Author: Nasha Harper

Classifieds site Tonaton.com Ghana goes into recruitment

Classifieds site Tonaton.com Ghana goes into recruitment

Business, Technology
Ghana's general classifieds site Tonaton has entered into the country's recruitment sector in a renewed focus to help recruiters find talent as well as up its revenues in the dynamics classified sector. Ghana’s Tonaton.com which is run by Saltside Technologies means “buy and sell” in  Ghana’s Twi, and the jobs push is likely not a shift from its horizontal marketplace model but a heightened focus to take advantage of the country’s recruitment sector largely dominated by Ringier’s Jobberman. Tonaton.com launched its new jobs portal at the recent HR Focus Conference and Awards. “Twenty years ago, the resume was a piece of paper,” said Mabel Adu, CEO of Beauty and Health services provider, Aloette Africa. “Now, it’s a collection of all [candidate] data that can be foun
Healthbase launches to advance medical research through blockchain & tokenize patient records

Healthbase launches to advance medical research through blockchain & tokenize patient records

Startups, Technology
With its headquarters in Bonn, Germany, Healthbase is a blockchain tool set to revolutionize healthcare sector by helping digitize patient medical records and ensuring that medical researchers, care providers, as well as patients are given the best care by increasing access to their patient history and other related health data. The current infrastructure handling patient medical records and supporting therapies is composed of legacy systems that are no longer sufficient to meet the growing demands of the burgeoning medical industry in today’s age. “Health data is currently scattered across a myriad of platforms, thereby preventing holistic care while raising serious privacy and security concerns,” said Chris Meitner, CEO and co-founder of Healthbase. “We aim to leverage modern inf
Why Africa needs blockchain

Why Africa needs blockchain

Technology
Bitcoin may make headlines when its value crashes or climbs, but the blockchain technology behind the controversial cryptocurrency could help Africa overcome some of its biggest developmental challenges. Leishen Pillay, partner and Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications at Hogan Lovells South Africa, says blockchain could present new ways to help overcome challenges which continue to stymy the continent’s growth, like corruption and a lack of infrastructure. The potential application of blockchain and other disruptive technologies within the African context was one of the key topics discussed at the 2nd annual Hogan Lovells Africa Forum, recently held in Johannesburg. “Corruption and fraud are classic problems. Yet, people are still looking at them through the lens of how
Nigeria loses N127 billion to cybercrime

Nigeria loses N127 billion to cybercrime

Cyber Security
Dr Bukola Saraki, President of the Senate, on Monday 6 November 2017 revealed that Nigeria has lost about N127 billion to cybercrime. He made the revelation at Nigeria’s first Legislative Stakeholders Conference on ICT and Cyber security in Abuja. Saraki, who was represented by Philip Aduda Saraki, Senate Minority Whip did not, however, highlight the exact period within which the nation lost such an amount to cyber crime. He said the loss was indicative of the hole created in the economy by cybercrime amounting to 0.08 per cent of the Gross Domestic product (GDP). “It is indeed ironic that while internet penetration in Nigeria is tentative at best, hovering at just over the 90 million people mark, a percentage of 47.7 per cent, internet-facilitated crime seems to be growing. Our cyb
Technology behind live casino games

Technology behind live casino games

Technology
The land based type casino was the only one available before the internet came into existence. Land based casinos are places that people still enjoy to this day due to the entertaining experience that they provide but when the internet came about, things changed. The internet offers gamblers more advantages such as the chance to play all of the casino favourites from the comfort of their own home and this has been very appealing to a lot of people, especially with the ability to play on the move too thanks to smart devices. Online casinos are all well and good but one thing that they didn’t do is recreate that authentic casino experience. That was until live services came about. Online casinos now offer players the chance to play casino favourites such as blackjack and roulette in a