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.
Telecommunications is one of the most highly competitive industries in Africa, and service providers from across the continent are in stiff competition for market share in this mobile-first audience. Given the prevalence of mobile on the continent, the degree of innovation and development within the mobile space is not surprising.
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.
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.
While poverty in Africa has declined, number of poor has increased – excerpt from Poverty in Africa, with research and insights by: Kathleen Beegle, Luc Christiaensen, Andrew Dabalen and Isis Gaddis.
Nigeria, one of the biggest economies in sub-Saharan Africa, remains a challenge for investors despite the modernisation of the economy and a return to democratic rule in 1998. It retains a reputation for being a complex and difficult market.
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.
Open Africa speaks to one of Africa’s most innovative entrepreneurs and game-changers, Jason Njoku about life, business and the secret to a good life.