For the past 6 months we have been developing the idea of Publik Access Network. We see the project growing into a platform for insightful stories that are useful to our target users; students, regular web-surfers, opinion leaders and entrepreneurs. Through analytical presentation, the stories are meant to help users develop a wider and long term oriented understanding on a variety of issues in Africa. In the long run, PAN hopes to develop a fact based speculation of future trends in business, politics, technology, and creative industries. PAN is a work in progress but in the meantime we are delighted to share with you the work we have done so far. Feel free to get in touch with us, feedback is always welcome.
Doing Business in Africa
As part of our launch series, we had an exclusive conversation with Nigel Chanakira, a Zimbabwean serial entrepreneur. He gave us a wide ranging view on issues including the potential value of Africa and what it takes to realise it. Mr Chanakira also gave out some advice to young entrepreneurs in Africa.
At only 40% penetration, Zimbabwe still has an untapped potential market of 60% of its 13 million population, yet to be connected to the Internet. This presents an opportunity to service providers to build relevant and affordable Internet packages which will enable them to reach the remaining 60% as well as to maintain the growth trend.
Everyday we are faced with increasing information that in the most part navigates us into a very material and shallow way, I refuse to silently sit by or complain. I continue to MC because we continue to face multiple unjust systems and structure, because exploitation still exists and that there is still the 99% under the 1% that monopolizes our future to a great extent.
Since one’s Right to Privacy also implies that the State has no business telling a mentally competent adult sitting alone in the comfort of their house, what books they may read or what films they may watch...Such scenarios definitely make the Act prone to attacks from the traditional free speech advocates.