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 […]

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


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 […]

How a chief defied apartheid and upheld democracy for the good of his people

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By Jill E. Kelly, Associate Professor of History, Southern Methodist University The recently released report of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s advisory panel on land reform, and the latest efforts to force through two controversial traditional authority bills, point to the continued legacies of changes to the relationship between traditional leaders, their followers, and land […]