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#EntrepreneurMonth: New app set to change unemployment, poverty in SA
#EntrepreneurMonth: New app set to change unemployment, poverty in SA

South Africa's unemployment rate is at its highest in over a decade, with more than 6 million people now being unemployed...

By Evan-Lee Courie 26 Nov 2019

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Cell C's 4G coverage will be even greater thanks to latest MTN deal

Cell C and MTN on Monday announced a new roaming agreement, building on and extending the firms' previous agreement made in 2018, and pushing Cell C's LTE coverage further across South Africa...

By Andy Walker 19 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa
#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa

The next technological evolution is advancing at an exponential rate and by leaving out some on this journey, we allow the current societal divides and inequalities to deepen...

By Sindy Peters 15 Nov 2019

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How our phones have changed our lives

Remember playing Snake on your bulky-brick of a Nokia 3310, Mxit-ing on your Motorola Razr, BBM-ing on your Blackberry and flipping your Samsung D500 like it 'ain't no thang'?

By Hazel Chimhandamba 31 Oct 2019

One app to rule them all: Rise of the super app
One app to rule them all: Rise of the super app

Now is the perfect time to get in on the super app game, establishing your company as a preferred partner or supplier early on...

By Lee Naik 8 Oct 2019

#StartupStory: Receive your digital receipts using Snapslip
#StartupStory: Receive your digital receipts using Snapslip

Snapslip Holdings is a South African digital receipting and analytics application...

By Evan-Lee Courie 7 Oct 2019

Why making mobile data cheaper is vital to kickstarting startup sector
Why making mobile data cheaper is vital to kickstarting startup sector

It's a widely acknowledged truth that if South Africa is to escape the economic morass it finds itself in, it needs to provide as much support to SMEs as possible...

By Greg Chen 13 Sep 2019

#StartupStory: Are you having a 'Blue Monday'?
#StartupStory: Are you having a 'Blue Monday'?

"Facial recognition software can potentially recognise a 'Blue Monday' simply by scanning employee expressions"...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Aug 2019

FaceApp and the dark side of AI
FaceApp and the dark side of AI

Terminator and The Matrix got it wrong. We all thought the villains of the AI era would be killer robots or hostile programmes...

By Lee Naik 14 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Tshidi Morabi creates app to track scholar transport
#WomensMonth: Tshidi Morabi creates app to track scholar transport

A mad dash to the school to find a missing child when the driver wasn't answering his phone inspired entrepreneur Tshidi Morabi to create LocTransie...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 Aug 2019

Easing the mobile data burden
Easing the mobile data burden

After years of waiting, South Africans have been promised relief from high mobile data charges...

By Greg Chen 15 Jul 2019

#Newsmaker: Carryn Martin joins new proptech app as brand manager
#Newsmaker: Carryn Martin joins new proptech app as brand manager

Carryn Martin recently joined Flow, a new app that rewards good tenant behaviour, as brand manager...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Jul 2019

Your data storage could be costing you customers
Your data storage could be costing you customers

Today, many customers, when visiting an online business, expect instant access and 24/7 availability...

By Hayden Sadler 27 Jun 2019

#StartupStory: There's a new expense claim app in town
#StartupStory: There's a new expense claim app in town

Slipztream, an innovative expense claim app created and self-funded by former professional rugby player, Dylan Des Fountain and his entrepreneur wife, Joy Des Fountain, was recently launched...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Jun 2019

Voice interfaces are coming of age
Voice interfaces are coming of age

Voice assistants and interfaces on smartphones are coming of age and adoption is expected to soar over the next few years...

By Ernst Wittmann 14 Jun 2019

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Uber Eats launches in Soweto, introduces bicycle deliveries

Uber Eats just added a tenth city to its South African operations. As of Thursday last week, Uber Eats is now available in Soweto...

By Andy Walker 6 Jun 2019

Paula Hulley
Photographer: Rikki Hibbert
#IABSummit19: 7 insights into the direct brand economy

In her opening address at the IAB Summit, which took place on Thursday, 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, IAB CEO Paula Hulley shared seven key insights from the IAB Global Direct Brand Report on the direct brand economy...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Jun 2019

Wayne Hull
Photographer: Rikki Hibbert
#IABSummit19: The digital transformation opportunity starts with you

Accenture Digital MD Wayne Hull presented a keynote on 'Leading in the new' at this year's IAB Summit, which took place on Thursday, 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, looking at digital transformation through three critical lenses...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Jun 2019

The world then and now, and how the way we protect our children needs to change
The world then and now, and how the way we protect our children needs to change

This National Child Protection Week (CPW), Google South Africa and Media Monitoring Africa hosted a roundtable putting a spotlight on the importance of online safety for children...

By Jessica Tennant 31 May 2019

#AWE2019: What to expect from Augmented World Expo USA
#AWE2019: What to expect from Augmented World Expo USA

With the Augmented World Expo USA starting 29 May 2019, Johan Walters is on the ground in San Francisco. Here's what he's looking forward to from three days filled with AR, VR and everything in between...

By Johan Walters 29 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene
#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene

Humanitarian emergencies often strike without warning, destroying lives and livelihoods within a matter of seconds. In the immediate aftermath, the challenge for those responding is to know where to start...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2019

RCS technology boosts CX by enabling consumers to 'touch & feel' messaging
RCS technology boosts CX by enabling consumers to 'touch & feel' messaging

From being the numberplate prefix for the Western Cape town of Knysna, 'CX' is today popping up all over the web as the marketer's shorthand for 'Customer Experience'...

By Devon Meerholz 16 May 2019

5 technologies transforming the online ticketing business
5 technologies transforming the online ticketing business

As a sub-industry of online retail, ticketing and event management are being shaped to engage consumers in unprecedented ways...

By James Tagg 16 May 2019

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Land Rover Explore Outdoor phone is a well-rounded piece of tech

An impressive feat of engineering and a well thought out communication device with technical and technological details that truly expresses its arrival into a market often overlooked...

By Lyall Pienaar 9 Apr 2019

The rise of e-gaming
The rise of e-gaming

With fibre and internet access becoming more and more accessible in the country, we have started to tap into gaming communities around the world. Brands and businesses are noticing this trend, leading to increased investment into this platform...

By Prince Ndlovu 3 Apr 2019

#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?
#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?

When you design for mobile, consider who you're building for. For the small percentage with beautiful, high-end phones, or for 61% of the market?

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Mar 2019

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Focus shifts to a mobile economy in Africa

Africa is set to be the next big mobile market and the mobile economy is expected to generate more than $150 billion by 2022 to Africa's GDP...

By Josephine Wawira 19 Mar 2019

Part 2: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?
Part 2: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?

Just what is the fourth industrial revolution? No really, what is it all about beyond the hype and jargon?

By Garth Williams 14 Mar 2019

Part 1: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?
Part 1: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?

Just what is the fourth industrial revolution? No really, what is it all about beyond the hype and jargon?

By Garth Williams 11 Mar 2019

#StartupStory: How Pineapple grew in the AWS cloud
#StartupStory: How Pineapple grew in the AWS cloud

Shifts in customer behaviour and market trends have altered the traditional insurance business model as we know it...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Feb 2019

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