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Emphasis On Customer-Driven Insurance Is Pushing Digital Transformation Within Africa’s Insurance Industry

By Doreen Kinja, Enterprise Sales Team Leader at Infobip Kenya Digital transformation within the African insurance industry is gathering momentum as a result of increased emphasis on delivering customer-driven insurance products and services through better communication. Essentially, the sector’s digital transformation initiatives are centred around the integration of technology into all areas of the insurance business, …

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Using Third Party Solutions To Secure SaaS And Hybrid Environments

By James Phillips, Territory Sales Manager and Metallic Leader in MEA, Commvault With the rapid rate of cloud adoption, about 70% of CIOs globally currently have a cloud-first strategy, meaning that they prefer to have a cloud-based backup service rather than to own and operate software and hardware. Flexera 2020 State of the Cloud Report states …

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Resilience Is The Mother Of All Virtues And The Key To Unlocking Successful Independent Power Projects In Nigeria

By Nicolas Mathon, Director, Project Development, Africa and Europe, Wärtsilä Energy The successful completion of the Azura Edo 450 MW gas-fired power project in 2016 was hailed at the time as setting the blueprint for future independent power projects in Nigeria. The $900 million plant, which gathered 20 international banks and equity financing partners from more than …

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Covid-19: How Can Employers Support Workers And Communities With Mental Health Issues

By Dr Spo Kgalamono, Executive Director of the National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) The after-effects of Covid-19 have been disastrous to say the least. Not only did it destroy our physical health and tear apart families, it has also negatively affected economic activity, resulting in huge financial burdens. Our workforce and communities are left …

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An Educator Speaks Out: Our Public School System Is Broken, Here’s How To Fix It

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been far-reaching in just about every sector of South Africa, but while many businesses and workers stand a hope of recovery, children in the public education sector aren’t as fortunate. Already at a disadvantage before the pandemic with as many as 65 learners – or more – per …

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Unless We Tackle The Issue Of Illiteracy In South Africa, We Face A Grim Future

According to StatsSA, the official unemployment rate for South Africa sits at a whopping 34.4%. That’s 7.8 million jobless people. This report by StatsSA also shows that the number of discouraged work-seekers is now 186 000. StatsSA notes that the unemployment rate among youth is the highest it’s ever been and against the backdrop of …

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Unemployment In South Africa – Are Poor Public Policies To Blame?

By Asanda Gcoyi, CEO, Vapour Products Association of South Africa One in three South Africans is looking for a job. This is according to Statistics South Africa’s most recent quarterly labour force survey, which notes that unemployment in the country has hit a new record high of 34.4%. And it’s not about to get any …

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The Fintech Unicorns Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria

Eric Osiakwan Celebrations are in order because Nigeria turned 61 on 1st October 2021.  In the “KINGS of Africa’s Digital Economy”, I recognized Nigerians for their hustle and that hustle has to date produced four of the leading fintech unicorns in Africa namely, INTERSWITCH, FLUTTERWAVE, CHIPPER CASH and OPAY. You can make that five if …

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Succession Planning In South Africa – An Opportunity, Not A Tick-Boxing Exercise

By Kim Hawke, partner at global partnership of growth strategists, Within People As leaders, one of our biggest fears is no longer having a meaningful role to play in our organisations. For many business leaders, the fear of obsoletion can be crippling, especially when it comes to the vital process of succession planning. However, if …

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The Path Towards Sustainable and Cleaner Energy Solutions

The financial solutions for Africa’s future energy needs must continue to target cleaner energy solutions that are aligned with the continent’s different needs and sectors. These solutions must not only address issues around climate change but must also be implemented in a manner that uplifts the continent’s developmental mandate and socio-economic aspirations.

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