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Six African startups selected for Google's launchpad accelerator

Google developers has selected six startups from across Africa to take part in the first African version of its Launchpad Accelerator, which offers free training, credits and collaboration...

By Tom Jackson 2 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of you

We chat to Philip and Malan Joubert, founders of OfferZen as well as a number of noteworthy apps such as SnapScan, Pondering Panda, and Apps Against Ebola...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards open for nominations in June

Nominations for entries into this year's PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards will open on 1 June and close on 15 June 2017...

19 May 2017

Get ready for the AI startup retail CX revolution

Virtual chatbots are becoming commonplace in the B2B marketing sector as well as for general online consumer shopping. Here's what else to expect from the AI retail startup boom...

By Leigh Andrews 18 May 2017

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge...

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Adapt or get left behind

Jeshika Ramchund opened the second day's morning session at the 24th Annual FIDIC-GAMA Conference on Infrastructure by unpacking the power of technology to disrupt both industries and the notion of the profession...

By Sindy Peters 10 May 2017

RCS, PWC to host first FastTrack event in Africa

Global innovation accelerator, Startupbootcamp, launched its first African-based programme last month.

9 May 2017

WhereIsMyTransport named NewCities Global Urban Innovator

South African startup, WhereIsMyTransport, has been selected as one of NewCities' eight Global Urban Innovators...

8 May 2017

Nasdaq-listed $725m investor backs SA startup

South African tech-startup,, is now being backed by Vostok New Ventures a Sweden-listed investment firm...

8 May 2017

Seven challenges faced by tech startups in Africa

Rolling out tech solutions for the African consumer is a marathon, not a sprint...

By Tom Jackson 5 May 2017

Are SMMEs reluctant to adopt tech, or simply out of their depth?

A recent article on, “Facebook helps SMMEs to unlock potential” (11 April 2017) caught my eye. Especially a line in the opening paragraph “... we need to invest in the future of small businesses..."

By Ilse Louw 4 May 2017

Nigerian fintech startups offered chance to pitch for incubation

Nigerian fintech startups have the opportunity to pitch for NGN3 million ($10,000) worth of incubation and prize money of NGN500,000 ($1,600) at the Fintech Startup Challenge in June...

By Tom Jackson 1 May 2017

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Lions Innovation programme roars to the edge

Lions Innovation, the two-day specialist event, taking place as part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 19-20 June 2017, has released its programme of live tech demonstrations, immersive performances and the latest innovations in voice tech, bots, AI, IoT, AR and mixed realities.

19 May 2017

France fines Facebook for data protection breaches

PARIS, France: France's data protection agency said Tuesday it had fined Facebook for collecting information on users without their knowledge, following a probe of the social network in cooperation with other European regulators.

18 May 2017

Blowing out the walls

Facebook's ambitions have set the company on a course to radically shift its standing from social media giant to futuristic innovation hub.

By Gil Sperling 11 May 2017

CodeBus Africa to run student coding workshops

Education and technology organisations from Finland and South Africa have collaborated as part of the CodeBus Africa project which will run creative coding workshops for local students in Johannesburg, Tshwane, Kimberley, and Cape Town in May.

9 May 2017

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