SA e-commerce startup SnapnSave raises $1m
SA e-commerce startup SnapnSave raises $1m

South African online shopping community SnapnSave has raised ZAR14 million (US$1 million) from Kalon Venture Partners and Smollan Group to help it grow its app downloads and expand into new markets.

By Tom Jackson 15 hours ago

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint
It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues. It is easy to name influential films like An Inconvenient Truth or note advances made by The Guardian's environmental reporting. But what is often missing from this discussion is the environmental costs of producing media in the first place.

By Pietari Kaapa 19 hours ago

Benji Coetzee
#WomensMonth: Benji Coetzee's Empty Trips revolutionises logistics

The Empty Trips platform connects those with spare capacity on their vehicles (truck, boat or plane) with those who require goods transported in Africa. I chatted to founder, Benji Coetzee, to find out how her idea creates accessibility for individuals and business to leverage existing logistical networks at reduced transport costs, whilst supporting logistical services providers with the opportunity to reduce empty space, save, and earn new sources of revenue.

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

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#CEMAfrica2017: "Be an experience business or be out of business" - Adobe

CEM Africa attendees were presented with a choice of workshops to attend throughout the two-day summit. As the Summit was completely sold out, these sessions were limited to 30 attendees max and it really was a tough choice deciding which to sit in on. I'm so glad I went with the session by James McDonald, solution consultant at Adobe, on how to be an experience-driven business. Here's why.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Digital tool for critical medical decision making
Digital tool for critical medical decision making

Poor medical decisions do not only have an impact on patients' lives, but it also costs the healthcare sector billions of rand every year.

2 days ago

Cleo Becker, regional counsel, sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey and Israel for Hitachi Data Systems. Photo:
Navigating through data-focused legislation

Nowadays it's not just a case of companies being able to unlock the value of their data, they also have to remain compliant with the multiple pieces of data-focused legislation across the globe.

By Cleo Becker 3 days ago

Harvesting big data could bring about the next transport revolution, right now
Harvesting big data could bring about the next transport revolution, right now

The future of transport appears full of fun and flashy possibilities. From super-fast hyperloop transport systems, to self-driving cars and hovering taxis, new technology promises to move us further and faster than ever before. Yet for cities facing everyday problems such as congestion, air pollution and under capacity, the most effective solution could be the humble bus - coupled with the power of data.

By Marcin Budka, Manuel Martin Salvador 3 days ago

Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation
Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation

Cold, hard cash has been on the decline in mature first world economies since the 1990s when electronic banking started becoming popular. In recent years, countries such as India, South Korea and France have started regulating the use of cash to further reduce its usage, often with transaction thresholds or by eliminating certain note denominations.

By Peter Alkema 14 Aug 2017

All South African schools to be online by 2018
All South African schools to be online by 2018

Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Enver Surty, says every South African school will be digitally connected by 2018.

Issued by Kaelo Engage 14 Aug 2017

Liebmann in action.
#WomensMonth: Become the next global female ad-tech pioneer

Ever wondered if your experiences in the mobile ad-tech space are markedly different from those of females from the other end of the globe? Wonder no more - Australia-based Nicole Liebmann, head of mobile for Exponential Interactive and SA's own Candice Goodman managing director of Mobitainment, share their thoughts, tips and techniques below.

By Leigh Andrews 14 Aug 2017

Huge growth predicted for 5G in its first six years
Huge growth predicted for 5G in its first six years

There will be around 1.4-billion 5G connections by 2025, an increase from just 1 million in 2019, the anticipated first year of commercial launch. This will represent an average annual growth of 232%.

14 Aug 2017

Using IoT smartly, turning data into decision making
Using IoT smartly, turning data into decision making

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been creating a buzz in the industry for years now, with companies operating fleets of vehicles already using IoT to track goods from receipt to delivery, minimise fuel consumption, identify underutilised assets, forecast personnel requirements, etc.

14 Aug 2017

Transforming agricultural education through technology
Transforming agricultural education through technology

For decades, African governments have used varying policy instruments in an attempt to improve farming productivity. But most subsistence and small-scale farmers continue to use traditional tools and processes, resulting in poor yield improvements.

By Howard Blight 14 Aug 2017