30 African Startups in Healthcare Supply Chains Selected for Support from Gates Foundation, MSD, WHO-AFRO and More

The i3 program is excited to announce the selection of 30 African startups that are leading the way in innovative health solutions. These startups come from 14 different countries and are working on novel solutions for device and medicine distribution, stock management and financing, authentication, traceability, medical waste management and more. 47% of the companies […]

The Power of Quantified Creativity

By Ciaran McKivergan, CEO and founding partner at 8909  We live in a data-driven world, with more information – and therefore more insights – available than at any point in human history. So why aren’t we using that data to create better… everything? Nothing is more powerful in advertising than an epic idea – but […]

Vaccinations: Beyond Covid-19 Hesitancy

What are the ethical, legal and human rights considerations in preparing for future pandemics and human disasters in Africa? Pandemics constitute major public health concerns that affect the entire population, causing widespread human suffering, often requiring population-scale behavioural change, and bringing in myriad new ethical, legal, and medical practice paradigms. The past two years have […]

Gold Price (XAU/USD): Live Gold Chart, Price Forecast & News

The gold trade is one of the most popular trades in the world. Every day, trillions of dollars worth of gold are traded on the global market. The price of gold is determined by supply and demand, as well as by geopolitical events. Gold is often seen as a safe haven investment. When there is […]

Sustaining Heritage Begins With Supporting Local Businesses

By Catherine Wijnberg, Chief Executive Officer of Fetola  Heritage Day is an important date in the South African calendar. It is an opportunity to celebrate the cultural wealth of our people; a day on which we honour the vibrant diversity that forms our Rainbow Nation. Yet, amid a backdrop of rolling blackouts, economic contraction, and […]

A Payment Solution for Africa That Bypasses Complexity

Understandably, merchants are finding it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of all the latest payment products and solutions that are available. “It is complex and costly for merchants to manage their own integrations into multiple solution providers. Merchants should be focusing on their core businesses and leave payment complexities to specialist companies,” says Andrew Springate, […]

CX is the key to staying ahead of the competition

Immersion Group’s new head of experience design, Ismail Dawjee, believes that the company’s recent rebranding efforts will help it become a leading player in the experience industry by setting a new standard for how all experience disciplines work together. According to Dawjee, this unified approach will maximize profitability and growth potential for the company. Immersion […]

Fotech and C3SS launch technology partnership to improve oil and gas security in Africa

Fotech and C3SS have entered into a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to target specific African markets with Fotech’s fibre-enabled Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology. This technology has the potential to revolutionize perimeter and infrastructure security in Africa, providing a much-needed boost to safety and security in the region. Under the terms of the MOU, […]

The African Business Landscape: Evolving and Growing

The African business landscape is undergoing a transformational shift, with more businesses and startups in Africa than ever before. According to the latest research, there are now over 2,000 businesses and startups in Africa that have received investment from venture capitalists. This is a significant increase from just a few years ago, when there were […]

2 Ethiopian startups are in the running for TAW (Tech African Women) prize

The TAW (Tech African Women) program, launched by the UNECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa) in partnership with Betacube, closed its 3-day Ethiopian bootcamp on September 9th, 2022. The event was organized in partnership with AdoreAddis and the two Ethiopian winning startups were each awarded the program’s participation prize of $2,000. The selection process […]

South Africa: The unintended consequences of Most Favoured Nation Clauses in Tax treaties

By Francis Mayebe, Candidate Attorney, overseen by Virusha Subban, Partner and Head of Tax, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg Background Bilateral tax treaties are mainly based on the principle of reciprocity. Under this principle, one state negotiates better treaty terms with another in exchange for making a particular concession. As is clearly seen in most protocols, the […]

The Most Common Facebook Marketplace Scams—And How to Avoid Them

Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET South Africa shares critical safety tips when buying or selling on Facebook Marketplace and how to tell if you’re being scammed. Last year, Facebook Marketplace passed one billion global users. With this, it has become a giant in the consumer-to-consumer commerce space, allowing individual Facebook users to buy and sell seamlessly. Online […]

Tanzanian startups nominated for TAW final in Ethiopia

The TAW (Tech African Women) program, launched by the UNECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa) in partnership with Betacube, closed its 3-day Tanzanian bootcamp on the 31st of August 2022. The two Tanzanian winning startups were awarded the program’s participation prize, with $2,000 for the first winner Ujana. The selection was based on the […]

Africa’s Untapped Export Potential Worth $31 Billion

United National Conference on Trade and Development says Africa’s untapped export of $31 billion[1] can be achieved if Africa implements partial tariff liberalisation under the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) Agreement over the next five years. Currently, trade between African countries comprises 61% of processed and semi-processed goods. Infrastructure and the harmonisation of logistics will make the […]

New carbon-neutral online shopping service launches in South Africa

With a goal to curb carbon emissions, South African startup Curbon, will make carbon-neutral online shopping possible through the launch of the country’s very first plugin created to help fight climate change. Curbon’s unique offering gives shoppers the opportunity to take direct, meaningful climate action with every online purchase. Using data from the world’s leading climate […]

Sentech Africa Tech Week 2022: Connecting Africa for a Digital Future

Sentech Africa Tech Week 2022 made its fourth consecutive appearance this year, providing a platform where 5,000 attendees came together – in person and virtually – to learn, be inspired, and meet those in the industry who are making a remarkable impact on solving Africa’s unique challenges. Held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre […]

African fintech platform M-Kopa has provided digital credits worth more than $ 600 million to underbanked customers

M-KOPA announced the release of its 2021 Impact Report. As a mission-driven company, M-KOPA’s tremendous growth is rooted in commitment to both commercial and social goals. The report presents findings on M-KOPA’s smartphone, solar and cash loan customers across Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Ghana. While much of the impact has been realised in East Africa, M-KOPA recorded […]

African Innovative Startups Join the Social & Inclusive Business Camp Program

On August 30th, the SIBC officially launched its 6th edition, welcoming the 43 entrepreneurs selected for the 2022 cohort. These social and inclusive entrepreneurs were chosen among more than 380 applications across Africa to participate in an intensive program aimed at preparing them for scaling up, through training, mentoring, peer-to-peer exchanges and meetings with investors. To contribute to […]

Africa Trade Insurance (ATI) and Government of Ghana sign RLSF MOU to promote access to reliable, clean, and affordable electricity in the country

Ghana becomes the ninth ATI Member State to sign the RLSF MoU Ghana’s onboarding of RLSF will lead to significant progress in de-risking renewable energy projects, which should spur additional investments from project developers and lenders owing to the improved risk profile of the projects. RLSF is a joint initiative of ATI, the KfW Development […]

Using the power of technology to assist in breaking the silence in South Africa’s gender-based violence crisis

In the fourth quarter of 2021, South Africa’s rape figures were up by 13.7%. There were 1300 more rapes compared to the same period in the previous year. 10818 rapes were reported in the first three months of 2022, with 4635 rapes taking place at the victim’s home, or that of the rapist. Attacks on women and […]

Sports Tourism: The Key To Economic Development In Africa

By Eugene Nizeyimana, Founder and CEO of African Business Chamber Of a variety of ways to develop an economy, sports and tourism are major contributors to social and economic development in most countries. There are many types of tourism opportunities that countries invest in, to propel and initiate development strategies. One such tourism type is […]

The first NFT exhibition of African art in France will take place in October 2022

Neuvième Toit, a collective of French-speaking artists, and AKAA, a contemporary art fair in Paris dedicated to the artistic scenes of Africa and its diasporas, will exhibit for the first time in France works of African art in “NFT” (non-fungible token) format. Presentation 9TH NFT PROJECT – AKAA OCT22 en-US This project is part of […]