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#AfricaMonth: Pitching for Africa

There's no denying Africa is the place to be. Business is booming, international investors are interested, and there are deals for the taking, if you know how to secure them. Here's how to do so, effectively, from both the corporate/sponsor and startup perspective...

By Leigh Andrews 8 May 2018

Brett Dawson powers 4IR with investments in six transformational startups
Brett Dawson powers 4IR with investments in six transformational startups

Brett Dawson has applied his pioneering knowledge of 3IR to create Campan, a personal investment platform that will invest and nurture businesses aligned to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

Issued by Luxury Brands 8 May 2018

Private Property launches SA's smartest property app
Private Property launches SA's smartest property app

Private Property has launched an all-new app, introducing the first property feed to the market. The new property feed feature will change the way South Africans find their next property...

Issued by Private Property 8 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa
#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

Attention Android users! Be wary of malicious apps
Attention Android users! Be wary of malicious apps

According to Waspa, the ongoing shift to mobile and Android's open source appeal has seen increasing attacks on mobile users through malware and ransomware inadvertently downloaded at app stores...

7 May 2018

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First-of-a-kind study explores the sensory space of South African Chenin wines

South African Chenin blanc wines take centre stage in a first-of-a-kind study that explores the sensory space of wine using data mining and machine learning techniques...

7 May 2018

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#FairnessFirst: The end of the 'inclusion, equality and diversity' talk as we know it?

Inclusion, equality and diversity have long been societal ideals, but there's no denying 'diversity fatigue' is setting in - and we're nowhere near the end goal yet. Here's why it's time to step away from the buzzwords and take action - literally...

By Leigh Andrews 7 May 2018

Military ICT to take centre stage at symposium
Military ICT to take centre stage at symposium

ICT and its benefits to develop the defence community will take centre stage at the Military Information Communication Symposium of South Africa (MICSA) next week...

7 May 2018

Last chance for Gauteng startups to apply for SBC Africa FastTrack
Last chance for Gauteng startups to apply for SBC Africa FastTrack

Old Mutual and Startupbootcamp (SBC) Africa will be hosting an SBC Africa FastTrack in Johannesburg on 9 May 2018 as part of a global tour to source, grow, and scale the next generation of Africa-focused innovators...

4 May 2018

How this unfunded ed-tech startup quietly conquered Nigeria
How this unfunded ed-tech startup quietly conquered Nigeria

The ed-tech space across Africa is one of great potential, and we regularly hear about innovative startups building solutions tackling educational issues across a variety of countries on the continent...

By Tom Jackson 4 May 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An expectation of salaries

What can a marketing or communications worker expect to earn in Malta? New figures released in April by Eurostat give broad sectoral outlines across five areas of economic activity providing an indication of wages across the EU in general and the Maltese islands in particular...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 4 May 2018

Tim Harris, CEO of Wesgro; Rudi Visser, head of innovation acceleration for RCS; Victoria Jackson of Mest; Kerry Petrie of Silicon Cape; Xabiso Lombo, founder of Guardian Gabriel; Alexander Fraser of VC4A; and Christophe Viarnaud, founder of AfricArena.
#AfricaMonth: "We're not the United States of Africa"

AfricArena panellists offered various case studies on doing business in Africa and explained why it's time to focus on partnerships and collaboration across the continent before setting sights off our shores...

By leigh andrews 4 May 2018

Dr Helmut Reisinger
Orange Business Services appoints new CEO

Dr Helmut Reisinger has been appointed as chief executive officer (CEO) of Orange Business Services, taking over from Thierry Bonhomme...

4 May 2018

Warren Green
Reducing risk through the internet of things

The internet of things (IoT) is a digital revolution that not only has the potential to impact how we live but also how we work...

By Warren Green 4 May 2018

Tesla's problem: overestimating automation, underestimating humans
Tesla's problem: overestimating automation, underestimating humans

Tesla was hoping to produce 5,000 new Model 3 electric cars each week in 2018. So far, it has failed...

By Bettina Büchel and Dario Floreano 4 May 2018

How artificial intelligence can detect - and create - fake news
How artificial intelligence can detect - and create - fake news

When Zuckerberg told congress Facebook would use AI to detect fake news, he wasn't particularly specific about what that meant...

By Anjana Susarla 4 May 2018

Beware the snakeoil salesmen in the era of cryptocurrency
Beware the snakeoil salesmen in the era of cryptocurrency

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have been hitting the headlines lately, with some advocates are going as far as saying that those who did not invest have missed out on the opportunity of the century...

4 May 2018

Africa's most advanced forum for data analytics professionals
Africa's most advanced forum for data analytics professionals

Through discussions at Corinium's events, senior leaders are able to gain insight into what is required to drive the promotion and usage of data analytics across their organisations...

Issued by Corinium Global Intelligence 3 May 2018

Cannes Lions announces Google as Creative Marketer of the Year
Cannes Lions announces Google as Creative Marketer of the Year

Google has been announced as the Creative Marketer of the Year 2018 by the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity...

3 May 2018

Leading South African sales app rebrands to Skynamo
Leading South African sales app rebrands to Skynamo

Formerly known as Honeybee, the sales app for Fields Sales Management has been rebranded as Skynamo as it continues international expansion...

Issued by Skynamo 3 May 2018

What to be aware of when buying data lists
What to be aware of when buying data lists

When faced with improving their direct marketing, many companies have turned to buying data lists. This can be a daunting prospect as there is always the chance of investing a lot of money in what could turn out to be a dud...

By Mike Kann 3 May 2018

Two Egyptian startups selected for 500 Startups accelerator
Two Egyptian startups selected for 500 Startups accelerator

Egyptian startups Harmonica and Shezlong have been chosen to take part in the 23rd batch of the US-based 500 Startups accelerator, securing $150,000 in funding as well as training and mentorship...

By Tom Jackson 3 May 2018

Christophe Viarnaud, founder of AfricArena and CEO of French-South African tech company, Methys.
#AfricaMonth: Feed our startup gazelles and unicorns with funding

Last week's AfricArena media event highlighted the continent's 'funding starvation syndrome', the African startup pyramid, and why we need to boost both the African startup gazelles and unicorns alike...

By leigh andrews 3 May 2018

John Robison
Why a US tech heavyweight would join a South African tech startup

John Robison joined Yahoo in its startup phase and left the company when it was valued at over $100bn to become VP of IT operations at Netflix. A US engineering and tech expert, he shares why he recently joined the board of Xineoh, a South African AI startup...

3 May 2018

Orange Digital Ventures funds Africa's Talking
Orange Digital Ventures funds Africa's Talking

The Orange Group's new investment fund for Africa, Orange Digital Ventures Africa, has invested in API platform Africa's Talking by helping raise $8.6m alongside the IFC World Bank and Social Capital...

3 May 2018

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Snapchat reveals new Spectacles that can take photos

Snap Inc. is determined to make its camera-equipped sunglasses, developed for Snapchat users, a hit...

2 May 2018

Winston Taylor
#AfricaMonth: Taking regional businesses into the paperless realm

Much of the distribution sector in sub-Saharan Africa still runs on pen and paper and an awkward mix of popular but business-inefficient communication channels...

By Winston Taylor 2 May 2018

World's biggest wearable tech adopters
World's biggest wearable tech adopters

From personal use to enterprise use, wearable tech is becoming increasingly popular across the globe...

2 May 2018

Seedstars to open hub in Cairo
Seedstars to open hub in Cairo

Seedstars World is to open its first MENA-based Seedspace hub in Cairo, Egypt on 4 May 2018 at an inaugural event featuring different actors from the local ecosystem and international community...

By Tom Jackson 30 Apr 2018

AfricArena World Tour to select startups in top African tech cities
AfricArena World Tour to select startups in top African tech cities

The Cape Town-based AfricArena event, to be held in partnership with Wesgro and Silicon Cape, will be hosting a "World Tour" in May to select startups to pitch at the event in November...

30 Apr 2018

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