The public transport system in Africa is going through a transition. Uber has been the catalyst to change and their model is being copied by competitors across the continent. Over the last decade there have also been more and more motorcycle taxis (Okadas, Boda Boda, Phen-Phen, Zémidjans, Oléyia) zooming around cities, with their passenger or load … Continue reading Did you know Africa’s transport system has been disrupted?
Inventive Africa is all about turning lives around with innovation. It was an honor to receive the opportunity to write an article for the website. The future of Africa and the World will not only rely on innovation- it will take food, clean energy and water, as well as sustainable buildings for Innovators to live … Continue reading Did You Know Hemp could create change in Africa?
Africa relies on many foreign service providers, who enter the market and begin to squash the potential competition around them. Uber attempted to do this, but as we saw, there entrance disrupted the market, and competition, such as Little began to also grab market share. With a wealth of human capital, Africa has the resources … Continue reading Did you know Africa is in desperate need of capacity building?
There are so many mobile phone applications. Some of them are completely useless, some entertain us when sitting on the toilet, and some fit into our daily life so easily, that it is only when our phone goes missing or breaks down that we really need it. Mobile apps are inviting innovation and Africa is … Continue reading Did You Know Mobile apps are taking over Africa?
The African legal system is a complicated affair. Of course, first of all, there are 54 countries and the systems vary across all of them. Secondly, often there are also traditional legal systems running alongside a system the resembles European systems, with laws made by parliaments and judged over in court. Traditional law remains relevant … Continue reading Did you know Africa’s legal system is getting an innovative makeover?
Water. We turn on our taps and out it comes. Many of us don't think twice about drinking it, bathing in it, watering our plants with it, even play fighting with it, but for many around the world careful consideration must be take when using it. According to The Water Project Africa, 319 million people in sub-Saharan … Continue reading Did You Know there is enough water in Africa?
Mobile companies in Africa are in a scramble to corner the market as quickly as possible. The usage of mobile phones has risen incredibly with many people owning 2 or more phones and or phones containing more than one sim card. Users are always looking for the most cost effective way to meet their needs … Continue reading Did You Know mobile networks are battling for customers in Africa?
Africa's wildlife is continuously under threat. The northern white rhino is now considered extinct, with only three non breeding Rhino remaining. Elephant populations are quickly diminishing and many other animals are at risk from trafficking. The Pangolin, possibly the cutest of the African mammals (subjective view/adorable video below) and most trafficked African mammal, has recently received … Continue reading Did You Know Technology and Poachers are at war in Africa?
A UN report has found that girls spend 40% more time working in the house than boys, which is the equivalent of 160 million extra hours. Yesterday (11th of October) was the International Day of the Girl, which looks to promote equal opportunities for the girl child. 6 African countries, Chad, Niger, Central African Republic, … Continue reading Did You Know tech can unburden African girls at home?
In recent years there has been a lot of talk about disruptive innovation in Africa, but what exactly is it? The term, which was first coined by Clayton M. Christensen in 1995, means an innovation that creates a new market and value network, disrupting the existing market and value network and upsetting existing firms, products and … Continue reading Did you know what disruptive technology in Africa means?