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Exclusive: A look at FWJK's co-development at cost methodology

Exclusive: A look at FWJK's co-development at cost methodology
“Think about buying a brand-new car. Often, you’d have to purchase it from a plush showroom, where 25 percent premiums are added to pay for the salesmen’s wages, commission, and the other costs

A Q&A with Bruno Mettling, President of Orange Africa and the Middle East

A Q&A with Bruno Mettling, President of Orange Africa and the Middle East
Multinational tech giant Orange needs little by way of introduction. Turning over more than $45 billion a year and employing over 135,000 people around the world, it is now a household name

Everlytic: A garage-born brand that’s walking with giants

Everlytic: A garage-born brand that’s walking with giants
Data is the new oil’ is a common phrase amongst business executives. The context is that data is seen to be the driver of the next business revolution. Nowhere is this more applicable than in moder

Exclusive interview: Inside the South African National Blood Service

Exclusive interview: Inside the South African National Blood Service
82-years in the making, the South African National Blood Service is a not-for-profit organisation that provides the delivery of safe blood to all South Africans.Its responsibilities include

Analysing the socioeconomic role of Africa's key transit corridors

Analysing the socioeconomic role of Africa's key transit corridors
For centuries, even millennia, the sea has been the source of both conflict and prosperity among civilisations.From the First Anglo-Dutch War of the 1650s that was driven by a desire to cons

Mpumalanga: Why the South African province is a nature-lover’s dream

Mpumalanga: Why the South African province is a nature-lover’s dream
South Africa is a beautiful country, and Mpumalanga is its most breath-taking province. It’s located in the east of the country, nudging against the borders of Mozambique and Eswatini – Mpumalanga

Is blockchain technology impacting the FMCG market in South Africa?

Is blockchain technology impacting the FMCG market in South Africa?
Blockchain technology is not a new term in its nature but new to the FMCG market. Brands are now thinking

Interview: Talking sustainability with Sahara Group

Interview: Talking sustainability with Sahara Group
“A whole bunch of youthful exuberance and optimism brought me back to Nigeria. “Between my husband and I we had probably spent around 30 years outside of Africa, which exposed us to differen

Microsoft: How advanced technologies continue to revolutionise the financial services industry

Microsoft: How advanced technologies continue to revolutionise the financial services industry
In Africa, technology has long played a defining role in the development of the financial services industry (FSI). The early days of the internet ushered in online banking and ecommerce, for

Inside Honoris: The first private pan-African higher education network

Inside Honoris: The first private pan-African higher education network
Just one in 20 people of the relevant age group in Africa have access to higher education, five times less than the global average. This is a monumental problem.Higher education is the gatew

Tanzania: Africa’s most adventurous country

Tanzania: Africa’s most adventurous country
Tanzania is one of Africa’s most stunning and diverse countries. From the vast grasslands of the Serengeti to its miles of tropical coastline, there’s so much to explore. The country also boasts A

Country leaders pledge to boost malaria innovation and access to new and existing antimalarials

Country leaders pledge to boost malaria innovation and access to new and existing antimalarials
His Majesty King Mswati III, chair of the African Leaders’ Malaria Alliance (ALMA) comments: “African leaders are racing to meet the target we set for m

Tanzania joins Zero Malaria Starts With Me movement on SADC Malaria day

Tanzania joins Zero Malaria Starts With Me movement on SADC Malaria day
The campaign was launched during the Southern African Community (SADC) Malaria Day that was commemorated on the sidelines of the SADC Health Minister’s Meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. At the na

Expert Eye: Analysing the AfCFTA

Expert Eye: Analysing the AfCFTA
The new African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) presents a unique opportunity to grow intra-Africa trade as a proportion of total African trade, and diversify the continent’s exports

Gauteng, South Africa: From the cities to the mountains

Gauteng, South Africa: From the cities to the mountains
Gauteng is a wealthy province packing a lot into a relatively small geographic area. From the cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg to the craggy ranges of the Magaliesberg, the region offers a multi

Microsoft is empowering Africa with digital literacy and technological proficiency

Microsoft is empowering Africa with digital literacy and technological proficiency
The fourth industrial revolution. Expected to bring about more technologically enabled advancements in the next 10 years than those seen in the previous 250, industry 4.0’s ability to galvanise bot

Uganda: A country of contrasts

Uganda: A country of contrasts
Winston Churchill once referred to Uganda as the “Pearl of Africa”, and it’s easy to see why. According to the Ugandan Tourism Board, this East African country “offers some of the continent’

A Q&A with BT on how to deal with Africa’s digital skills gap

A Q&A with BT on how to deal with Africa’s digital skills gap
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has rightly been identified as one of the world’s most exciting economic growth prospects over the mid to long term. Home to a market of 1.2 billion people and count

Orange, the Global Fund partner up to tackle Africa's healthcare challenges

Orange, the Global Fund partner up to tackle Africa's healthcare challenges
The Global Fund and Orange have signed a partnership deal to develop innovative e-health solutions to reduce the prevalence of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa. Using Orange mobile technolo

How Twiga Cement continues to support Tanzanian construction

How Twiga Cement continues to support Tanzanian construction
Contrary to many markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania’s construction industry has a great deal going for it. According to the country’s National Bureau of Statistics, the sector is the bi

Interview: Siemens discusses the Dawn of Digitalization report

Interview: Siemens discusses the Dawn of Digitalization report
There aren’t too many parts of the world where Siemens hasn’t made its mark. Turning over more than $92.5 billion in 2018 and employing almost 380,000 people around the world, the company is

Nelson Mandela Bay: Experience city, bush and beach in one trip

Nelson Mandela Bay: Experience city, bush and beach in one trip
Often jostling with Morocco, South Africa is one of continent’s two epicentres of international tourism.Having consistently drawn more than 10 million people to its shores each year since 20

Nigeria: A land of city dwellers seeking the simple life?

Nigeria: A land of city dwellers seeking the simple life?
Following a turbulent period in its history, Nigeria is slowly returning to its former position as a land of opportunity with green shoots, from GDP growth and reduced inflation to the stabilisatio

Lesotho: A Southern African alpine discovery trail

Lesotho: A Southern African alpine discovery trail
Wholly contained within South Africa and sustaining a long history of political autonomy, Lesotho is one of the region’s most scenic little countries. Surrounded by mountains and home to a g