Archive for the ‘ICT’ category

After selling company for $500k, Joel Mwale now wants to change the way we learn

At the young age of 21, Joel Mwale has already achieved a lot.

Ex-Apple CEO’s mobile phone brand Obi wants to crack the African market

Obi phones are targeted at “young, tech-savvy and aspirational youth”.

Start-up snapshot: Website creation platform looking to target African SMEs

“The best moment for me was definitely the very first day when the first customer signed up, created his own site with his own domain and paid.”

Africa Tech Trends: Employing technology to root out corruption

The western world has WikiLeaks, now Africa has AfriLeaks.

Start-up snapshot: Making enterprise software accessible to everyone

“We have come up with a system that I would describe as the Android of business software.”

Start-up snapshot: SweepSouth wants to disrupt domestic cleaning

“Our aim is to take the hassle out of getting your place cleaned.”

Taking the leap: Entrepreneur on why he left Poland to start a business in Nigeria

“At that time my knowledge about Nigeria was the so-called Google knowledge,” says Marek Zmyslowski.

Beyond Lagos and Nairobi: Seven African cities of opportunity

Across the continent there are cities and towns enjoying rapid growth on the back of industries such as mining, agriculture and technology.

Start-up snapshot: Washist – Nigeria’s on-demand laundry service

“Hiring the wrong people would be one of the mistakes I have made. One major lesson learnt is to always be recruiting.”

Internet retailing increases by 25% in South Africa

Internet retailing continues to see growth in value terms across South Africa, according to a research by Euromonitor International.

Africa Tech Trends: Reflecting on 2014

A look at some of the key trends seen in Africa’s tech industry over the last year.

Meet the Boss: Ed Barrow, MD, Hellofood East Africa

“Instincts and gut decisions should never be overlooked.”

How Alan Knott-Craig Jr is providing free Wi-Fi to townships

Alan Knott-Craig, of Project Isizwe, is partnering with governments to provide free public Wi-Fi, at a cost of only $0.09 per GB.

Africa Tech Trends: Mobile operators investing in start-ups

The continent’s mobile operators are investing in the new generation of start-ups.

Meet the Boss: Peng Chen, MD, Easy Taxi Kenya

“Neither business nor life is ever a straight shot to the goal. You have to be ready to adjust.”