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#BrandManagerMonth: Francesca Berta on CarZar disrupting the auto-trade industry

We recently chatted to Francesca Berta, CMO of tech startup, CarZar, which aims to streamline the often onerous task of buying or selling a second-hand car...

By Ilse van den Berg 29 minutes ago

North-West Uni, Standard Bank partner to grow inventors

The North-West University (NWU) and Standard Bank SA with its virtual commercialisation platform, the Innovation Highway, will be hosting an intellectual property project showcase...

24 Mar 2017

What your business can learn from the #NerdNation

They wear black hoodies, live in California, write code and give quirky and inspiring TED Talks. Some build annoyingly addictive social media networks and have movies made about them...

By Gary Willmott 23 Mar 2017

Uber president leaves after six months

Ridesharing giant, Uber, took another hit with the departure of its president, Jeff Jones, after just six months, US media reported Sunday...

21 Mar 2017

Aspiring Innovators Programme catapulting African tech startups

The Aspiring Innovators Programme will take place at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017, profiling African technology startups to an audience of over 1000 CIOs and senior IT executives...

20 Mar 2017

CT ranked among top ‘tech cities'

According to Savills' recent Tech Cities 2017 report, Cape Town, along with Santiago and Buenos Aires, is one of the world's rising global players...

17 Mar 2017

Yoco raises funding for expansion

South African fintech startup Yoco, which allows small businesses to accept card payments, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding...

By Tom Jackson 3 Mar 2017

Singer Group, FOMO Travel partnership set to disrupt the travel industry

The Singer Group has partnered with fintech startup, FOMO Travel to offer customers a new way to book and pay for future travel...

28 Feb 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Featuring future technologies and ideas

Speakers from Google, Airbnb, MIT and other tech startups will share their future visions with design graduates and others from 1-3 March 2017...

27 Feb 2017

Getting heavy-handed on fintech community disruption with Heavy Chef Tours

Heavy Chef founder and CEO Fred Roed shares why he resigned from agency WWC at the end of last year to take the Heavy Chef ‘side project' community to the doers, globally…

By Leigh Andrews 21 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Chatting molluscs and mobile gaming with Thoopid

In 2013 a cheeky garden mollusc on a quest for the perfect shell captured the hearts of mobile gamers young and old. His name was Snailboy...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Feb 2017

Calling innovative developers: enter the Wits Campus Personal Navigator Challenge

The Wits Campus Personal Navigator Challenge is calling on developers and entrepreneurs to develop innovative systems to assist students with visual and physical disabilities to independently navigate Wits' vast campus...

13 Feb 2017

Cape Town is SA's e-commerce hub - EPIC report

According to the City of Cape Town's Economic Performance Indicators (EPIC) Report for the third quarter of 2016, to benefit fully from the shift toward online retail in Africa...

7 Feb 2017

Workshop series launched ahead of GirlCode Hackathon

GirlCode, a non-profit organisation aimed at empowering women through technology, has introduced The GirlCode Hackathon Workshop Series...

27 Jan 2017

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