Did you know e-learning is at Africa’s fingertips?

Across Africa, educational infrastructure cannot meet the current or future needs of the general population.  While higher education participation rates in many high-income countries are well over 50%, in sub-Saharan Africa they are in most cases below 5%.  As debates and demands around free education continue, online learning presents a welcome and affordable solution for … Continue reading Did you know e-learning is at Africa’s fingertips?

Did You Know topping up your phone could save your life in Africa?

Nine out of ten people in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have any access to health or accident insurance. They have to pay tremendously high fees for treatment, medical care and hospitalisation out of their own pocket. Especially at risk are those living below the poverty line (more than 40% in Sub-Saharan Africa) have to take out … Continue reading Did You Know topping up your phone could save your life in Africa?

Did You Know household chores in Africa create employment?

Everyone has that errand, chore or thing to do that he/she cant because you don’t have time, you're too tired , you don’t have cash on you, or you just can't be bothered. In Africa, certain chores are so time consuming. Cooking can take an extraordinary amount of time and effort, with tasks, such as … Continue reading Did You Know household chores in Africa create employment?

Did You Know African Innovation is renowned worldwide?

Africa is no longer shunned by innovators worldwide. When tech and innovation competitions take place there is often at least one African entry.The same goes for Seedstars World, which is a Switzerland based startup competition, that takes place in emerging markets. They run local competitions worldwide and the winners get an opportunity to compete in … Continue reading Did You Know African Innovation is renowned worldwide?

Did You Know Apps Africa winners will change Africa!

In a previous post we wrote about our favourite AppsAfrica nominees. On the 15th of November, the award ceremony took place in Cape Town and 10 awards were handed out. Domestly (Disruptive innovation) , Flutterwave (Enterprise Solution), and Shule Direct (Women in Tech) were all amongst the winners, but not all of our favourites picked … Continue reading Did You Know Apps Africa winners will change Africa!

Did You Know Mobile apps are taking over Africa?

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?

Did You Know tablets are giving African children access to books?

So much of the rhetoric about Africa is regarding education. Education is of course the basis of society and for developing nations, human capital is incredibly important for their journey towards equality with the rest of the world. Sub-Saharan Africa has a literacy rate of just 64%. Without literacy, education can not function. A report came … Continue reading Did You Know tablets are giving African children access to books?

Did you know about the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards

As you will have realised from reading past articles, I am a supporter of technology and innovation competitions in Africa. Not only do they encourage individuals to develop their ideas, they promote innovation and enable the rest of the world to discover the potential of the African tech sector. The Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards are once again open … Continue reading Did you know about the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards