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#StartupStory: David Phume, an African technologist on a mission
#StartupStory: David Phume, an African technologist on a mission

David Phume was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. The charismatic creative and tech entrepreneur, who hails from Bryanston, Johannesburg, has never been afraid to dream big...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

#StartupStory: Sifika Business Accountants pays it forward
#StartupStory: Sifika Business Accountants pays it forward

A small gesture kick-started her business and now, eight years later, accountant Zandile Sifika is paying it forward by helping other SMMEs survive the fallout from Covid-19...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

#StartupStory: Hope Project SA offers performers a ray of light
#StartupStory: Hope Project SA offers performers a ray of light

The Hope Project SA is a non-profit organisation that's building a community creating job opportunities and relief for artists and crew members who find themselves in dire financial trouble during our current economic climate...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 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

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: Lite.IT adapts to the IT needs of SMEs
#StartupStory: Lite.IT adapts to the IT needs of SMEs

Now, more than ever before is the time that people, especially those who are not accustomed to working from home, need IT support...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 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: 5 minutes with Sandras Phiri, founder of StartupCircles
#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Sandras Phiri, founder of StartupCircles

As a business strategist and startup coach, Sandras Phiri is well-known in the startup community. He shares some insight into how his latest project has had to adjust to lockdown life...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 May 2020

#StartupStory: Haute Afrika embodies sophistication and elegance
#StartupStory: Haute Afrika embodies sophistication and elegance

Ten-year-old Gracia spent hours watching her seamstress grandmother make clothes. As she grew older, she became concerned about how people didn't like to wear African print designs...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 May 2020

#StartupStory: Create memories forever with ForKeeps
#StartupStory: Create memories forever with ForKeeps

Do you ever wish you could hear a lost loved one's voice just one more time? Or wish you knew what happened to the photos from all those family holidays and special occasions years ago?

By Evan-Lee Courie 15 Apr 2020

#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing units
#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing units

Godfrey Sono and Sibusiso Vilakazi successfully launched mo-Wash, mobile hand washing units into the market. This stand-alone, fully automatic portable unit requires no plumbing or drainage, providing a cost-effective hygiene solution...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Be your own insurer with SelfSure
#StartupStory: Be your own insurer with SelfSure

SelfSure, a new fintech in South Africa, has come up with a smart way to solve the problem faced by many car owners when they put in a claim after an accident...

By Evan-Lee Courie 16 Mar 2020

Sven Wolf, founder of full-service marketing agency, Black Wolf Agency.
#StartupStory: Black Wolf Agency

Black Wolf Media has just completed their third year in business and founder, Sven Wolf tells us more about how they plan to expand their business and service offerings...

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: The life-changing magic of Sporting Code
#StartupStory: The life-changing magic of Sporting Code

Youth unemployment continues to be a massive issue in South Africa. According to StatsSA, the youth unemployment rate in South Africa rose significantly to 58.2% in the third quarter of 2019 from 56.4% in the previous period, reaching its highest level since the first quarter of 2008.

By Evan-Lee Courie 11 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Hustlenomics is replacing shacks...one brick at a time
#StartupStory: Hustlenomics is replacing shacks...one brick at a time

Backyard shacks are part of the daily lives of many townships in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Mixing colour with business opportunities
#StartupStory: Mixing colour with business opportunities

Lien Potgieter, a colour intuitive, inspirational coach, and founder of Lien Potgieter Creative Consultancy, believes that colour allows people to explore new personal options and business opportunities.

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Mar 2020

The Galito's growth story - from Mpumalanga to Kenya and Kazakhstan
The Galito's growth story - from Mpumalanga to Kenya and Kazakhstan

Working from a spicy flame-grilled chicken recipe he'd developed in his family's garage, Louis Germishuys opened the first Galito's fast food outlet in Nelspruit in 1996...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Coding Mamas teaches moms digital skills
#StartupStory: Coding Mamas teaches moms digital skills

The digital age is now. The skills gap in South Africa is very evident, more specifically digital skills amongst women...

By Evan-Lee Courie 4 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Get an on-demand designated driver with RYDD
#StartupStory: Get an on-demand designated driver with RYDD

There's a new app called RYDD that has been designed to provide a responsible, sober driver to chauffeur both its users and their cars home safely...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Feb 2020

Finding a fresh approach to car ownership with FlexClub
Finding a fresh approach to car ownership with FlexClub

Tinashe Ruzane has always been fascinated by products that scale massively to support underserved customers...

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: 'Living your best life' with Pride Factor
#StartupStory: 'Living your best life' with Pride Factor

Dene Botha, a self-taught entrepreneur has been recognised as one of Avance Media's 100 Most Influential Young South Africans for 2019...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Feb 2020

Curl Chemistry: A homegrown natural haircare brand by Liesl Katzen
Curl Chemistry: A homegrown natural haircare brand by Liesl Katzen

Liesl Katzen struggled to find haircare products that adequately cared for her natural curly hair, so she decided to make her own...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Feb 2020

Clickety-click with Clickatell's CEO, Pieter de Villiers
Clickety-click with Clickatell's CEO, Pieter de Villiers

Rewind back to the late '90s when all of mankind anxiously anticipated the "Y2K bug"...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: NOWNOW becomes reality for young entrepreneur
#StartupStory: NOWNOW becomes reality for young entrepreneur

Imagine this...you're 16 years old, you're in Grade 10 and you're sitting in a classroom and all of a sudden an idea comes to mind...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Creating something from nothing
#StartupStory: Creating something from nothing

Cape Town-based startup, Creative Crafting Club is the brainchild of sisters, Christelle Janse van Rensburg and Stefanie de Wet...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Could Peers24 be our very own social media network?
#StartupStory: Could Peers24 be our very own social media network?

Developed in the backyard of South Africa, Peers24 is a social media network that focuses on value-driven content...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: WhatsOnSale at the virtual mall?
#StartupStory: WhatsOnSale at the virtual mall?

Jalome Chirwa met Emmanuel Mareme and Milaan Mashele at a launch that sparked the idea of WhatsOnSale, a web and mobile platform aimed at the retail industry...

By Evan-Lee Courie 11 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Franc believes investing is for everyone
#StartupStory: Franc believes investing is for everyone

If you think that investing is only for the rich, you're absolutely wrong...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Disrupting short-term insurance in SA
#StartupStory: Disrupting short-term insurance in SA

Solvency, a black-owned insurance solution, launched in January 2020 and is set to disrupt the short-term insurance industry in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 Feb 2020

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