Cloud is not a country
Medium and large businesses across South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria experience very different usage, benefits and intentions with cloud computing, according to new research by World Wide Worx and F5 Networks.
Innovation feeding agri industry
With one-quarter of the world’s arable land, Africa is expected to play a leading role in ensuring the global population – expected to grow to 9 billion by 2050 – has access to a secure source of food. This has led the World Bank to predict that Africa’s agricultural sector will grow to $1-trillion by 2030.
Telemedicine goes beyond the old borders
Telemedicine or healing at a distance uses technology to overcome geographical borders and increase health care for all. VINO GOVENDER CM(SA), Executive for Product Innovation and Marketing at Dark Fibre Africa, explains how it works.
Ghana startup wins global award
AgroCenta, a startup that is tackling food access and stock flow issues across Ghana communities, won up to $500 000 in equity investment and growth opportunities at the Seedstars Summit 2018 last week.
Africa must invest in quality and efficiency
With its young population, dynamic growth and improving infrastructure, sub-Saharan Africa has the potential to become a manufacturing powerhouse, but first it must boost efficiency and productivity, says MATTHEW KIBBY, VP: Sage Enterprise, Africa & Middle East.
Future of African mobility in spotlight this week
The Mobility Centre for Africa will be hosting a roundtable conference this week to for discussions around disruptive technologies affecting the transport industry, with the aim of predicting future scenarios for African cities.
How Africa will connect to the digital economy
BYRON CLATTERBUCK, CEO at SEACOM, says there are two major focuses for telecoms players for the next few years: improving links to landlocked countries that don’t have access to international bandwidth, and facilitating the hosting and creation of content.
Going cashless is a priority for Africa tourism
Although tourism in emerging markets grew from 30 percent in 1980 to 45 percent in 2015 Africa has not enjoyed the same growth rate. This, according to ELIAS AAD, VP, Government Solutions Lead, Mastercard Advisors, is due to security and the lack of going cashless.
Look into the future of the African city
How do we identify the impact and trends resulting from urbanisation? What new regulation and governance models are needed? These are questions we need to answer in order to see what the future African city looks like, writes RIAAN GRAHAM, of Ruckus, sub-Saharan Africa.
Continental shift is coming
Over the past few years, Africa has been playing catchup with the world in terms of connectivity and even though it is now nearly on a pr, there are still many African countries being left behind, writes ANTÓNIO NUNES, CEO, Angola Cables.