Financial inclusion: Africa’s hope?
‘Africa’s failure to stand up for itself leads rest of world to despise it’
Financial freedom takes on a vastly different hue in Africa where the challenge to access the money you’ve made is almost as difficult as earning a decent wage. Consumer habits, not technology, hobble mobile money growth in Africa The mobile money game in Africa; where the strong do not always win Mobile money in Africa: The […]
Tech can help deal blow to hunger in Africa
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa—by far the worst on record of the tropical fever—has killed around 5,500 out of 15,351 cases according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). This article covers a debate into the world’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and how this could have been handled better. Read the full […]
Finally, the feature phone is dying in Africa. Long live the tablet!
Mobile phone apps that are locally relevant to Africa are beginning to take off. Read the full article here.
Cyber criminals are gunning for Africa’s easy money
By 2020 more than half of all the 525m mobile handsets in sub-Sahara Africa are expected to be smartphones. Read the full article here.
2014 Investing in the Future Awards
The cyber security industry is not one suited to people prone to bouts of paranoia. This point was driven home at the two-day CyberCon Africa conference at which the overwhelming message was: It’s not a matter of ‘if’, but ‘when’. Read the full article here.
2014 Top Companies Reputation Index
A collection of articles written for the supplement appearing in the Mail & Guardian: Investing in the Future and Drivers of Change Business Award Formula for tomorrow’s leaders Investec dedicates 46% of its entire corporate social investment budget to programmes that build science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) learning. Science essentials at the local spaza Any […]
200 Young South Africans
A selection of articles produced for the Mail & Guardian’s annual Top Companies Reputation Index: Consumers make their mark South African consumers generally display a greater propensity to admire successful businesses than their international peers, yet they are a little less bullish than they’ve been in the past few years. Consumers show their love for […]
Harnessing SA’s brain power
Every year Mail & Guardian celebrates young, up-ad-coming South Africans in its 200 Young South Africans special supplement. I met and interviewed some of these superstars The full list of the 2014 nominees can be found here. Aaron Marshall – founder of mobile app Over Alan Wolff – founder of mobile messaging service 2go Alexandra Fraser – chairperson of […]
Greening the Future Awards 2014
SA spends many millions annually to support cutting-edge research into a range of diverse topics – I got to interview all of the researchers supported under the SA Research Chairs Initiative. Driving SA’s emergence as a scientific nation – a foreword by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor Research capabilities reverse SA’s brain drain – commentary by National […]
Content produced for the special report on the Greening the Future Awards 2014: Giving power to people Barclays Africa was the first organisation to partner with Eskom’s demand response programme. Under this initiative, Eskom pays organisations that have their own power generation capacity to reduce power on the electricity grid during peak times. Waste not, want […]