#InnovationMonth: Time for investors to focus on SA healthtech, not fintech - Havaic
#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, according to Rob Heath, principal at investment and advisory firm, Havaic.

By Gabriella Mulligan 16 hours ago

Nest looks to shake up home security
Nest looks to shake up home security

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Nest has set out to shake up the home security market, unveiling an internet-age alarm system.

18 hours ago

Predictive analytics, cognitive computing, big data used in anti-rhino poaching solution
Predictive analytics, cognitive computing, big data used in anti-rhino poaching solution

Currently in pilot phase at the Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo, MTN's Connected Wildlife Solution aims to tip the scales in favour of endangered species like rhinos and those working to save them.

20 hours ago

Digital Africa innovation programme launches
Digital Africa innovation programme launches

A new edition of Digital Africa, an innovation competition to take up the challenge of digital transition in Africa, has been launched. The deadline for startups to submit their projects is October 22, 2017.

21 hours ago

#InnovationMonth: How startups are disrupting delivery of African legal services
#InnovationMonth: How startups are disrupting delivery of African legal services

“Having quantifiable, measurable, and verifiable data about justice needs and the challenges in a justice system is essential for the legal profession to move into the 21st century.”

By Tom Jackson 21 hours ago

How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?
How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?

Peter Sondergaard, Gartner executive VP for research, addressed CIOs and senior IT executives in his keynote at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town. He gave delegates tips to speed through what he calls the 'digital trough'.

By Ilse van den Berg 22 hours ago

Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon
Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon

Today, Friday, 22 September 2017, nine of Senegal's most promising seed-stage startups will compete to represent the country at the regional and global Seedstars Summits and stand the chance to win up to $1m in equity investments and other prizes.

1 day ago

Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform now open for 2017
Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform now open for 2017

Officially open for 2017, the Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform showcases future-focused technologies that contribute to the ‘smart city' concept at Waterfall City. The platform is for aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs to pitch their smart city business ideas for potential implementation.

1 day ago

Code4CT, Booking.com to co-host coding workshop
Code4CT, Booking.com to co-host coding workshop

Code for Cape Town (Code4CT) and Booking.com are partnering to encourage girls to code by co-hosting a one-day workshop on Saturday, 30 September 2017.

1 day ago

Monde Mawasha, Coega Development Corporation programme director: information & communications technology (ICT) and research unit (RU)
It's time for Africa

The rise of the fourth industrial revolution (FIR) in the shape of digitalisation and internet connectivity is adding intricacy to future economies and their employment outcome. It therefore has the ability to drive Africa forward. It will enable innovation, propel new business models and improve the delivery of public services.

By Monde Mawasha 1 day ago

Are central banks really threatened by cryptocurrency?
Are central banks really threatened by cryptocurrency?

While some central banks quake at the thought of losing monetary control with the advent of cryptocurrency, the big winner of the new technology is the client.

2 days ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Simon Robinson
#BehindtheSelfie with... Simon Robinson

This #InnovationMonth, we go behind the selfie with Simon Robinson, co-owner, organiser and head of marketing for Mediatech Africa, and owner of the Sun Circle Group.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Pieter Bensch, executive vice president for Africa and Middle East, Sage.
Pieter Bensch appointed Sage executive VP Africa, Middle East

Sage has appointed Pieter Bensch as executive vice president for the Africa and Middle East region. He joins the company from HPE (Hewlett-Packard Enterprise), where he was managing director for South Africa.

3 days ago