Tag: Digital technologies
COVID-19 has changed the classroom as we know it. Globally, education systems have adapted and adopted digital technologies to the new way of learning. In South Africa, the virtual classroom has highlighted one of the many issues that the country faces, which is the great digital divide. Professor Ahmed Bawa, CEO of Universities of South Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.
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.
Digital technologies are the most penetrated human invention in history but can it deliver on promises of inclusive growth, and what advantages does it bring to the future of Africa? CNBC Africa talks digitalisation with Raghav Prasad, Division President for Sub-Saharan Africa, Mastercard and Bhaskar Chakravorti, Dean of Global Business, The Fletcher School, Tufts University.
The UNECA reported its urgency for African countries to broaden and deepen their tax and revenue collection bases while leveraging digital technologies to boost collection and compliance. At the Conference of African Ministers in Marrakesh, Morocco CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters caught up with Ahmed Kamaly, Deputy Minister of Planning for Planning Affairs for Egypt, about how reducing corporate taxes will not increase investment.
Accenture has offered an analysis of South Africa's value at stake which envisages over five trillion rands could be unlocked within the next decade through maximising on digital technologies. This latest report for the country comes after a similar study was done previously in places like Telengana and Denmark. Joost de Haas, Managing Director for Accenture Strategy joins CNBC Africa for more.