Author Archives: Africa Business

A Young Egyptian Researcher Attracts the Attention of British and European Oil Companies. Dr. Mohammad ElSayed Develops the First Multi-Sensing Robot System for Monitoring Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms in Britain

In an interview with Iris Media Agency, Dr. Mohammed ElSayed, a young Egyptian researcher at the University of Edinburgh, asserted that his success in developing a new multi-sensing robot has attracted the attention of both British and European oil and gas companies. Dr. Mohammad, who is currently spending his vacation in Abu Dhabi, mentioned that his novel invention will […]

Organic wholesaler doubles output with AutoStore empowered by Swisslog

The leading wholesaler in the Swiss organic market, Bio Partner, has doubled its output following the implementation of innovative robotic logistics from Swisslog at its facility in Aargau, Switzerland. Bio Partner supplies business customers in the organic specialist trade as well as the rest of the retail and food industry from its location in Seon. […]

IATF2021 Presents African Fashion: The Journey to the Global Market. A Creative Sector Webinar

On November 19th 2020, The Intra-African Trade Fair, (IATF2021) will present an expert panel discussion focused on African Fashion: The Journey to the Global Market. This online event designed for the emerging African Fashion sector is part of a series of digital events supporting the creative programme that will take place at the second edition of the Intra-African Trade Fair […]

New Swedish technology to support a greener aviation recovery

Flying is like competition sailing: it is all about using good winds and avoiding unfavorable air currents. To allow airlines to fully use the favorable winds there is a new weather optimization service available that shows exactly how the wind blows and where there is bad weather in the atmosphere. With this knowledge airlines can […]

Illumina collaborates with 54gene in the creation of a world-class genomics facility in Nigeria

54gene-Illumina team

Partnership will expand 54gene’s sequencing-based research and molecular diagnostics  capabilities with a focus on improving health outcomes through precision medicine 03 September, 2020,  Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) today announced a collaboration with  54gene, a health technology company whose mission is to advance precision medicine capabilities in Africa through research, advanced molecular diagnostics and clinical programs. The […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on China’s Belt and Road Initiatives in Africa

View from the Carlton Centre, Africa's tallest building. Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Photo Credit: Adamina (www.flickr.com).

A new report by Economist Corporate Network, supported by Baker McKenzie and Silk Road Associates, BRI Beyond 2020 (report), shows that the ripple effects of COVID-19 are affecting the nature, pace and scope of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) activity in Africa, mostly for the short term. The report also explains how the virus has led […]

Financial Scams – How to avoid becoming a victim

Herman Lombard

South Africa has significantly more financial crime than most other countries. With a rate of 77% compared to a global average of 49%, SA is something of a hotbed for fraud and scams. As consumers and insurance-seekers we need to understand the risks of economic crime and how to avoid becoming a victim, the risks of […]

How Barcodes are Transforming Healthcare:

buy barcodes South Africa

Barcodes have become such a powerful piece of technology that it would be difficult to think of an industry that would not benefit from using them. This sentiment can also be applied to the healthcare industry – where barcodes are used in almost every step of the healthcare process. From the second the patient comes […]

15 Things to Do on a Safari in Uganda

Golden Monkey Tours

Uganda is a land locked country found in East Africa. It’s bordered by Kenya in East, Tanzania in the south, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the west and Sudan in the north. The country is gifted with amazing wildlife, relief, drainage and interesting culture among others. The fact that Uganda has a lot to […]

Outlook for Cape Town property landscape – Where to invest

“As we end 2019, and reflect on some of the highlights, it’s heartening to note that banks were lending up to 105% and aggressively competing for business – to this end the sentiment was that this was a bullish move by the banks and likely to have been based on a sense that the market […]

Different Accommodation Options in Tanzania

Tanzania conjures images of unique outdoor adventures and intimacy with nature’s finest. With so many places to see and things to do, it’s not surprising that this amazing country continues to dazzle travelers from all over the world year after year. And don’t worry about accommodation either, as the country is lined with options that […]

Zebra Study: Record Number of Enterprises Becoming “Intelligent” with Growing IoT Investments

Artificial Intelligence

Security remains a top priority as more enterprises start to scale IoT solutions company-wide  Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, announced in October the results of its third annual “Intelligent Enterprise Index” which indicates a record 61 percent […]

Introducing 180 Lounger – Cape Town’s Trendiest New Rooftop Venue

Introducing 180 Lounger - Cape Town's Trendiest New Rooftop Venue

 Nestled in an office park in Cape Town’s bustling Bree Street, 180 Lounger is a rooftop venue that is set to change the game when it comes to rooftop events in the Mother City. Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It has gorgeous views of Table Mountain and the ocean and […]

Hotel Development Industry in Africa

Zanzibar

Introduction           The development of a country partly depends on the expansion of their hotel and tourism industry. Africa is facing a tough time economically and they are trying their best to fight back this economic crisis. They focus on the hotel management sector and try to develop this industry. A hotel is not only […]

How Industry 4.0 tools can aid property development

Greater Cape Town. January 2007. Photo Credit: Andrew Massyn

The property sector has a great knack for changing with the times. When the internet boomed almost twenty years ago, property development companies quickly integrated it into their services.  We have evolved and are thriving in this digital space. Auctioneering, in particular, has seen vast changes online, from merely posting properties up for auction to […]

About Ethiopia: History, Activities, Best time to visit

Ethiopia is proud of the fact that it was never colonised. Mussolini and Italy briefly attempted in 1935, attacking from Eritrea, but to no avail. It is a vast country with many natural highlights including the Simien Mountains in the North, the source of the Blue Nile, and the Danakil Desert in the North East, […]

Africa, 2nd fastest growing tourism region in the world

Travel Jumia

Jumia launches the 3rd edition of the Hospitality Report Africa, shows travel & tourism contributed 8.5% to the continent’s GDP in 2018 Travel and tourism remained one of the key growth drivers of Africa’s economy, contributing 8.5% of the GDP in 2018; equivalent to $194.2 billion. According to the 2019 Jumia Hospitality Report Africa, this […]

Mixed-use is the key to funding hotel development in Africa

A new report from JLL, the world’s largest professional services firm specialising in real estate, has revealed that people seeking to finance a new hotel project in Africa will be much more successful if their hotel is part of a mixed-use development. JLL’s research into global property transactions reveals that in the first half of […]

Why Zanzibar is the Best Beach Destination in Africa

Bweeju Beach. Why Zanzibar IS The Best Beach Destination In Africa

Also referred to as the Spice Islands, Zanzibar is more than just an itinerary. The unique features of this enchanting island and UNESCO World Heritage Site makes it a dream destination for any tourist looking to have a hell of a time living the easy life and just chilling. The swaying palm trees, coral reefs, […]

Innovative funding models in EduTech help to eliminate skills shortages

According to the latest figures released by Stats SA, South Africa’s unemployment rate jumped to a staggering 29% in the last quarter – the worst it’s been since 2008. The unemployment rate for the youth in particular is one of the highest in the world – currently sitting at 56.4%. With all eyes on government […]

Hospitality industry development in Africa.

Interviews with global business leaders. Join Mark Willis, Chief Executive Officer, Middle East & Africa, Accor at #AHIF from 23-25 September 2019, Addis, Ethiopia. He will be speaking at our regional leader’s panel to discuss Accor’s growth strategies in Africa, having 143 hotels across the continent and another 60+ to open in the next 36 […]