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AgriTech in Africa

27 October 2020 Agriculture in Africa has a massive social and economic footprint. According to McKinsey, more than 60% of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is smallholder farmers, and about 23%

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Travel Tech in the age of COVID

Travel Tech in the age of COVID

25 August 2020   In 2018 tourism was booming in Africa – the sector grew by 9% compared to the previous year. But in 2019, that growth had dropped to 4%,

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The rise of e-commerce in Africa

The rise of e-commerce in Africa

28 July 2020   The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed consumer behaviour across the globe. One such change has been the increase in the number and value of online purchases for

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Impact Investing

Impact Investing

30 June 2020   Impact investments are investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investments target a range of

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Sports Tech in the age of COVID-19

Sports Tech in the age of COVID-19

26 May 2020   The sports industry has been among the hardest hit sectors with virtually all major sports leagues on an indefinite hiatus, as a result of COVID-19 and

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The VC gender gap

The VC gender gap

17 March 2020   The number of women founders and co-founders in Africa is on the rise, according to research by Venture Capital for Africa. In 2019 women entrepreneurs made

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Coronavirus and Technology

Coronavirus and Technology

10 March 2020   The sudden emergence and rapid spread of a novel coronavirus, now called Covid-19, is a reminder of the power of infectious diseases. It also offers insights

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Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

03 March 2020   Evolution ensures that a species survives the changing conditions in the world. Similarly, digital evolution ensures that a business can navigate all technological changes happening across

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Civic Tech in Africa

Civic Tech in Africa

25 February 2020   Civic technology or civic tech is deployed to enhance the relationship between people and government, by giving people more of a voice to participate in public decision

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The gig economy and unemployment

The gig economy and unemployment

18 February 2020   The gig economy is a free market system where organisations and independent workers engage in short-term work arrangements. The word “gig” refers to the transient nature of the

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