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Entrepreneur brothers look to harness AI for greater good
As debate swirls on whether artificial intelligence will be a boon or a curse for humanity, two Indian-American entrepreneur brothers are out to ensure the emerging technologies don't just benefit the richest in
#StartupStory: Whizzky app goes big in SA, Europe, US
#StartupStory: Whizzky app goes big in SA, Europe, US

Ilse van den Berg

Whizzky is a homegrown mobile app for whisky lovers conceptualised and developed by Craig Stockden of Evolve IT, in partnership with Whisky
Why my startup scene is better than yours: Egypt
Why my startup scene is better than yours: Egypt

Tom Jackson

Which African country has the best conditions for launching, or investing in, a tech startup? Disrupt Africa has been talking to the great and the good from various African tech ecosystems to find out what it is that makes them so
Is the cost of cloud migration really worth it?

Louis Koen

In a recent poll* by Unisys which canvassed 400 businesses in eight countries, only 59% conducted a formal analysis of the potential ROI of cloud migration. However, 80% of respondents expected cost savings from shifting to cloud-based systems... read
Cyber Security
Balancing cybersecurity and internet freedom in Africa

Yarik Turianskyi

With Bitcoin volatility making daily headlines, even those living in the technological 'Dark Ages' are realising that the future is digital... read
Land Rover launches rugged outdoor smartphone
Land Rover, in partnership with Bullitt Group, has revealed details of the Land Rover Explore outdoor phone which is said to be designed for adventure junkies who need a tougher-than-usual handset... read
Dimension Data ex-CEO Brett Dawson joins board of Ubusha Technology

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Less than two years after handing over the reins at Dimension Data, Brett Dawson is joining the board of Ubusha Technology, an African ICT company that offers cyber security, identity governance and access management solutions to the private and public sectors... read

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#DesignIndaba2018: Connecting the unconnected in Africa

Louise Marsland

Design Indaba speaker Mark Kamau is a Kenyan on a mission to connect everyone in Africa, and then the rest of the world, to the internet... read
Mobile & Apps
#Designindaba2018: SA's crowd-sourced solution for a global problem

Sue Disler

Dr William Mapham, an ophthalmologist hailing from the Eastern Cape, who conceived the Vula app, whilst working at the Vula Emehlo Eye Clinic in rural Swaziland and experiencing first-hand the difficulties faced by rural health workers in need of specialist advice, spoke on Day 2 of Design Indaba and received a standing ovation... read
AftaRobot minibus taxi app launched
The newly-launched AftaRobot mobile app aims to improve operational efficiency for minibus taxi drivers and associations by providing insight into routing, rideshare capacities, and more of their workforce... read
Tech Startups
All you need to know about the 2018 Seedstars Summit
Seedstars is preparing to bring to life its Seedstars Summit - or Seedstars World - for a fifth time around... read digital ecosystem launches in Nigeria

Gabriella Mulligan has launched in Nigeria, aiming to create an online ecosystem offering an extensive range of digital services to boost the use of tech in everyday life... read
Not all African startups need VC money

Tom Jackson

Not all African tech startups will feel the need to raise VC funding, but those that do must ensure they are adequately prepared for what is a lengthy process. read
AfriLabs Annual Gathering moves to Tanzania

Gabriella Mulligan

Pan-African network of tech hubs AfriLabs has announced its Annual Gathering will take place in October, with the event moving to Tanzania for the first time... read
Interest grows in smart farms

Nick Hedley

The internet of things could breathe new life into SA's agriculture sector. Like their global peers, SA technology companies are trialling different IoT applications... read
Smart building data makes business sense

Neil Cameron

Buildings have become so much more than brick, mortar and glass... read
How technology can save SA airports and travel industry

Roy Alves

Securing South Africa's airports is going to involve a lot more than more vigilant travellers and more visible policing... read
Eyes on buildings: Drones offer inspection, maintenance benefits

Jane Thomson

In facilities management, inspecting large institutional, engineering, manufacturing, mining and commercial facilities and assets can be a challenging, dangerous, and dirty job... read
New Vodacom customer care numbers to comply with Icasa
To comply with the Icasa Number Plan Regulations, Vodacom has announced that it will be changing its customer care numbers... read
Google Assistant adds more languages in global push
SAN FRANCISCO, US - Google says its digital assistant software would be available in more than 30 languages by the end of the years as it steps up its artificial intelligence efforts against Amazon and others... read
#TriedAndTested: Nissan Qashqai 1.2T Acenta

Ilse van den Berg

Over the past year, Nissan has been launching new and facelifted models at the speed of lightning. The most recent one being the upgraded #cityproof urban crossover, the Qashqai... read
#Budget2018: Five things you'll pay more for in 2018
Budget 2018 is an austerity budget. In a nutshell, the country has been spending more than it earns so we have to tighten our belt, and pay a bit more in tax... read
Apple is preparing to release a trio of new smartphones later this year including the largest iPhone ever...
"On the blockchain" is basically the new "Uber, but for." Which means if you haven't learned what it is yet, now's...
BMW wants to turn your smartphone into your car key #MWC18
Disney donates $1 million to support kids in STEM following #BlackPanther success
RT @DigitalTrends: On a scale of 1-10 how likely are you to upgrade to the new #GalaxyS9? Here's our quick takes. h...
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