Dr William Mapham.
#Designindaba2018: SA's crowd-sourced solution for a global problem

It's always a pleasure to see a South African take the stage at Design Indaba. So, when Dr William Mapham, an ophthalmologist hailing from the Eastern Cape, who conceived the Vula app whilst working at the Vula Emehlo Eye Clinic in rural Swaziland and experiencing first-hand the difficulties faced by rural health workers in need of specialist advice spoke on Day 2, you could only feel the pride... and his talk was so inspiring, it brought tears to many in the audience and received a standing ovation!

By Sue Disler 8 hours ago

#StartupStory: Whizzky app goes big in SA, Europe, US
#StartupStory: Whizzky app goes big in SA, Europe, US

Whizzky is a homegrown mobile app for whisky lovers conceptualised and developed by Craig Stockden of Evolve IT, in partnership with Whisky Live. Its user base has increased from 18,000 in February 2017 to 55,000 as of February 2018. What's more, the app has trebled its number of active users in under a year.

By Ilse van den Berg 10 hours ago

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Beyond profit: How innovation is helping Africa's agri-industry feed the world

Africa's agricultural sector is of immense importance to the world. With one-quarter of the world's arable land, Africa is expected to play a leading role in ensuring the global population - expected to grow to nine billion by 2050 - has access to a secure source of food. This has led the World Bank to predict that Africa's agricultural sector will grow to $1 trillion by 2030.

By Paul McKane 11 hours ago

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Is the cost of cloud migration really worth it?

In a recent poll* by Unisys which canvassed 400 businesses in eight countries, only 59% conducted a formal analysis of the potential ROI of cloud migration. However, 80% of respondents expected cost savings from shifting to cloud-based systems.

By Louis Koen 15 hours ago

Could a virtual driver beat a real one?
Could a virtual driver beat a real one?

The meteoric rise of e-sports has put digital athletes and traditional athletes on a collision course. Honda recently set out to find out whether a virtual driver could beat a real one in a mixed-reality race between pro driver and pro gamer called R vs R.

16 hours ago

Dimension Data ex-CEO Brett Dawson joins board of Ubusha Technology
Dimension Data ex-CEO Brett Dawson joins board of Ubusha Technology

Less than two years after handing over the reins at Dimension Data, Brett Dawson is joining the board of Ubusha Technology, an African ICT company that offers cyber security, identity governance and access management solutions to the private and public sectors.

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Balancing cybersecurity and internet freedom in Africa

With Bitcoin volatility making daily headlines, even those living in the technological 'Dark Ages' are realising that the future is digital.

By Yarik Turianskyi 1 day ago

Not all African startups need VC money
Not all African startups need VC money

Not all African tech startups will feel the need to raise VC funding, but those that do must ensure they are adequately prepared for what is a lengthy process.

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

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How technology can save SA airports and travel industry

Around the globe, travel and tourism plays a big part in the performance of the economies of countries, as well as in job creation. In fact, for the past six years, the worldwide rate of growth within the travel and tourism sector, has outperformed the growth rate of the global economy, according to a report by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) entitled Travel and Tourism: Economic impact 2017 South Africa.

By Roy Alves 1 day ago

AfriLabs Annual Gathering moves to Tanzania
AfriLabs Annual Gathering moves to Tanzania

Pan-African network of tech hubs AfriLabs has announced its Annual Gathering will take place in October, with the event moving to Tanzania for the first time.

By Gabriella Mulligan 2 days ago

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

Which African country has the best conditions for launching, or investing in, a tech startup? Disrupt Africa has been talking to the great and the good from various African tech ecosystems to find out what it is that makes them so great.

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

Interest grows in smart farms
Interest grows in smart farms

The internet of things (IoT) - the growing network of data-collecting sensors and devices - could breathe new life into SA's agriculture sector, says Business Connexion (BCX) CEO Ian Russell.

By Nick Hedley 2 days ago

New Vodacom customer care numbers to comply with Icasa
New Vodacom customer care numbers to comply with Icasa

To comply with the Icasa Number Plan Regulations, Vodacom has announced that it will be changing its customer care numbers.

2 days ago