South Africa’s mobile data costs are ranked among the highest in the world and it can be argued that a lack of connectivity also contributes to the nation’s slow economic growth. Access to fast and reliable connectivity can lead to…
Analytics and big data can lessen the amount of waste being created. The World Bank predicts that municipal waste generation is expected to reach 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025. Smart waste collection technology is expected to grow globally from USD57.6 million in 2016 to over USD223.6 million in 2025.
The Africa Brand Index ranks the most successful social brands on the continent in terms of social media performance. Ornico pioneered the Africa Brand Index in 2015, and after two years of learnings and tweaking the algorithms that underpin the benchmark, the media and brand analysis company has now announced an annual local leaderboard that ranks South African brands.
Ornico CEO, Oresti Patricios was recently featured on one of the most influential business show in Africa on radio 702, which forms a large part of public discourse from a media perspective.
Ecommerce, in the form of online shopping and online banking, is often held up as the key to prosperity in Africa — a way of ‘leapfrogging’ past the obstacles of poor infrastructure. But there is a flipside to this convenience: the ever-present threat of fraud. Wherever money changes hands, you’ll always find someone who wants to take it away illegally, and buyer, seller and banker are all potential targets.
Big international advertising entities are shopping in Africa, strategic PR and communications professional, Kentice Tikolo, looks at the impact in Kenya.
Open Africa asks Peter Allerstorfer,founder and MD, Silvertree Investment Holdings, about the investment potential of the technology sector in Africa in general, and ecommerce in specific.
Can Africa use the so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” to leapfrog into a position of technological superiority? asks Ornico CEO, Oresti Patricios It’s the next era, the technological revolution that will change society as much as the invention of the steam engine did back in the 18th century.
Mobile communication is one of the most-transformative technologies ever unleashed, and even reaches parts of the world where reliable electricity and running water are luxuries. There are some 7.2bn mobile connections in the world, compared to 1.6bn TVs and 4.2bn television viewers - writes Nunu Ntshingila, Facebook’s Head of Africa.
South African breakfast TV show Expresso and the weekly Top Billing show have both dethroned SuperSport to take first and second place on the Africa Brand Index, where they have both increased their score by five points and nine points respectively.