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#StartupStory: David Phume, an African technologist on a mission
#StartupStory: David Phume, an African technologist on a missionArticle

David Phume was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. The charismatic creative and tech entrepreneur, who hails from Bryanston, Johannesburg, has never been afraid to dream big...

Evan-Lee Courie 29 May 2020

Technology is Africa's biggest undiscovered gold mine
Technology is Africa's biggest undiscovered gold mineArticle

Technology has the potential to fundamentally transform societies. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and broadband are becoming central to the societal developments around the world...

Donald Waigumbulizi 22 May 2020

4 strategic priorities for African telco operators in 2020
4 strategic priorities for African telco operators in 2020Article

African telco operators face a landmark five-year period as they strive to reimagine their business models and build new capabilities that will ensure their future success...

Samantha Naidoo 3 Mar 2020

HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in Africa
HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in AfricaArticle

Elisabeth Moreno, vice president and managing director of HP Africa, elaborates on HP's efforts in cultivating entrepreneurship and women empowerment through technology...

Imran Salie 13 Feb 2020

HP's plan to bridge gap between tech, education and Africa's hidden talent
HP's plan to bridge gap between tech, education and Africa's hidden talentArticle

Elisabeth Moreno, vice president and managing director of HP Africa, offers insight into how technology and education can help economic growth in Africa...

Imran Salie 6 Feb 2020

Emerging technologies are opening up opportunities in Africa
Emerging technologies are opening up opportunities in AfricaArticle

The world as we know it is becoming more digital than ever, and this is just the beginning. Emerging technologies are opening up new opportunities...

Nicolas Blixell 5 Feb 2020

Eric Croeser
Smart mining is the key to competitivenessArticle

Smarter mining, embracing the total value chain and finding solutions to the new realities that the industry faces, holds the key to remaining competitive in a fiercely contested marketplace...

Eric Croeser 9 Dec 2019

Why Africa hasn't had its real leapfrog moment yet
Why Africa hasn't had its real leapfrog moment yetArticle

The leapfrog theory is attractive. In the words of the Financial Times, it's "a quick jump in economic development by harnessing technological innovation."...

Andries Brink 18 Nov 2019

TBWA\ Africa Conference 2019
TBWA\ Africa Conference 2019Article

TBWA\ recently hosted its annual #TBWAAfricaConference, bringing together 47 offices from 28 markets across the continent...

Issued by TBWA 6 Nov 2019

TBWA\ Africa Conference 2019
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TBWA\ recently hosted its annual Africa Conference which attracts industry leaders from its agencies across the continent. The TBWA\ African collective comprises of 47 offices in 28 markets, who gathered under the theme of #DISRUPT to share insights on techniques and trends, including strategic collaboration, to explore creativity as a growth engine and to analyse innovative approaches in disciplines such as 4IR and technology in Africa. "We plan to maintain momentum into 2020. Affiliates are building volumes by providing more services in each market while exploring cross-border opportunities," says Graham Cruikshanks, Director of Africa Operations.

Issued by TBWA 4 Nov 2019

Research reveals impact of tech investment and business growth
Research reveals impact of tech investment and business growthArticle

A new research survey on Future Systems from Accenture sheds important light on the enormous impact that technology investment and adoption have on a company...

30 Oct 2019

TBWA\ Africa Conference to be held in Johannesburg
TBWA\ Africa Conference to be held in JohannesburgArticle

The TBWA\ Africa Conference is an annual three-day event that attracts industry leaders from across Africa to strengthen growth at agencies across the collective, by sharing insights on creative techniques and trends...

Issued by TBWA 21 Oct 2019

Africa's informal sector can contribute to the formal economy
Africa's informal sector can contribute to the formal economyArticle

Africa has a thriving informal sector, but governments are constrained when it comes to regulating this sector so that it can contribute to the formal economy...

Laurent Lamothe 18 Oct 2019

Murendeni Mafumo speaking at the SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019. Image supplied.
#SingularityUSouthAfrica2019: The future of water collection, purification and distributionArticle

What is the future of cities? And what is the future of water collection, purification and distribution?...

17 Oct 2019

City of Cape Town partners with Africa Tech Week
City of Cape Town partners with Africa Tech WeekArticle

Africa Tech Week will bring together entrepreneurs, investors and leaders of the tech world to equip them and their organisations with the tools necessary to excel in twenty-first century business...

Issued by Topco Media 30 Jul 2019

What's on at the 2019 Fak'ugesi Digital Innovation Festival
What's on at the 2019 Fak'ugesi Digital Innovation FestivalArticle

The 2019 Fak'ugesi Digital Innovation Festival will be held at Wits University's Tshimologong Innovation Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg from 30 August to 8 September 2019...

2 Jul 2019

Transforming the African collective
Transforming the African collectiveArticle

Technology has transformed the collaborative capabilities of African business...

Chris Ogden 11 Jun 2019

Africa needs effective ICT policies to enhance competitiveness
Africa needs effective ICT policies to enhance competitivenessArticle

It is crucial for African organisations and governments to understand the dynamic and significant role that information and communication technologies play in enhancing competitiveness...

11 Jun 2019

Aerobotics named Best Tech Company of the Year 2019
Aerobotics named Best Tech Company of the Year 2019Article

The award recognises the technological achievements of a company's sound strategy, which ensures the successful delivery of its commercial advantages and shareholder value...

11 Mar 2019

Inaugural Africa Tech Week set for March 2019
Inaugural Africa Tech Week set for March 2019Article

The inaugural Africa Tech Week, taking place in Cape Town from 4-5 March 2019 is set to become the largest annual tech conference in Africa...

29 Jan 2019

The Future Systems of tomorrow
The Future Systems of tomorrowArticle

The world of enterprise IT is experiencing a seismic shift that is both technical and cultural, according to a new report on "Future Systems" from Accenture...

16 Jan 2019

Africa's Tech Revolution
Africa's Tech RevolutionArticle

According to Euromonitor's Africa Rising report, by 2030 Africa will have 16% of the world's internet users, which is a growth of 260% from 2017...

raymond chimhandamba 7 Dec 2018

Africa and the digital tourism opportunity
Africa and the digital tourism opportunityArticle

Digital tourism in Africa contributed almost 3% to the South African GDP in 2016 and provided jobs to more than 686,000 people, as such, tourism means big business...

7 Sep 2018

#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa
#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in AfricaArticle

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

Greg Morris 8 May 2018

African tech and telecom sector to thrive in 2018/19
African tech and telecom sector to thrive in 2018/19Article

M&A activity in the technology and telecommunication sectors in Africa and the Middle East will more than quadruple in 2018, from 2017...

16 Mar 2018

Digital revolution holds bright promises for Africa
Digital revolution holds bright promises for AfricaArticle

Turning a digital divide into dividends will require effort in Africa, but the rewards are great...

Eleni Mourdoukoutas 13 Feb 2018

Lee Naik
Technology in Africa: A guide for the year aheadArticle

Many would say that in this age of exponential technology acceleration, a start-of-the-year tech trends report is rapidly becoming an exercise in futility. But don't believe them...

Lee Naik 24 Jan 2018

MTN, Ericsson trial 5G technology in Africa
MTN, Ericsson trial 5G technology in AfricaArticle

Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at AfricaCom 2017, MTN and Ericsson have announced the first 5G technology and applications trial in Africa...

9 Jan 2018

African solutions urgently sought for agricultural revolution
African solutions urgently sought for agricultural revolutionArticle

GMO technology could kick-start "an agricultural revolution" in Africa, but the continent's failure to invest in agriculture could create an opportunity for companies such as Monsanto, Bayer and others...

Hans Wetzels 3 Jan 2018

Next Einstein Forum selects next group of science, tech ambassadors
Next Einstein Forum selects next group of science, tech ambassadorsArticle

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) recently announced its second ambassadors class, 45 scientists and tech champions across Africa, who are solving Africa's and the rest of the world's challenges...

26 Dec 2017

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Off-grid power goes mainstream for financingArticle

Since a large portion of Africa's population lives in remote areas, receiving power from the grid could still be decades away...

13 Dec 2017

Handy smartphone for hotels: A revolutionary hospitality IoT solution
Handy smartphone for hotels: A revolutionary hospitality IoT solutionArticle

Tink Labs Limited officially launched the Handy smartphone, a suite of tools and call-to-action functions that reshapes the way hotels engage, communicate and cater to guests and their modern travel needs...

6 Dec 2017

Meet Africa's startup stars
Meet Africa's startup starsArticle

Meet the startups pitching at Seedstars Africa, 12-14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique...

20 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa
#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in AfricaArticle

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine, shared some thoughts on how innovation is better in Africa at AfricaCom 2017. He highlighted some specific innovations to illustrate how the continent is leapfrogging into the future... (video)

Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

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2017-2019 Next Einstein Forum fellows announcedArticle

Sixteen scientists solving Africa's and the world's challenges have been announced as part of the Next Einstein Forum's (NEF) second fellows class...

18 Sep 2017

2017 Fak'ugesi Festival themed ‘Brave tech hearts beat as one'
2017 Fak'ugesi Festival themed ‘Brave tech hearts beat as one'Article

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will once again be a celebration of technology, creativity, collaboration, and innovation from across the African continent...

2 Aug 2017

CUT inaugurates new vice-chancellor and principal
CUT inaugurates new vice-chancellor and principalArticle

On 30 June 2017, the Central University of Technology (CUT) Free State inaugurated Professor Henk ‘Motsumi' de Jager as the newly appointed vice-chancellor and principal for the next five years...

5 Jul 2017

The internet of everything water
The internet of everything waterArticle

Imagine a world where your spice cabinet reminds you to buy salt, or your cell phone sends a text message about the amount of water left in your water tank...

Ihuoma Atanga 28 Jun 2017

The changing face of African construction
The changing face of African constructionArticle

The latest digital construction trends will be presented at the Digital Construction Expo on 23-24 May, Gallagher Convention Center, Johannesburg...

Issued by BIM Institute 12 May 2017

Stefan de Bruin
Paratus Telecom appoints new group CFOArticle

Paratus Telecom, a privately-owned Pan African telecoms operator, has appointed Stefan de Bruin as its chief financial officer to help grow the business across the African continent...

6 Mar 2017

Nokia at Africa Com
#AfricaCom Nokia expands the human possibilities of technology in AfricaArticle

Nokia tailored its presence at AfricaCom 2016 to the African market to show how the connected world can enable new experiences in people's lives each day...

17 Nov 2016

MTN, Huawei launch smart water metering solution
MTN, Huawei launch smart water metering solutionArticle

MTN and Huawei have jointly launched the Smart Water Metering solution, "the first Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) solution in Africa"...

14 Nov 2016

Affluent Africans working on a sustainable growth plan for Africa
Affluent Africans working on a sustainable growth plan for AfricaArticle

The Ipsos Affluent Survey Africa maps the behaviour and media consumption of individuals within the top 15% in terms of income across seven African countries...

5 Aug 2016

Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival in Braamfontein in August
Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival in Braamfontein in AugustArticle

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will be held in the Tshimologong Precinct, previously Inc nightclub, at 47 Juta Street in Braamfontein, from 19 August to 3 September 2016...

21 Jul 2016

Naspers rides global web wave
Naspers rides global web waveArticle

With a history harking back to the apartheid era, South African media giant Naspers has evolved into the biggest company on the continent, with investments spanning the world...

7 Jul 2016

Innovation Africa 2016: Industry and government eagerly anticipate Africa's leading education and ICT summit
Innovation Africa 2016: Industry and government eagerly anticipate Africa's leading education and ICT summitArticle

More than 30 African countries will be represented at the Innovation Africa summit taking place in Kenya in September, allowing industry leaders and investors to engage in pre-scheduled meetings with ministers and officials...

Issued by AfricanBrains 17 Jun 2016

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Extensive roll out of mobile and online banking in AfricaArticle

Digital banking made easier, faster and safer for over 1 million clients across eight markets...

9 Jun 2016

#AfricaMonth: Tech as a tool for cultural evangelism
#AfricaMonth: Tech as a tool for cultural evangelismArticle

Observing that children in his community displayed a disinterest in their African culture, Adebayo Adegbembo - along with his team at Genii Games - created the Asa brand...

Lauren Hartzenberg 24 May 2016

NEF calls for new era in science and technology in Africa
NEF calls for new era in science and technology in AfricaArticle

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF)) has launched a global call for support...

4 Mar 2016

Record number of officials attending Innovation Africa 2015
Record number of officials attending Innovation Africa 2015Article

Education and ICT Ministers from a record-breaking 30 countries in Africa will be in attendance at this year's Innovation Africa Summit, taking place in Kampala, Uganda, from 30 September to 2 October...

Issued by African Brains 21 Aug 2015

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