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Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival in Braamfontein in August

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will be held in the Tshimologong Precinct, previously Inc nightclub, at 47 Juta Street in Braamfontein, from 19 August to 3 September 2016...

21 Jul 2016

Opera wins major market share in SA and rest of Africa

Opera, the cellphone browser developer and manager, has gained more than 60% of South African market share and more than 70% of African market...

By Alistair Anderson 21 Jul 2016

SA leads way with 11 startups among DEMO Africa finalists

DEMO Africa, which began life in Nairobi, Kenya and has taken place in Lagos, Nigeria for the last two years, will take place in Johannesburg...

By Tom Jackson 20 Jul 2016

The evolution and revolution of business networks in Africa

Trade is in Africa's blood. Its rich resources, numerous societies and access to the world have created a hotbed of trade civilisations...

By Brett Parker 18 Jul 2016

Augmented reality: more than just fun and games

The Pokemon Go augmented reality (AR) mobile game has taken the world by storm - even before its worldwide launch...

By Jason Ried 15 Jul 2016

From an idea to an app - how not to fail

Apps fail all the time and so do ideas. It is agonising if you are the conceiver of the idea or the developer behind the app and it's even worse if you are both...

By Vikrant Singh 14 Jul 2016

Flipping disruption - fintech company acquires banks

A partnership marks the first time a fintech company has acquired banks to bridge the gap between the virtual and traditional worlds of banking...

11 Jul 2016

Sendy launches ride-hailing feature

Kenyan e-courier startup Sendy has announced it is to expand its services to include on-demand ride-hailing for passengers, with the new RIDE feature...

By Gabriella Mulligan 11 Jul 2016

How to speak startup

Venture capital in South Africa is starting to take hold. With a host of venture funds, section 12J companies, incubators and startup clubs being launched, startups are becoming more popular...

5 Jul 2016

10 fintech innovators conclude first Africa Barclays Accelerator

After 13 weeks of intensive networking, mentoring and development, 10 companies have showcased their innovative fintech...

1 Jul 2016

Embracing digital disruption to drive banking transformation in Africa

Although traditional banks have retained their advantage of established trust relationships with customers, advancing digital disruption will erode profitability unless they can respond...

By Gary Stocks 1 Jul 2016

Technology leads the race to affordable healthcare

That great disruptor, technology, its impact on healthcare and how it drives down costs in the process...

By Nicci Botha 1 Jul 2016

Dell, Microsoft launch online platform supporting global startups, hubs

A partnership between Dell, Microsoft, Capital Factory and 1776 has announced the launch of international startup platform Union, aimed at supporting the next billion entrepreneurs...

By Tom Jackson 30 Jun 2016

First global index of makers and shakers in EdTech revealed

In association with the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), EdTechXGlobal has launched the Makers and Shakers of Education Technology Index - the first comprehensive global listing...

3 Jun 2016

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 176: Marketing Mix Shopper Path to Purchase 2016

On the latest episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding spoke to Dana Buys...

2 Jun 2016

Nigeria's CcHub makes co-working free

Nigerian tech and innovation space Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) has announced free access to its co-working space from 13 June, as the flagship Lagos incubator looks to further develop the local tech startup...

By Tom Jackson 31 May 2016

Farming hackathon to take place in Nairobi

The two-day Hack4Farming event will take place in Nairobi, Kenya in July, with agriculture stakeholders, programmers, developers and data scientists invited to come together...

By Tom Jackson 31 May 2016

Microsoft-Facebook laying trans-Atlantic internet line

Microsoft and Facebook announced they will work together to lay a high-speed internet cable across the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean...

30 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Tech as a tool for cultural evangelism

Observing that children in his community displayed a disinterest in their African culture, Adebayo Adegbembo - along with his team at Genii Games - created the Asa brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Sierra Leone, a deadly virus and digital payments

In our experience battling the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, one solution saved lives, delivered major cost savings, and continues to help the economy rebuild and recover...

By Momodu Kargbo, Sierra Leone minister of finance an 27 May 2016

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