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Kenya Gets Sixth Submarine Internet Cable Worth $400-Million

On Tuesday, Kenya launched its sixth submarine internet cable worth $400-million to offer high speed, lower latency, and broader bandwidth. According to Business Daily, the cable will connect Africa to France and Pakistan through the Europe-Asia route, providing direct connectivity...

Why Digitisation is Key to Rescue SA’s Water Infrastructure

South Africa’s water system is in trouble. In the 2020/21 financial year alone, there were over 55,800 pipe bursts, over a third of reservoirs have supply problems, and years of underfunding of infrastructure replacement and maintenance have drastically reduced the...

How Digitisation Can Lead to Real Change in Africa’s Competition Laws

Digitisation has ushered in an era of hyper-connectivity, marked by disruptive digital platforms that operate on a global scale. A recent Baker McKenzie report - Competition in the Digital Economy - an African Perspective - shows that, in Africa, this...

Cybersecurity Should Be a Top Priority for Africa’s Digital Transformation

Cloud adoption in South Africa and many other African countries is accelerating, helped along by the COVID-19 workplace disruption, and the need to reduce costs, manage risk and scale, and become more competitive. There are many drivers behind digital transformation...

Why Technology Needs to Be Harnessed for Africa to Recover from the Pandemic

Despite the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on African economies, there is no doubt that the continent has the potential to recover given the fact that with a large youth population it promises to be a major...

Top 4 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. This week in African tech - Lockdown Level 4 in South Africa implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 Delta,...

Should African Governments Digitise to be Innovative, Inclusive and Resilient?

It’s been said before, but it bears repeating – the COVID-19 pandemic offers Africa the chance to leapfrog development through digitisation, and potentially position itself as a global digital powerhouse. And while the private sector has an important role to...

Why Access to Technology is Critical for Farmers in Africa

The African continent is home to an estimated 65% of the world’s uncultivated arable land, an abundance of fresh water and about 300 days of sunshine each year, according to the World Economic Forum. However, the reality is that...

Digital Transformation is not just about Technology, it’s about the Experience

While many businesses were on the road to Digital Transformation (DX), there is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated these strategies and projects. ‘Nice to have’ technology became ‘must-have’ practically overnight, and the entire business model had to...

Unlocking the Potential of Digital Transformation at DTC2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business cannot be underestimated. It has forced organisations to reconsider supply networks, product launches and employee well-being — all the while accelerating the speed at which digital tools or processes need to...
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Ericsson & MTN Collaborate for Digital Skills & Sustainability

Ericsson and MTN Group have unveiled a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 in...
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