MTN Group confirmed its support of the Youth Employment Service (YES) and has committed to the creation of 1000 jobs within the first year of the initiative. In March, President Cyril Ramaphosa launched YES, a business-led collaboration with government and labour which aims to empower one million young South Africans...
  Vanu, a provider of mobile communications solutions that allow mobile network operators to provide service in places that do not have network coverage, has announced VanuMaps, a mapping resource capable of detailing where connectivity is lacking and can be provided profitably throughout Africa, select countries in Asia and the...
It’s a familiar scene: The monthly sales management meeting began well enough, only to descend into claims and counter-claims about whose “data is better” – sales or finance? It’s one of many possible results of poor data governance, and it should never have come to this. Traditional BI governance fails After all,...
Digital Shadows, a digital risk management company, today revealed the findings of an in-depth study carried out by its team of multilingual analysts assessing the changing habits and tactics of organized credit card fraud gangs. It points to increased sophistication of a professional ecosystem as fraudsters seek to up-skill...
So, what is this “employer of record?” Basically, this is a corporate entity that’s been set up with a sole purpose of making it easy for multinationals to set up shop faster and do business more efficiently and conveniently in foreign countries. For more on global employer of record...
WISeKey International Holding Ltd, a cybersecurity and IoT solutions company, announced a collaboration with Microsoft aimed at facilitating the Rwanda Government Blockchain project as the country journeys to becoming more digitised. This solution incorporates WISeKey's identity management capabilities with Microsoft Azure Blockchain capabilities to enable secure transactions, digital authentication and...
Digital transformation and emerging technologies have been generating significant interest in Africa recently. Public and private sector organisations are finding the promises of job creation and economic growth difficult to ignore. But what are the possibilities for the Botswanan government and companies to embracing digital initiatives? With internet penetration in...
UNICEF is collaborating with the Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI) in the Office of the President, on a knowledge exchange partnership, around innovative Machine Learning techniques in Sierra Leone.​ ​A two-person team from the UNICEF’s Office of Innovation in New York joined DSTI in Sierra Leone to collaborate...
The world we live in today is barely recognisable from just 10 or even five years ago. As we react to the aftermath of significant political and economic change, organisations have been forced to accept long-term slower economic growth, creating new and innovative business models to survive and thrive. The...
AB de Villiers, the current South African ODI captain, has spent the last decade dominating for the Proteas on the field, with a style and flair which has earned him the title as the world number one ODI batsman. AB's on the field success has catapulted him into super-stardom...
JUMO announced today that they were accepted into Class 4 of the Google  Launchpad Accelerator. The Launchpad Accelerator targets growth-stage companies and invites them to their headquarters in Mountain View for work-shops and networking with the Silicon Valley eco-system. It is a 2-week leadership bootcamp in July is followed by...
African communities have always come-up with inventive solutions to local problems. Take Somalia as an example. The country is said to have one of the largest diaspora populations in the world. It has few commercial banks and relations with international creditors remain fro­zen due to debts incurred in the...
Facebook announced on Monday, 28 October 2019, that it will now let users choose to get personalised reminders about upcoming healthcare checkups and vaccinations. According to The Verge, the social media giants Preventive Health tool "focuses on getting people information about cancer screenings, heart checkups, and flu vaccines —...
In honour of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google is adding a long-overdue feature to its Maps app that puts details about a location's accessibility facilities front and centre. With the “Accessible Places” feature enabled, business and points of interest with wheelchair-accessible entrances are marked with a wheelchair icon along with...
As both local and global markets face constant and intricate business changes, relevant, reliable and secure Information Communication Technology (ICT) has become not only a dire need but also a prerequisite for success. To deliver an effective ICT strategy, one must take a view to the future and consider...
Every business leader today faces immense pressures of power and responsibility. All it takes is a few wrong decisions, or a dollop too much complacency, for disaster to land. Today this pressure is more poignant than ever. Change is in the air, only now it is happening at breakneck...
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