Published 9 July 2019, by Dr Iqbal Survé

Dr Iqbal Survé

Inevitable change and progress are overtaking the world, and Africans need to embrace these in order to move forward, explains Dr Iqbal Survé is Chairman of Sekunjalo Investment Holdings.
In the preamble to the 2019 World Economic Forum on Africa, it’s noted that at least 20 African countries will undergo elections this year. This is an important milestone in Africa’s evolution and one that can bring about significant progress, especially with Africa finding itself on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where change and progression will be inevitable. How fast and how meaningful this progress will be depends on a number of factors, not least of all voting forward-thinking governments into power across the continent – governments that can grasp the possibilities of digital and how it can advance their countries and Africa as a whole.
It is not a government’s role to create jobs, but it is necessary to have the right political will to construct the frameworks that are necessary for growth across the board – whether environmental or economic. In today’s digital world, it’s also increasingly important for governments to collaborate with each other, particularly in light of developments in cross-border payments and the like. Of equal standing is the need for the public and private sectors to work together in producing the solutions needed.
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Published 9 September 2019, by Dr Iqbal Survé

In the preamble to the 2019 World Economic Forum on Africa, it’s noted that at least 20 African countries will undergo elections this year. This is an important milestone in Africa’s evolution and one that can bring about significant progress, especially with Africa finding itself on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,
where change and progression will be inevitable. How fast and how meaningful this progress will be depends on a number of factors, not least of all voting forward-thinking governments into power across the continent – governments that can grasp the possibilities of digital and how it can advance their countries and Africa as a whole.

It is not a government’s role to create jobs, but it is necessary to have the right political will to construct the frameworks that are necessary for growth across the board – whether environmental or economic. In today’s digital world, it’s also increasingly important for governments to collaborate with each other, particularly in
light of developments in cross-border payments and the like. Of equal standing is the need for the public and private sectors to work together in producing the solutions needed.

The recently signed African Continental Free Trade Agreement is a case in point. While it took nearly two decades to structure and sign, the Agreement has finally put Africans in charge of their own development and – while there is still a technical minefield to navigate, as Africa faces problems of instability – the will is there to promote an exchange between the 54 countries that comprise the continent.

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Published 5 September 2019 by Dr Iqbal Survé

CAPE TOWN – In the preamble to the 2019 World Economic Forum on Africa, it’s noted that at least 20 African countries will undergo elections this year. This is an important milestone in Africa’s evolution and one that can bring about significant progress, especially with Africa finding itself on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), where change and progression will be inevitable.

How fast and how meaningful this progress will be depends on a number of factors, not least of all voting forward-thinking governments into power across the continent – governments that can grasp the possibilities of digital and how it can advance their countries and Africa as a whole.

It is not a government’s role to create jobs, but it is necessary to have the right political will to construct the frameworks that are necessary for growth across the board – whether environmental or economic. In today’s digital world, it’s also increasingly important for governments to collaborate with each other, particularly in light of developments in cross-border payments and the like.

Please read full article here.

Inevitable change and progress are overtaking the world, and Africans need to embrace these in order to move forward. By Dr Iqbal Survé, Chairman of Sekunjalo Investment Holding

In the preamble to the 2019 World Economic Forum on Africa, it’s noted that at least 20 African countries will undergo elections this year. This is an important mile- stone in Africa’s evolution and one that can bring about significant progress, especially with Africa finding itself on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where change and progression will be inevitable. How fast and how meaningful this progress will be depends on a number of factors, not least of all voting forward-thinking governments into power across the continent – governments that can grasp the possibilities of digital and how it can advance their countries and Africa as a whole.

It is not a government’s role to create jobs, but it is necessary to have the right political will to construct the frameworks that are necessary for growth across the board – whether environmental or economic. In today’s digital world, it’s also increasingly important for governments to collaborate with each other, particularly in light of developments in cross- border payments and the like. Of equal standing is the need for the public and private sectors to work together in producing the solutions needed.

Africa Rising

As a major player in various industries, Sekunjalo Investment Holdings is bent on opening the doors to innovation on the continent. By Kaz Henderson

Technology is the key to opening the doors to the African continent’s sustainable future. This is a fairly broad statement, particularly as the word “technology” encompasses such a wide range of parameters. Yet, the simple truth is that technology can indeed positively impact the daily lives of everyone who lives on the continent. Dr Iqbal Survé, chairman of Sekunjalo Investment Holdings, believes Africa’s true potential lies in its people and the increased use of technological innovation to economically free and empower them. Which is why Sekunjalo is invested in the future of the African people.

As one of the continent’s most pioneering technology-investment groups – with interests in e-commerce, the ICT sector, network solutions, biotechnology, aquaculture, media, mining, and more – the company places technology, innovation and people at its heart.

Innovation Impact

Affordable, accessible healthcare is still out of reach in many African countries, but innovative technology can greatly improve conditions. By Chelsea Lotz

Healthcare in Africa is vital – literally a matter of life or death. It defines the way people live, before and after an illness. However, for many people, decent healthcare is unaffordable or inaccessible. Africa remains the continent most in need of healthcare infrastructure, personnel, and equipment. Lack of access to healthcare is still a critical factor that creates difficulties for elderly, disabled, and economically disadvantaged people – particularly those living in remote locations.

For two decades, Health System Technologies (HST) has provided nearly 400 health-tech sites throughout Africa. By harnessing the power of telecommunications, the company delivers solution-based “telemedicine” services that drive results and assist in maintaining and restoring physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

African Indy WEF Africa 2019 issue

The digital economy is fast impacting business across the globe. In Africa, AYO wants to ensure it impacts people too. By Ayanda Mdluli

“We believe that transformation is much more than a compliance exercise; it is a business imperative.”

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is heading to Africa and, with it, the transformation of information and communications. As SA’s leading ICT company, with a large African footprint, AYO Technology Solutions (AYO) is driving the socio-economic future of the country and the rest of the continent through specific digital transformation and technologicaldisruption strategies.

CEO Howard Plaatjes is excited to be involved in AYO at a time when the business is at the forefront of transformation. “We are partnering with forward-thinking businesses to deliver innovative and trusted end-to-end networking infrastructures and ICT solutions that South Africa – and the continent – need in order to play a meaningful role in 4IR,” he says.

The company not only digitally empowers other organisations but equips these businesses to be key drivers of the economic and social transformation of the industries

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