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Can The Future Of Technology Bridge The Gender Divide In Africa?

Outstanding speakers, compelling content for everyone at the 25th Africa Tech Festival and an exclusive eBook focusing on profiling inspiring South African women in tech. Women’s Day will be celebrated in South Africa on 9 August.  Whilst many people use the bank holiday to take time off and relax, for many, it is an important reminder that a woman’s rights to …

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Organisational Culture Change Needed To Address Gender Bias In Africa’s ICT Space

By Doreen Kinja, Sales Team Leader at Infobip Africa When it comes to gender equality in the workplace, the African continent remains varied, with some regions – such as the southern, western and eastern parts of the continent – showing better progress in creating more gender-equal environments than others. A study by the McKinsey Global Institute found …

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Backing, Empowering And Investing In Women, Will Help Your Business Bloom

By Victoria Reuvers, Managing Director at Morningstar Investment SA As we celebrate Women’s Day on 9 August in South Africa, it is only apt that we place the spotlight on female empowerment – not only in terms of the number of women that work in the financial industry but also, in women becoming more empowered …

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“Senegal Faces Key Technology Decisions In Its Search For The Optimal Gas-To-Power Strategy”

On the back of its recent and substantial oil and gas discoveries, Senegal is now preparing to ensure that its vast natural gas resources will help meet future electricity demand and put an end to the excessive electricity prices undermining its economy. Senegal’s domestic gas reserves will be mainly used to produce electricity. Authorities expect that domestic …

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Africa Will Prosper With More Africa-To-Africa Business

By Melanie-Ann Feris Businesses in Africa need to be more serious about doing business in Africa. This, for Ivorian businessman Boris Konan, is the best solution to building a more prosperous Africa.  Konan, who was born and raised in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, is a serial entrepreneur. He created his first company (that developed websites), while …

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The Importance Of Financing A Sustainable Future

By Sunil Kaushal, CEO of Standard Chartered Africa and Middle East (AME) While climate change may have taken a back seat in a news cycle dominated by COVID 19, war and the cost-of-living crisis, the risks and threats associated with our warming planet remain the biggest long-term threat to our combined economic future. Banks and …

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Emerging Food Safety & Quality Concerns In The Food, Beverage And Animal Feed Industry In Africa & Their Solutions

By Kenchic Managing Director Jim Tozer Thinking on the future of food safety in our region takes me straight to a starting point that is absolutely certain. And that is change will happen as we progress. Technologies are and will continue to change, circumstances will change, and ideas will change.  At Kenchic, the way we …

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A Mobile-Led Risk-Based Approach Is Crucial To Achieving Financial Inclusion In Africa

By, Sandy Rheeder CIO of Mukuru Fintechs that are innovating, operating and growing throughout Africa have moved on from the broad academic concept of financial inclusion to the practical onboarding and walking hand in hand with underserved people along a financial journey.  The first port of call is understanding that serving the underserved is not …

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How Technology Adoption Will Drive Future Growth Of Real Estate

By Peter Harris Over several decades, we have watched as technology has revolutionized commerce, communication, information, transportation and most recently, fintech. Yet real estate, the largest global investor class ($32 trillion), remains in the comparatively early stages of tech adoption. But we should not be in any doubt – the data revolution is coming fast. …

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Op-Ed: Good Governance is Key in Mobilizing Cheaper Debt

By Bernard Oketch African countries continue to struggle amidst the ever-growing deficit in the provision of decent and affordable housing for its citizens. With the current cumulative housing deficit reaching over 50 million housing units and growing, there is a need for sustained impetus and collaboration amongst key partners and players in the housing industry …

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