E-commerce grows, but mobile sales are down

While retailers have been aggressively investing in mobile, new data suggests that the percentage of online sales made via mobile phone has declined. Forrester research finds that online sales via mobile declined from 43% in 2016 to 36% in 2017. However, at the same...

Regional co-operation vital for Africa’s development

Africa’s development agenda must focus on the socio-cultural and commercial interests of Africans and the upliftment of Africa’s trade and economic ecosystem. This is the word from Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano and a former governor of Nigeria’s...

Keep close watch on your identity

As consumer confidence rebounds, the climate for criminals to perpetrate identity theft improves. According to the The FNB/Bureau of Economic Research the Consumer Confidence Index for the first quarter of 2018 rose to a record high of +26 index points, the highest...

What is government’s role in personal electricity generation?

The draft Rules for Registration of Small-Scale Embedded Generation published by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) state that every form of home electricity generation – including solar photo-voltaic (PV) panels and backup generators, will...

MTN, Cisco launch countrywide IoT services

MTN and Cisco have announced the availability of the Cisco Jasper Control Center automated IoT connectivity platform for all companies looking to provide IoT services to their customers on MTN’s mobile network throughout South Africa. MTN is the first mobile...

Semiconductors to continue growth streak

After strong year-over-year growth of 24% in 2017, worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to grow for the third consecutive year in 2018 to $450-billion, up 7,7% over 2017, according to a new Semiconductor Applications Forecaster (SAF) from International Data...