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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 2 hours 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 21 hours 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 23 hours 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 23 hours 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.

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Smart building data makes business sense
Smart building data makes business sense

Buildings have become so much more than brick, mortar and glass. They are smart business tools which assist organisations to achieve their business objectives. Today's buildings are essentially technology centres, embedded with complex networks of connected devices and systems. The constant flow of data that these devices (or end points) generate, typically through internet protocol (IP) interfaces, provide businesses with the information that enables seamless and efficient functionality.

By Neil Cameron 1 day ago

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African telcos need to disrupt or be disrupted

For African telecoms providers, who have feasted on near-uninterrupted subscriber and revenue growth over the past two decades, the need to adapt is paramount.

By Mariam Abdullahi 1 day ago

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Adding intelligence to the property game

Machine learning offers enormous opportunities to all areas of the real estate market.

By Vian Chinner 16 Feb 2018

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New leadership, operations team for Silicon Cape

Silicon Cape has announced the appointment of four new females to its leadership. The new leadership and operations team will be led by Kerry Petrie as interim general manager and Tumi Boitumelo Menyatswe as ecosystem manager.

16 Feb 2018

Why 2018 could be brighter for SA startups
Why 2018 could be brighter for SA startups

The South African economy is showing early signs of turning the corner after a couple of years of disappointing growth and high volatility, meaning 2018 holds promise of increased opportunities for local small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

By Tom Jackson 16 Feb 2018

Industry 4.0 at the heart of Manufacturing Indaba 2018
Industry 4.0 at the heart of Manufacturing Indaba 2018

This year's Manufacturing Indaba is set to explore the impact of Industry 4.0 - otherwise known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution - and the Internet of Things (IoT) on transformation in the manufacturing industry. The event will take place will be hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, Africa's economic hub, on 19 and 20 June 2018.

15 Feb 2018

Africa Tech Summit kicks off in Kigali
Africa Tech Summit kicks off in Kigali

The Africa Tech Summit kicks off in Kigali, Rwanda, yesterday, 14 February 2018, bringing together over 250 delegates to discuss key opportunities and challenges emerging across the continent's tech space, unpack investment trends, and network with a view to driving growth in African tech.

By Gabriella Mulligan 15 Feb 2018