Tag : africa

Entrepreneurship and economic development

19 November 2019   Happy Women’s Entrepreneurship Day! Reflecting on this day made us think of the entrepreneur’s role in our communities and most importantly in the overall growth of

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The importance of tech hubs

12 November 2019   According to a 2019 study conducted by AfriLabs and Briter Bridges, 643 technology hubs have been identified across Africa, up from 442 in 2018. The definition

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Clean technology in Africa

05 November 2019   Clean technology (cleantech), often used interchangeably with the term greentech, has emerged as an umbrella term encompassing the investment asset class, technology, and business sectors which

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Africa’s gig economy

29 October 2019   The gig economy also referred to as the “sharing economy” or “freelance economy” is a labour market characterised by freelance, flexible, on-demand work rather than the

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5G impact in Africa

22 October 2019   5G is the fifth generation of wireless communication standards, promising the fastest and most robust technologies the world has ever seen. Rich, complex information will be

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The African FinTech Opportunity

15 October 2019   The African technology ecosystem is relatively small by global standards, however when it is evaluated according to volumes and year over year expansion in VC, startup

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Incentivising African Innovation

08 October 2019   In economic terms, innovation describes the development and application of ideas and technologies that improve goods and services or make their production more efficient. There is

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E-commerce opportunities in Africa

24 September 2019   Africa has one of the most digitally connected populations on the planet, with 400 million internet users. It is the second-largest internet-user population after China. Internet-users create

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Smart cities and entrepreneurship

17 September 2019   Africa is undergoing impressive urban growth. The continent was one of the least urbanised in the world in 2014, however it is now demonstrating fast urbanisation

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Use of digital platforms in Africa

10 September 2019   A digital platform is the environment in which a piece of software is executed, it may be hardware, an operating system, web browser and associated application

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