#StartupStory: iTorho Technologies is making it easier to do formal business online
#StartupStory: iTorho Technologies is making it easier to do formal business online

iTorho Technologies is a free platform that enables entrepreneurs to list their offerings, manage bookings and client information, as well as receive payments was created with the mission of catalysing broader economic inclusion for SMMEs...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Nov 2020

#BehindtheMask: Iain S. Thomas, independent creative director and author
#BehindtheMask: Iain S. Thomas, independent creative director and author

This week, we go behind the mask with independent creative director and author Iain S. Thomas...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Nov 2020

Reduce the cost of mobile app development
Reduce the cost of mobile app development

Building a mobile app could be costly and time consuming, especially when developing a cross-platform business app for Android and iOS. However, with React Native, it is now possible to develop these apps using a common code base and reducing your cost of development...

By Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 12 Nov 2020

Why your mobile strategy should be top-of-mind
Why your mobile strategy should be top-of-mind

Mobile app usage increased by 40% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020 and in-app spending hit a record high of $27bn...

By Nick Durrant 19 Oct 2020

Q&A: Mic Mann talks SingularityU SA Online Summit 2020
Q&A: Mic Mann talks SingularityU SA Online Summit 2020

Mic Mann, co-CEO of SingularityU South Africa, shares more about what can be expected from this year's SingularityU South Africa Summit, which takes place online from 14-15 October 2020...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 Oct 2020

Find an on-demand handyman with Fundi App
Find an on-demand handyman with Fundi App

WATCH: Paulo Mpokwa, co-founder of Fundi App, shares the journey of the small business that helps you find affordable, well-trained and vetted handymen for both domestic and commercial needs...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 Oct 2020

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Putting you back in charge of your comms

Dale Isaac from Open Communications, talks us through how you can create a unified communications platform with all your devices joined up in one simple solution that will bring you some calm in the chaos...

By Dale Isaac 29 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: How UBU International can give local businesses a leg up
#DoBizZA: How UBU International can give local businesses a leg up

UBU International aims to help local businesses boost their sales by leveraging a combination of mobile discovery, marketing, rewards and mobile payments...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Sep 2020

#DoBizZa: digiToken, the app driving economic activity in the informal market
#DoBizZa: digiToken, the app driving economic activity in the informal market

digiToken is a new and convenient platform that enables consumers to buy airtime, electricity and water online - all from the comfort of your home by practising safe social distancing...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Sep 2020

#HumanTraffickingAwareness: Do you know your childs' exact location?
#HumanTraffickingAwareness: Do you know your childs' exact location?

The amount of women and children who go missing in South Africa is cause for national concern...

By Evan-Lee Courie 15 Sep 2020

What we learned building a digital sales expert for a major bank
What we learned building a digital sales expert for a major bank

Few industries have been as radically transformed by technology over the past few years as banking...

By Ryan Falkenberg 15 Sep 2020

Mobile apps: The future for business
Mobile apps: The future for business

The Amazon app has more than 700 million users across the globe, nearly five times more mobile customers than all its competitors combined...

By Nick Durrant 24 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Prof. Nelishia Pillay of UP believes women in IT and STEM need to be showcased more
#WomensMonth: Prof. Nelishia Pillay of UP believes women in IT and STEM need to be showcased more

Professor Nelishia Pillay is the Head of the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria...

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Takalani Netshitenzhe of Vodacom SA highlights how women can shine in the tech industry
#WomensMonth: Takalani Netshitenzhe of Vodacom SA highlights how women can shine in the tech industry

As Vodacom's chief officer of Corporate Affairs, an executive director at Vodacom South Africa and chairperson of the Vodacom Foundation, Takalani Netshitenzhe, believes toxic masculinity is one of the biggest challenges in the work place for women...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Aug 2020

So, what will the truth be like in the future?
So, what will the truth be like in the future?

At the beginning of the week, Kodak, a once giant company was trading at the lowly price of $2.62. By Wednesday it was trading at close to $60...

By Damon Stapleton 5 Aug 2020

#StartupStory: Get rewarded for daily Covid-19 symptom checks
#StartupStory: Get rewarded for daily Covid-19 symptom checks

Vollar, an online platform that allows organisations to incentivise and reward members of a community for doing volunteer work to help others in their area. But when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the team then had to go back to the drawing board...

By Evan-Lee Courie 30 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: Break a sweat with these fitness influencers on Sudor
#StartupStory: Break a sweat with these fitness influencers on Sudor

With gyms being forced to close due to the coronavirus, fitness trainers are battling. Until gyms are allowed to operate under strict measures to curb the spread of Covid-19, there are alternatives for digital-savvy fitness entrepreneurs...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: BTS with CineMagic, SA's newest streaming service
#StartupStory: BTS with CineMagic, SA's newest streaming service

CineMagic, SA's newest Video-on-Demand (VOD) streaming service, is now available to millions of cellular users via the Vodacom Video Play and MTN Play mobile content platforms...

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: Flip Phone is the new marketplace for mobile phones
#StartupStory: Flip Phone is the new marketplace for mobile phones

Looking for the easiest way to get fast cash for your old phone or looking for a deal on a new phone, but not pay exorbitant prices? Flip Phone could be the answer...

By Evan-Lee Courie 29 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Janez Vermeiren and Peri vP launch Fylmer.tv
#StartupStory: Janez Vermeiren and Peri vP launch Fylmer.tv

TV personality and producer, Janez Vermeiren and film director Peri vP have launched Fylmer.tv, a new online platform that connects content creators with organisations and brands...

By Evan-Lee Courie 11 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Putting a Sparkle in Nigeria's digital ecosystem
#StartupStory: Putting a Sparkle in Nigeria's digital ecosystem

Sparkle, a digital ecosystem providing financial, lifestyle and business support services to Nigerians across the globe, has officially launched by Uzoma Dozie, the former chief executive officer of Diamond Bank...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Jun 2020

Why SMS beats email in the current climate of crisis
Why SMS beats email in the current climate of crisis

In a time of email fatigue, as we are bombarded by Covid-19 corporate messaging, communicating with customers via SMS can be far more effective...

By Greg Chen 28 May 2020

6DOT50 launches Digital Rands to pay for essential goods
6DOT50 launches Digital Rands to pay for essential goods

6DOT50 is stepping in with a new way to pay for essential goods, as Covid-19 takes its toll on the South African economy...

By Evan-Lee Courie 26 May 2020

How to have strong cyber hygiene
How to have strong cyber hygiene

Cyber threats do not rest and they continue to evolve and bad actors develop new attack techniques. Good cybersecurity hygiene requires more than a strong password to avoid compromise.

By Doros Hadjizenonos 26 May 2020

Facebook adds Messenger Rooms to WhatsApp in the latest beta
Facebook adds Messenger Rooms to WhatsApp in the latest beta

Just last week Facebook started rolling out its Messenger Rooms group call service to users of the eponymous chat app...

By Andy Walker 21 May 2020

Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform
Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform

Mmusi Maimane, the chief activist of 'One South Africa' Movement (OSA), recently launched its digital platform to connect and engage with South Africans through these unprecedented times...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2020

#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa
#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa

'The Commodore' shares insights into Christopher Africa, the platform that offers brands the opportunity to tap into consumer micro-moments and conversations on social media using AI...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2020

#StartupStory: SmartWage is changing the way people get paid
#StartupStory: SmartWage is changing the way people get paid

SmartWage is a social impact startup focused on financial inclusion in Africa and was started with the vision to eliminate the payday poverty cycle...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Naked Insurance reduced premiums during lockdown
#LockdownLessons: Naked Insurance reduced premiums during lockdown

During the nationwide lockdown, Naked Insurance offered CoverPause on the days' customers were not driving, saving up to 90% of the car insurance premiums...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: DigsConnect evolves during lockdown
#LockdownLessons: DigsConnect evolves during lockdown

DigsConnect is a seasonal business, with the busy period being between September and February. However, the student accommodation platform has taken the lockdown period to evolve their product offering...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 May 2020

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