Rwanda: DotConnectAfrica Trust raises over a million USD for its commitment to transform Africa

  It’s hard to see commitment to projects especially in emerging markets like Africa.   Africa has been long identified as a new frontier location for investors looking to put great  projects that mostly focus on ICT. More recently there has been an increase of the number of mega-proposals and plans to build smart cities. …

Goldman Sachs: Technology SA’s biggest area of underperformance

Technology is South Africa’s biggest area of economic underperformance, according to a new report from Goldman Sachs.   The report, entitled ‘Two Decades of Freedom’, highlights South Africa’s achievements since the establishment of democracy in 1994 and the challenges the country still faces.   Though it said South Africa has made significant advancements in the …

Any Value In ACA (Obamacare) Related Domains?

This is a guest post by Sean Sullivan who is responsible for the content.   Sean Sullivan is Founder & CEO of BankAds a monetization solutions provider for financial related domains. Sean is also the owner of several other companies within digital advertising in a number of verticals, including Coups.com, a digital coupon services company. …

NEPAD presentation of .africa history at ICANN Durban, seen as massive misrepresentation

“African government delegates were finally complaining they were coerced into ‘AU position’ and stating that they have no reason to object to DCA or a competitive bid for Africa”. DotConnectAfrica has emerged as the first firm to show interest of the project dotAfrica (.africa). . This was explicitly reported to the delegates attending the AfriSIG …

Building businesses with Big Data – the African way

Africa’s technology and business leaders have in their hands an unprecedented opportunity to surpass their global counterparts.   If we can harness the vast and growing sources of information known as “Big Data”, members of the C-suite – particularly Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) and Chief Information Officers (CIOs), who increasingly share the responsibility for growth …

Banks Battle Telcos for Cash in South African Townships

Standard Bank Group Ltd. (SBK) hired Itumeleng Heymann to persuade her neighbors that for about $6 a month, their cash would be better off with Africa’s largest lender than in its current hiding place: under the bed.   For millions of Africans, a simple Nokia mobile phone acts as a bank account, allowing them to …