Renewable energy is constantly in the news and being spoken about on social media. Any time I put out a blog on solar energy I am added to countless renewable energy lists on Twitter, as people strive to promote sustainable energy and/or their renewable companies or organisations. The problem with renewable energy is that it's storage … Continue reading Did you know renewable energy storage is Africa’s holy grail?
This week Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has been visiting Nigeria and Kenya. As you would have seen throughout my writing, some of the most innovative ideas in Africa come out of these countries. It is surprising that this is the first time that Zuckerberg has been to 'sub-Saharan Africa' (I have learnt today that this phrase … Continue reading Did you know why Mark Zuckerberg went to Africa?
As technology rapidly advances worldwide, Africa finds new uses for it. From the more illicit uses, such as internet scams that entwine themselves into African stereotypes, to the more positive innovations such as using mobile phones to support the health care system. I read this article about Africa's most innovative tech hacks, on the Guardian … Continue reading Did you know Africa is hacking technology to create new solutions?
HIV/Aids is a major global public health issue. So far it has claimed over 35 million lives and in 2015 around a million died globally from HIV related causes. Sub-Saharan Africa is the most affected region, with around 25 million people living with the virus in 2015. Although there is no HIV cure, anti retroviral drugs … Continue reading Did you know empowering African women helps prevent HIV?
This morning, I read about a new crowdfunding scheme in South Africa on the BBC website. Instead of the next tech or innovation, using Live Stock Wealth, you can buy a cow! Technology meets tradition and becomes innovation! (I wonder why they didn't call it Cowfunding!) The system was born out of frustration. Ntuthuko Shezi, a … Continue reading Did you know South African Cows can be purchased through crowdfunding?
Getting around Africa is an interesting experience, to say the least! You have a few options including the private mini bus, the taxi and the motor bike taxi. If you are lucky, there will be a train, or a local airline. The mini busses are, in my opinion, by far the most fun. Although, sometimes, … Continue reading Did you know Uber created competition in Africa?
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
Drones: Another form of African Innovation.
Here in the UK, we often complain about our rail network with the trains are often delayed and expensive tickets. But, not only can the rail networks transport us around the country, or even into Europe, for work or pleasure, freight trains trundle around the country delivering goods from coal and oil to food products. Without the network … Continue reading Did you know Africa needs more train services
It is election day in South Africa and the ANC could be facing their sternest challenge since coming to power after Apartheid fell. Opinion polls suggest that president Zuma's ANC party is facing potential defeats in urban centres Johannesburg, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth, with the parties popularity being dented by non-existent growth and high unemployment. … Continue reading Did you know about the South African election mobile app