS transaction values predicted to exceed $17.3tn globally by 2026

    The total value of transactions processed by POS terminals will exceed $17.3tn in 2026, from $14.8tn in 2021, according to a new study by Juniper Research...

    18 May 2021

    Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants

    Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

    30 Apr 2021

    Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot

    Customers who opt-in will have their pre-ordered pizzas arrive in a fully autonomous vehicle made by self-driving delivery company Nuro...

    19 Apr 2021

    Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security

    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges...

    By Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Carling Bieg, Evan Fraser and Sarah Marquis 16 Apr 2021

    E-commerce to account for half of global retail growth by 2025

    By 2025, e-commerce will expand by an additional $1.4tn, and account for half the growth in the global retail sector...

    25 Mar 2021

    Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisation

    Africa recorded remarkable economic growth in the first 15 years of the 21st century, largely because of positive trends in the export of primary commodities...

    By Cristina Duarte 16 Mar 2021

    DRC to host inaugural Smart City Conference, Open Innovation Challenge

    Spearheaded by Congo Bulaya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will host its virtual Smart City Conference from 16 to 18 April this year...

    15 Mar 2021

    How Bezos and Amazon changed the world

    Amazon announced Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO almost 27 years after he founded the company to sell books to customers over dial-up modems...

    By Venkatesh Shankar 4 Feb 2021

    Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO

    Jeff Bezos is stepping down from his role as Amazon CEO, and will transition to the role of executive chair in the third quarter...

    3 Feb 2021

    Product design to racial justice: Global plan to promote ethical AI

    From reducing bias in product design to tackling racial injustice, more than 100 businesses, governments and non-profits launched a global initiative...

    By Zachary Fagenson 29 Jan 2021

    Automation and data-driven decision-making to power retail in 2021

    Retailers' interest in innovative technologies, solutions and new operating models continues to grow...

    17 Dec 2020

    Global agtech market value to reach $22bn by 2025

    The agtech market is comprised of services such as agricultural sensors for crop management, GPS field mapping, and supply chain management...

    26 Nov 2020



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