Scaling e-commerce in Africa

At present, e-business in Africa remains a challenge. It may be better than it ever has been, but the truth is that lower literacy and internet penetration levels continue to limit the growth on the continent...

By Dean McCoubrey 13 Feb 2019

Ethiopia telecom privatisation leads new wave of deals for 2019

Ethio Telecom took a major step forward in its much-anticipated privatisation last month by pre-selecting six consultancies in partnership with the World Bank...

12 Feb 2019

Silent authentication: a seamless customer experience

In a world of increasing connectivity and digitisation, our interactions with devices and services demand highly secure identity authentication for access...

By Sherry Zameer 11 Feb 2019

To keep strategic customers, good governance is key

The principles of good governance are elementary to the success and long-term sustainability of all businesses...

11 Feb 2019

Gartner predicts increased adoption of mobile-centric biometric authentication

By 2022, Gartner predicts that 70% of organisations using biometric authentication for workforce access will implement it via smartphone apps...

11 Feb 2019

Startupbootcamp AfriTech 2019 applications now open

Startupbootcamp AfriTech's global FastTrack Tour for 2019 has been confirmed and the search for top-performing disruptive startups seeking solutions for positive change in Africa is now on...

8 Feb 2019

Defining the African digital reinvention

Digital transformation is an often-misunderstood concept - meaning different things to different people - as countries and companies redefine 'digital' for the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

7 Feb 2019

Q&A: Grant Hinds on being at the top of his game

The V&A Museum in London, England is currently showcasing an exhibition solely devoted to the contemporary art of video games and local gamer, Grant Hinds, is the only South African gamer to have a vlog featured in the exhibition...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 Feb 2019

LG appoints new president for MEA region

LG Electronics (LG) has appointed James Lee as its news president of the Middle East and Africa Region (MEA)...

5 Feb 2019

Why sustainable IT equates to sustainable business

Tech-fuelled innovation is providing business with new options to lower energy consumption...

By Xavier Nel 5 Feb 2019

Driving value in Africa's e-commerce landscape

Seven of the top ten fastest growing internet populations in the world are in Africa, and there is an 81% mobile penetration rate on the continent...

By Mike Higley 31 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust

Jessica Tennant reports back on Charles Stuart's analysis of the annual 'Entertainment Media Outlook: An African Perspective', specifically with regard to three key trends in the entertainment and media space...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2019

Five predictions for the future of smartphones

Innovation in smartphones seems to have hit a ceiling, with most manufacturers releasing new products that feel like incremental improvements ...

By Ernst Wittmann 30 Jan 2019

AI: Are we playing the waiting game?

90% of South African CEOs believe that AI will significantly change the way they do business in the next five years but what's stopping us now?

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Jan 2019

Mobile adspend expected to top TV across key markets

Mobile is currently the second-largest ad medium and will overtake TV this year if current growth rates are maintained...

24 Jan 2019

Fibre vs. satellite: What's best for SA's needs?

As South Africa is receiving the infrastructure necessary for fibre connectivity, the question that the average South African should be asking is: how does it compare to satellite...

23 Jan 2019

Liquid Telecom Zambia appoints first female CEO

Liquid Telecom has appointed Susan M'kandawire Mulikita as CEO of Liquid Telecom Zambia...

23 Jan 2019

Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019

Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance...

22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Payments, engagement, partnership - African retail trends for 2019

With two key retail periods - Black Friday and festive season - now behind us, retailers are looking for new ways to increase revenue, grow market share, and boost profits...

By Mark Schech 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The speed of culture

A lot happens in a year, and as our population and their access to the world and each other grows, our collective innovation and productivity will continue to grow exponentially, making each passing year increasingly dense with 'trends' and 'disruptions'...

By Yatish Narsi 22 Jan 2019

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