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.

Video-On-Demand killed the video store: an #OpenAfricaMag feature

Video-on-demand is the technology that has started to disrupt our entertainment world. Instead of watching programming on TV, based upon what some network executive has determined people want to watch (at a time preordained by the network), you can use your fast broadband connection to stream what you want, when you want, to any number of devices — iPads, PCs, Smart TVs — anything with an internet connection. No decoder, no dish.

Managing Media in a Changing World: #OpenAfricaMag with Chris Botha

Chris Botha has taken The MediaShop from strength to strength. This comes at a time when more channels, most of them in the social media space, present themselves to advertisers. The award-winning exec shares his insights with Open Africa and gives an overview of the shifting media landscape, as he sees it, in the near future.

A guide to investing in Nigeria: #OpenAfricaMag

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.