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Celebrating Africa Day 2018

Africa Day (formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day) is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now known as the African Union) on 25 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world. Posted by Mutumwa Mawere on Thursday, 24 May 2018 The First Congress of Independent African States was held in Accra, Ghana on 15 April 1958. It was convened by Prime Minister of Ghana Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, and comprised representatives from…...

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Using digital trade for development in Africa

Digital trade is rising in Africa and throughout the world. How can it be managed to deliver development outcomes? This article appraises the challenges and opportunities related to digital trade for African countries, as well as the scope for national and international solutions. When it comes to the digital economy in Africa, there has been a polarised debate between its cheerleaders and sceptics. This article takes the middle road, arguing that while the rise of digital trade brings with it many challenges for developing countries, it can clearly be a…

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The 1873 Digital Africa – Steady e-health growth in Africa, but future bright

Africa is experiencing slow but steady growth in e-health sector, but there future looks bright as bottlenecks are unblocked and startups achieve scale. Investor interest in Africa’s e-health sector has trundled along at a pretty stable rate over the past three years, but there are signs of growing interest. According to the most recent African Tech Startups Funding Report released by Disrupt Africa, 10 e-health startups raised a total of almost US$9.5 million in 2017. This figure was slightly up on the total raised in 2016 – US$8.36 million. Rob…...

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The 1873 Digital Africa – Moving towards a Digital Transformation Conference

We are organizing a conference on digital transformation that will be held on 31st May 2018 in Harare, Zimbabwe. This is the first in a series of events aimed at raising awareness of the potential of digital and to build the capacity to develop, deploy, manage and use digital systems and solutions among businesses and policymakers in Zimbabwe: Digital Zimbabwe 2018 with Shepherd Fungayi We are organizing a conference on digital transformation that will be held on 31st May 2018 in Harare, Zimbabwe.This is the first in a series of…

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The 1873 Digital Africa – Top 4 African tech trends to look out for

A decade ago, mobile phones propelled the beginnings of Africa’s tech wave through the arrival of mobile money – today, the mobile revolution has applications across every sphere of modern life in the region. With a young population of early-adopters and an improving infrastructure from telecommunications to payments, investment in Africa in 2018 is likely to eclipse record-breaking growth, and be driven by more post-seed capital. Investors and entrepreneurs alike building on the foundation of a rapidly expanding tech ecosystem will tap into success in four key trends: #1 Global tech…

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GIBC Digital – Experience, Innovation & Reinvention.

History GIBC Digital began by delivering Ops and IT strategy, with a focus on regulatory-driven change. As our clients turned their attention to competing in a fast-paced, digital world, where customer expectations can change quickly, we committed ourselves to helping them evolve. Approach Our teams are multi-disciplinary and include management consultants, technology, and on-demand subject-matter experts. They have front-line experience and know how to deliver change in large, complex organizations. Expertise We provide tailored solutions in: Automation (iOPEX) Data Intelligence Cyber & Fraud Customer Experience (CX) Regulation & Compliance People…

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Introducing GIBC Digital in Africa

GIBC Digital can transform how you do what you do by helping you optimize, grow, and protect your business. By leveraging our competencies, we help you compete in a digital world, where technology has changed what customers expect, how businesses operate internally and interact with their customers, and how information is used to create brand loyalty and increase customer lifetime value. Company details Website Headquarters Brooklyn, New York Year founded 2011 Company type Privately Held Company size 11-50 employees Specialties Customer Experience Enablement , Data Visualization, Operational Risk, Robotic Process Automation,…

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Human Rights Day: What are my rights as a South African citizen?

Whether you’re around the braai, heading to the beach, or unfortunately stuck in the office, here’s hoping your Human Rights Day is as enjoyable as possible. But have you ever stopped and asked yourself what your human rights actually are in South Africa? Sure, we know we have one of the most progressive, modern constitutions in the world. So what does that guarantee us? This public holiday gives us all a chance to reflect on the fight for democracy, and those who lost their lives sticking it to apartheid. Thanks to those brave…

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