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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day ago

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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 2 days 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 2 days 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 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 3 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.

3 days ago

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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 3 days 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