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AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed
AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed

The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced...

17 hours ago

All the Accenture Innovation Awards winners!
All the Accenture Innovation Awards winners!

Accenture and partners - Transunion and The Da Vinci Institute - have announced winners of the Innovation Index 2017...

17 hours ago

#MeetTheInvestor: Duncan Goldie-Scot
#MeetTheInvestor: Duncan Goldie-Scot

Duncan Goldie-Scot does not have the profile of a typical investor in African tech startups...

By Tom Jackson 22 hours ago

AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event
AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event

By registering for a free AfricaCom visitor ticket online, visitors can gain access to more than 450 exhibitors, masterclasses, plus an innovation hall packed with visionary insights on future tech trends...

1 day ago

Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year
Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year

At the 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, which took place on Thursday, 12 October 2017, Shyft was named the overall winner...

13 Oct 2017

Mobile payments give you wings
Mobile payments give you wings

Globally, mobile payments will reach $75bn in 2017, with the potential of reaching $503bn by 2020 as a result of advances in technology...

12 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

AfricArena tech innovation conference kicks off next month
AfricArena tech innovation conference kicks off next month

AfricArena, described as the largest tech innovation conference for startups and investors hosted on African soil, will take place from 6-7 November 2017 at the Century City Conference Centre...

11 Oct 2017

Five SA startups finalists in Accenture Innovation Awards
Five SA startups finalists in Accenture Innovation Awards

Five South African startups have been named finalists in this year's edition of the Accenture Innovation Awards, which rewards forward-thinking businesses that are disrupting industries...

By Tom Jackson 10 Oct 2017

Yoco releases free POS solution for small businesses
Yoco releases free POS solution for small businesses

Payments service provider Yoco has launched an enhanced POS solution, which is South Africa's first 100% locally made, free point of sale app...

5 Oct 2017

Who's winning online in African banking?
Who's winning online in African banking?

Banking is something we all rely on, but when faced with the thought of having to deal with your bank, your emotions tend to go to a negative place...

By Romy Honneysett 3 Oct 2017

Ventureburn 2017 Startup Survey kicks off
Ventureburn 2017 Startup Survey kicks off

Following the success of the 2015 Ventureburn Startup Survey, the second survey of its kind is looking again to uncover the nuts and bolts of the startup sector...

3 Oct 2017

Matthew Barnard, BBD executive
Blockchain won't be the big bang for banking

Blockchain is a buzz word that isn't going away. Yet few people in the financial industry truly understand the technology....

By Matthew Barnard 29 Sep 2017

SophiaTX open source platform to integrate SAP, blockchain
SophiaTX open source platform to integrate SAP, blockchain

Blockchain, business, and finance experts have teamed up to create an open-source platform to integrate SAP and blockchain called SophiaTX...

29 Sep 2017

ProsperiProp introduces asset-backed crypto tokens
ProsperiProp introduces asset-backed crypto tokens

Newly launched fintech startup ProsperiProp is introducing low-cost asset-backed (property) crypto tokens...

28 Sep 2017

Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon
Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon

Today, Friday, 22 September, nine of Senegal's most promising seed-stage startups will compete to represent the country at the regional and global Seedstars Summits...

22 Sep 2017

Are central banks really threatened by cryptocurrency?
Are central banks really threatened by cryptocurrency?

While central banks quake at the thought of losing monetary control with the advent of cryptocurrency, the big winner is the client...

20 Sep 2017

No paying via Bitcoin just yet says Pick n Pay
No paying via Bitcoin just yet says Pick n Pay

Pick n Pay said on Monday it was unlikely to roll out the Bitcoin payment platform until there was a regulatory framework for managing risks...

By Palesa Vuyolwethu Tshandu 20 Sep 2017

Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments
Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments

Bitcoin payments could soon be commonplace at Pick n Pay. For a limited period, customers at the retailer's head office campus store are able to use the cryptocurrency as a payment method...

19 Sep 2017

The financial value chain and technology
The financial value chain and technology

Financial inclusivity is a prerequisite to building a healthy economy, especially in Africa...

19 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Hit the 'sweet spot' and you'll get your investors
#InnovationMonth: Hit the 'sweet spot' and you'll get your investors

The SA Innovation Summit was an explosion of, well, ideas and innovation. One talk that particularly intrigued me was one by Tmara (Target Market Adoption Risk Assessment)...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 Sep 2017

Alipay and Zapper gives Chinese tourists in South Africa new payment option
Alipay and Zapper gives Chinese tourists in South Africa new payment option

Alipay, in partnership with Zapper, has made it possible for Chinese tourists in South Africa to pay at 10,000 Zapper-affiliated merchants across the country via their smartphones...

13 Sep 2017

SA approves cross-border mobile money transfers
SA approves cross-border mobile money transfers

TerraPay secures regulatory approval from Sarb to launch cross-border money transfers...

7 Sep 2017

Five tips for investing profitably in ICOs
Five tips for investing profitably in ICOs

Most people are still unaware of one of the most profitable ways to make money these days: investing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 4 Sep 2017

How to store your cryptocurrency safely
How to store your cryptocurrency safely

In the dangerous online world of hacking and computer viruses, safe storage should be your number one priority when buying cryptocurrency...

By Sonya Kuhnel, Issued by Blockchain Academy 4 Sep 2017

The lynchpin for success in the mobile banking wars
The lynchpin for success in the mobile banking wars

There's a surprising way in which leading financial services companies are pulling away from the pack...

By Hemkumar Balaraman 30 Aug 2017

Whoppercoin: Burger King launches its own cryptocurrency
Whoppercoin: Burger King launches its own cryptocurrency

Ever wanted to eat fast food and invest in cryptocurrency at one place? No? What's wrong with you? Anyway, Burger King has announced the formation of a new cryptocurrency...

By Hadlee Simons 30 Aug 2017

Research indicates payment markets to pass $5tn by 2020
Research indicates payment markets to pass $5tn by 2020

Visa and MasterCard's distinct evolutionary strategies in digital payments will underpin the success of a market expected to increase from $3.8 trillion to $5 trillion...

30 Aug 2017

Bitcoin Scaling Agreement highlights growing considerations permeating decentralised systems
Bitcoin Scaling Agreement highlights growing considerations permeating decentralised systems

A crash course in the basics of democracy, economic majority theory and self-determination, the Bitcoin Scaling Agreement, which set in motion the Bitcoin Fork of 1 August 2017, highlights the growing political and economic considerations that permeate the decentralised system...

By Seshree Govender 29 Aug 2017

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