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BSE embraces digital technology growth path

BSE embraces digital technology growth path

Mobile, Technology
The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) hosted the January 2020 edition of the Opening Bell Ceremony on 15th January, 2020 at Liquidity Park with news that the bourse is making concerted efforts to embrace digital technology as a growth path. Monitoring the stock market means different things to different people. Some investors want an easy way to know when stocks hit certain prices so they can enter that particular market and buy shares. Others want to monitor activity constantly throughout every day, in real time, with updates to every price fluctuation. Speaking during the bell ringing ceremony, the BSE Chairman Retired Lt, General Tebogo Masire said they were, as an organisation, cognizant of the need to move with the times. “On the technology side, the BSE and the Central Securities Deposi
inDriver Introduced in Gaborone making life easy

inDriver Introduced in Gaborone making life easy

Business, Mobile, Technology
Thanks to technology, Gaborone has been introduced to a new app which will see local passengers have the choice of which driver should take them from A to B. inDriver, an international online transportation application headquartered in USA, today becomes available to residents of Gaborone. inDriver users can independently set the price for their trip, while drivers can choose the most profitable and convenient orders. According to information available to biztechafrica, inDriver allows passengers to set their own fare for their chosen route. Nearby drivers who receive notice of ride requests have three choices - accept the fare offered, ignore the offer or bargain for a higher price. Gaborone is the first city in Botswana where inDriver was launched. inDriver has already connected more
Technology opportunities in Africa are in plenty

Technology opportunities in Africa are in plenty

Internet, Technology
Traditionally, when we think of technology in Kenya, we think about enabling access to resources, services and information financial inclusion, healthcare (e-health) and e-government. Besides enabling access and facilitating consumption, technology can empower our youth to produce content, creating jobs in the process. By 2050, Africa will contribute more than half of the world’s population growth of 2.2 billion people. Many of them will be of working age, with a crucial number having grown up in an urban setting with access to affordable bandwidth fueling the demand for more Afrocentric content. According to Internet World Stats, as of June 30, 2019, Africa’s internet penetration stood at 39.8 percent. The switch from satellite to submarine cable over the last twenty
Technology Start-Ups can Successfully spark digital growth in the Developing World

Technology Start-Ups can Successfully spark digital growth in the Developing World

Mobile, Startups, Technology
 Internet technology in emerging markets has received far less attention but has major implications for economic growth and social progress. We recently studied the impact of the Internet on what we call “aspiring countries,” defined as having the economic size and dynamism to be significant players on the global stage in the near future and achieve levels of prosperity approaching those of the advanced economies. “Internet entrepreneurs in aspiring countries are often also social entrepreneurs, in that they create the ecosystem that allows individuals, enterprises, and governments to play a bigger role in the Internet economy.” According to Voices , Internet entrepreneurs in aspiring countries are often also social entrepreneurs, in that they create the ecosystem that al