Daily Brief

Total 12 Posts

Government failure, startup opportunity 🚌

Across Africa the failure of some governments to fulfill some of their basic functions is leaving a gap for privately-owned companies to provide what are supposed to e public services. But, at what cost?

Regulation as a Trojan Horse 🐎

Sometimes new tech policies and regulations introduced by governments might on the surface appear to be good. However, when you scratch the surface, a Trojan Horse might be revealed.

Regulation or rent-seeking? πŸ€”

With any tech regulation or policy passed, it has to pass a test determining whether it benefits citizens or not. If it doesn't, it is likely there is corruption involved. Alternatively, it could just be rent-seeking.

Kwarapshin πŸ’Έ

Kwarapshin, as it is sometimes known in Nigeria, is not unique to Africa, it happens across all countries in the world. However, looting public funds has a more pronounced effect on citizens' lives in Africa.

Digitizing Africa 0️⃣1️⃣

We need to make an intentional effort to digitize Africa. Not only to help with better data for making policy decisions, but for improving lives too.

Black or White? πŸ‘©πŸΏπŸ‘¨πŸ»πŸ‘¨πŸΏπŸ‘©πŸ»

We have to at some point execute solutions to solve the problem of racial bias in startup funding. Talking won't cut it anymore because we have BEEN talking.

One app to rule them all πŸ“²

Vodacom Group has announced that it will be launching a super-app in South Africa through Vodacom Financial Services. Will this super-app succeed where Vodacom failed with M-PESA in South Africa?