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#AfricaMonth: Africa's time to shine

It's Africa Month, which is a great time to reflect on where we are as a connected society and what role we as African digital citizens have to play in the near future...

By Jared Molko 1 day ago

Health and safety: the recipe for a better logistics industry
Health and safety: the recipe for a better logistics industry

Did you know that South Africa has some of the worst road-safety statistics in the world?[i] Accidents hit the economy hard when vehicles have to be repaired or replaced and often goods in transit are destroyed or delayed...

By Morné Stoltz 16 May 2018

The macro factors shaping Africa's unique talent trends
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

Kenyan founder selected for Silicon Valley's Blackbox Connect
Kenyan founder selected for Silicon Valley's Blackbox Connect

Co-founder of Kenyan transport ticketing startup BuuPass Iman Cooper has been selected to join the 22nd cohort of the Silicon Valley-based Blackbox Connect incubator...

By Gabriella Mulligan 14 May 2018

Dion Chang speaking at the 2018 Trialogue Business in Society Conference
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

Ten African startups selected for Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition
Ten African startups selected for Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition

Ten startups from across Africa have been selected to take part in the inaugural Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition, which takes place in Nairobi next week...

By Tom Jackson 10 May 2018

Two Egyptian startups selected for 500 Startups accelerator
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

Local Africa HR-Net formed at African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes
Local Africa HR-Net formed at African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes

The second edition of the African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes targeting local and regional governments was held at the Be Live hotel in Saidia, Morocco last week, where delegates participated in the creation of the Local Africa HR-Net...

3 May 2018

Seedstars to open hub in Cairo
Seedstars to open hub in Cairo

Seedstars World is to open its first MENA-based Seedspace hub in Cairo, Egypt on 4 May 2018 at an inaugural event featuring different actors from the local ecosystem and international community...

By Tom Jackson 30 Apr 2018

12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow
12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow

Africa is fast becoming a key global tech market, and many of the tech leaders of tomorrow are emerging from the continent with Africa's international ambitions and potential firmly in their grasp...

By Peter Pedroncelli 24 Apr 2018

African youth participate at an international youth forum at the UN headquarters in New York. Photo: Africa Renewal/Shu Zhang
African youth demand a seat at the table

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

By Busani Bafana 24 Apr 2018

How to embrace AI in emerging markets like Africa
How to embrace AI in emerging markets like Africa

How will Artificial intelligence (AI) change the way we conduct business in Africa and will it make people redundant or irrelevant when it comes to jobs on the continent?

By Tyler Golato and Rob Green 19 Apr 2018

Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 3)
Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 3)

Bruce Daisley is VP for Europe at Twitter, and runs the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast. In the last part of this three-part article, Jon Ratcliffe chatted with him about purpose, well-being, what advice he can give young students entering the industry...

By Jon Ratcliffe 19 Apr 2018

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Papers to help improve labour safety in agriculture, forestry sectors

The back-breaking jobs in the agriculture and forestry sectors are some of the most dangerous. To reduce health risks, FAO has published two papers mapping ways to improve worker health and safety...

19 Apr 2018

Ghanaian startup crowned 2018 Seedstars Global Winner
Ghanaian startup crowned 2018 Seedstars Global Winner

Ghanaian startup, AgroCenta, was crowned the 2018 Seedstars Global Winner at the fifth edition of the Seedstars Summit which took place on Thursday, 12 April 2018...

16 Apr 2018

Flat6Labs Cairo accepting applications for 11th cycle
Flat6Labs Cairo accepting applications for 11th cycle

The Cairo-based Flat6Labs is now accepting applications for the 11th cycle of its four-month accelerator programme, which offers selected startups access to training, mentorship and EGP300,000 ($17,000) in seed funding...

9 Apr 2018

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Senegal
Why my startup scene is better than yours: Senegal

African tech is booming, but which ecosystem has the most going for it, either for launching a business or making investments?

By Tom Jackson 9 Apr 2018

Nominations for Southern Africa Startup Awards now open
Nominations for Southern Africa Startup Awards now open

The Global Startup Awards, which have been held annually since 2012, aim to select and recognise startups and entrepreneurs who have shown outstanding achievement in business and service to the community...

6 Apr 2018

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Tanzania
Why my startup scene is better than yours: Tanzania

Which African tech startup ecosystem is the best, either for launching a business or making investments?

By Tom Jackson 29 Mar 2018

Digital lunch scheme boosts productivity in Kenya
Digital lunch scheme boosts productivity in Kenya

An innovative, low cost, digital lunch scheme for staff that's been implemented by over 60 companies across major Kenyan cities, is being hailed as pivotal in boosting staff productivity, retention and companies' profitability...

28 Mar 2018

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Ghana
Why my startup scene is better than yours: Ghana

Which African tech startup ecosystem is the most viable for launching a business or making investments?

By Tom Jackson 20 Mar 2018

Sharpening African manufacturers' competitive edge with technology
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
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

This week in tech - robots are coming for your jobs
This week in tech - robots are coming for your jobs

This week in tech, we take a look at an app SA desperately needs. Also, you may already be sitting next to a robot at work. They're among us...

By Jason Snyman 9 Mar 2018

Calling all Africa's young entrepreneurs - Anzisha Prize open for entry
Calling all Africa's young entrepreneurs - Anzisha Prize open for entry

Africa's most innovative social and business entrepreneurs under the age of 22 are being invited to enter the annual Anzisha Prize. 2018 applicants will have the opportunity to win a share of $100,000, connect to a global network of leaders, and receive business consulting support...

9 Mar 2018

SA women remain underrepresented among the ranks of entrepreneurs
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

Orange and OpenClassrooms have combined forces to train young Africans in digital technology.
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

Ten African startups finalists of Harvard competition
Ten African startups finalists of Harvard competition

Ten African startups have been chosen as finalists for the New Venture Competition being run by Harvard Business School's Africa Business Club, which is offering startups the chance to win cash prizes of up to $10,000...

By Tom Jackson 28 Feb 2018

Wisinomad wants to bring digital nomads to Africa
Wisinomad wants to bring digital nomads to Africa

Newly-formed startup Wisinomad is bringing together remote working professionals and digital nomads for co-working and co-living experiences in Africa, aimed at giving them the chance to dive into the African innovation ecosystem...

By Tom Jackson 28 Feb 2018

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Egypt
Why my startup scene is better than yours: Egypt

Which African country has the best conditions for launching, or investing in, a tech startup? Disrupt Africa has been talking to the great and the good from various African tech ecosystems to find out what it is that makes them so great...

By Tom Jackson 20 Feb 2018

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