SA’s disturbing xenophobia explored
Financial inclusion: Africa’s hope?
Foreign nationals resident in South Africa have suffered a spate of xenophobic attacks in the past months that have sadly left scores dead. The message appears to be: you’re not welcome and we’ll make damned sure you know that. This seemingly inexplicable attitude was the subject of debate at Mail & Guardian Africa’s African Truth […]
‘Africa’s failure to stand up for itself leads rest of world to despise it’
Financial freedom takes on a vastly different hue in Africa where the challenge to access the money you’ve made is almost as difficult as earning a decent wage. Consumer habits, not technology, hobble mobile money growth in Africa The mobile money game in Africa; where the strong do not always win Mobile money in Africa: The […]
Tech can help deal blow to hunger in Africa
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa—by far the worst on record of the tropical fever—has killed around 5,500 out of 15,351 cases according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). This article covers a debate into the world’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and how this could have been handled better. Read the full […]
Finally, the feature phone is dying in Africa. Long live the tablet!
Mobile phone apps that are locally relevant to Africa are beginning to take off. Read the full article here.
Cyber criminals are gunning for Africa’s easy money
By 2020 more than half of all the 525m mobile handsets in sub-Sahara Africa are expected to be smartphones. Read the full article here.
The cyber security industry is not one suited to people prone to bouts of paranoia. This point was driven home at the two-day CyberCon Africa conference at which the overwhelming message was: It’s not a matter of ‘if’, but ‘when’. Read the full article here.