Africa Tech Summit London has announced its keynote address and speaker line up for the event bringing together technology leaders from across Africa and Europe, international investors, entrepreneurs and leading African start-ups.
This year’s visionary keynote address will be given by Erik Hersman, leading…Continue
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Cape Town – Digital has played a major role in the hotel business, driving direct bookings and repeat business.
Phillip Taylor, CEO and founder of Hospitality Plus, addressing delegates at the Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference (THINC Africa) in Cape Town, said three critical technologies had emerged over the past few years and enabled the business models that we know today – namely the cloud, social media and mobile capabilities.
“M-Pesa, launched from Kenya,…Continue
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We live in truly exciting times where smart technology is not only substantially altering the way we work, play, live, and interact with one another, but is also disrupting all industries, disciplines, economies, education, society, the public sector, and entire systems at an…Continue
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Road infrastructure in Africa is essential to all industries in the region. We can’t underestimate the importance of having working roads. Unfortunately, Africa suffers enormously throughout the continent from terrible road conditions. This is part of a genuine issue of lacking infrastructure. There are however steps various countries can take to try fix this.
The most popular industry for…Continue
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The Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa and following the success of last years Awards which celebrated 10 winners from over 200 entries across 21 countries, applications are …Continue
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Employees are the backbone of any organisation. Therefore, hiring the right employee is a vital process for the company. It is not easy task to hire the right person for the right position, not to forget the fact that it is a time consuming matter. This problem can be solved by hiring a recruitment agency. There are many recruitment agencies in South Africa that will help you to find the suitable employee for your company. This…Continue
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Normally, most of us would research a place inside out if we were to go on a trip somewhere. One does everything within their means to find out as much about a place as they can—be it the internet, travel magazines or the TLC. Everything about a certain place—its architectural marvels, its museums, its art, parks, shopping malls and everything else that is there. Some people also care to get…Continue
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The Africa Tech Summit London will host technology leaders from across Africa and Europe, international investors, entrepreneurs and leading African start-ups for an exclusive, invitation only, one-day conference to discuss the technology landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Added by Andrew Fassnidge on July 21, 2016 at 13:34 — No Comments
In 2016, global eCommerce sales are expected to reach just shy of $2 trillion; Africa represents only about 2% of this. What is driving the eCommerce environment in Africa however, is the continuing rise of mobile connectivity and the rapid development of FinTech products. Just over 80% of African adults do not have access to traditional banking, yet the continent boasts more than 220 million registered…Continue
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As millions more Africans come online to connect & conduct commerce, predominantly via mobile Ringier Africa and One Africa Media (OAM) have agreed to merge their pan-African Classifieds assets to create and grow…Continue
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Jason Njoku’s objective has always been to ‘lead viewers to content they’ll love’ and he has achieved this by opening up Nollywood to the world, through his extensive content digitisation project, iROKO.
Lauded by international commentators as the ‘Netflix of…Continue
Added by Andrew Fassnidge on May 10, 2016 at 16:41 — No Comments
When Change Lives Now opened its doors three hundred and sixty five days ago it joined an elite group of Crowdfunding websites in South Africa. It was definitely not the first and will not be the last. It was however, unique.
Change Lives Now based its strategy on helping communities and people in need, in South Africa. Specific focus was toward Non Profit Organisations however, not limited to them. It proved to be an excellent…Continue
Added by Jason Grieve on May 2, 2016 at 10:08 — No Comments
The Financial Services Industry is getting a much-needed shake up
If you drive through the centre of Kraaifontein and head into the township, it's hard to miss Isaia Mpeoa. Isaia is a friendly face in the neighbourhood and well-liked by all. A pastor at the nearby church, he's a man of God - but also a businessman. "I'm not just a pastor. Words are not enough on their own. I'm a pastor that does business too."
Isaia recently opened his own IMB…Continue
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Data traffic is expected to see an almost ten-fold increase by 2019, due to the growing range of new services and applications. However, while the GSMA Sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Economy 2015 report projects that …Continue
The 2016 eCommerce Africa Confex took place on the 17th and 18th at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
The conference and exhibition, which doubled in size from the inaugural edition in 2015 kicked off in the auditorium where advisory panellist; Emilian Popa discussed where the top smart money VCs are investing in eCommerce. “The total amount of growth funding globally is $12 billion, but only $200 million is invested in tech start-ups in Africa, so the continent is…Continue
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Innotribe opens its Startup Challenge for Africa and is looking for the best startups to showcase their products during SWIFT’s African Regional Conference in Mauritius in May. Apply now!
On January 25th, Innotribe - the SWIFT innovation brand - opened the applications for…Continue
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Virtual reality is a major focus at Mobile World Congress 2016 with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg making a surprise appearance at Samsung’s press conference talking up progress in virtual reality and to promote VR in the future as “the most social platform” reports …Continue
Added by Andrew Fassnidge on February 23, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments
Being an entrepreneur or small-business owner can be a lonely place; so getting to interact with other like-minded individuals, and being exposed to business opportunities, can be challenging. Here are a few things you should know about building your business relationships:
While we focus on our personal relationships in the month of love, many business owners forget that their business relationships also need nurturing to ensure success. One of the best ways to do this is through…Continue
Mobile innovators have just one week left to submit their entries for the West Africa Mobile Awards, with winners announced at an awards party on April 21st in Lagos, Nigeria.
The West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS), the first truly West African technology awards targeting the leading…Continue
Added by Andrew Fassnidge on February 19, 2016 at 11:53 — No Comments
Last year was already a very good year for South African startups in terms of funding, with businesses from the country proving the most attractive to investors.
According to the findings of the Disrupt Africa African Tech Startups Funding Report 2015, 36 per cent of African startups that raised funding in 2015 were based in South Africa, with companies taking home in excess of US$54.5 million over the…Continue
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