If you search innovation or technology in Africa, you will find a lot of Fintech, Solar, education and health care innovations that are creating a buzz and getting noticed across the continent. Entertainment innovations are of course also popular and receive a hype. But, what about African business solutions? I don't know about you, but … Continue reading Did You Know you can understand your customer with a South African app?
Money! We all need it, and it never seems to be enough to meet our expenditure demands. (At least that is how I feel!) We work, we earn, we receive the money to our banks, we spend it, either wish cash or card. Well that has been the way for a long time, but innovation … Continue reading Did You Know you are now protected against online fraud in South Africa?
Transporting yourself around parts of Africa is not always a straight forward process. Whether a short trip to work in the morning on a private minibus, a trip to the market on the back of an Okada, or a long journey by car, or on a bus, it can be a tiring and potentially risky … Continue reading Did You Know you can make money from car accidents in South Africa?
Innovation can be found across Africa in many forms. There are different sets of problems in Africa that can be solved by utilising and improving on technology from all over the world. 3D printing technology is saving lives, mobile phone technology is educating people and Fintech is encouraging more and more to think about their … Continue reading Did You Know escaping a slum fire in Africa is now easier?
In South Africa if a young person has an idea that they want to turn into a business they soon find out that their biggest challenge is to locate and utilise all the resources they require to properly start-up. There are many sources of start-up funding available to young people in South Africa, but youth … Continue reading Did You Know you are not alone as an African Innovator?
The continent is in a difficult position. For other countries to develop, they needed energy. They got this energy by burning fossil fuels. Firstly, coal and moving on to oil and gas, damaging the environment and pushing the world close to the point of no return with regards to global warming. Now, this agreement seeks … Continue reading Did You Know the Paris Agreement could be bad for Africa?
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?
Malaria is preventable and curable! Yet, it kills over 1 million a year, with 90% of those deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. The health care burden on Africa because of malaria is huge as hundreds of millions suffer from it every year. Children and old people are most at risk, especially those who do not … Continue reading Did you know these 5 African Innovations are killing Malaria?
Online shopping has become second nature to some of us. Whether or you are buying or tech from amazon, second hand goods form Ebay, or even your groceries from a super market, e-commerce has the changed the way we use our shopping time. In Africa, it hasn't had such a big impact due to lack … Continue reading Did you know African e-commerce is the next big thing?
Last week the Africa Food Prize awarded Dr. Kanayo F.Nwanze, President of the Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in its inaugural event, for his "passionate advocacy in putting Africa's smallholder farmers at the centre of the global agricultural agenda." The African Food Prize recognises an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort … Continue reading Did you know innovation is making African agriculture cool again?