Archive for the ‘ICT’ category

Five South African tech start-ups who could make it big

Tom Jackson takes a look at five start-ups with products that could make them major players in South Africa and beyond.

Moving towards a cashless public transport system in Kenya

The ‘My1963′ card enables passengers to pay their fares without using cash.

Meet the Boss: Hatem Hariri, MD for Africa, Avaya

Seriously, you can’t learn leadership from books. You have to live it.

Jonathan Somen’s journey of building and selling a multi-million dollar IT business

Jonathan Somen is one of East Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs.

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.