Toby Shapshak
Toby Shapshak is editor-in-chief and publisher of Stuff and a contributor to Forbes. His TED talk on innovation in Africa has over 1.4 million views, and he has been featured in the New York Times.
Smart thinking

Smart thinking

Africa: innovation Success in Africa needs innovative business models that take account of the way people interact in Africa, not only new technology By Toby Shapshak “Africa is not for sissies,” is a phrase you’ll often hear in South Africa about doing business on the continent. It reflects the challenges, and opportunities, that Africa presents, […]

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The future is already here

The future is already here

Here’s a remarkable fact: the gap between the average age of rulers and the median age of the ruled is highest in Africa – at 62 and 19.5 respectively. This situation “raises concerns about how well decision makers understand the needs and aspirations of young people,” Mohamed Yahya, the regional programme coordinator with UNDP Africa, […]

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The rise of digital money

The rise of digital money

Mobile money helps Africa’s informal operators to conduct safe transactions – and keep their money safe On any corner in Nairobi on any given day, the future of African commerce can be seen in action. From the most basic of feature phones, right up to sophisticated smartphones, M-Pesa, a mobile money service, has revolutionised how […]

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Toby Shapshak
Toby Shapshak is editor-in-chief and publisher of Stuff and a contributor to Forbes. His TED talk on innovation in Africa has over 1.4 million views, and he has been featured in the New York Times.
Smart thinking

Smart thinking

Africa: innovation Success in Africa needs innovative business models that take account of the way people interact in Africa, not only new technology By Toby Shapshak “Africa is not for sissies,” is a phrase you’ll often hear in South Africa about doing business on...

The future is already here

The future is already here

Here’s a remarkable fact: the gap between the average age of rulers and the median age of the ruled is highest in Africa – at 62 and 19.5 respectively. This situation “raises concerns about how well decision makers understand the needs and aspirations of young...

The rise of digital money

The rise of digital money

Mobile money helps Africa's informal operators to conduct safe transactions – and keep their money safe On any corner in Nairobi on any given day, the future of African commerce can be seen in action. From the most basic of feature phones, right up to sophisticated...