Tag: WEF Africa

Seacom looks inland in internet infrastructure expansion across Africa

Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the internet of things, A.I were noted as the main drivers of innovation and future economies at the recent World Economic Forum. For that to happen, availability of internet infrastructure is key. CEO of one of the major providers of internet infrastructure in Africa, Seacom, Byron Clatterbuck joins CNBC Africa for more.

Missed the World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa 2019? Here are all the highlights

It was a World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa like no another as thousands of delegates from around the world descended on Cape Town, South Africa from the 4th-6th September.

World Economic Forum: How Weathertec plans to create rain for Africa

One in three people in Africa is affected by water scarcity, but one company plans to change this by producing rain. A service it is already offering to Jordan. Dr Helmut Fluhrer of Weathertec explains how.

World Economic Forum: How undersea cables are changing the face of African farming

Who would have thought one day that farmers in Brazil could control the immigration of their crops against the other side of the Atlantic Ocean? In Angola with the help of an undersea cable that is what is happening. Yet 7 per cent of the people in the country have access to the internet what does the future hold? António Nunes, Chief Executive Officer of Angola Cables spoke to CNBC Africa for more.

World Economic Forum: Nedbank’s Terence Sibiya on addressing Africa’s growth challenges

CNBC Africa spoke with Dr Terence Sibiya, Managing Executive of Rest of Africa at Nedbank about the ways in which Africa needs to implement and execute the plans that have been put in place to boost investor confidence.

World Economic Forum: What next for Africa’s health industry?

Where is the health industry going in Africa? How could the Fourth Industrial Revolution change the scene? Is universal healthcare really a dream? All these questions where put to the Head of Philips Africa, Jasper Westerink.

World Economic Forum: How digital technologies can deliver inclusive growth in Africa

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.

MPedigree’s Bright Simons on the role OF business in moral transformation, inclusivity in Africa

President of MPedigree, Bright Simons says businesses must commit responsibly to a social transformation agenda. To discuss this and more on the sidelines of the recently concluded World Economic Forum on Africa, Bright Simons joins CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor for more.