From May 11th to 13th, the World Economic Forum on Africa 2016 will take place in Kigali, Rwanda. The goal of the forum is to pursue new approaches to ignite structural transformation, particularly in the face of rapid technological changes that have the potential to create new industries and reduce inequality. According to WEF Head of … Continue reading Did you know WEF is looking for Africa’s top five female innovators?
Did you know the ‘next Einstein’ is from Africa?
The 'next Einstein' referred to in the title of this blog is Amanda Weltman, a 36-year-old South African cosmologist working on the Chameleon field which is a way to explain the accelerated expansion of the universe and seen as an extension of Einstein's work. Of course Weltman isn't literally the next Einstein, but she is one of … Continue reading Did you know the ‘next Einstein’ is from Africa?
Did you know Africa’s first solar-powered airport has just been opened?
Only one year after the world's first ever solar-powered airport was opened in India, South Africa opened the gates to the continent's first solar-powered airport in the Western Cape in February. It's the first of a total of nine planned airports run by Airports Company South Africa. At the moment 40% of the airport's electricity needs … Continue reading Did you know Africa’s first solar-powered airport has just been opened?