Technology

4 months ago | April 12, 2019

How to bend tech towards positive

Technology is playing an increasingly important role in our lives, from facial recognition systems in policing, to ...

‘Corporates are not using blockchain technology’

If a recent poll conducted by KPMG is anything to go by, blockchain technology still has a way to go in terms of ...

5 months ago | March 29, 2019

Robots are coming: How to stay relevant

We are now well into 2019. It is scary how time flies, it only seemed like yesterday many of us were still on holiday, ...

Cost of internet access still high in Africa

The already high price of internet access got even more expensive for Africans over the past year.

World investors stamped for electric vehicles

Over the next decade, carmakers will be investing heavily in electric vehicle technologies. Reuters analysed investment ...

Are tech talents Africa’s ‘new export’?

With a population of about 1,2 billion people, over 900 million of whom are in Sub-Saharan Africa alone, Africa’s human ...

5 months ago | March 22, 2019

Boeing upgrades software on crisis-hit 737 MAX

Boeing is upgrading the stall prevention software on its 737 MAX, industry sources said as French investigators scoured ...

Air safety, market pressures and cockpit technology

In just five short months, two Boeing 737 Max 8 airliners crashed, killing a total of 346 passengers and crew members. ...

5 months ago | March 15, 2019

Potraz engages stakeholders on tariff adjustment

The Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority has started consulting stakeholders on tariff increases after the ...

BMW’s China electric car export plans on hold

BMW’s ambitions to establish China as a hub for exporting electric cars are in limbo because of uncertainty over ...

Men with prostate cancer could avoid invasive surgery

Thousands of men with prostate cancer could avoid invasive treatment and side-effects after scientists developed a ...

Airlines ground latest 737 MAX 8 planes

Two models of Boeing’s latest twin 737 MAX 8 jet have crashed in the last six months: An Ethiopian Airlines flight ...

6 months ago | March 8, 2019

Deere eyes green revolution in Africa

Johannesburg — US Deere & Co (DE.N) expects to see demand for its farm equipment in Africa grow 8 to 10 percent ...

Fashion’s huge waste problem

The biggest trends in fashion today are ones no one wants to be seen in. They include vastly increased clothing ...

DFA opens office in Zim

Dfa has opened a new office in Harare, Zimbabwe marking its first expansion into African markets outside of South Africa.

6 months ago | March 1, 2019

Using tech to fight food shortage

Agriculture is an integral part of any economy and countries who fully realise this fact are put in a strong position ...

Could taxation of mobile banking in Africa stall financial inclusion?

Mobile phone-based financial services have produced celebrated economic outcomes for Kenya and other African countries, ...

Re-imagining Rural: Starting at home

I have a vision. I call them Rural Entrepreneurship Centres. Each one would be located at a business centre in rural ...

7 months ago | February 8, 2019

Packaging firms profit from plastic distaste

From pink plastic dinosaurs to clothing, carpets, toothbrushes, computers and components for planes and automobiles, ...

Do money apps make us better or worse?

Finance apps are proving increasingly popular, but are they making us better at managing our money or encouraging us to ...