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Multilingual broadcast journalist-turned-real estate entrepreneur, Rokelle Sun.
#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 21 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in Africa
#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 20 May 2019

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Technology is a liberating force for African women

Innovative projects tackle entrenched gender inequality in Africa...

By Charles Onyango-Obbo 16 May 2019

Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda
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

Successful retail chatbot interactions to grow eightfold by 2023
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

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All the winners from Digital Lab Africa Pitch

The winners of the Digital Lab Africa Pitch competition have been announced and the 10 winners each receive R42,000 in cash and residence period in France...

6 May 2019

#ATMDubai: Machine learning, artificial intelligence will revolutionise the way you do business
#ATMDubai: Machine learning, artificial intelligence will revolutionise the way you do business

Technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to transform the hospitality and travel sectors...

2 May 2019

Fantastic (ethical) hackers and where to find them
Fantastic (ethical) hackers and where to find them

Data breaches and cyberattacks are unignorably on the rise and hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated...

By Simon McCullough 26 Apr 2019

Magdi Amin, investment partner, Omidyar Network
Protecting the identity of Africans in a common digital market

Africa's digital revolution is transforming our economy at a record pace. Africa is home to the 10 fastest growing cities in the world, and for nearly a decade, we've had the world's fastest rate of internet adoption...

By Magdi Amin 26 Apr 2019

Siemens Atlas of Digitalization measures six cities' digital readiness
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

There's a massive cybersecurity job gap - we should fill it by employing hackers
There's a massive cybersecurity job gap - we should fill it by employing hackers

Cybersecurity incidents are gaining an increasingly high profile. In the past, these incidents may have been perceived primarily as a somewhat distant issue for organisations such as banks to deal with...

By John McAlaney and Helen Thackray 24 Apr 2019

2019 WSIS Forum concludes highlighting contributions of tech in achieving SDGs
2019 WSIS Forum concludes highlighting contributions of tech in achieving SDGs

The recently concluded 10th World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum emphasised the importance of the WSIS Action Lines as a key United Nations framework for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals...

17 Apr 2019

MEST Africa Summit.
MEST Africa comes to Nairobi

MEST Africa and Microsoft announce 2019 Pan-African tech summit in Nairobi...

16 Apr 2019

Landmark NYSE listing for Africa's unicorn, Jumia
Landmark NYSE listing for Africa's unicorn, Jumia

Pan-African e-commerce platform, Jumia, has become the first African startup to list on the New York Stock Exchange...

15 Apr 2019

Using Smart Agriculture-as-a-Service to secure tomorrow's food supplies
Using Smart Agriculture-as-a-Service to secure tomorrow's food supplies

As the backbone of developing economies, agriculture not only serves to feed a nation but creates employment and, often, contributes significantly to the GDP...

11 Apr 2019

HP targets fraudulent manufacturers in East Africa
HP targets fraudulent manufacturers in East Africa

Alongside local African authorities, HP's ACF team have conducted two highly successful operations to stop the trade of counterfeit cartridges for HP printers across Uganda and Mozambique...

By Daniƫlle Kruger 4 Apr 2019

Jack Ma, Alibaba founder.
Africa Netpreneur Prize calls for entries

The application process for the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) is now officially open to African entrepreneurs from all sectors, age groups, and countries in Africa...

29 Mar 2019

African retailers have the opportunity to re-imagine a data-driven sector
African retailers have the opportunity to re-imagine a data-driven sector

Transforming retail starts with the business model, not the technology...

By Toros Esim 27 Mar 2019

#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?
#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?

When you design for mobile, consider who you're building for. For the small percentage with beautiful, high-end phones, or for 61% of the market?

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Mar 2019

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Focus shifts to a mobile economy in Africa

Africa is set to be the next big mobile market and the mobile economy is expected to generate more than $150 billion by 2022 to Africa's GDP...

By Josephine Wawira 19 Mar 2019

Part 1: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?
Part 1: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?

Just what is the fourth industrial revolution? No really, what is it all about beyond the hype and jargon?

By Garth Williams 11 Mar 2019

Data highway expands through Africa
Data highway expands through Africa

Paratus Africa has announced that it recently activated additional capacity between West Africa Undersea Cable System (WACS) and Lusaka, Zambia...

6 Mar 2019

4 tech trends to shape agriculture in 2019
4 tech trends to shape agriculture in 2019

Dawie Maree, Head of Information and Marketing for FNB Agriculture, says agricultural technology innovation is evolving at an unprecedented pace, leaving farmers with no choice but to adapt and reinvent themselves...

4 Mar 2019

Zipline drone distribution centre, Rwanda.
#DesignIndaba2019: Bringing 'Wakanda' to life with life-saving drones

How an American and Rwandan partnership brought the mythical 'Wakanda' to life by harnessing drone technology to deliver life-saving medical supplies...

By Louise Marsland 1 Mar 2019

Growth opportunities for African telecoms operators
Growth opportunities for African telecoms operators

While the telco industry may have seen its traditional revenue streams decline further in 2018...

By Mariam Abdullahi 27 Feb 2019

#BudgetSpeech2019: Focus to get SA technology-ready
#BudgetSpeech2019: Focus to get SA technology-ready

South African finance minister Tito Mboweni, during the 2019 Budget Speech, says budget spending has to focus on getting the country ready for technology...

20 Feb 2019

How data management supports the business in a regulatory environment
How data management supports the business in a regulatory environment

The past year has been an important period in the timeline of the data economy...

By Kate Mollett 20 Feb 2019

10 Data and Analytics Technology Trends for 2019
10 Data and Analytics Technology Trends for 2019

Augmented analytics, continuous intelligence and explainable artificial intelligence (AI) are among the top trends in data and analytics technology...

20 Feb 2019

How IoT can transform the local retail sector
How IoT can transform the local retail sector

It is hard to believe that billions of connected devices and sensors - the Internet of Things - are forecast to be worth a staggering $US94bn by 2025 in the retail sector...

19 Feb 2019

Craig Johnston is the marketing manager at Seidor Bluekey
The danger of big data without context

Craig Johnston, marketing manager at Seidor Bluekey, says that data and knowledge are not the same thing...

By Craig Johnston 13 Feb 2019

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