Why South Africa’s declining maths performance is a worry


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


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 […]

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


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 […]

What needs to be done to resolve the digital divide in South Africa and Africa as a whole?

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Background Whenever politicians make speeches about innovation and future technology prospects, they will not omit the words “4th industrial revolution” and “digital divide”, which would make us assume that the government understands the technological problems we are facing as a country and are possibly implementing solutions to those problems. The […]