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How the revised land transfer fees could impact Rwanda’s investment landscape

Rwanda has announced that new revised land transfer fees will be introduced in December of this year; this comes as the Government is currently in the process of digitising land titles. On this CNBC Africa Special, we speak to the Head of the Land Administration Department of the Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority, Grace Nishimwe and Attorney at LandLab Law Firm, Damascene Munyangaju to discuss what these changes and other land policy in the country mean for investment....

#FOWA2020: Empowering the workforce to harness IoT and Big Data Analytics

A growing number of devices that we interact with are collecting a staggering amount of data. Everything from jet engines to a point of sale device. How can we harness the power of big data and make better decisions through predictive algorithms....

#FOWA2020: Digital transformation and the distributed enterprise

Digital businesses are focused on integrating digital technologies, such as social, mobile, analytics/big data and cloud, in the service of transforming how businesses work. The ability to digitally re-imagine the business is determined in large part by a clear digital strategy supported by leaders who foster a culture able to change and invent the new....

#FOWA2020: How SaaS & Cloud computing can help African enterprises futureproof their business model

Cloud computing is in its infancy on the African Continent. With rapidly expanding infrastructure and a sudden shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a silver lining. Africa’s unique approach and exuberance means that the continent can leapfrog first world countries with SaaS innovation and mobile technology....

#FOWA2020: Cybersecurity for the distributed, hyper-connected workplace

In this day and age of continuously expanding connectivity, it is critical for businesses to ensure up-to-date cyber-security measures. This will require robust systems and policies that not only prevent threats, but proactively seek and counter them....

#FOWA2020: Turbocharging productivity: What automation, ML & AI can do for your business

With self-determining computerized systems, i.e. AI, automation and machine learning becoming more mainstream, the employee’s role in the workplace is undergoing tectonic shifts. Connecting quality data with fast computation services, these cutting-edge technologies offer significant opportunities to improve processes, radically transforming the nature of work....

Secondary Education in Africa: Preparing Youth for the Future of Work

For most young Africans, secondary education is the last schooling they will receive before entering the workforce. High quality, relevant secondary education that is accessible to all, can prepare youth to enter the workforce, improve productivity, and spur economic transformation, unlocking a virtuous cycle of both human and economic development....

Redefining Africa’s Workforce Through Digital Transformation

“This pandemic has also forced us as a media company to find alternative means to broadcast captivating and informative content, while adhering to Government’s health and safety protocols, and to identify digital platforms that would allow us to keep our viewers informed. Using the power of technology and our newsroom, we are able to connect the continent through live in-person and online virtual experiences.” Says Roberta Naicker,

#Africa50: Why Investing in Digital Infrastructure Post-COVID-19 is Critical to Africa’s Recovery

This special broadcast on the topic: Why Investing in Digital Infrastructure Post-COVID-19 is Critical to Africa’s Economic Recovery” brings together prominent speakers from the four corners of Africa. It also sees the announcement of the Africa50 Innovation Challenge Finalists....

Assessing Africa’s literature in the new age

Africa's literacy traditions might be on the wane according to experts, but what do those in the publishing industry think? CNBC Africa spoke to Jide Martin of Comic Republic and Deborah Ahenkorah of Africa Bureau Stories....

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