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Business / Economics

NIPDB hosts annual TechNovation social

The Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board, in collaboration with FNB Namibia, hosted the third annual TechNovation Social-themed “Bringing creators and customers together.” This year's event featured an exhibition by 21 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in the creative and culture industry. Here is Dino Ballotti, Executive Director for MSME Innovation and Acceleration at the NIPDB.

todayJune 20, 2024 19


Young African innovators are leading the charge on food security

      By Esther Musembi, bird story agency     From innovative energy solutions to effective financing options for farmers and advanced farming practices, young African inventors and entrepreneurs are finding novel ways to take on the continent's food security challenges, it emerged during a recent award ceremony in Nairobi. The award, a project of The Pamoja Founders, a regional leadership development initiative of the International Research and Exchanges […]

todayJune 19, 2024 16


Namibia’s Rating Upgraded: Importance for the Country and Its People

      By Josef Kefas Sheehama     Periodically, the Namibian government establishes policies to address the unstable state of the economy. Encouraging economic growth requires policymakers to put in place measures that support investment, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Therefore, the government can assist in fostering an environment that is conducive to business and promotes employment and economic growth. As an Independent Economic and Business Researcher, I therefore wholeheartedly commend the […]

todayJune 6, 2024 14


NAMFISA to host third edition of the Fintech Square in Windhoek

  The Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA) is proud to host the third edition of the FinTech Square event scheduled for 30 and 31 May 2024 under the theme FinTech  Unleashed: Showcasing Innovation at the Square.  FinTech Square, known as the NAMFISA Innovation Station, is a platform designed to explore the world of Financial Technology (FinTech) within the Namibian Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFI) sector. It connects NAMFISA with innovators, consumers, industry […]

todayMay 29, 2024 15


Namibia eyes Artificial Intelligence for increased productivity

Artificial Intelligence can increase productivity in Namibia's agriculture, manufacturing sectors, healthcare, and transportation industries. However, Manager of Cyber Security at the Communication Regulatory Authority of Namibia,  Cornelia Shipindo says that while AI promises progress and innovation, it also introduces new risks and challenges.

todayMay 14, 2024 43


Can insurtech fix Africa’s low insurance penetration?

    By Conrad Onyango, via bird story agency   Until recently, Africa’s legacy insurance market has been relying on an old agent-driven sales model, where agents physically scouts for clients in offices, malls and other business centers to market, sell and deliver insurance products. Under this model these agents have mostly been focusing on selling individual policies largely to wealthy clients who can buy expensive products to earn them […]

todayMay 10, 2024 14


Global tech giants in Africa AI gold rush

    By Conrad Onyango, bird story agency   Global technology giants including Microsoft, IBM, Huawei, Nvidia, and Google are lining up to tap into a multi-billion dollar opportunity in the nascent Artificial Intelligence (AI) market. The five multinationals tops the list of more than 100 tech companies across the globe that will feature in the ‘AI Everything’ forum in this year’s GITEX Africa 2024, the continent's premier tech and […]

todayMay 2, 2024 17


NBA Africa ‘hoops’ into African tech with a startup accelerator

      By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency   The NBA, through its business franchise in Africa, NBA Africa, has stepped onto Africa's tech startup scene, launching an accelerator tailored for early-stage startups in sports and creative industries. In a statement, NBA Africa explained that the initiative, known as the Triple-Double: NBA Africa Startup Accelerator, will support Africa’s tech ecosystem and the next generation of African tech entrepreneurs by […]

todayApril 30, 2024 5

Business / Economics

MeerKAT: the South African radio telescope that’s transformed our understanding of the cosmos

Some of the satellite dishes that make up the MeerKAT. South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO)   By Ed Elson, University of the Western Cape   South Africa’s Karoo region is a vast semi-arid area that stretches across four of the country’s provinces. It is sparsely populated and renowned for its wide open spaces. In the heart of this landscape, near the small Northern Cape town of Carnarvon, the South African […]

todayApril 23, 2024 11