Coding school WeThinkCode_ and female entrepreneur network OYA Venture are bringing the world's largest startup competition, focusing on women and technology, to South Africa. She Loves Tech, which was started in 2013 by Lean In China in Beijing has quickly spread to over 14 cities across the world. This year...
What is digital transformation? Simply put, it’s leveraging digital business, which Gartner defines to be the creation of new business designs by blurring the digital and physical worlds, to reach goals that could not be reached earlier, faster, or cheaper, otherwise. It is a journey that started with the rise...
Mastercard and digital service provider Kifiya have partnered to introduce a  digital solution that will ultimately allow citizens to pay for all bills in one location in Ethiopia. The partnership will impact millions of Ethiopian citizens living abroad, as well as those living in the East African country. The digital...
The introduction of the fourth industrial revolution has already been transforming the education sector over the past two decades, with technology allowing students to access education from anywhere at any time. This, however, has been fast-tracked due to the impact of COVID-19, with institutions having to close their doors to...
One of the world’s largest powership firms, Karpowership has submitted a proposal to South Africa. This new plan seeks to effectively “plug” the power deficit the country is facing, upwards of 3,000MW, Reuters reports. “We have made a submission to the department as of last Friday and they received information...
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are two of the most talked about technologies today. They are predicted to achieve miraculous things and remarkable shifts in how healthcare is managed and delivered. However, the reality today is not quite the hyped up ideas of robot surgeons and virtual nurses....
Following a successful 2021 event, the next edition of Digital Retail Africa will take place online on the 26th of January 2022. With the global pandemic acting as an accelerant, digital transformation across retail verticals has gained new momentum, seeing rapid adoption of digital technology within the sector. According to a...
A majority of Africans in Sub-Saharan do not trust online shopping sites, this is according to a recent GeoPoll survey conducted in 5 African countries; Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana on online shopping following a Black Friday frenzy seen in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. According to a...
Belt tightening has become common practice for anxious South African consumers who have, again, been accosted with warnings of steep food price increases. The situation is grim for homes but the bigger threat of food insecurity is lurking in the shadows. When responding to food price increases, households adjust their...
The digital money market is known for its outrageous instability, with financial backers encountering gains and misfortunes around the same time at times. What causes the cost and unpredictability of digital currencies is an inquiry that numerous financial backers have. A significant number of the components that drive the value...
Nigeria's United Bank for Africa (UBA), and Cellulant, a leading Pan-African payments company, have announced a partnership that will extend payment services for merchants and consumers across 19 key African countries in which UBA operates. These countries include Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, the Republic of Benin,...
TerraPay, a mobile international payment network, has announced that it has partnered with MoneyTrans, a leading Money Transfer company established in Europe and Africa as well as Paga, Nigeria’s pioneering payments and financial services company, to launch cross-border remittances from Spain to mobile wallets in Nigeria. Nigerians in Spain can...
The chief executive officer of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah has revealed that the company's integrated and interconnected ecosystem across its 23 markets in Africa has helped to build a solid foundation for the company in Nigeria and across Africa. "We built one integrated, inter-connected ecosystem that captures most of the...
Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) and Liquid Telecom have agreed to enter into a joint venture. The agreement will see BPC lease excess optical fibres from its network to Liquid Telecom, creating a new telecoms network provider with extensive reach across Botswana. The agreement was signed by Jacob Raleru, CEO at BPC,...
FinTech company, Bridgement offers invoice financing to SMEs in a record time of 2.5-hours. Bridgement's speed is due to its use of machine learning for credit analysis and decision making. "When money is needed quickly - to cover salaries or pay suppliers between receiving payments from slow-paying clients - the...
Virtual reality technology makes a lot of sense for online retailers but better customer understanding is needed to make it more than a curiosity Online retailers have led the charge when it comes to the early adoption of technology to enable better customer experience. However, despite a growing appetite for...
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