How big data can help manage waste

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.

South Africa’s Social Media Brand Champions

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.

Ecommerce security in Africa: #OpenAfricaMag Q&A with Schalk Nolte

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.

Africa 4.0: #OpenAfricaMag

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.

Leading brands in Africa compete for top social media spot

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.