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.

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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.

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