The human pattern

Saturday night. My wife, Minky, had informed me we were going to a cabaret with some friends. The cabaret was called The Sound of Falling Stars...

By Damon Stapleton 4 Oct 2017

All the Automechanika Innovation Award winners

Six out of nearly two dozen products that were entered in the Automechanika Johannesburg 2017's Innovation Awards, were honoured for their innovative qualities...

3 Oct 2017

SU chemistry students reduce water use in lab by 3,000l per week

Stellenbosch University chemistry PhD students Monica Clements, Jonathan Hay and Anton Hamann have reduced their laboratory's water consumption by at least 3,000l per week...

2 Oct 2017

#InnovationMonth: Fast-developing world of innovation in law

Although not typically known as an innovative sector, the legal industry is rapidly embracing technology and the advances and ease of access it can offer...

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Sep 2017

Airbnb enters restaurant reservation business

Rent-a-room giant Airbnb is now in the restaurant reservation business, hoping to provide customers with a memorable meal before they drift off in their home away from home.

29 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Meet the small business turning the biltong industry on its head

Maxime Eon created BiltongBoard to link local lovers of biltong with the small producers whose quality products were going unnoticed...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Sep 2017

#StartupStory: Blacksmith Collective

“Like a blacksmith, we forge together various skill sets and craft to create a beautiful finished piece,” explain co-founders Diogo Mendonça and Marcus von Geyso of Blacksmith Collective...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Sep 2017

The serious side of Smile 90.4FM with The Honest Truth

True to the fact that volatile and challenging topics can't be avoided, Smile 90.4FM's new late-night talk show called The Honest Truth, serves as a counter balance to the station's generally positive workday programming...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: This simple solution rolls a long way in ensuring water access in rural communities

More than 20 years since its inception, the low-tech Hippo Roller continues to have a profound impact on communities facing water insecurity...

By Sindy Peters 27 Sep 2017

#Newsmaker: Danilo Acquisto heads up local YouTube multi-channel network

Following the recent launch of Special Effects Media SA, I interviewed CEO Danilo Acquisto who was appointed by the network's global partners to head up the new South African studio, effective 1 August 2017...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Kickstarting a love of science

Bathabile Mpofu, co-founder and MD of Nkazimulo Applied Sciences, believes that true innovation comes from the access of existing knowledge...

By Shan Radcliffe 26 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: New proptech player makes show days more accessible

OnShowThisWeek.com is one of the latest entrants to the South African proptech scene. The platform allows home buyers, property investors and tenants to search for on show properties from around the country, removing some of the frustration from the home-buying/home-selling process...

By Sindy Peters 26 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Cut through clutter with Creatrix's spectacular vernacular

September is Heritage Month as well as Innovation Month. Lynn Joffe, founder of Creatrix, elaborates on the importance of ‘celebrating local' beyond Heritage Month and innovating by telling specific brand stories with destination-driven radio content that leapfrogs over the literacy barrier...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Time for investors to focus on SA healthtech, not fintech - Havaic

Investors in the South African ecosystem should stop focusing solely on fintech innovation, and look to making more healthtech investments...

By Gabriella Mulligan 22 Sep 2017

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