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Senegal Senegal: Bridging a City's Gender/Digital Divide
Dakar — In Senegal's booming, bustling capital, the country's first technology network for women aims to alter the landscape for technology developers.
South Africa South Africa: Community Active
From recycling with cycles to using waste to build cheap computers, meet the young social entrepreneurs changing Africa. One of the most promising aspects of new technology is the opportunties it provides to young social entrepreneurs across the African continent. The Woelab in Lome, Togo's capital city, is a place dedicated to "the democracy of technology".
South Africa South Africa: Improving Workflows in Government
The South African public sector, including national government departments and all 284 local municipalities, is under increasing pressure to reduce operational costs and streamline processes in order to become more efficient, says Avi Rose, South Africa country manager at ARX. Additionally, government departments are faced with the challenge of limited human and monetary resources. In order to deliver better, more efficient and cost effective service to their customers – the citizens of South A ...
South Africa South Africa: Infrastructure Crucial for African Growth
The development of infrastructure remains the standout theme in Africa’s rapid growth trajectory. In recent weeks roundtables on capital projects and infrastructure spending have highlighted trends in SA and other sub-Saharan African markets across diverse sectors, including, energy, transport, water and agriculture. PwC released two reports in the period; the first looking at the health of the South African construction industry, the second concerning the challenges and outlook for infrastruct ...
South Africa South Africa: Innovation Award Winners Announced
The Innovation Hub has announced the winners of the Gauteng Accelerator Programme Innovation Competitions for 2014. These awards honour top innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs for exemplary work in the green and health technology sectors; the biosciences; and the information and communication technology (ICT) sectors.
South Africa South Africa: Innovation Key in a Shifting Telecoms Market
The advent of cloud computing, the digital era and the growing phenomenon of ‘Bring Your Own Everything’ or BYOx has caused a dramatic shift in the telecommunications market. Consumers and business alike are demanding cheaper and more ubiquitous access to communication, both voice and data, however this and a number of other challenges have put enormous pressure on telcos to meet their customers’ needs and still remain profitable. Data instead of voice has become the top priority when it comes t ...
South Africa South Africa: Innovation to Accelerate in 2015
Huge competitive forces, consolidation and the Internet of things (IOT) will continue to be driving forces behind local innovation in 2015, say analysts. The International Data Corporation (IDC) this week announced its top 10 predictions for the global ICT sector in 2015, placing the so-called "third platform" at the heart of these – which include consolidation, the increasing presence of over-the-top (OTT) players and the Internet of things. Identified by IDC in 2007, the third platform is b ...
South Africa South Africa: Johannesburg Still Africa’s Most Visited City
Johannesburg is set to be the most popular destination city in Africa for the second year running, followed by Cape Town, according to the 2014 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index. Johannesburg expects 4,3-million international overnight visitors in 2014, a 4,9% increase on last year’s 4,1-million visitors. Johannesburg also comes out tops in Africa in terms of international visitor expenditure, with travellers expected to spend a substantial US$3,2-billion in 2014, compared to US$3,06-b ...
South Africa South Africa: Jozi in SA a Well of Innovation
Johannesburg has been named as the second-most inspiring city in the world, after Hong Kong, by the 2014 Good City Index. In a study conducted by the global Good magazine, Joburg scored the highest points in all categories the publication uses to rank cities. These included categories such as being a Hub of Progress, City Engagement, Street Life, Defining Moments, Connectivity, Green Life, Diversity and Work Life Balance. The metropolitan city is one of only three African cities to feature in ...
Kenya Kenya: Kenya Launches ICT Internship Programme
The Private Sector as well as the Kenyan Government have come together and developed a programme to build ICT capacity in the public sector as well as improve upon efficiency and service delivery. The Presidential Digital Talent Programme (PDTP) is expected to train graduates through an internship to develop ICT leadership skills. Through the initiative, 100 interns will be trained for a year in four quarters.
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