Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Shuttered stores, thinning crowds, empty parking lots, and retailers filing for bankruptcy. These are tough times for shopping malls and the major retailers who serve as their anchors. Product oversupply and the rise of e-commerce are squeezing margins, and...
Wala, a Cape Town-based blockchain start-up, is gearing up to roll out zero-fee banking services to the unbanked and underbanked in Uganda. Founded by a pair of Americans, the company has partnered with a Ugandan microfinance institution to enable customers...
Welcome to the bleeding-edge of African innovation, VR, 3D printing, AI, and the rest. The continent isn't just driving technological change for Africa, but for the world. 3D printing - 3D printing is gaining traction in Africa. In 2013, Woe...
Facebook is launching a "community hub" and training program in Nigeria, its biggest market in Africa. The hub will offer support to tech startups and will also train 50,000 young people and SMEs in digital skills across the country. Opening in...
Growth in the electric vehicle (EV) market will boost demand for battery metals exponentially, driving exploration and investment in Africa. This was discussed during a live-streamed Mining Indaba panel on energy metals in which Cobalt 27 chairperson Anthony Milewski, Montero...
CEO Byron Clatterbuck eyes a potential option joint venture as the West Africa Cable System runs out of capacity. Seacom may build another undersea telecommunications cable along the east or west coast of Africa, says the telecoms infrastructure group. The company,...
With rising minimum wages in countries such as China, Thailand and Vietnam, there has been hope that parts of Asia’s low-skilled manufacturing industry would shift to African countries, and in the process create much-needed jobs. However, before the continent’s...
More than in many other sectors, digitalisation is set to revolutionise the logistics industry. Digital innovations have been introduced at a slower pace in the oldest and most global commercial sector than in other industries. But the now rapidly...
In sub-Saharan Africa, millions cook by burning wood and charcoal, which can lead to serious health issues. Data shows that between 490,000 to 760,000 people in the continent died due to inhaling cooking smoke in 2015. But there is a...
South African on-demand logistics startup, Droppa, is planning to expand to Cape Town and Durban in 2018 having established a decent foothold in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni. Launched in April of last year, Droppa makes it easier and safer to transport household...

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