My record can’t be broken even after my death – Bisa Kdei

Musician Bisa Kdei has said it will be difficult for any musician to break the record he has set in the hiplife/highlife space. Bisa, who is considered by many people as contemporary highlife king due to his multiple award-winning feat made the point while granting an interview to a Canadian reporter over the weekend. TheContinue reading “My record can’t be broken even after my death – Bisa Kdei”

11 young Agripreneurs across Africa pitched for the inaugural GoGettaz agripreneur prize

Recognizing the need to make the agricultural sector attractive for the Youth, Generation Africa organized an agripreneur challenge for young people from across the African continent. The challenge brought together eleven young agriculture entrepreneurs who pitched their ideas to a high profiled audience. Unemployment is a prodigious issue in Africa, mostly among the youth inContinue reading “11 young Agripreneurs across Africa pitched for the inaugural GoGettaz agripreneur prize”

South African Art Fair Relaunches As FNB Art Joburg

The Johannesburg-based art fair gets a makeover after it was bought in June by its former director, Mandla Sibeko Last year, a group of six South African galleries, including Goodman Gallery, Stevenson and Blank Projects, decided to stop participating at the Joburg art fair and approached the FNB Joburg Art Fair’s then director, Mandla Sibeko aboutContinue reading “South African Art Fair Relaunches As FNB Art Joburg”

Digital technologies are transforming African businesses, but obstacles remain

Digital technology has created new opportunities for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa to compete on a more equal footing. However, these businesses have yet to enjoy the full benefits because of a difficult operating environment. Our recently published book, ‘Digital Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects’, details case studies of economic sectors where digital technologiesContinue reading “Digital technologies are transforming African businesses, but obstacles remain”

The Restitution Debate: African Art in a Global Society

In November 2018, Felwine Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy released a report that had been prepared for the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, entitled “The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage. Toward a New Relational Ethics.”This report has set in motion a debate that could have a profound impact on the status of African art held in collections around the world.Continue reading “The Restitution Debate: African Art in a Global Society”

Africa Business In Brief – 10 SEP 2019

Africa China commits USD1.4-billion investment into bankable energy projects in Africa The African Energy Chamber has managed to secure over USD1.4-billion in intentions to invest in Africa’s bankable projects in mining, oil and gas, power, and renewables sectors. “During various meetings with top Chinese energy companies and financial institutions, the Chamber discussed the signing ofContinue reading “Africa Business In Brief – 10 SEP 2019”

Understanding the Challenges Confronting Digital Natives Learners and Digital Immigrant Educators

In 2001, futurist Marc Prensky coined the terms ‘DigitalNatives’ and ‘Digital Immigrants’ to distinguish between those who grew up in the digital age, using technology as part of their daily routines, and the older generation of teachers who have to adapt to the way in which these students function.Digital natives are born into the technologyContinue reading “Understanding the Challenges Confronting Digital Natives Learners and Digital Immigrant Educators”

Xenophobia hub: Mozambique blasts South Africa, to repatriate citizens

September 10: Mozambique blasts SA xenophobia Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi on Tuesday commented on xenophobic incidents in neighbouring South Africa, issuing a stern condemnation of the acts. The privately-owned STV Noticias reported the president as saying over 500 Mozambicans lost their homes due to the violence. He also said the government had activated processes to repatriate affectedContinue reading “Xenophobia hub: Mozambique blasts South Africa, to repatriate citizens”

Opinion: Africa: Leapfrogging into the future

Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) told delegates attending the African agriculture forum last week in Accra, Ghana that Africa was “leapfrogging into the future.” There is significant evidence supporting her statement as African countries recognize agriculture as the center of their development policy. The 2,800 delegatesContinue reading “Opinion: Africa: Leapfrogging into the future”

5 important things happening in South Africa today

Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today: Finance minister Tito Mboweni wants South Africa to devise a comprehensive water plan, amid estimates that the country’s water demand will outstrip supply by 2 million cubic metres in the next 10 years. The minister is proposing a system similar to the Independent Power ProviderContinue reading “5 important things happening in South Africa today”