The Next Africa

Africa is ‘on the rise’, says UN chief Guterres, urging collaboration for better future

GENEVA- Africa is “on the move and on the rise” with communities coming together to resolve their problems and offer mutual support, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted on Wednesday. He urged everyone with a stake in Africa’s success to seize the new opportunities and work together with people on the continent for the common […]

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Stop Begging For Funds, Buyanga Tells African Entrepreneurs

STAFF WRITER JOHANNESBURG- Businessman Frank Buyanga is on a drive to educate young entrepreneurs to shun “begging for funding” instead, they must concentrate working on creative ideas on how best they can generate value from the resources on the continent. Buyanga who is the executive director for Small Medium Enterprises Strategy for the Pan African […]

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A story of Kenewendo, Makhaya, Leoka: Women rise to the fore in southern Africa

JOHANNESBURG-The southern African region has served the world with a phenomenal story of coming-to-the-fore of three women who are formidable intellectuals in the field of economics. Bogolo Kenewendo: Appointed as Botswana’s minister of investment trade and industry. Trudy Makhaya:  Appointed as an economic advisor to South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa. Thabi Leoka: Appointed into South […]

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Tomorrow’s smart cities will need equally smart utilities

SUSTAINABLE energy consumption and ‘green’ energy production at home is becoming a new lifestyle. Today’s hyper connected consumer expects a reduced environmental footprint while still enjoying seamless services and ease of use, improving their quality of life through fully digitised processes that give them complete control over every aspect of their lives. According to IDC, […]

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Mnangagwa promises to free airwaves in Zimbabwe

VALENTINE MAKAMBA HARARE- President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday announced that his government will be freeing airwaves in line with international practices. Since 2000 Zimbabwe media stakeholders have been calling for the liberalisation of broadcasting services so that private players could operate. However, the government has been steadfast in resisting licensing private players despite […]