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5 user applications that are ideal for satellite technology
5 user applications that are ideal for satellite technology

The rapid growth of fibre networks in SA is inspiring and is enabling the drive for all businesses and consumers to be online...

By Dawie de Wet 2 days ago

#WomensMonth: The tech world is a growing opportunity for women
#WomensMonth: The tech world is a growing opportunity for women

Michelle Wynne,head of marketing for sub-Sahara Africa at HMD Global, shares her story on tackling the male-dominated tech industry...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

#WomensMonth: Nomsa Nteleko - a story of success
#WomensMonth: Nomsa Nteleko - a story of success

Nomsa Nteleko, co-founder and managing director of OS Holdings, is a ground-breaking woman. This Women's Month, she shares her story of success...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

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UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship awarded a total of R660,000 to ten startups...

By Tom Jackson 13 Aug 2018

Shop on Amazon from Ghana with startup Eazyloop
Shop on Amazon from Ghana with startup Eazyloop

Ghanaian startup Eazyloop is allowing users to shop on international platforms like Amazon and have their purchases delivered to their door within two weeks...

By Tom Jackson 13 Aug 2018

Wilma Liebenberg, CEO: Knowledge Objects Healthcare
#WomensMonth: There's no plan B for Wilma Liebenberg

Wilma Liebenberg, chief executive officer of Knowledge Objects Healthcare, says an initiative as immense as NHI needs appropriate technology and real-time risk management capabilities in order to succeed...

By Nicci Botha 10 Aug 2018

The secrets behind Israel's rise as a 'Startup Nation'
The secrets behind Israel's rise as a 'Startup Nation'

For but a sliver of land in the Middle East, with a population below 9 million, you'd never guess that Israel has the second largest number of companies on the Nasdaq, after China...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Aug 2018

FNB lets South Africans pay for groceries with their watch
FNB lets South Africans pay for groceries with their watch

Fitbit Pay is now available in South Africa. The wireless payments service which works through Fitbit's range of wearable devices is now compatible with FNB and RMB VISA bank cards.

By Andy Walker 7 Aug 2018

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What's holding SA back from the public cloud?

The 2018 Right Scale State of the Cloud report indicates 81% of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy and predicts 66% of cloud users intend on growing their cloud spend by 20%. But, what about the local market?

By Johan Scheepers 6 Aug 2018

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IFC to invest in Capria network fund to address "missing middle"

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will make a second investment of up to US$13m in Capria's new "network fund"...

By Tom Jackson 6 Aug 2018

What every business owner should know about migrating to the cloud
What every business owner should know about migrating to the cloud

Many savvy business owners are embracing the global shift to cloud-based technology models, but there are a few things you should know...

By Aaron Thornton 3 Aug 2018

How can data integration pave the way towards Industry 4.0?
How can data integration pave the way towards Industry 4.0?

More and more manufacturers around the globe are developing smart factories by leveraging smart sensors, big data, and artificial intelligence...

By Kerry Hope 2 Aug 2018

Maximising ROI without compromising on CX - top tips
Maximising ROI without compromising on CX - top tips

Business-wide strategies are complex - each department operates with structured KPIs that may include boosting profitability, customer feedback ratings, or a host of other criteria - the trick is to ensure that all these departments operate in concert with each other...

By Wynand Smit 31 Jul 2018

Israel's plan to accelerate innovation in sports tech
Israel's plan to accelerate innovation in sports tech

For a country not particularly known for success in the competitive sporting arena, Israel's high-tech prowess is helping to establish the nation as the Silicon Valley of sports tech...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2018

4 reasons why identity verification matters for African mobile operators
4 reasons why identity verification matters for African mobile operators

A powerful digital identity verification solution that is automated and integrated into the business process brings a new dimension to customer identity management. Here are the four key benefits for mobile operators...

By Sherry Zameer 31 Jul 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Who wants to live forever?
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Who wants to live forever?

When people ask me what the biggest difference about living in Malta is, my answer inevitably surprises them. I have become aware of a mysterious phenomenon, one that has such a surreal quality, that I can only invoke Salvador Dali to try to explain it...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 27 Jul 2018

New startup accelerator launches in Malawi
New startup accelerator launches in Malawi

Malawian hub mHub has partnered GrowthAfrica, Dutch investment firm Accesserator, UNDP Malawi and the Norwegian Embassy to launch the country's first startup accelerator programme...

By Tom Jackson 26 Jul 2018

How to protect your online privacy like you would your own home
How to protect your online privacy like you would your own home

Over the past few months, a spate of high-profile security breaches and scandals (most notably Facebook-Cambridge Analytica) have made the average person far more aware of how their data is used online...

By Alison Treadaway 24 Jul 2018

#Apex2018: Are we human or are we brands?
#Apex2018: Are we human or are we brands?

Musa Kalenga, chief future officer at the House of Brave, opened the Association for Communication and Advertising's Apex 'Next Level of Thinking Masterclass' last week where he spoke about the shifts that are taking place and why he believes we ought to solve real human problems before we think like brands...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: From search to checkout, the top 5 features likely to make your user tap "buy now"
#MobileCommerce: From search to checkout, the top 5 features likely to make your user tap "buy now"

Mobile, and increasingly apps, are core to the success of any retailer's strategy through all stages of the path to purchase or shopping customer's experience...

By Lynette Hundermark 20 Jul 2018

Is software development 'by the business, for the business' the new IT?
Is software development 'by the business, for the business' the new IT?

In an era of digital transformation, why are so many business leaders still on the sidelines when it comes to driving their technology agendas?

By Anton Cabral 18 Jul 2018

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Google's Gboard lets you type messages in Morse code

You can type in Morse code through Android's Gboard keyboard...

By Andy Walker 16 Jul 2018

Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have been invited to apply for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa...

By Tom Jackson 16 Jul 2018

#StartupStory: Aura security app to aid beleaguered Uber drivers
#StartupStory: Aura security app to aid beleaguered Uber drivers

A revolutionary new app that provides speedy security assistance and cuts emergency response times has become a welcome safety measure, especially for beleaguered Uber drivers...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: Understanding payment trends to ensure customers get what they want
#MobileCommerce: Understanding payment trends to ensure customers get what they want

Startup companies are faced with a number of challenges before they even begin trading. Market research and designing an excellent customer journey are important, but ensuring your customer has a payment option...

By Brendon Williamson 12 Jul 2018

Apply to pitch your startup at Ghana Tech Summit!
Apply to pitch your startup at Ghana Tech Summit!

Entrepreneurs from across Africa have been invited to apply to attend the Ghana Tech Summit next week, which will offer 100 free startup passes and offer the top 10 the chance to pitch at its startup showcase...

By Tom Jackson 12 Jul 2018

3 startups win Demo Africa event in Ghana
3 startups win Demo Africa event in Ghana

Three startups have been named winners of the Ghanaian leg of the Demo Africa Innovation Tour, earning the chance to pitch against counterparts from Nigeria and Ivory Coast for a place at the main event...

By Tom Jackson 11 Jul 2018

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DJI Ronin-S launches in SA

Orms hosted a launch event, showcasing the latest in gimbal technology with the release of the DJI Ronin-S in SA. This new innovation is DJI's first single-handed stabiliser promising professional quality...

By Juanita Pienaar 11 Jul 2018

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Netflix introduces 'Smart Download' feature to Android

Netflix's Smart Downloads is now available on Android, and it may save you from forgetting to download your favourite shows...

By Andy Walker 11 Jul 2018

Here's how much you'll pay for Telkom's new FreeMe Promo voice bundles
Here's how much you'll pay for Telkom's new FreeMe Promo voice bundles

It's a great day to be a Telkom subscriber and a call-a-holic, not so much a data splurger...

By Andy Walker 9 Jul 2018

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