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The macro factors shaping Africa's unique talent trends

The world is in an age the business of disruption. A good example of this can be seen in the Starbucks business model, which is beginning to pivot...

By Nicol Mullins 15 May 2018

Internal upskilling should be a key focus area of CSR - Dion Chang

Employers have an obligation to ensure their employees are skilled to adapt to the displacement being triggered by the fourth industrial revolution...

11 May 2018

Two Egyptian startups selected for 500 Startups accelerator

Egyptian startups Harmonica and Shezlong have been chosen to take part in the 23rd batch of the US-based 500 Startups accelerator, securing $150,000 in funding as well as training and mentorship...

By Tom Jackson 3 May 2018

African youth demand a seat at the table

Elections on the continent are increasingly yielding younger leadership...

By Busani Bafana 24 Apr 2018

Sharpening African manufacturers' competitive edge with technology

African countries from South Africa to Ethiopia to Nigeria are pinning some of their hope for economic growth and job creation on industrialisation...

By Matthew Kibby 20 Mar 2018

African universities are ignoring a rich, invaluable resource: Their alumni

Africa's universities must start connecting and working with their alumni rather than losing track of these genuinely valuable human resources...

By Peter Ngure 12 Mar 2018

SA women remain underrepresented among the ranks of entrepreneurs

While South Africa has made progress in reducing the gender bias for women engaging in early stage entrepreneurial activities, the number of women business owners remains constrained...

8 Mar 2018

Critical need for digital skills for Africa's youth

By 2050, the African population will double, to reach 2.5 billion - half of whom will be under the age of 25. Investing in education, in particular e-education, and digital skills, has to be a priority...

6 Mar 2018

Microsoft 4Afrika launches AppFactory in Kenya

The United States International University - Africa (USIU-Africa), in collaboration with Microsoft's 4Afrika Initiative, has launched Kenya's first AppFactory at the Incubation and Innovation Center (I2C) in Nairobi, aimed at improving local IT skills...

By Tom Jackson 13 Feb 2018

How are companies preparing for automation and the new world of work?

The world of work is evolving, and future-conscious organisations need to be aware of the business implications associated with automation and robotics. A fundamental consideration is how such changes disrupt and affect the world of work and long-standing traditions about the role human beings play in it...

By Lusanda Raphulu 8 Feb 2018

The role of AI in the Future of Work

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution disrupts every facet of our lives, business leaders and HR practitioners face a challenging but exciting time...

By Cameron Beveridge 2 Feb 2018

Aviation industry has 'sky high' potential to create new jobs

Aviation is a key part of the economic lifeblood of Africa. It supports 6.9 million jobs and $80bn in GDP. It carries people and goods across and outside the continent and brings in economic investment, tourism, trade, and aid...

By Alexandre de Juniac 14 Dec 2017

Africa's youth population a source of immense opportunity to unlock economic potential

"Never before have there been so many young people. Never again is there likely to be such potential for economic and social progress."

14 Dec 2017

AfDB wants to create 25 milllion jobs for Africa's youth

The African Development Bank has launched a Youth Advisory Group to create 25 million jobs and impact 50 million youth across the continent...

30 Nov 2017

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