TRENDS

Video: GauRider, New App for Jo'burg Commuters

How GauRider app is helping South African commuters

FIBRE OPTIC NETWORKING

Liquid Telecom’s Plans to Take Over Africa

Liquid Telecom’s quick rise to the top could usher the largest internet provider company in the region.

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

Spectrum Policy – Accelerating Growth In Sub-Saharan Africa...

How can mobile fulfil its full potential for socio-economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa?

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

SA: A Tech-Centric Drive to Agricultural Development

A hi-tech mobile lab is navigating its way across rural South Africa, set on bringing agricultural skills to emerging farmers.

DATA MINING

Africa: Big Data and the Cancer “Tidal Wave”

How Big Data initiatives across Africa can help provide solutions to a range of social problems

TRENDS

Photo Competition: Is IBM The Carnegie of Africa?

When IBM invited local Africans to photograph their continent, the result was 1,200 contributions from 900 participants across 25 countries.

GREEN BUSINESS

The Democracy of Design in South Africa

South Africa’s low-tech design, the Light House provides innovative solutions to core informal settlement problems.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Sierra Leone: Looking for ICT tools to Boost Learning

Sierra Leone needs to work on its educational system to improve students’ output and meet the demands of millennium employers.

SECURITY

The Revolution of Online Corruption Reporting in Africa:...

More needs to be done to improve the process of online reporting in developing countries.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Battle of African Ideas: When Goliath Wins the Fight

It is always a crossroad when startup owners have to share their ideas with third parties. Is there a safe line?

TECHNOLOGY PLANNING AND ANALYSIS

Zimbabwe vs. South Africa: Could IT Make the Difference?...

Years of a repressive regime has not stopped Zimbabwean education from being the best in Africa… and maybe IT finally offers the democratic solution people need?...

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Buea: 8 Startup Profiles from Cameroon’s Leading Tech City...

Buea is not the only region in Cameroon to host a number of IT startups, but surprisingly, it is home to a higher number than bigger Cameroonian cities like Douala...

SOFTWARE

‘Jua Kali’: Why Hardware Could Beat Software

From internet backup machines and locally made drones to mobile surveillance units, Africa is seeing a growing demand for hardware technology that goes head on with...

TECHNOLOGY PLANNING AND ANALYSIS

Country Spotlight: Nigeria

Jim O’Neill’s high profile prediction on Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey (the “MINTs”) as future economic giants has caused quite a stir in the media. Over...

DATABASE MANAGEMENT

Can Property Data Transform the African Real Estate Market?...

With the population increase in Africa, governments and the private real estate sector need to look at ways to collect and disseminate property market information...

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Africa: Highlights 2013

IDG Connect's highlights of our African content in 2013.

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