Why South Africa’s declining maths performance is a worry

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By Prof. Sullen Shay, University of Cape Town South Africa’s Department of Basic Education recently released the country’s National Senior Certificate results for the class of 2019. These are commonly known as the “matric results” and they determine school-leavers’ admission and placement into tertiary level study. About 81.3% of those […]

Africa is leapfrogging into digital agriculture

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By Muhammadou M.O. Kah Professor of Information Technology and Computing at The American University of Nigeria. Africa’s demand for food is growing. Between 2010 and 2030, the total worth of its food industry is projected to hit the $1 trillion mark. While existing technologies like improved seeds and fertilizers will […]

Women-led businesses key to unemployment alleviation in SA – Sandwich Baron CEO

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Sandwich Baron CEO and founder Sally J’Arlette-Joy believes that women-led businesses are the key to alleviating South Africa’s growing unemployment rate. She says that female entrepreneurs will generate 90% of the 11 million new jobs projected for 2030 by the National Development Plan (NDP). J’Arlette-Joy’s sentiments come when Statistics South […]

There’s Need For More Disruption In Africa’s Tech Scene

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By Olukayode Kolawole For most people living outside Africa, they imagine the continent as the home of poverty, corruption, internet fraud, infrastructure deficit, and everything that describes under-development, marginalization, oppression, bad leadership, insecurity, diseases, and many more. Although the continent is truly beset with some perennial development issues, some of these notions […]

Four agriculture-focused companies to inspire Africa

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This article features excerpts from the London Stock Exchange Group’s Companies to Inspire Africa 2019 report. The agricultural sector is an engine of job creation in Africa and accounts for about 60% of total employment in the sub-Saharan region, while the share of jobs across the food system is potentially much larger. […]