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Casablanca to host Afrikonnect event later this month

The Moroccan city of Casablanca will host its first Afrikonnect event from 22-23 March 2018, bringing together startups, investors, and corporates...

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

22 On Sloane launches Startup Huddle programme

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)-run 22 On Sloane startup campus in Johannesburg has launched Startup Huddle, a programme designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs globally...

By Tom Jackson 6 Mar 2018

Millennials in the future of business, as told by a millennial

In almost every aspect of our lives we have grown accustomed to instant gratification. Why should the world of business and innovation be any different?...

By Nicholas Dilley 28 Feb 2018

Ten African startups finalists of Harvard competition

Ten African startups have been chosen as finalists for the New Venture Competition being run by Harvard Business School's Africa Business Club, which is offering startups the chance to win cash prizes of up to $10,000...

By Tom Jackson 28 Feb 2018

Wisinomad wants to bring digital nomads to Africa

Newly-formed startup Wisinomad is bringing together remote working professionals and digital nomads for co-working and co-living experiences in Africa, aimed at giving them the chance to dive into the African innovation ecosystem...

By Tom Jackson 28 Feb 2018

It's Game On for B-BBEE with Pula Capital

Innovative B-BBEE investment firm Pula Capital (the investment arm of LRMG) has acquired a majority stake in performance coaching company, Game On Performance Solutions (Game On)...

Issued by Pula Capital Partners 27 Feb 2018

#StartupStory: Live Connected helps you manage your 'tribe'

Nthati Mthembu is the founder of Live Connected, an app that helps parents manage their tribe's schedules easily...

By Ilse van den Berg 26 Feb 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa

Design Indaba showcased the work of Leroy Mawasaru, a Kenyan teenager who is changing the world and showing how Afrofuturism can unfold for the continent...

By Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: Connecting the unconnected in Africa

Design Indaba speaker Mark Kamau is a Kenyan on a mission to connect everyone in Africa, and then the rest of the world, to the internet...

By Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2018

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Egypt

Which African country has the best conditions for launching, or investing in, a tech startup? Disrupt Africa has been talking to the great and the good from various African tech ecosystems to find out what it is that makes them so great...

By Tom Jackson 20 Feb 2018

Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers

South Africans are three times more likely to freelance than their global counterparts, but the freelance movement is not a millennial movement, says Brent Spilkin, also known as 'Spillly', author of What the Freelance...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2018

When our economy is in the toilet, how do we grow?

Leaders of all firms have a duty to continue to protect and grow their businesses to in turn work towards a better South African economy...

By Rob Green 9 Feb 2018

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Google and Common Ground launch 'Little by Little'

Partnering with Google, the Common Ground initiative has launched a global campaign that will support the Sustainable Development Goals.

1 day ago

'Panama Papers' law firm shuts down operations

PANAMA CITY, Panama - The law firm at the heart of the "Panama Papers" global tax evasion scandal that brought down two world leaders announced on Wednesday it would shut down operations, citing negative press and what it called unwarranted action by authorities.

1 day ago

Singapore launches public hearings on 'fake news'

SINGAPORE - Singapore on Wednesday launched public hearings on possible legislation to combat "fake news" which critics said could be used to curtail free speech.

2 days ago

Apple buys digital magazine subscription service

SAN FRANCISCO, USA - Apple announced on Monday it is buying digital magazine subscription service Texture, adding to the side of its business aimed at making money from online content or services.

3 days ago

American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from NYF

Two of New York City's iconic theatre organisations, The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing will be honoured with the New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award.

13 Mar 2018

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