DIGIBIZ AFRICA

AFRICA BUSINESS RADIO  |  Podcast , ±58 min episodes every 1 week  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
Digital transformation is a necessity in advancing global economy. We expose you to the world of technology and innovation, giving you insights into global trends and business innovation across different sectors.

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11
JUN

Microsoft Goes Big with GitHub and Flying Cars' Test Underway

Leia Baez kick-started the show motivating us to keep pushing through dark phases in our lives. It’s been a busy week for the digital world as Top Tech stories see us profiling Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub and providing grants to 3 South African NPO’s. We also cover the exciting partnership between Nigeria’s First Bank and WorldRemit that provides digital transfer services to its customers. Our Top 10 feature ends of the show by profiling the high valued brands in the global marketplace with tech companies dominating the list.
Africa Business Radio
01
JUN

Kenyan Gov. To Regulate FinTech Solutions And Robots Are Causing More Harm Than Good in Las Vegas

We start off our show talking about how to be patient when working towards your dream. Our Top Tech stories segment features Apple developing technology that enables iPhones to act as a wallet, Ghana gives their citizens an opportunity to be economically active and food workers in Las Vegas are scared of being replaced by robots. We profile future technologies in the transportation space and end the show with Gartner’s research on trends affecting IT security & risk.
Africa Business Radio
28
MAY

Africa's Digital Safety - The Policy Landscape

Is Africa taking Cyber Security seriously?
Soji Akinlabi and Tumediso Lobelo look into the world of cybersecurity and how it impacts Africa. As the least connected continent, we are vulnerable to cyber-crime. We discuss interesting developments in Kenya and talk about the cost of cybercrime globally.

Kenya has become the latest Africa country to sign into law the framework of cybersecurity and digital safety; on May 16, President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Bill 2018 that criminalizes abuse of persons on social media, removing the legal lacuna that existed. The new bill spells out stiff punishment to cybercriminals –provides for timely and effective detection, prohibition, prevention, response, investigation, and prosecution of computer and cybercrimes. This includes search and seizure of stored computer data, a record of and access to seized data, production order for data, expedited preservation, partial disclosure, real-time collection and interception of data.
Some analysts criticized the new act while some commend the move. Tope Ogundipe, Director of Programs at Digital Rights NGO Paradigm Initiative warns that while the passing of laws tackling cybercrime should be encouraged across the African continent, these laws should not be used to limit important freedoms.
Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary in the Information, Communication and Technology Ministry described the law as a necessary intervention ahead of the debates by parliamentarians and consideration by President Kenyatta, "Because cybersecurity criminal were becoming sophisticated and the government is sensitizing security and judiciary personnel on collection and interpretation of cybersecurity evidence for credible trial of suspects."
Africa Business Radio
16
MAY

NASA On a Mission to Mars and Visible Impacts of FinTech in Africa

We kick-start the show with our motivation session by Sebastian Terry giving us insights on how to achieve our dreams. In our “Top Tech News” segments we feature the biometric war between FNB and Capitec Bank, Microsoft’s Office 2019 launch, NASA MARS mission and the anti-poaching partnership between Dimension Data and Cisco. Athi Magwebu ends off our show as the “Digi Chat” guest delving into the increasing adoption of financial platforms in Africa.
Africa Business Radio
07
MAY

Tech war Continues Between US & China And Robotics As A Service With Pragmatic Master

The tech war between the US & China continues and talking robotics/drones with Pragmatic Master

Les Brown gets us going with his inspiring story reminding us to never give up by staying hungry! In Top Tech News, MasterCard in partnership with Unilever giving small businesses the ability to trade and Airbnb is taking over Africa showing tremendous growth with over 100 000 listings. We profile Monde Mkhalali from Pragmatic Master, an innovative tech start-up that uses robotics and drones to increase business efficiencies.
Africa Business Radio
23
APR

Cryptocurrency Regulations in The Spotlight and Satellites Tracking Threatens Privacy

Kanti Simmons kickstarts the show by telling us how we can get over our mess and claim victory over our challenges in our everyday life. In our top tech news segment, we talk about Satellites that track your every movement, the US wanting to regulate cryptocurrencies and how Blockchain is being used in the food stalls industry in Kenya. We end off the show with an Interview by Nation Builder Executive Director, Keri-Leigh Paschal, who unpacks her social entrepreneurship activities and the Social Innovation Challenge, which is an open-call for innovation in that space.
Africa Business Radio
19
APR

Leading Players in Africa's Mobile-first, Mobile-poly And Mobile-holy Digital Economy - KINGS

Africa is on the move…young people are harnessing technology,” - Barack Obama at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit Nairobi, Kenya 2015.
The digital economy in Africa started in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1995 when Mark Shuttleworth built Thawte, a leading certificate authority, and sold it to Verisign when Vodacom championed prepaid airtime. the wave then moved to Ghana in 2001, when, together with Mark Davies and others, BusyInternet was built.
Nigeria currently enjoys some of the most interesting developments in product development. According to a report by GSMA Intelligence 2017, Nigerians boast up to 86 million unique mobile subscribers, making it a technology developer's playground.
According to estimates released at the Google For Nigeria conference last week, by the year 2034 Africa is expected to have the world's largest working-age population of 1.1 billion -- yet only 3 to 4 million jobs are created annually.
African web users are already taking the first step in making moves in the digital economy.
Africa Business Radio
09
APR

Tesla in a PR Nightmare and 3D-Printed Houses Are Here

Make sure you use your time wisely and do things that matter. That’s the topic of our motivational session today. MTN Zambia is heating up the telecoms space with mobile kiosks and, we cover start-ups developing 3-D rockets and homes then sad news from the YouTube headquarters.



Our slot on Monday has changed from 12pm-1pm to 2pm-3pm. We will have a new co-host on Monday and exciting developments for Thursday. Take a Byte into the Future!
Africa Business Radio
31
MAR

Facebook Loses The Plot With Another Data Hacking

Our technology update focuses on exposing our top tech stories, we start off with the Virgin Money Insurance platform that cuts out call center agents from the sales process. Samsung innovates in the education space, Facebook’s market share plunges and the City of Atlanta is hacked! On Start-Up Corner, we profile Fruvas, which is a fresh produce delivery company that aims to be a grocery retail company.
Africa Business Radio
22
MAR

Digital Disruption - Africa to the World

On this show we chat about cybersecurity, tech companies putting Africa on the global map and how start-ups are disrupting by developing solutions that operate outside of the Internet. We had our Digital Expert Seshan Patadamai provide insight into the “Digital Transformation” hype which seems to be the focus for private and public sector entities globally.
Africa Business Radio

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