Practical Insights on South Africa

The State of Mobile Money in Southern African Countries

The State of Mobile Money in Southern African Countries

Published on: Sep 09 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Being a young Zimbabwean who holds no faith in our banking system – mobile money has been a big part of my life. Around 49% of Zimbabweans are registered with...
Creating an Afrofeminist Internet for African Women

Creating an Afrofeminist Internet for African Women

Published on: Sep 03 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
A year ago, we wanted to understand how online gender-based violence manifests across Africa, and how technology companies, which are often based out of Africa,...
Apply Now: $1,000,000 for African Online Safety Solutions from Google

Apply Now: $1,000,000 for African Online Safety Solutions from Google

Published on: Aug 10 2020 by Wayan Vota - 13 Comments
Over 500 million people have access to the Internet on the African continent – 40% of the population. Over 250 million Africans use smartphones for going...
Three Early Digital Health COVID-19 Response Success Stories

Three Early Digital Health COVID-19 Response Success Stories

Published on: Mar 25 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Three Early Digital Health COVID-19 Response Success Stories
Coronavirus infection rates are climbing exponentially around the world with over 440,000 confirmed cases and 20,000 deaths so far. Governments, donors, and health...
Africans Are Very Concerned About COVID-19 and Their Health System’s Readiness

Africans Are Very Concerned About COVID-19 and Their Health System’s Readiness

Published on: Mar 19 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Novel coronavirus is now a global pandemic with over 220,000 confirmed COVID-19 infections and 9,000 deaths worldwide. African country governments are taking this...
10 Digital Health Technology Solutions for Global COVID-19 Response

10 Digital Health Technology Solutions for Global COVID-19 Response

Published on: Mar 11 2020 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Global coronavirus infections now exceed 120,000 confirmed cases in 119 countries, with over 4.300 deaths from COVID-19. There are also more than 66,500 people...
5 Trends in Educational Technology Across African Secondary Schools

5 Trends in Educational Technology Across African Secondary Schools

Published on: Feb 12 2020 by Mary Burns - 7 Comments
My recent post discussed contextual, macro-level policy changes in ICT4Education in secondary schools of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This post examines some of the...
6 Educational Technology Trends in African Secondary Education Policy

6 Educational Technology Trends in African Secondary Education Policy

Published on: Jan 29 2020 by Mary Burns - 3 Comments
We often think of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as the place where educational technology goes to die. It is certainly true that many education technology initiatives...
Apply Now: Free TechWomen STEM Mentorship with US State Department

Apply Now: Free TechWomen STEM Mentorship with US State Department

Published on: Jan 07 2020 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The US Government recognizes that there is a significant gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields worldwide. It would like to...
Apply Now: +2 Million Rand for African Education Technology Innovators

Apply Now: +2 Million Rand for African Education Technology Innovators

Published on: Nov 18 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Education systems in Africa face a myriad of challenges that negatively impact education outcomes. For example, 8.7 million children are not attending primary school...