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Property is still a sound investment in SA, provided you take the right approach
Property is still a sound investment in SA, provided you take the right approachArticle

Property has traditionally been one of the safest forms of investment, offering stable long-term returns...

Hugo Venter 13 Feb 2020

Property is still a sound investment in SA, provided you take the right approach
Property is still a sound investment in SA, provided you take the right approachArticle

Property has traditionally been one of the safest forms of investment, offering stable long-term returns. But with South African residential property prices in decline, a sluggish economy, and fears around expropriation without compensation, it may not feel as sound as it once did...

Hugo Venter 23 Jan 2020

Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa
Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in AfricaArticle

In the face of an immensely challenging digital skills gap on the continent, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, head of brand and reputation at Google Africa, remains optimistic...

Sindy Peters 2 Dec 2019

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

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

Sindy Peters 26 Nov 2019

Video Exchange Africa, AfricaCom Panel (L-R): Siddhartha Roy, Cees van Versendaal, Russell Southwood, Ryan Solovei.
#AfricaCom: The many VOD marketsArticle

Video on Demand in Africa is hampered by high data costs and driven by consumer behaviour change...

Louise Marsland 25 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Searching for the next 'M-Pesa unicorn', skilling Generation Disrupted
#AfricaCom: Searching for the next 'M-Pesa unicorn', skilling Generation DisruptedArticle

An all-female AfricaCom panel discussed the fact that the backbone of a truly digital economy is hyper-connectivity. While M-Pesa is still celebrated a decade after it disrupted the way money works on the continent forever, digital inclusion remains a problem. How do we scale innovation, yet leave no-one behind?

Leigh Andrews 22 Nov 2019

Richard Monday: Opera Software, Vice President Africa [Live from #AfricaCom2019]
Richard Monday: Opera Software, Vice President Africa [Live from #AfricaCom2019]Audio

Richard Monday, Opera Software, Vice President Africa, chats with Rutendo Nyamuda at the 2019 AfricaCom conference & trade expo in Cape Town.

22 Nov 2019

Lebogang Mokgabudi: African Women in FinTech & Payments, Board Member [Live from #AfricaCom2019]
Lebogang Mokgabudi: African Women in FinTech & Payments, Board Member [Live from #AfricaCom2019]Audio

Lebogang Mokgabudi chats with Rutendo Nyamuda at the 2019 AfricaCom conference & trade expo in Cape Town.

21 Nov 2019

Jaime Ondarza: Warner Media [Live from #AfricaCom2019]
Jaime Ondarza: Warner Media [Live from #AfricaCom2019]Audio

Jaime Ondarza, Warner Media SVP Southern Europe & Africa, chats with Rutendo Nyamuda at the 2019 AfricaCom conference & trade expo in Cape Town.

21 Nov 2019

John Ugbe.
#AfricaCom: TV content future will be shaped by OTTArticle

OTT has disrupted the way we experience content: visually, auditory and in several other ways...

Louise Marsland 20 Nov 2019

Bryan Habana: Chief Relationship Officer Retroactive Agency [Live from #AfricaCom2019]
Bryan Habana: Chief Relationship Officer Retroactive Agency [Live from #AfricaCom2019]Audio

Bryan Habana, former Springbok and Chief Relationship Officer at Retroactive Agency, talks tech with Rutendo Nyamuda at the 2019 AfricaCom conference & trade expo in Cape Town.

19 Nov 2019

Lux Maharaj: Director: Africa Sales at Parallel Wireless [Live from #AfricaCom2019]
Lux Maharaj: Director: Africa Sales at Parallel Wireless [Live from #AfricaCom2019]Audio

Lux Maharaj, Director of Africa Sales at Parallel Wireless, talks Open RAN with Rutendo Nyamuda at the 2019 AfricaCom conference & trade expo in Cape Town.

19 Nov 2019

Tom Cuthell: Portfolio Director AfricaCom [Live from #AfricaCom2019]
Tom Cuthell: Portfolio Director AfricaCom [Live from #AfricaCom2019]Audio

Tom Cuthell, portfolio director of AfricaCom and AfricaTech, chats to Rutendo Nyamuda at the 2019 AfricaCom conference & trade expo in Cape Town.

18 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom2019: Navigating Africa
#AfricaCom2019: Navigating AfricaGallery

#Africacom: The iconic shape of Africa turned out to be the unsung hero of the recent Africacom and AfricaTech trade events, which took place from 12-14 November, 2019. The twin events saw stakeholders in telecoms, data, technology, connectivity infrastructure, AI, Fintech and IoT converge on Cape Town's CTICC to learn, network and do business.

18 Nov 2019

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

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...

Sindy Peters 15 Nov 2019

Professor Hanlie Smuts
#AfricaCom: Beyond fintech, where humans and technology meetArticle

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

Nicci Botha 15 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom2019: AfricaCom Awards announces winners
#AfricaCom2019: AfricaCom Awards announces winnersVideo

The 12th Annual AfricaCom Awards was held at The Lookout in Cape Town. Presented by former Springbok Bryan Habana, the awards celebrated the achievements of the best companies, solutions, products and personalities improving connectivity and driving Africa towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Check out all the winners here.

15 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom2019: Highlights from day 3
#AfricaCom2019: Highlights from day 3Video

The 2019 AfricaCom is officially done and dusted! The three-day event was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, this past week.

Held annually, the technology and telecommunications event focuses on connectivity infrastructure, disruptive technologies, digital services and ICT strategy in the African context.

15 Nov 2019

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

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...

Leigh Andrews 14 Nov 2019

All the AfricaCom winners. Image supplied.
All the 2019 AfricaCom Awards winners!Article

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

#AfricaCom2019: Highlights from day 2
#AfricaCom2019: Highlights from day 2Video

The 2019 AfricaCom is currently on at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in the Western Cape. The technology and telecommunications event focuses on connectivity infrastructure, disruptive technologies, digital services and ICT strategy in the African context.

14 Nov 2019

Frank Hester, CEO, TPP Healthcare
#AfricaCom: AI's role in combatting inequalities in healthcareArticle

Globally, the challenge of any healthcare system is to deliver consistent services across the board, whether it's in a big city or a rural setting...

Nicci Botha 14 Nov 2019

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Deal for Congo DTH-OTT deliveryArticle

A first for the African continent, Orao Telecom Congo joined Eutelsat CIRRUS for distribution of hybrid satellite channels / OTT from Eutelsat...

13 Nov 2019

Pieter de Villiers, co-founder and CEO, Clickatell
#AfricaCom: Chat commerce leapfrogs in AfricaArticle

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

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment at the MultiChoice Group, presenting the final keynote session of the second day of AfricaCom 2019.
#AfricaCom: Why "African time" is now for African storytelling, by AfricansArticle

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...

Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom2019: Highlights from day 1
#AfricaCom2019: Highlights from day 1Video

The 2019 AfricaCom is currently on at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in the Western Cape. The technology and telecommunications event focuses on connectivity infrastructure, disruptive technologies, digital services and ICT strategy in the African context.

13 Nov 2019

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#AfricaCom: Future of digital financial services in AfricaArticle

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

Nicci Botha 12 Nov 2019

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

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...

Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

Scanlan presenting at AfricaCom 2019.
#AfricaCom: How to accelerate digital transformation to 5G the right wayArticle

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...

Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

SA taking steps towards a 4IR economy
SA taking steps towards a 4IR economyArticle

Ahead of AfricaCom this week, Janet MacKenzie, partner at Baker McKenzie, Johannesburg, has lauded the recent positive steps taken by SA's Government to resolve the challenges that affect the country's ability to implement high-end, 4IR technology and infrastructure...

11 Nov 2019

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African mobile operators must harness digital contentArticle

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
Shortlist announced for AfricaCom Awards 2019Article

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

La French Tech brought to you once again at Africacom 2019
La French Tech brought to you once again at Africacom 2019Article

Once again, Cape Town will host the largest telecommunications event on the African continent: AfricaCom. The three-day show will take place at the CTICC from 12 to 14 November...

Issued by Business France 4 Nov 2019

The future of work - Are robots the key to reducing unemployment?
The future of work - Are robots the key to reducing unemployment?Article

With the rise of robots, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), the employees of today are in panic mode about the state of their future career prospects. Will they have a job in 20 years' time... 10 years' time... or even next year?..

Issued by Ole!Connect 1 Nov 2019

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The digital dash for AfricaArticle

There are three weeks to go to AfricaCom 2019, Africa's biggest technology conference and expo...

25 Oct 2019

A sustainable AfricaCom 2019
A sustainable AfricaCom 2019Article

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

26 Sep 2019

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Video Exchange Africa at AfricaCom 2019Article

Great content, innovative tech and commercial sustainability drive the new media space in Africa...

20 Sep 2019

William Shatner to appear at Comic Con Africa 2019
William Shatner to appear at Comic Con Africa 2019Article

Emmy Award winner, actor, author, producer, director, and singer William Shatner is set to make an appearance at this year's Comic Con Africa in September...

15 Jul 2019

Registration opens for AfricaCom 2019
Registration opens for AfricaCom 2019Article

Registration opens for AfricaCom 2019...

9 Jul 2019

AfricaCom evolves with new AfricaTech event
AfricaCom evolves with new AfricaTech eventArticle

AfricaCom has introduced AfricaTech, a new event brand dedicated to propelling Africa towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

19 Mar 2019

Scaling e-commerce in Africa
Scaling e-commerce in AfricaArticle

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...

Dean McCoubrey 13 Feb 2019

Africa Video Forum, AfricaCom 2018.
#AfricaCom: 'Don't die with your idea'Article

The Africa Video Forum at #AfricaCom 2018, this year grappled with funding models for original content on the continent and the disruption that mobile brings...

Louise Marsland 23 Nov 2018

For a digital Africa - UNISOC and its partners showcased diversified and innovative products at 2018 AfricaCom
For a digital Africa - UNISOC and its partners showcased diversified and innovative products at 2018 AfricaComArticle

UNISOC and its partners attended this year's AfricaCom exhibition and showed off several mobile communications and IoT solutions on site...

Issued by UNISOC 16 Nov 2018

Think the world's connected? Think again. A slide from BRCK's AfricaCom 2020 session.
#FairnessFirst: How Africa's digital divide is being diminished, one innovation at a timeArticle

The final two sessions of the 2020 track of AfricaCom - focused on how the 'smart feature phone' will revolutionise the digital landscape in Africa and what will happen when 1bn Africans are connected to the internet...

Leigh Andrews 16 Nov 2018

Social media steals the power from telecoms operators
Social media steals the power from telecoms operatorsArticle

The non-stop growth of social media is threatening the future of African telecoms operators...

15 Nov 2018

All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners
All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winnersArticle

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event in Cape Town...

15 Nov 2018

#AfricaCom2018: How to leapfrog when improving customer experience
#AfricaCom2018: How to leapfrog when improving customer experienceArticle

On the second day of AfricaCom 2018, Indranil Das, VP and head of Ericsson digital services for EMEA explained the importance of asking if the customer experience exceeds the customer expectation...

Leigh Andrews 14 Nov 2018

#Africacom2018: Changing the telco strategy for 4IR
#Africacom2018: Changing the telco strategy for 4IRArticle

In order for Africa to leap into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, industry players must re-calibrate their telco strategy...

Evan-Lee Courie 13 Nov 2018

#Africacom2018: What's really chewing up your data
#Africacom2018: What's really chewing up your dataArticle

"I never subscribed for that, now all my data is gone!" It's a common call centre complaint, and also the basis of a highlight of the AfricaCom 20/20 track: The keynote address by Dimitris Maniatis, head of Secure-D at Upstream, who revealed the scary reality of smartphone data fraud...

Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2018

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