Category archives for: Governance

Massive growth forecast for Africa gaming industry

Gaming, betting and gambling in Kenya

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – GLOBAL companies are tapping into the phenomenal growth of Africa’s gaming industry, which is projected to more than double to $642 million by 2021. It is currently valued at over $310 million. Africa’s booming video game industry comes as a result of the expanding mobile […]

Proposed superhighway set to drive Digital SADC

Fibre optic

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Southern African Development Community (SADC) superhighway, a proposed fibre project for the region, is poised to enhance competition in local economies and drastically reduce the cost of telecommunications. It will particularly be beneficial to the bloc’s landlocked countries, which are bearing the brunt of exorbitant rates. Botswana, […]

Africa’s progress on data privacy under the spotlight

Amazon Web Service to open new data centre in Cape Town

from RUSSELL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana Ghana Bureau Chief ACCRA, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN governments must enact effective data privacy laws to enhance the continent’s mobile economy fulfill its potential to reach over US$200 billion by next year. This is according to experts as more than 1 000 industry specialists met in Ghana to address […]

ISPs accused of complicity in internet shutdowns

Internet blockade

from RUSSELL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana ACCRA, (CAJ News) – A pro-democracy organisation believes internet service providers (ISPs) are complicit in the violation of human rights in the African continent by beleaguered governments that are shutting down or disrupting the internet and social media platforms. The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) made the allegation […]

Digitilisation partly blamed for latest SA job losses

COSATU recently reacts on massive job loses in South Africa

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE loss of thousands of jobs, partly because of digitilisation, in South Africa in recent days, does not augur well for employment creation in the short term in the continent’s most advanced economy. This is according to an economist days after a broadcasting and pay television firm, as […]

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