With this crisis comes an economic disruption of unprecedented proportion By Professor Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka At one time or another, nations and individuals confront crisis points – moments of existential challenge that also open up new possibilities. African countries, at just such...
Minerals and metals play a central role in the global economy and will continue to provide the raw material we need for industrial processes and daily use. Despite enormous efforts to decouple economies from resource use, the extraction of mineral resources has increased...
In less than a month, South Africa has witnessed a massive wave of rentrenchments, as companies across multiple sectors have announced job cuts running into almost 10,000. Some of these include network operator Telkom SA, Walmart-owned retailer Massmart,Arcelormittal, Africa’s biggest steel company, Pharmaceutical giant Aspen, and miner Samancor Chrome.
Companies that can quickly change speed and direction or modify tactics to outwit, outsmart and outplay their opponents are the companies that gain the competitive edge says Alain Du Toit, Cloud Services Sales Principal for Hitachi Vantara. This year’s Rugby World Cup saw the Springboks scrum, tackle and ruck their...
By Malcolm Horne Across every division, Broll is embracing change. By actively exploring and visualising the future, we can proactively place ourselves at the forefront of transformation within the property sector. The much quoted and ever-evolving fourth industrial revolution in which we already find ourselves, is driving both the challenges and...
With an overload of data now available, who really knows how to manage it?  By Alasdair Parsonson Data management is more important than ever as it demonstrates the value of analytics in allowing a company to make more informed decisions in real-time, ultimately benefitting its bottom line. But as data management...
By Netradyne Driver turnover has been above 90 percent for more than nine consecutive quarters and shows little sign of slowing down. What’s more is that issues related to management and workplace policies and communication have caused 30 percent of drivers to leave their job. Keeping your drivers safe, recognizing them for doing...
By Tamer Farouk New innovations in financial IT solutions are opening several opportunities for finance decision-makers in Africa. But realising the full value of these innovations will require leadership and vision. Earlier this year, the financial platform service M-Pesa announced that it has more than 20.5 million active users and over...
By Pedro Guerreiro, Managing Director: Central Africa at SAP Africa The human brain remains one of nature’s greatest wonders. Its estimated 100 billion neurons process and transmit information to create the most complex computational devices in the known universe. As our technological progress accelerates, the prospect of creating artificial intelligence...
By Christine Mwelu Medical bills are one of the most significant financial burdens facing Kenyans in this modern era. This is partly due to the nature of the health care system in Kenya. Every year, thousands of Kenyans are pushed below the national poverty line due to direct medical bills....
By Colin Don Schouw If ever you’ve wondered when the right time to promote yourself as a freelancer would be... The time is, now! Gone are the days of looking at freelance consultants through a narrow scope; they shouldn’t be portrayed as outsiders to organizations any longer. Now more than ever,...
Most African countries have a positive economic outlook, largely due to positive performance of traditional sectors. This is according to ICAEW’s (the Institute of Chartered in England and Wales) latest report. In Economic Insight: Africa Q1 2019, launched today, the accountancy body provides GDP growth forecasts for various regions...
By Michael Karaimu, regional representative Faster Capital Entrepreneurship is increasingly being viewed as the only sure way to wealth creation. World renowned billionaires like Jeff Bezos(Amazon), Bill Gates(Microsoft), Warren Buffet(Berkshire Hathaway), Bernard Anault(LVMH), Mark Zuckerberg(Facebook), among others are all entrepreneurs having founded their own companies. While many countries today are facing...
Edward Obiko and Peter Charagu  Is registration for mobile accounts (wallets) really enough? What is an ideal measure of financial inclusion? The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) defines a core set of indicators for measuring financial inclusion. The first dimension is access to the services and products that formal financial...