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South African employers are desperate for IT talent

Seventy-eight percent of local organisations are struggling to find the IT talent they need, with demand for skilled IT professionals increasing by 29% in the last 12 months, according to the most recent ManpowerGroup South Africa Employment Outlook Survey. This goes against the grain of the...


Gender-smart investing key for women economic empowerment and stronger growth in North Africa

The ECA Office for North Africa and Oxford Economics Africa a joint online workshop on ‘Gender-smart investing for inclusive growth in North Africa’ last week. The event was an opportunity for ECA and Oxford Economics Africa to present the preliminary findings of a...


Partnership aims to strengthen support and growth of African start-ups

Jérôme Hénique, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa, and Isadora Bigourdan, CEO of Digital Africa, have signed a partnership agreement during the event, Vivatech, to promote and strengthen the growth of African start-ups by leveraging the expertise and resources of the Orange...


Microsoft reinforces commitment to accelerating African customers’ growth and competitiveness

Microsoft is deepening its commitment to accelerating customer transformation in Africa with two key leadership appointments. Lillian Barnard has been named President for Microsoft Africa, dedicated to unlocking opportunities for African organisations by providing them with the technology they...


Rooting for Africa’s insurance industry 

FinChoice – a sister company to HomeChoice – has launched a Personal Accident Plan using Root’s platform, with the aim of selling life insurance to its urban customer base. Here, Louw Hopley, Founder and CEO of Root, tells us more about how this partnership is benefitting both...


South Africa introduces a new qualification to support tech skills creation

UiPath, a leading enterprise automation software company, has collaborated with the Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA) in South Africa to develop the first national qualification in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in the Europe,...


South African start-up revolutionises moving industry with AI-powered ChatGPT integration

Wise Move, an online moving platform in South Africa, is revolutionising the South African moving industry by becoming the first online platform to harness the power of OpenAI’s ChatGPT through Artificial Intelligence (AI) integration. The company’s cutting-edge technology provides...


Ukheshe and Gratifii partnership marries payments and rewards solutions for powerful embedded finance 

Fintech enablement partner, Ukheshe, continues to execute on its on-going partnership agreement with enterprise loyalty and rewards company, Gratifii. The agreement gives both organisations and their clients access to industry-leading payments solutions as well as a loyalty rewards platform,...


Three in five marketers in MEA lack confidence in their data 

To spot sudden, disruptive changes in customer and market behaviour, modern marketers need high-velocity data marketing, according to a new report by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and GfK. These data systems need to be agile and adaptable with the ability to acquire real-time,...


Emirates NBD calls for metaverse start-ups to transform the future of banking 

Emirates NBD, a leading banking group in the MENA region, has launched a global accelerator programme for metaverse start-ups to enhance the customer experience for the new virtual economy, in partnership with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) FinTech Hive, and powered by...


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