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#StartupFunding101: Global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of Africa
#StartupFunding101: Global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of AfricaArticle

Allen Taylor, part of the global leadership team at Endeavor, shares insight into the global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 May 2021

#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment space
#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment spaceArticle

Dare Okoudjou, CEO and founder of MFS Africa and Endeavor Entrepreneur, unpacks the payment space in Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

#StartupFunding101: Capital funding and the fund raising basics
#StartupFunding101: Capital funding and the fund raising basicsArticle

Antonia Bothner, Endeavor South Africa Capital Markets Lead and Fundraising Lead at Endeavor Harvest Fund, uncovers the basics of capital funding and how to access it...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

Yushanta Rungasammy, director and co-head, corporate & commercial, CMS South Africa
Covid could have a positive impact on mining in the long runArticle

Despite challenges posed by Covid-19, varying demand for commodities, reduced export incomes and higher occupational safety costs, there is renewed hope...

Yushanta Rungasammy 28 Jan 2021

There's a new private equity fund for underrepresented startups
There's a new private equity fund for underrepresented startupsArticle

Khula Lula is the news micro-financing VC fund striving to level the investment scales in favour of young, Black, women entrepreneurs...

12 Nov 2020

New Google-IFC report: Africa's internet economy worth $180bn by 2025
New Google-IFC report: Africa's internet economy worth $180bn by 2025Article

A new report unveils the estimated worth of Africa's internet economy in five years time and the factors contributing to this overall growth...

12 Nov 2020

A new narrative around African entrepreneurism
A new narrative around African entrepreneurismArticle

"We need more African unicorns. We need thousands of African entrepreneurs. We need another Silicon Valley in Africa." Have you ever heard these statements?

Joshua Romisher 9 Oct 2020

Looking for the right ed-tech partner?
Looking for the right ed-tech partner?Article

The global education-technology market has grown rapidly in the last ten years, morphing from R8,6bn in venture-capital funding in 2010 to R121bn in 2019...

2 Sep 2020

TSIBA helps entrepreneurs leap forward in the business world
TSIBA helps entrepreneurs leap forward in the business worldArticle

The current economic downturn brought by the impact of Covid-19 has not only changed the way companies do business but has renewed focus on the role of small and medium enterprises (SMME) as a catalyst for growth and job creation...

Issued by TSIBA 14 Aug 2020

Setting the stage for female-led startups
Setting the stage for female-led startupsArticle

According to Crunchbase, female-led startups are an overlooked asset class which is overperforming...

2 Jul 2020

State of Tech Innovation and Investment in Africa revealed
State of Tech Innovation and Investment in Africa revealedArticle

AfricArena has launched a report on the State of Tech Innovation and Investment in Africa...

21 Apr 2020

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

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

Evan-Lee Courie 4 Mar 2020

Billions are pouring into mobility technology - will the transport revolution live up to the hype?
Billions are pouring into mobility technology - will the transport revolution live up to the hype?Article

Over US$33bn was invested in mobility tech last year in response to claims it will transform our lives. Based on what we have seen so far, which of these promised solutions will be delivered?

Neil G Sipe 24 Feb 2020

What are the top tech trends to look out for in Africa in 2020?
What are the top tech trends to look out for in Africa in 2020?Article

Global publications have exploded with reports of the most exciting new developments that can be expected in 2020...

17 Dec 2019

Gender diversity in the telecoms industry makes solid business sense
Gender diversity in the telecoms industry makes solid business senseArticle

Time and again it has been proven that companies that foster gender diversity at board, executive and employee levels outperform and produce greater value for their shareholders than homogeneous companies...

Sonwabise Sebata 3 Dec 2019

Workers pack coffee sachets at the Dormans coffee factory in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: The Conversation Africa/EPA/Daniel Irungu.
African countries can't industrialise? Yes, they canArticle

Narratives are essential... And if there is a narrative where getting it right or wrong matters hugely, it is the narrative about Africa's industrial development...

Wim Naudé 13 Nov 2019

Fintech startups score funding from RMI's AlphaCode
Fintech startups score funding from RMI's AlphaCodeArticle

AlphaCode, Rand Merchant Investment Holdings (RMI)'s incubation, acceleration and investment vehicle has awarded R23 million supplier development loans to three fintech startups...

2 Sep 2019

Finding rails solutions that are fit for purpose
Finding rails solutions that are fit for purposeArticle

Africa's conditions are perfectly suited to rail transport solutions - vast distances, interspersed with rich mineral deposits and dense population centres...

Andre van der Walt 19 Mar 2019

Eskom's plan to keep the lights on
Eskom's plan to keep the lights onArticle

As Eskom continues to warn consumers of rotational load shedding, Deputy President David Mabuza has told Members of Parliament that the power utility has developed a detailed turnaround plan to address its challenges...

13 Mar 2019

New local proptech app Flow raises R20m in seed funding
New local proptech app Flow raises R20m in seed fundingArticle

Local proptech startup Flow, which aims to revolutionise the rental space by rewarding good tenant behaviour, has raised R20m in seed funding...

29 Jan 2019

Meat grown from cells: companies clamour to put it on your plate
Meat grown from cells: companies clamour to put it on your plateArticle

Could this be the year that meat grown in vats rather than taken from animals reaches our plates?

Neil Stephens 29 Oct 2018

First detailed photos released for Kengo Kuma's cliff-inspired V&A Dundee Museum
First detailed photos released for Kengo Kuma's cliff-inspired V&A Dundee MuseumArticle

The first detailed photographs, captured by Hufton+Crow, have been released for Kengo Kuma's hotly anticipated V&A Dundee Museum in Scotland...

13 Sep 2018

Mark Wanless, principal geologist and partner at SRK Consulting
Junior miners still being sidelinedArticle

Despite South Africa's stated intention of nurturing a junior mining sector as a key strategy in revitalising and transforming the sector...

21 Jun 2018

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#AfricaMonth: Pitching for AfricaArticle

There's no denying Africa is the place to be. Business is booming, international investors are interested, and there are deals for the taking, if you know how to secure them. Here's how to do so, effectively, from both the corporate/sponsor and startup perspective...

Leigh Andrews 3 May 2018

SA machine learning startup DataProphet secures Knife Capital funding
SA machine learning startup DataProphet secures Knife Capital fundingArticle

Cape Town-based machine learning startup DataProphet, which develops and implements product development solutions to a wide range of industries, has now received a multi-million dollar funding round from Knife Capital...

Tom Jackson 23 Mar 2018

Green finance? Why global banks are pledging billions to fight climate change
Green finance? Why global banks are pledging billions to fight climate changeArticle

Banking giant HSBC has pledged $100bn (£76bn) to "fight climate change", to be spent on sustainable finance and investment over the next eight years...

Simon Wilde 13 Nov 2017

Skills in demand: IT opportunities in tourism
Skills in demand: IT opportunities in tourismArticle

Tourism is full of opportunities for tech-savvy youngsters, from those who love IT and want to work in that field specifically to those who combine IT with the desire to develop businesses and startups...

Enver Duminy 13 Jul 2017

Health tourism Africa's economic game-changer
Health tourism Africa's economic game-changerArticle

The global growth in the flow of patients and health professionals as well as medical technology, capital funding and regulatory regimes has given rise to new patterns of consumption and production of healthcare services...

Issued by Pan-African Health Tourism Congress 28 Apr 2017

#WorldWiFiDay: Why CIOs should be concerned about spectrum
#WorldWiFiDay: Why CIOs should be concerned about spectrumArticle

The CIO of any medium or large company today is a network operator. A Wi-Fi network operator competing for limited available bands with other network operators - which could be companies next door...

20 Jun 2016

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8 lessons for entrepreneurs to go globalArticle

Ivan Epstein, president for Sage International (Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia), relates his 8 lessons for entrepreneurs...

Ivan Epstein 10 Jun 2016

This new MOOC helps you figure out if you really need VC
This new MOOC helps you figure out if you really need VCArticle

In the startup space, people (including us in the media) tend to get very excited when a business gets venture capital funding. On one level it makes a lot of sense: comparatively few startups get VC funding...

Nur Bremmen 6 Jun 2016

Ivan Epstein
8 lessons for entrepreneurs who want to conquer the worldArticle

Key take outs from the first couple of years of running a start-up business...

Ivan Epstein, president: Sage International 1 Jun 2016

Simon Andys
#AfricaMonth: Adopting a new mentality to small-scale farmingArticle

It's necessary for smallholder farmers in Africa to innovate and form partnerships with organisations that can help them do so. In this, the farmers of Nakuru county has...

Cari Van Wyk 20 May 2016

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Prasa gets R172 billion for commuter system overhaulArticle

South Africa's rail commuter system needs a complete overhaul and, therefore, Prasa has received R172bn for a ten-year period, said Transport Minister Dipuo Peters...

Liesl Peyper 15 Mar 2016

Residential property market will remain an attractive investment
Residential property market will remain an attractive investmentArticle

Despite the challenges posed by a toughening and uncertain economic environment, the South African residential housing market will continue to remain attractive to investors...

9 Mar 2016

RADAR's not-so-new kids on the block
#DesignMonth: Not-so 'Under the Radar'Article

There's a not-so-new agency in (Cape) Town. Here's why RADAR's set to be the pulse of the local brand design industry...

Leigh Andrews 4 Feb 2016

Nigeria's iROKO announces new funding for African content after Netflix arrival
Nigeria's iROKO announces new funding for African content after Netflix arrivalArticle

Nigerian online television and film distribution service iROKO on Monday announced $19m worth of new deals, including with French giant Canal+, to boost operations and take-up across Africa...

26 Jan 2016

Should you be crowdfunding?
Should you be crowdfunding?Article

The number of people utilising crowdfunding platforms is growing and, according to Forbes Magazine, is estimated to surpass Venture Capital funding in 2016...

Nokwazi Mzobe 5 Nov 2015

Seed Academy launches e-book on fund-raising for start-ups
Seed Academy launches e-book on fund-raising for start-upsArticle

Seed Academy's free e-book, The Essential Guide to Funding in South Africa, was developed in response to a survey of almost 1,000 South African start-up entrepreneurs earlier this year...

28 Jul 2015

Speed-dating for funders, guide for entrepreneurs
Speed-dating for funders, guide for entrepreneursArticle

As part of its guidance to startup entrepreneurs, the Seed Academy has developed an e-book and arranged a funding speed-dating event in Sandton on 17 September 2015...

24 Jul 2015

Teraco announces new funding package with Barclays Africa
Teraco announces new funding package with Barclays AfricaArticle

Teraco Data Environments has announced that it has increased the size of its medium term funding facility to R400m, secured from Barclays Africa...

27 Jan 2015

Entrepreneurs need assistance to access funding
Entrepreneurs need assistance to access fundingArticle

The latest findings by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) South Africa Report have indicated that approximately 30% of South Africa's entrepreneurial businesses shut their doors in 2013 due to difficulties in accessing the funding they needed.

8 Sep 2014

Vicinity Media targets rapid growth through private equity deal
Vicinity Media targets rapid growth through private equity dealArticle

Johannesburg based digital media company Business Positioning Systems (BPS) has announced a private equity deal with two ex RMB Executives to fund the expansion of recently formed business Vicinity Media...

Issued by Vicinity Media 25 Jul 2014

New social network aims for real-time connections
New social network aims for real-time connectionsArticle

WASHINGTON, USA: Walk into a room of people, and your smartphone can tell if you have a connection to any of them, if it can find the right data.

31 Jan 2014

Samsung breaks ground at US research centre
Samsung breaks ground at US research centreArticle

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Samsung has made a start on its huge Silicon Valley research centre, just down the road from its arch-rival Apple.

16 Oct 2013

Video launched to raise awareness for hospital
Video launched to raise awareness for hospitalArticle

The Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust (NMCHT) has recently launched a new call-to-action video titled Pushing for Beds to raise awareness and funds for the hospital project.

1 Oct 2013

Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital receives support from Ford
Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital receives support from FordArticle

The Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa has demonstrated its support for the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital by assisting in the production of a fundraising video.

15 Jul 2013

Gold Fields cuts marginal mines
Gold Fields cuts marginal minesArticle

Fresh from spinning out 1.4-million ounces of production into a new company‚ Gold Fields has stripped another 100‚000oz of gold from its portfolio as it narrows its focus to profitable operations.

Allan Seccombe 15 Feb 2013

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