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Not all African startups need VC money
Not all African startups need VC money

Not all African tech startups will feel the need to raise VC funding, but those that do must ensure they are adequately prepared for what is a lengthy process.

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

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Balancing cybersecurity and internet freedom in Africa

With Bitcoin volatility making daily headlines, even those living in the technological 'Dark Ages' are realising that the future is digital...

By Yarik Turianskyi 1 day ago

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Beyond profit: How innovation is helping Africa's agri-industry feed the world

For Africa's agricultural sector to reach its potential and meet the food needs of a growing global population, improvements in four key areas need to be achieved...

By Paul McKane 8 minutes ago

Could a virtual driver beat a real one?
Could a virtual driver beat a real one?

The meteoric rise of e-sports has put digital athletes and traditional athletes on a collision course. Honda recently set out to find out whether a virtual driver could beat a real one in a mixed-reality race between pro driver and pro gamer...

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How technology can save SA airports and travel industry

Securing South Africa's airports is going to involve a lot more than more vigilant travellers and more visible policing...

By Roy Alves 1 day ago

AfriLabs Annual Gathering moves to Tanzania
AfriLabs Annual Gathering moves to Tanzania

Pan-African network of tech hubs AfriLabs has announced its Annual Gathering will take place in October, with the event moving to Tanzania for the first time...

By Gabriella Mulligan 1 day ago

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Egypt
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 2 days ago

Interest grows in smart farms
Interest grows in smart farms

The internet of things could breathe new life into SA's agriculture sector. Like their global peers, SA technology companies are trialling different IoT applications...

By Nick Hedley 2 days ago

New Vodacom customer care numbers to comply with Icasa
New Vodacom customer care numbers to comply with Icasa

To comply with the Icasa Number Plan Regulations, Vodacom has announced that it will be changing its customer care numbers...

2 days ago

Smart building data makes business sense
Smart building data makes business sense

Buildings have become so much more than brick, mortar and glass...

By Neil Cameron 2 days ago

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African telcos need to disrupt or be disrupted

For African telecoms providers, who have feasted on near-uninterrupted subscriber and revenue growth over the past two decades, the need to adapt is paramount...

By Mariam Abdullahi 3 days ago

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Adding intelligence to the property game

Machine learning offers enormous opportunities to all areas of the real estate market...

By Vian Chinner 16 Feb 2018

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New leadership, operations team for Silicon Cape

Silicon Cape has appointed four new females to its leadership. The new leadership and operations team will be led by Kerry Petrie as interim general manager and Tumi Boitumelo Menyatswe as ecosystem manager...

16 Feb 2018

Why 2018 could be brighter for SA startups
Why 2018 could be brighter for SA startups

The South African economy is showing early signs of turning the corner after a couple of years of disappointing growth and high volatility, meaning 2018 holds promise of increased opportunities for local SMEs...

By Tom Jackson 16 Feb 2018

Industry 4.0 at the heart of Manufacturing Indaba 2018
Industry 4.0 at the heart of Manufacturing Indaba 2018

This year's Manufacturing Indaba is set to explore the impact of Industry 4.0 and IoT on transformation in the manufacturing industry...

15 Feb 2018

Africa Tech Summit kicks off in Kigali
Africa Tech Summit kicks off in Kigali

The Africa Tech Summit kicked off in Kigali, Rwanda, yesterday, 14 February 2018, bringing together over 250 delegates to discuss key opportunities and challenges emerging across the continent's tech space...

By Gabriella Mulligan 15 Feb 2018

TinyLoop wins #DefeatDayZero hackathon
TinyLoop wins #DefeatDayZero hackathon

The winner of the Startupbootcamp (SBC) Cape Town and RCS Group water-saving hackathon is TinyLoop, a project from the TinyEco team in Cape Town...

15 Feb 2018

Nigerian e-library startup Panacea launches Android app
Nigerian e-library startup Panacea launches Android app

Nigerian e-library startup Panacea has launched its Android app, which allows users to rent books, search for study mates and create book clubs...

By Tom Jackson 15 Feb 2018

How about a 'Gauteng Silicon Valley'?
How about a 'Gauteng Silicon Valley'?

According to MTN Business, more needs to be done to connect and amplify the milestones that the provincial government, the private sector, and universities have done to build a digital city in Johannesburg...

14 Feb 2018

GConnect gets new management
GConnect gets new management

Exmile Technologies has purchased the going concern of WirelessG (which was under business rescue since August 2015), based on a revised and approved business rescue plan, from the creditors of WirelessG...

14 Feb 2018

Team Vidr, L to R: Ayomide Okunowo, Roxy Kirsten, Sean Wilson-Smith, and Chaulele Alexander Jana.
#StartupStory: Talking video on video with Vidr

In this meta-interview, I chat to Sean Wilson-Smith, founder of Vidr, about the successes on their startup life so far, along with a 5-minute video of our interview if you'd prefer to listen to rather than read his words...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Feb 2018

Harnessing tech to sustain the brick and mortar store
Harnessing tech to sustain the brick and mortar store

Online shopping has never been easier or more intuitive. You're at work or laying in bed, and with a simple click of the mouse you can book a dream vacation or the latest curved smart television...

14 Feb 2018

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New app a digital gateway to Abu Dhabi heritage

The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi is set to launch a 'one-stop' digital information platform initiave on cultural experiences in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on 27 February 2018...

14 Feb 2018

Digital revolution holds bright promises for Africa
Digital revolution holds bright promises for Africa

Turning a digital divide into dividends will require effort in Africa, but the rewards are great...

By Eleni Mourdoukoutas 13 Feb 2018

Why it's time to reevaluate your customer communication, starting with email
Why it's time to reevaluate your customer communication, starting with email

Email is by no means going the way of the fax machine just yet; most companies use it, and yet most don't use email very well...

By Wynand Smit 13 Feb 2018

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Automated passport readers at CAI a warm welcome for travellers, defence against security threats

By supplying Cairo International Airport with automated document readers, Gemalto is enabling faster border crossings for millions of travellers while ensuring rigorous security checking...

13 Feb 2018

How Nigeria's Thrive Agric is crowdfunding farmers
How Nigeria's Thrive Agric is crowdfunding farmers

Nigerian startup Thrive Agric is using a crowdfunding platform to provide farmers with the finance they need to grow their businesses and offer ordinary people the chance to invest in agriculture...

By Tom Jackson 13 Feb 2018

Vega's annual Global Game Jam results announced
Vega's annual Global Game Jam results announced

The results of the annual Global Game Jam session, which took place at Vega campuses in Johannesburg and Cape Town from 26-28 January 2018, are out...

12 Feb 2018

Beware of Valentine's Day online scams
Beware of Valentine's Day online scams

While the internet houses a large number of dating sites that may well serve their purpose, there are many that abound with romance scams - especially in the lead-up to Valentine's Day...

12 Feb 2018

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