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Kenya's iHub launches Health Meets Tech Application Challenge
Kenya's iHub launches Health Meets Tech Application Challenge

Kenyan incubator iHub will hold the Health Meets Tech Application Challenge in June, aimed at creating a platform for health workers to interact with developers from the tech ecosystem to develop innovative e-health solutions...

By Tom Jackson 15 May 2018

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Why my startup scene is better than yours: Rwanda

It is heady days for the African tech startup space, but which ecosystem has the most going for it?

By Tom Jackson 13 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Senegal
Why my startup scene is better than yours: Senegal

African tech is booming, but which ecosystem has the most going for it, either for launching a business or making investments?

By Tom Jackson 9 Apr 2018

Instagram breaks third-party apps, services by throttling its API call limit
Instagram breaks third-party apps, services by throttling its API call limit

In what seems to be a knee-jerk reaction to its parent company's recent leaky-data woes, Instagram has restricted third-party developers from accessing its data pool...

By Andy Walker 5 Apr 2018

Sustaining hospitality: Embracing the Industrial Revolution 4.0
Sustaining hospitality: Embracing the Industrial Revolution 4.0

It's essential that the tourism industry embraces the Industrial Revolution 4.0 to accommodate the digital advances that will make sustainability a reality...

By Enver Duminy 29 Mar 2018

SA website testing startup Passmarked launched in open beta
SA website testing startup Passmarked launched in open beta

South African startup Passmarked, which offers website owners, users and developers a single and transparent platform to test how well a website works, has come out of open beta and is now ready for tests and collaboration from the global internet community...

By Tom Jackson 27 Mar 2018

Innovation policy hackathons to take place in Abuja, Lagos
Innovation policy hackathons to take place in Abuja, Lagos

Entrepreneurs, investors, students and public sector officials are meeting in Lagos and Abuja next week for Nigeria's first public policy hackathon to brainstorm ways in which the regulatory environment for innovation and entrepreneurship can be improved across Nigeria.

By Tom Jackson 19 Mar 2018

Applications to open for second Startupbootcamp Cape Town programme
Applications to open for second Startupbootcamp Cape Town programme

Startupbootcamp Cape Town is set to open applications for the second edition of its accelerator programme, which will see it embark upon a FastTrack in order to source top-tier tech startups from across the world...

By Tom Jackson 9 Feb 2018

Mobile app fatigue - what is it and what can you do about it?
Mobile app fatigue - what is it and what can you do about it?

Eight years after the global "app-splosion", even in a country like South Africa where smartphone adoption took a little longer than the rest of the world to catch up, "app-fatigue" is now a thing...

By Lynette Hundermark 1 Feb 2018

Commissions.ng allows Nigerians to launch e-commerce stores
Commissions.ng allows Nigerians to launch e-commerce stores

Nigerian startup Commissions.ng is enabling users to start businesses selling products and services in return for commission...

By Tom Jackson 5 Jan 2018

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Apple cracks down on lootboxes, devs now have to disclose details

Lootboxes have become one of the most contentious issues in the gaming industry in recent times, as everything from PC and console titles to smartphone games offer the feature...

By Hadlee Simons 27 Dec 2017

Gambian startup Farm Fresh targets regional expansion
Gambian startup Farm Fresh targets regional expansion

Gambian startup Farm Fresh is targeting expansion into other West African markets after being chosen to take part in the Make-IT accelerator programme run by the Lagos-based Co-Creation Hub (CcHub)...

By Tom Jackson 21 Dec 2017

WeThinkCode_ opens Cape Town campus
WeThinkCode_ opens Cape Town campus

South African tech-based learning institution WeThinkCode_, which offers free education to the software industry, will open its new Cape Town campus in January 2018...

By Tom Jackson 21 Dec 2017

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Speakers announced for Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018

The first 25 speakers from leading tech companies across Africa have been announced for the upcoming Africa Tech Summit Kigali...

By Tom Jackson 27 Nov 2017

Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar
Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar

"Part of our mission in business has always been to democratise AR and truly make it a mass-market proposition."

By Cari Coetzee 20 Nov 2017

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TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

TRVL is a peer-to-peer booking platform that gives everyone access to the travel agent world. We chat to founder and CEO Jochem Wijnands about his new startup that is set to cause a stir in the travel industry...

By Cari Coetzee 17 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How businesses can play their part in growing the tech ecosystem
#AfricaCom: How businesses can play their part in growing the tech ecosystem

Emeka Afigbo, strategic products partnerships manager at Facebook, says he is often reminded just how much the technical ecosystem in Africa has grown and how the internet is drastically changing the continent.

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Nov 2017

Lillian Barnard from Microsoft SA giving us some insight on digital transformation at AfricaCom.
#AfricaCom: Digital transformation is real and it's urgent

Lillian Barnard, director for the Public-Sector at Microsoft SA, addresses the urgency of digital transformation, gives pointers on how companies can start to embark on their digital transformation journey and shares some of the benefits of doing it before your business is left behind...

By Juanita Pienaar 10 Nov 2017

What you need to start doing about user experience
What you need to start doing about user experience

At the recent Gartner Symposium, I attended a session by Gartner Research Director, Magnus Revang on why user experience (UX) is hard for IT to deliver and what to do about it...

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Oct 2017

10 SEO strategies to help boost your e-commerce sales
10 SEO strategies to help boost your e-commerce sales

It's heading towards that time of the year when all e-commerce website owners tend to adjust their website in efforts to drive more traffic and increase sales...

By Yoray Narainpersad 5 Oct 2017

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How government CIOs can lead digital transformation

The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo kicked off on Monday, 18 September 2017 at the CTICC and is expected to attract over 1000 attendees including 190 CIOs over four days...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Sep 2017

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Software development critical to optimise business processes

The working environment across the world is rapidly changing and has brought with it a new set of obstacles that could impact your business and its processes...

By Marc de Villiers 19 Sep 2017

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#InnovationMonth: Mobile, the future of guest engagement

With the use of smartphones to book hotel rooms increasing significantly over the past years, Ankerdata has partnered with ConnectHotel to bring SA a customised mobile concierge and booking application...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Sep 2017

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The business analyst in an Agile world

Despite popular belief, I don't necessarily agree that Agile has killed the business analyst (BA), but it doesn't mean that something can't be learned from this growing belief...

By Marc de Villiers 15 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Matchbox app matches containers with transporters
#InnovationMonth: Matchbox app matches containers with transporters

It seems there is no area in South Africa where innovation and creativity isn't disrupting the industry. Especially in the logistics space, there's been forward-thinking individuals and companies all aiming to make the industry more efficient...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Sep 2017

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#InnovationMonth: How AI will change the automotive game for the better

As the “fourth industrial revolution”, championed by the World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab, gains momentum, it's thrilling to anticipate what this means for the automotive industry - and as a result, cities of the future...

By Trevor Hill 11 Sep 2017

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Digital transformation is not just about technology - it's about people

Can you remember thirty-or-so years ago, to a time before mobile technology and the internet?

By Anton Cabral 11 Sep 2017

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African game developers can enter $200k Microsoft challenge

African game developers have been invited to enter Microsoft's Dream.Build.Play challenge, which is giving away $200,000 in prize money across four categories...

By Tom Jackson 7 Sep 2017

Elon Musk vs Mark Zuckerberg: Battle of the killer robots?
Elon Musk vs Mark Zuckerberg: Battle of the killer robots?

In recent months, the debate over whether artificial intelligence (AI) is evil or evolutionary has taken on a new level of urgency - and ferocity...

By Colin Thornton 6 Sep 2017

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