Author Archives: Africa Business

Virgin Atlantic’s Flight100 saved 95 tonnes of CO2 and demonstrated environmental benefits of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Virgin Atlantic has shared headline results from Flight100, the first transatlantic flight on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), proving not only that the SAF used for the flight is safe to use with existing infrastructure and delivers material reductions in CO2, but can also improve local air quality, contribute to a reduction on persistent contrail formation and reduce fuel use.

Uniworld Announces 2025 Uniworld University Course

The course details what’s to come in 2025 for the luxury river cruise line, including five new itineraries, inspired land extensions, more ‘MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®’ Experiences and a brand-new ship setting sail next year, the S.S. Elisabeth.

Valuable insights for African companies doing business overseas – International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Report: The Truth About B2B Cross-Border Relationships

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has recently published an in-depth Report on the differences in attitude and approach around the world to commercial contracts and disputes, providing valuable insights and guidance for African businesses trading overseas.

The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Court of Arbitration proudly presents, and invites registrations to the ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration in Nairobi, Kenya

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) proudly presents and invites registrations to the 8th ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration, a multi-day event dedicated to exploring the dynamic landscape of Arbitration and ADR in Africa. 

Sharm El Sheikh to Host the First Edition of the African Tourism Forum on May 20th

The Sharm El Sheikh International Conference Center in Egypt will host the first edition of ATF24Egypt, The African Tourism Forum from the 20th to 21st of May. This event is sponsored by GMT Fair organization and Rixos Hotels Egypt.

Big 5 Construct South Africa 2024: The gateway to the country’s construction sector

South Africa’s construction sector is projected to grow thanks to government’s National Development Plan 2023, with numerous mega projects happening in all nine provinces; projects such as Mtentu Bridge, which is set to be Africa’s tallest bridge, the High-Speed Rail (HSR) framework and many others. 

5 Ways Airlines can Eliminate their Carbon Footprint

Nowadays, taking care of the environment is more important than ever. Airlines are among the major factors contributing to pollution. Thus, they must find the most reliable methods to limit ecological damage. In this article, we will cover five strategies that airlines can use to eliminate their carbon footprint completely. Let’s get in!

Experts reveal how businesses and sellers can spot online payment scams

When it comes to online shopping, customers aren’t the only ones who can fall victim to scams. Many scams target businesses and sellers instead, therefore anyone selling goods online must know how to avoid being impacted and what to do if their business is affected. 

OmniRetail Emerges First in Financial Times’ Ranking of Africa’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Omniretail, a B2B enablement platform focusing on digital infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa, is proud to announce it has secured the top position in the Financial Times (FT) ranking of Africa’s Fastest-Growing Companies for 2024. The ranking, now in its third year, continues to highlight the dynamism and growth of companies in sectors including fintech, renewable energy, healthcare, e-commerce, and agriculture. 

Deimos ranks Africa’s fastest-growing IT & Software company by Financial Times

Deimos, a leading technology company specialising in cloud-native solutions, is proud to announce it has been placed first in the IT and Software category of the Financial Times (FT) ranking of Africa’s Fastest-Growing Companies for 2024; placing 15th overall out of 125 companies ranked in Africa. This marks Deimos’ second consecutive entry on the prestigious list. 

How to Optimize Your Time as a Developer?

Time management is one of those skills that is highly crucial for developers because developers are often short on time and have to complete multiple tasks in a limited time period. Developers can really benefit from effective time management because it can allow them to be more productive, deliver more high-quality work, and experience less stress.

5 Reasons Why Web Design Matters So Much

The majority of consumers prefer to see something that is beautifully designed instead of plain and simple content. When it comes to website design, having a well-designed website is important because your website is an important part of your online presence and marketing strategy. If you are sticking to the same old plain design, you are doing a lot of harm to your business. To build a better online presence, you must understand the importance of website design and that is what we have discussed below.

Why Is It Crucial to Invest in Good UI Design?

It is the year 2024 and users expect every website or app to have a good user interface. The user interface is one of those things that makes a product easy to use and pleasing to use. A good interface can make all the difference in the world and compel users to continue using the product for a longer period. Bad user interface, on the other hand, will not only lead to a poor user experience but will also make users want to leave the product as soon as possible.

Revolutionising African Healthcare: Pharma Distribution, Private Hospitals, and Telemedicine

With just 15% of the world’s population, Africa accounts for 50% of global deaths from communicable diseases. The African healthcare system grapples with a multitude of challenges that hinder the delivery of quality care to its population. One of the most pressing issues is the severe shortage of healthcare professionals. According to the World Health Organisation as of 2022, the African region has only 1.55 healthcare workers per 1,000 population, far below the WHO threshold density of 4.45 per 1,000 needed to deliver essential health services and achieve universal health coverage. This scarcity of trained medical staff puts an immense strain on the already overburdened healthcare infrastructure.

Third-party cookies are crumbling

We are witnessing a pivotal moment in the digital landscape as third-party cookies are becoming obsolete. This shift, underscored by Google’s announcement to discontinue third-party cookies in the third quarter of 2024, has profound implications for marketers, advertisers, and consumers alike. With the convergence of stringent data privacy laws and heightened consumer privacy concerns, the era of relying on third-party cookies is giving way to a new paradigm centered around first-party data. This change not only empowers consumers with enhanced privacy controls but also challenges marketers to recalibrate their strategies.

Insights into the Third African Air Forces Forum. Exclusive Interview with AIR MARSHAL HB ABUBAKAR

As the third Edition of the African Air Forces Forum nears, we bring you an interview with AIR MARSHAL HB ABUBAKAR, Chief of the Air Staff, Nigerian Air Force. The Conference and Exhibition of the Third Air Forces Forum will held in Abuja, Nigeria from 23 to 24 May 2024 while the Ceremonial Parade and Air Show will take place in Kaduna, Nigeria on 25 May 2024.

Medical volunteers transform lives and transfer skills in Mpumalanga

Operation Smile South Africa in partnership with the Mpumalanga Department of Health, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet, and a dedicated team of medical volunteers from various regions of South Africa,  will be conducting a surgical program at Rob Ferreira Hospital in Mbombela between 17 – 19 May 2024.

The African Tourism Forum to be Held in Sharm El Sheikh on May 20-21 2024

ATF24Egypt, The African Tourism Forum will take place from the 20th to 21st of May at the Sharm El Sheikh International Conference Center in Egypt, with the Rixos Hotels Egypt as the accommodation sponsor.

Local businesses must invest in AI infrastructure to secure market share amid arrival of multinationals in SA

Like any tool or technological advancement, AI can be both destructive or transformative; but generally, the success or failure of technological advancements relies on a susceptible user base and an enabling environment in which it is to be deployed.