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Zambia Zambia: Walking Stick to help farmers in Africa
A simple device resembling a walking stick could soon be helping small farmers in sub-Saharan Africa to apply fertilisers to their crops and improve efficiency of their work. The fertiliser applicator was developed as part of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation organised by the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and is currently undergoing tests at the University of Zambia in preparation for its market launch.
South Africa South Africa: Thusong Service Week: Taking Public Services to South Africans
South Africa launched Thusong Service Week yesterday, to run from Monday to Friday, 14 to 18 September, this year. It is a week of heightened communication on the achievements of the Thusong Service Programme and forms part of Public Service Month, a Batho Pele revitalisation strategy to encourage good ethics, morale and pride among public servants. The main hubs of the campaign are the numerous Thusong Service Centres, where information about government services – and access to those services ...
South Africa South Africa: South Africa's Integrated Water System Launches
The Department of Water Affairs has created a new online water services system, the National Integrated Water Information System (NIWIS), a data portal for water management institutions. It will allow commercial water users, researchers and the general public to get updated information on the status of water and sanitation in South Africa. The system is user- and interface-friendly, providing information 24 hours a day on any desktop and mobile device. With this new system, the public are can ...
South Africa South Africa: Innovation Competition Offers R1 Million in Seed Funding Opportunities
The Innovation Edge, a new social collaborative fund that supports an early learning hub, is running a competition to elicit ideas to revolutionise early learning and development opportunities for young children aged 0-6 years old, living in South Africa. The winning idea will receive a R30,000 cash prize at the SA Innovation Summit and the chance to apply for up to R1m in seed funding to facilitate the implementation.
Nigeria Nigeria: SMEs from East, West Africa offered Chance to win $70k in Seed Funding
The SME Empowerment Challenge has been launched by a number of partners in East and West Africa offering small and medium enterprises the chance to win US$70,000 in seed funding. The SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge is an initiative of advisory and research institute HiiL, the Ford Foundation and the World Economic Forum (WEF) to empower SMEs in East and West Africa. The challenge is aiming to find and strengthen new initiatives that can empower startups and SMEs, supporting the best inn ...
South Africa Africa: Public Relations World Congress First Ever in Africa
The 2015 International Public Relations World Congress is the first ever to be held in Africa. It is expected to attract around 600 – 800 participants from all corners of the globe, with a large number coming from Africa. The IPRA Public Relations World Congress is a major event in the PR calendar, bringing together PR agencies, in-house PR managers, public affairs directors, and marketers from the corporate sector, government officials, NGOs and academics.
Nigeria Nigeria: SAP West Africa, Hartford Green Showcase Business Solution
SAP West Africa in collaboration with one of its partners, Hartford Green Consulting, showcased the SAP Business One Solution at the 10th Leap Africa CEOs Forum, which held Last week in Lagos. The forum, which has become an annual event for Small Medium Enterprise (SME) circle, attracts over 800 guests annually including SME founders, captains of industries, chief executive officers and managing directors drawn from different sectors of the economy and public sector officials. The theme of t ...
Nigeria Nigeria: Reward for Mutual Benefits
A Nigerian brand, Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc, received global recognition for its success story. Hopewell Ukpebor writes Some years ago, when Akin Ogunbiyi, the chief executive officer of Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc decided to test the water by investing his time and finances in insurance business, buying insurance policy in Nigeria was at a low ebb. At that time, Nigerians were wary of insurance companies, so most of their assets were uninsured.
South Africa South Africa: Public Sector’s ICT Spend to Soar - Study
South Africa’s public sector will spend as much as $707.6 million (R8.8 billion) on information and communications technology (ICT) expenditure per year by 2019, new research from Frost & Sullivan showed late last week. This bodes well for e-government service delivery that most public sector departments are pushing through, says the study titled, “ICT Spend in South Africa: Public Sector”. This will also improve ICT expenditure through investments in infrastructure, software licensing, specia ...
South Africa South Africa: Public Health Association Joins Healthcare Innovation Summit
The Public Health Association of South Africa(PHASA) has been confirmed as a strategic partner for the upcoming 2015 Healthcare Innovation Summit. PHASA is a voluntary organisation of individuals passionate about population health improvements and the reduction of health inequities, and whose work focuses on the prevention of disease, the promotion of health, and the improved functioning of the country’s health care system.
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