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How Business Incubators Are Helping Entrepreneurs In Africa

Small & medium enterprises (SMEs) are the engine of economic growth in Africa, particularly when small businesses develop their potential to expand and contribute to job creation. According to the World Bank, formal SMEs contribute up to 40% of GDP in emerging economies, and this number is much higher when including informal businesses. The Brookings …

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How Business Continuity Management Can Help Mitigate The Effects Of Civil Unrest

The destructive riots in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have highlighted the importance of putting measures in place to ensure business operations can be maintained as far as possible Looting and destruction in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng cost South Africa an estimated R50-billion, according to the Presidency.  The week-long deadly violence came at a time when the country …

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NAPAfrica Internet Exchange Leads The Way For Internet Growth And Accessibility In Africa

NAPAfrica throughput extends beyond the 2Tbps milestone as the exchange delivers strong growth driven by a dynamic peering community and an ever-increasing demand for content and cloud services In 2022, NAPAfrica will celebrate a decade of playing a pivotal role in transforming Africa’s Internet access and interconnectedness. Established in 2012, with the aim to stimulate …

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Successful Entrepreneurs Need More Than A Good Idea – They Need Business Skills To Make It Work

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) found that South Africa has one of the highest business start-up failure rates in the world. In the GEM National Entrepreneurship Context Index (the NECI Index), South Africa ranks 49th out of 54 countries, ahead of only Croatia, Guatemala, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, and Iran. “Often, people think that the number one thing …

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Technology Needs To Be Harnessed To Aid Africa’s Economic Recovery

By Julien Fouriot, Sales Director for Africa, Crosscall 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 consumption market in the years ahead with significant …

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: Jabu Blose – Video Remote Communications

Jabu Blose is the founder of Video Remote Communications (Virecom), a deaf-owned video remote communications company that provides modern solutions for remote language services with the support of technology. Virecom provides high definition, instant, convenient and affordable Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) services using online video technology, with real-time text and voice simultaneously at the touch …

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Business Unusual For Small Enterprises On The Road To Recovery

Ameen Hassen, Head: Shari’ah Banking, Standard Bank Group The Covid-19 pandemic has hit South Africa’s small business sector hard and there are grim statistics to bear this out. Those statistics will not be repeated here. After all, if you are a small business owner setting out on the road to recovery, the last thing you …

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Why Intra Africa Trade Matters | Lerato Mataboge

This talk focuses on the necessity and urgency for African countries to trade among themselves as a way to address economic challenges and recover from the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lerato Mataboge is the Deputy Director-General, Department of Trade, Industry and Competition: Republic of South Africa. Previously, Acting CEO of Trade Africa, an …

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How to Create and Capture Value from Innovation

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi is a Nigerian Technology expert and the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). Abdullahi graduated with Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi State, Nigeria and was Massachusetts Institute of Technology trained as MIT Sloan strategist and has over fourteen years of …

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Light-Up Africa: Transitioning To Efficient-LEDs Presents An Opportunity For Green Economic Growth

By Dr. Oludayo Dada and Dr. Wondwossen Sintayehu Minamata Convention Advisors to the Africa Region African Governments Adopt Green Economy Initiatives  As climate change and rising energy demands destabilize communities, governments around the world are pursuing policies to support the transition to green economies. Across sub-Saharan Africa, from South Africa to Nigeria, ministries are implementing …

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