VR: From virtual to reality
VR: From virtual to reality

When you think of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) you probably associate the tech-nology with Pokemon Go and marketing gimmicks. However, the technology is fast evolving from the domain of the professional gamers, "Glassholes", and more adventurous advertising agencies and into real life.

By Bronwyn Williams 1 day ago

#WomensMonth: The tech world is a growing opportunity for women
#WomensMonth: The tech world is a growing opportunity for women

Michelle Wynne, head of marketing for sub-Sahara Africa at HMD Global, shares some insights into female adaptability and problem-solving as a female in the tech industry and what has helped her to grow in her career in this male-dominated sector.

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

Twitter Lite.
Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

Twitter announced on Monday, 13 August 2018 that it has expanded Twitter Lite to 21 more countries including five countries in Africa. The company also revealed that Lite now supports push notifications and threaded Tweets.

2 days ago

#WomensMonth: Nomsa Nteleko - a story of success
#WomensMonth: Nomsa Nteleko - a story of success

Nomsa Nteleko, co-founder and managing director of OS Holdings, is a ground-breaking woman, who is not only recognised in South Africa but forms part of a global network of women recognised in their respective fields, who share their stories and aim to make a difference by inspiring tomorrow's female leaders.

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

Sarah Heck, an advisor on international entrepreneurship and youth programs to the Obama Foundation and head of entrepreneurship at Stripe.
Why Africa's youth should be encouraged to launch tech startups

Entrepreneurs and small businesses have long been regarded as the engines that power the global economy, but the thing that sets a local corner store apart from a startup built in the cloud is the rate at which they can scale.

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

#datafree Messenger launched in South Africa
#datafree Messenger launched in South Africa

Moya Messenger is a new mobile messaging app that allows users to communicate without incurring data costs. The app, developed in South Africa by biNu and released in July 2018, provides #datafree text messaging that works even when a mobile user has no airtime or data balance on their smartphone device.

14 Aug 2018

5 lessons retailers can learn from the Tour de France
5 lessons retailers can learn from the Tour de France

The Tour de France is the biggest cycling race in the world, attracting 12 million TV viewers for each of its 21 stages, and 6.5 million digital fans from across 190 countries. It is a testament to the benefits of digital transformation that a sporting event more than 100 years old can keep innovating and pushing the boundaries of the digital fan experience.

By Raj Mistry 14 Aug 2018

The digital transformation of Africa's rail system
The digital transformation of Africa's rail system

According to the African Development Bank, the poor condition of rail infrastructure and rolling stock in many African countries is undermining the potential of rail systems to contribute to economic development.

By Gilbert Saggia 14 Aug 2018

Ngubane & Co. invites you to the 4th Industrial Revolution and Cyber Security panel discussion
Ngubane & Co. invites you to the 4th Industrial Revolution and Cyber Security panel discussion

Ngubane & Co. will be hosting a panel discussion on the 4th Industrial Revolution and Cyber Security. The panel includes Knowledge Management and IT subject matter experts, who will discuss the various trends, scenarios and new technologies that are emerging.

Issued by Ngubane & Co. 13 Aug 2018

Karien Bornheim, founder and CEO, Footprint Africa Business Solutions
Using IoT to solve the healthcare puzzle

Footprint Africa Business Solutions (FABS) moves from IoT development into healthcare by creating Doc-in-a-box and brings a plethora of medical tools and technologies for those living and working in rural areas.

13 Aug 2018

Nigeria's WaraCake expands and launches WaraChow service
Nigeria's WaraCake expands and launches WaraChow service

Nigerian e-commerce startup WaraCake has expanded into 23 Nigerian states and has also announced the launch of a new food delivery service called WaraChow.

13 Aug 2018

CC image courtesy of Miran Rijavec via flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/miran/4603130687
UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business has awarded a total of R660,000 (US$50,000) to ten startups via two different grant funding mechanisms.

By Tom Jackson 13 Aug 2018

Shop on Amazon from Ghana with startup Eazyloop
Shop on Amazon from Ghana with startup Eazyloop

Ghanaian startup Eazyloop is allowing users to shop on international platforms like Amazon and have their purchases delivered to their door within two weeks.

By Tom Jackson 13 Aug 2018