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R1,000-a-day Slow Fund applications can now be made on WhatsApp with SMMEstart
R1,000-a-day Slow Fund applications can now be made on WhatsApp with SMMEstartArticle

South Africans wanting to start a side hustle can now apply for the R1,000-a-day Slow Fund on WhatsApp...

Issued by SMMEstart 4 May 2021

#MarketingMasterminds: Gustav Praekelt discusses National Covid-19 WhatsApp Hotline
#MarketingMasterminds: Gustav Praekelt discusses National Covid-19 WhatsApp HotlineArticle

This month's Marketing Mastermind is Gustav Praekelt, founder and chairman of non-profit organisation, The Praekelt Foundation. He discusses the National Covid-19 WhatsApp Hotline...

Issued by Facebook 21 Apr 2021

Praekelt joins Frontify in the new age of branding
Praekelt joins Frontify in the new age of brandingArticle

Swiss-based SaaS company Frontify has partnered with Praekelt Consulting to bring their all-in-one brand management software to the South African market...

Issued by Praekelt 3 Mar 2021

Chat-based business-recovery resource launched on WhatsApp to assist SMMEs during Covid-19
Chat-based business-recovery resource launched on WhatsApp to assist SMMEs during Covid-19Article

A chat-based service called SMMEstart has been launched on WhatsApp to provide SMMEs in South Africa with instantly actionable information, guidance and resources to help business owners restart and grow their businesses during the Covid-19 economic recovery period and beyond...

Issued by SMMEstart 27 Jan 2021

Free legal help for South Africans
Free legal help for South AfricansArticle

LUMA and Praekelt.com have co-created a chatbot that makes legal help available and accessible to all South Africans...

Issued by Praekelt 19 Oct 2020

Google is helping in the road to economic recovery
Google is helping in the road to economic recoveryArticle

Google has announced plans to help businesses, job seekers, educational institutions and vulnerable populations as they grapple with the "new normal"...

15 Sep 2020

The Covid-19 chatbot that saved lives
The Covid-19 chatbot that saved livesArticle

In the days following South Africa's first case of Covid-19, Praekelt.org was busy using WhatsApp for good, building the Covid-19 chatbot using their social impact product Turn...

Issued by Praekelt 3 Aug 2020

Absa Life launches a bot that helps both customers and employees
Absa Life launches a bot that helps both customers and employeesArticle

With the help of a WhatsApp chatbot, Absa Life funeral policyholders can now access basic policy information at any time of the day or night...

Issued by Praekelt 1 Jul 2020

Comms in the time of corona
Comms in the time of coronaArticle

With remote working now a reality for big corporates, companies like MTN are using WhatsApp chatbots for their internal comms...

Issued by Praekelt 6 Apr 2020

A trolley full of features
A trolley full of featuresArticle

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Issued by Praekelt 31 Mar 2020

WhatsApps from the MTN CEO
WhatsApps from the MTN CEOArticle

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Issued by Praekelt 31 Mar 2020

Creating jobs through digitisation
Creating jobs through digitisationArticle

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Issued by Praekelt 31 Mar 2020

6 finalists selected for the 2020 Social Impact Arts Prize
6 finalists selected for the 2020 Social Impact Arts PrizeArticle

Six art projects and their respective artists have been selected as finalists for the inaugural Social Impact Arts Prize. The selection was made after an assessment of the submissions by an international panel of judges...

31 Jan 2020

Turn.io chat platform connects social impact organisations with audiences
Turn.io chat platform connects social impact organisations with audiencesArticle

Turn.io, a startup incubated by Praekelt.org, recently announced the launch of its chat platform for social impact...

25 Oct 2019

Cape Town to host inaugural BigFive Summit
Cape Town to host inaugural BigFive SummitArticle

BigFive Digital has chosen Cape Town as host for its inaugural summit...

9 May 2019

Don't talk to me, talk to my chatbot
Don't talk to me, talk to my chatbotArticle

We've all heard about chatbots. Some of us might even have interacted with one without knowing it! But what are they all about and what is the potential of this artificial intelligence for brands?...

Belinda Kayton 17 Sep 2018

Health messaging service, MomConnect
Praekelt WhatsApp technology changes the face of social impactArticle

Praekelt.org is again changing the field of delivering technology that gives both social good organisations and businesses a highly effective and instantly accessible way of reaching their stakeholders...

8 Aug 2018

Book your spot for BotCon Africa 2017!
Book your spot for BotCon Africa 2017!Article

Following the successful inaugural conference held in Johannesburg in November 2016, this year's BotCon Africa event will take place in Cape Town on Thursday, 25 May 2017...

3 May 2017

#BizTrends2017: Top six trends for this year
#BizTrends2017: Top six trends for this yearArticle

Dion Chang's top six trends for 2017 include artificial intelligence, after hours retail experiences, and the art of being woke...

Dion Chang and Raleen Bagg 5 Jan 2017

#BotConAfrica2016: Praekelt launches new multilingual chatbot
#BotConAfrica2016: Praekelt launches new multilingual chatbotArticle

Technology consultant and software developer, Praekelt, has announced that its new chatbot, Feersum Engine, is ready to start talking...

22 Nov 2016

Joburg to host conference about bots
Joburg to host conference about botsArticle

BotCon Africa 2016, organised by mobile technology firm Praekelt, is Africa's first conference about bots. It will delve into how customer service...

31 Oct 2016

MomConnect available as chatbot on Messenger
MomConnect available as chatbot on MessengerArticle

At the International Aids Conference 2016, currently being held in Durban, the Praekelt Foundation will launch a new chatbot for Messenger, integrated into the South African Department of Health's MomConnect...

20 Jul 2016

Connecting moms
Chatbot launched to connect new mothersArticle

A bot for messenger was launched at the International Aids Conference 2016. The bot will provide mothers with a more affordable way to access relevant messages...

19 Jul 2016

Praekelt Foundation partners with Facebook to support social change
Praekelt Foundation partners with Facebook to support social changeArticle

The Praekelt Foundation has partnered with Facebook to support the impact of Internet.org and the Free Basics by Facebook platform...

18 Nov 2015

Free Basics: Establishing connectivity for everyone
Free Basics: Establishing connectivity for everyoneArticle

Facebook's free internet service, Free Basics, has announced a new partnership with the Praekelt Foundation - establishing free start-up incubators for countries with limited access to the internet...

Beverley Klein 17 Nov 2015

DoH launches new health mobisite
DoH launches new health mobisiteArticle

What's wrong with smoking dagga? My friends pressure me to smoke with them, how can I refuse? Everybody in my family drinks; why can't I drink...?

25 Aug 2015

TEDxSoweto 2014: Silver Linings
TEDxSoweto 2014: Silver LiningsArticle

TedxSoweto's fifth edition, titled "Silver Linings", takes place at the Soweto Theatre on Saturday, 22 November, and will celebrate some of the strides that South Africa and the rest of the continent have made in technology and business...

Issued by Ornico 18 Nov 2014

[AfricaCom 2014] Connected cars, IoT and the data revolution
[AfricaCom 2014] Connected cars, IoT and the data revolutionArticle

Ever wish you could locate your car in a packed parking lot by checking on your phone? With the Internet of Things, everyday household products are about to become a whole lot smarter...

Leigh Andrews 14 Nov 2014

[Mobile360] Enhance African mobile skills or miss the global digital citizenship wave
[Mobile360] Enhance African mobile skills or miss the global digital citizenship waveArticle

There's a swelling global wave of participatory citizenship. While it's definitely the way forward and enhanced by mobile, there are unique challenges to be faced in Africa...

Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2014

What to expect from AfricaCom 2014's keynote sessions
What to expect from AfricaCom 2014's keynote sessionsArticle

The 2014 opening session to kick off the 17th Annual AfricaCom conference on 11 November 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, is set to deliver thought provoking debate...

29 Oct 2014

Mobile Web Africa returns to Johannesburg and promises to drive progress and raise the bar again
Mobile Web Africa returns to Johannesburg and promises to drive progress and raise the bar againArticle

Mobile Web Africa is returning to South Africa in a few weeks' time. The organisers, All Amber, have announced numerous new measures, key partnerships and organised a superb venue...

Issued by All Amber 27 Aug 2014

Visual storytelling from Hacks/Hackers Joburg at Fak'ugesi Festival
Visual storytelling from Hacks/Hackers Joburg at Fak'ugesi FestivalArticle

Hacks/Hackers Johannesburg will be hosting a workshop and hackathon at the Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Festival, exploring data and visual storytelling and how to make numbers look great...

22 Aug 2014

New members and jam-packed calendar for Business and Arts South Africa
New members and jam-packed calendar for Business and Arts South AfricaArticle

Business and Arts South Africa is eyeing a busy second half of 2014, with a jam-packed calendar of events and new members joining the leading African arts and business organisation...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 20 Aug 2014

AppCircus partners with Intel and Mobile Web Africa to find the best apps in southern Africa
AppCircus partners with Intel and Mobile Web Africa to find the best apps in southern AfricaArticle

AppCircus@Mobile Web Africa takes place in Johannesburg on 11 September. Sponsored by Intel, the competition will gather the region's top mobile developers to showcase their latest app creations...

Issued by All Amber 18 Aug 2014

BASA Business Breakfast to offer crucial insight into role of arts in business in Africa
BASA Business Breakfast to offer crucial insight into role of arts in business in AfricaArticle

The second BASA Africa Business Breakfast features an impressive line-up of diverse speakers, each offering unique insight into the way the arts can support businesses in their engagement on the...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 3 Jul 2014

Africa Rising: Doing business in Africa [part 1]
Africa Rising: Doing business in Africa [part 1]Article

According to the UNCTAD, Africa offers the highest return on direct foreign investment in the world. However, as much as Africa has much to offer in terms of trade, the business environment is littered with legal, political, social and economic challenges.

Authors from Regent Business School 20 Jun 2014

Eskimi to sponsor Mobile West Africa 2014
Eskimi to sponsor Mobile West Africa 2014Article

Eskimi has announced that it will be sponsoring Mobile West Africa 2014 which is taking place from 13-16 May at the Four Points by Sheraton, Lagos, Nigeria.

16 Apr 2014

Full house for first BASA 2014 Africa Breakfast
Full house for first BASA 2014 Africa BreakfastArticle

Business and Arts South Africa's 2014 Africa Breakfast series got underway on Tuesday with a trio of fascinating, diverse presentations.

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 1 Apr 2014

Trio of risk-takers and innovators for upcoming BASA Africa Breakfast
Trio of risk-takers and innovators for upcoming BASA Africa BreakfastArticle

Business and Arts South Africa is kicking off its 2014 Africa Breakfast series in March and has lined up a trio of risk-takers and innovators for the event.

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 21 Feb 2014

Healthcare summit honours innovators
Healthcare summit honours innovatorsArticle

On the first day of the Inclusive Healthcare Innovation Summit in Cape Town, 29 January 2014, seven extraordinary South African healthcare projects in five categories were honoured.

30 Jan 2014

"The world's most influential expert in mobile" to deliver special address at Mobile East Africa
"The world's most influential expert in mobile" to deliver special address at Mobile East AfricaArticle

World-renowned mobile expert Tomi Ahonen has been confirmed to deliver a special address during the Mobile East Africa 2014 main conference on 12-13 February, as well as a dedicated full-day workshop on Friday, 14 February.

Issued by All Amber 29 Jan 2014

Wikipedia Zero on mobile in Kenya
Wikipedia Zero on mobile in KenyaArticle

In partnership with Airtel, Wikipedia and Praekelt Foundation will make Wikipedia Zero available on mobile in Kenya.

8 Nov 2013

Careers24 goes majorly mobile
Careers24 goes majorly mobileArticle

Careers24, one of the leading online career portals in South Africa, has just launched a new app that will give job seekers greater access to job opportunities - directly from their mobiles.

Issued by Careers24 6 Sep 2013

PhD graduate's research lands job with Google
PhD graduate's research lands job with GoogleArticle

A University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD graduate is changing the lives of unemployed skilled workers through a ground-breaking technology solution that has also secured her a job with Google in Africa.

20 Jun 2013

Africa's mobile youths drive changeArticle

The sight of teenagers selling mushrooms using mobile phones is becoming a familiar one in rural Namibia. Namibia Polytechnic faculty member Maurice Nkusi, designer of a cellphone-based curriculum, told the TechDailyNews that most of these children have never even used a computer. But the rapidity with which they master new technology reflects the era in which they are living.

Jocelyne Sambira 6 Jun 2013

Mobile Technology - Enriching the lives of the less fortunate: Part 1
Mobile Technology - Enriching the lives of the less fortunate: Part 1Article

Africa is a continent burdened with shortages that result from years of political instability, ethnic conflict, climate change, colonisation and other man-made mechanisms. It is evident that regions plagued by extreme poverty usually equate to extreme isolation and now mobile technology is attempting to breach the communication gap between the 'have' and 'have not' that results from years of social and economic separation.

Yusuf Begg 6 Feb 2013

New web, mobisite offers NPO donation optionsArticle

To encourage South Africans to support non-profit organisations (NPOs), Vodacom has created a newly launched web and mobisite that enables the public to search for an NPO, read its basic profile, view what projects and needs it has, contact it and make a cash donation in a safe and easy way through a dedicated short code SMS.

23 Jan 2013

Mobile Web Africa returns
Mobile Web Africa returnsArticle

A full spectrum of 220 attendees from the mobile industry gathered yesterday, 28 November 2012, at The Venue Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa for the fourth annual Mobile Web Africa conference. The event, which has been organised by UK-based All Amber, has been deemed a huge success with involvement from all the major stakeholders in what was a very interactive and output-rich first day.

29 Nov 2012

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