News and updates from the continent

How e-commerce is transforming Africa

How e-commerce is transforming Africa

Dec 18, 2014

Africa is the second fastest growing region in the world and it is attracting investors across multiple sectors. E-commerce is at the epicenter of Africa’s thriving economy.

December 17 update: Eskom woes continue

December 17 update: Eskom woes continue

Dec 17, 2014

Eskom acting spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said the loss of four more generating units on 16 December 2014 totals 3,000 MW and consumers are asked – again – to cut back on power usage.

SA Airways to test tobacco biofuel in 2015

SA Airways to test tobacco biofuel in 2015

Dec 17, 2014

SAA and Boeing, along with partners SkyNRG and Sunchem SA, also officially launched Project Solaris, their collaborative effort to develop an aviation biofuel supply chain using a nicotine-free, GMO-free tobacco plant called Solaris.

Ericsson, Airtel limit environmental impact in Ghana

Ericsson, Airtel  limit environmental impact in Ghana

Dec 17, 2014

The world’s e-waste level reached 48.9 million tons during 2012 and is expected to increase 33% by 2017. More than 80% of this is not treated in proper e-waste recycling facilities.

Power-outs: South Africans taking charge

Power-outs: South Africans taking charge

Dec 10, 2014

With the Eskom problems causing inconvenience and profit losses, South Africans are finding ways of reducing the impact of load-shedding on businesses and homes. Here are a few of them.