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Opinion Attributed To Adam Molai, African Industrialist And Chairman Of TRT Investments

On paper at least, Africa’s youth don’t appear to be faring too badly when it comes to jobs. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO) 2020 estimates, Africa has the lowest youth unemployment rate (11%) of all the Continents. Comparatively, youth unemployment in Europe and Central Asia is 16%, 15% in the Americas and 14% …

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Four Extraordinary Women In STEM Inspire Africa’s Leaders Of Tomorrow

By Mimi Kalinda The term “STEM” stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. However, it is not simply a term that groups the four subjects: STEM refers to the integration of these four fields into a  single cross-disciplinary programme. A key characteristic of this discipline is that the focus is not just on academic research …

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March To Kigali

Join Us In The March To Kigali

By Dr Odry Agbessi, President of Association des Volontaires itinérants Actifs pour le Mieux-être des populations (VIA-ME) Over the past 15 years the world has made remarkable strides in the fight against malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), with milestones such as The London Declaration on NTDs (2012), the Commonwealth’s commitment to malaria (2018-2023), and …

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Vaccine Gap Exposes Opportunities And Challenges For Pharma In Africa

By Julie Oppenheim (Bowmans South Africa), Daniel Mwathe (Bowmans Kenya) and Micael Sehul (AAAOL, Ethiopia) Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine challenges have been a bitter pill for many governments to swallow as they watch developed countries race ahead with their vaccination programmes. In the United Kingdom, almost 70% of the total population had received at least one …

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Fintechs, SMEs And Digitization In Africa – Ghana Leads The Charge

Eric Osiakwan Three leading Ghanaian fintechs; Hubtel, ExpressPay and IT Consortium joined forces to build Ghana government’s portal https://www.ghana.gov.gh – a digital services and payment platform for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Startups and citizens to access government services at the click of a button. Despite being competitors, these tech ventures saw the need to collaborate …

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How CEO’s Are Planning For Their Futures?

By Marco Van Zyl, Senior Executive and Private Wealth Manager at NFB Private Wealth Management Over the past 30 years, South Africa has seen a significant exodus of highly qualified and wealthy individuals who have sought greener pastures elsewhere; however, we still have a robust and competitive commercial sector run by skilled CEO’s and MD’s. …

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Agile Teams Need The Support Of Agile Infrastructure

By Amit Singh, Solution Architect at AlphaCodes Agility is a key term surrounding IT today. In a rapidly shifting world, the ability to adapt, learn quickly and change to meet new requirements is critical to success. However, while agile methodology has long been applied to the development of new software and services, infrastructure has tended …

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When Data Backup Goes Wrong

By Hemant Harie, MD at Gabsten Technologies Businesses know that they need to have backups as part of a data management and Disaster Recovery (DR) strategy. But the reality is that backup failures are an all too common experience, and they happen for any number of reasons, some of which seem really silly. To ensure DR …

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Mitigating The Risk Of Migrating Data, Whatever The Reason For The Move

By Amit Singh, Solution Architect at AlphaCodes Data migration is part and parcel of any IT deployment. Whether businesses are upgrading infrastructure, implementing a new application or making the move to the cloud, data frequently needs to be moved from one place to another. Given the value of data in today’s digital economy, this can …

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The Right Infrastructure Is Essential To Leveraging The Benefits Of BaaS

By Lourens Sanders, Solution Architect at Infinidat Data is a strategic business asset, and it needs to be protected from a multitude of threats. This includes ransomware and cybercrime activities as well as natural disaster, human error and, in South Africa’s case, frequent load shedding. Backup as a Service (BaaS) offers a wide range of …

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