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#InnovationMonth: Changing agri-education in Africa as we know it
#InnovationMonth: Changing agri-education in Africa as we know it

"It's imperative upon the world to help 'switch on' Africa's mobile platforms and to assist in bringing focused education and platforms to Africa's youth in order to develop its potential..."

By Cari Coetzee 4 Sep 2017

Cheap data "vital for SA's future"
Cheap data "vital for SA's future"

South Africa would struggle to compete in the fourth industrial revolution if its data prices remained high...

By Nico Gouws 1 Sep 2017

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Nigeria's CowryWise launches digital savings platform

Nigerian fintech startup CowryWise has launched its savings platform, focused on making personal savings, asset and wealth management services available to everyone...

By Tom Jackson 1 Sep 2017

A vision for digital health at the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017
A vision for digital health at the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017

Digital breakthroughs are empowering healthcare organisations. How we adapt technology to the people who use it - patients, health insurers and providers - is going to define the future of health...

By Nivashini Narsiah 31 Aug 2017

Medsaf wins Nigeria round of Seedstars World
Medsaf wins Nigeria round of Seedstars World

E-health startup Medsaf has won the Nigeria round of Seedstars World...

29 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: Data is becoming the oil of consumer marketing

Leana Less, vice president of global connections and media at Coca-Cola, explores the benefits of agile marketing if done correctly at this year's Pamro conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Aug 2017

Nigerian neuroscientist Oshiorenoya Agabi
New leap for AI: computer chips that can smell

Nigerian neuroscientist Oshiorenoya Agabi may have found a way to solve one of life's puzzling dilemmas: how to make air travel pleasant again...

By Fran Blandy 29 Aug 2017

Harnessing big data in retail through analytics
Harnessing big data in retail through analytics

As retailers engage in omnichannel distribution, the amount of incoming data offers them an opportunity to understand consumer behaviour...

29 Aug 2017

How IoT will change the future of waste management in Africa
How IoT will change the future of waste management in Africa

Imagine your rubbish bin telling the municipal authorities when it is full and needs to be collected, and municipal waste collection operations being able to optimise their fleet fuel consumption according to this data thanks to predefined schedules...

By Nick Mannie 28 Aug 2017

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#HappyBirthday! Hashtag turns 10

The hashtag, the symbol attached to keywords to tag topics online, celebrates 10 years making social media just a bit more navigable...

25 Aug 2017

Africa's app-based taxis battle Uber over market share
Africa's app-based taxis battle Uber over market share

Uber's entry into the African continent, where it now operates in 15 major African cities, could be changing the transport narrative forever...

25 Aug 2017

Bruno Gutierres, Head of Airbus BizLabs
Aerospace accelerator Airbus Bizlab launches #Africa4Future challenge in Southern Africa

Global aerospace accelerator, Airbus Bizlab, is targeting Southern African startups with innovative ideas that will help define the future of aerospace business with the launch of the #Africa4Future challenge...

25 Aug 2017

Louise Steenekamp, director of energy & natural resources, Southern Africa, Wipro Limited
AI and the world of oil and gas

The way we power our world a decade from now may look quite different from today...

By Louise Steenekamp 25 Aug 2017

Google and Walmart team up to take on Amazon
Google and Walmart team up to take on Amazon

Walmart, the world's biggest retailer, and Google, the internet's predominant search engine, are teaming up in an attempt to challenge Amazon...

24 Aug 2017

Smart evolution of Africa's megacities will help address infrastructure challenges
Smart evolution of Africa's megacities will help address infrastructure challenges

Facing rapid growth and evolution in Africa's megacities, radical and effective urban management is needed...

24 Aug 2017

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Technology is not enough to create connected cities - here's why

The United Nations (UN) estimates that by 2050, 66% of the world's population will live in cities...

By Mike Cooray and Rikke Duus 24 Aug 2017

Quality of service a challenge in Ghana ICT market
Quality of service a challenge in Ghana ICT market

More consolidation on the cards for Ghanaian ICT market, says IDC...

24 Aug 2017

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Altron heads for the cloud and rest of Africa

Altron is targeting double-digit profit growth as it accelerates its strategy of focusing on the information technology space...

24 Aug 2017

Seedstars Ethiopia.
AI-powered language tool LangBot wins Seedstars Ethiopia

LangBot, a gamified and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered language teaching chatbot, has been named the winner of the Ethiopian leg of global early-stage startups competition Seedstars World...

By Tom Jackson 23 Aug 2017

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Firm unveils new app to boost agricultural yields

A simple-to-use farm management app to help farmers manage both the day-to-day activities of the farm and even the business-side of their operations...

By Nume Ekeghe 22 Aug 2017

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Taxi-hailing firm Little launches own virtual wallet

Safaricom-backed taxi-hailing platform Little has unveiled an electronic wallet to encourage riders using their taxis to pay for trips online...

By Annie Njanja 22 Aug 2017

Angola is emerging as a growing tech hub on the continent
Angola is emerging as a growing tech hub on the continent

An Angola-based internet exchange point (IXP) is now top-three in Africa, as Angola emerges as a growing tech hub on the continent...

22 Aug 2017

Contactless to account for over 50% of POS transactions globally by 2022
Contactless to account for over 50% of POS transactions globally by 2022

More than half (53%) of global transactions at POS (Point of Sale) will be contactless within five years, compared to just 15% this year...

22 Aug 2017

How this Senegalese fintech startup is going pan-African
How this Senegalese fintech startup is going pan-African

Fintech startup InTouch is a Senegalese company taking an unusual step by establishing a footprint across the continent...

By Tom Jackson 22 Aug 2017

#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design
#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design

Sven Schoof, head of customer experience at Spree, discusses how to empower customers to interact with your brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Aug 2017

Sneha Shah, MD of Thomson Reuters Africa
#GIL2017: How global volatility can benefit Africa

Not so long ago, people would have scoffed at the notion that the UK would be pulling out of the EU or that Donald Trump would be sitting in the Oval Office...

By Nicci Botha 21 Aug 2017

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Could Google become the dominant force in hospitality?

Will Google come to dominate the industry, leaving online travel agencies and others in its wake?

By Stuart Pallister 21 Aug 2017

Siri creator, Antoine Blondeau. Photo: AFP
AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

HONG KONG - It's 2050 and the world revolves around you...

21 Aug 2017

Youtap solutions aim to simplify mobile payments in Africa and Asia
Youtap solutions aim to simplify mobile payments in Africa and Asia

Youtap has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia...

21 Aug 2017

Africa's data revolution probed in UN-backed report
Africa's data revolution probed in UN-backed report

Limited capacity, investment and collaboration are among the challenges facing data communities working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa's Agenda 2063...

18 Aug 2017

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