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#AfricaCom: Gender inequality continues to cost Africa billions of dollars each year

$95bn - this is the average annual loss in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2010 due to pervasive gender inequality in the continent's economic activities...

By Sindy Peters 27 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa

The next technological evolution is advancing at an exponential rate and by leaving out some on this journey, we allow the current societal divides and inequalities to deepen...

By Sindy Peters 15 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"

Dion Jerling, co-founder of Connect Earth was chair of the third and final day of AfricaCom 2019's keynote sessions. He said there had been closer to 17,000 attendees than predicted 15,000 and convened a panel discussion on getting user experience (UX) right...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Beyond fintech, where humans and technology meet

Fintech is the trailblazer for interactions between humans and tech, and learnings beyond that journey can be extended to agriculture, education and healthcare...

By Nicci Botha 15 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Why "African time" is now for African storytelling, by Africans

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment at the MultiChoice Group, presented the final keynote session of the second day of AfricaCom 2019. As "a South African who lives and breathes the African dream," she explains why they're retelling possibly the greatest African story of all time, with global appeal...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Nov 2019

All the 2019 AfricaCom Awards winners!

The 12th annual AfricaCom Awards recognised minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, South Africa's Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services with an inaugural Government Leadership Award...

14 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Chat commerce leapfrogs in Africa

Chat commerce and chat banking have revolutionised the way companies are serving their customers. Without having to invest in new architecture, companies are able to meet and engage with their clients on the platforms of their choice...

13 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Future of digital financial services in Africa

According to the World Economic Forum, there are 700m people using digital financial services globally, of which half are in Africa...

By Nicci Botha 12 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: How to accelerate digital transformation to 5G the right way

The 22nd edition of Africacom took place from 12 to 14 November 2019 at the CTICC in Cape Town. Chair for the first morning of Africacom's headline keynotes was Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff magazine, with Paul Scanlan, CTO of carrier business group at Huawei technologies, up first on all things 5G and even 'facial recognition' of fish...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

African mobile operators must harness digital content

Upstream will demonstrate at this year's AfricaCom how mobile operators in Africa can achieve a head start in addressing the industry's upcoming challenges...

8 Nov 2019

Shortlist announced for AfricaCom Awards 2019

The AfricaCom Awards, one of the global technology and telecommunications industry's most respected awards, has announced the current shortlist of nominees this year...

5 Nov 2019

A sustainable AfricaCom 2019

Skills development, learning spaces and the internet are what's needed for Africa's sustainable growth...

26 Sep 2019

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