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Startups from 18 African countries to compete for $1 million

January 24, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

African startups to pitch for funding at Seedstars global final in April. The startups are from 18 African countries and will take part in the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland. The summit according to Disrupt Africa will give startups the opportunity to pitch for up to US$1 million in equity investment, which will undoubtedly kick start their [&hellip...

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Fake News rears its head on fake twitter accounts.

Misleading the public through fake news on twitter

January 24, 2017 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Fake news has struck again, this time it has gone after 3 media organizations, The Sunday Times, 702 and the Huffington Post according to reports from EWN. This comes just two weeks after fake news was circulated on Donald Trump and the threat of fake news,...

Phillip de Bruyn, Customer Experience Manager at Redstor

Benefits of cloud backup

January 24, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The past year has seen South African businesses migrate a substantial amount of their data to the cloud. Phillip de Bruyn, Customer Experience Manager at Redstor, believes this will bring a renewed focus to the benefits of extending such a rollout into the...

Siemans African Digitalisation Maturity Report 2017 (Image Source:

Digitalisation could add $300 billion to African economy by 2026

January 24, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Digitialisation in African countries could see $300 billion added to the continents economy by 2026 according to a report released on Monday by global technology firm Siemans. The assessment was sent to Siemens’ existing and potential clients in the...

A 17% rise in number of African tech startups funded in 2016.

African tech startups funding rises by 17%

January 23, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

A report released today by Disrupt Africa, Disrupt African Tech Start Up Funding Report, showed that 146 startups from across the African content raised $ 129,133,200 in funding over the course of 2016. This is coupled with a 16.8% rise from 2015 in the...


Internet of Things forum Africa 2017 announces first wave of speakers

January 23, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

IT leaders and business executives will converge in Johannesburg on the 29th & 30th of March 2017, for the Internet of Tings Forum Africa 2017 (#IOTFA). The event will showcase the leading developments in technology and with an array of 30+ high profile...

Africa's 15 Best Countries for Business

15 Best Countries For Business in Africa

January 20, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The African continent is buzzing with potential. Rich in natural resources, a hardworking population, and huge gaps and opportunities for anyone who wants to succeed in business. Yes there are challenges, but there is also huge potential for growth in almost...

Warren Squires, JUMO's new Director of MTN Channel.

ex-Barclays Africa exec joins JUMO

January 19, 2017 • Company News, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

JUMO, a digital financial services company, has announced the appointment of ex-Barclays Africa Managing Principle, Warren Squires as the new Director of the MTN channel. This is a part of JUMO’s drastic expansion. Squires will lead JUMO’s...

Beauty on TApp is South Africa's first ever beauty app that allows users to locates beauticians in their area. (image: Beauty on TApp)

Beauty on TApp, an app that aims to promote local small businesses

January 19, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

The debate on hair is one that has been going on for a very long time. Whether you decide to keep your hair natural or add on extensions, locating the perfect place to “fix your crown” is an issue that most ladies always deal with. Mathebe Molise a...

Thw Garmin vivo.jr is swim friendly and encourages kids to stay on the move.

Garmin introduces vivo.jr, an activity tracker for kids

January 18, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Garmin has introduced vivo.jr a motivator and activity tracker for kids that encourages them to be more active. The app also enables parents to track and monitor their children’s activities with the mobile app for parents, this app allows parents to...

Calvin Collett, CEO at iConnect Telecoms

Don’t be unwittingly lured by the ISP honey trap

January 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

As the Fibre To The Home (FTTH) market explodes in the South African market, consumers are faced with a flood of Internet Service Provider (ISP) options. Choosing the right one is increasingly difficult. There can be upwards of thirty-five ISPs on a fibre...

Econet has reportedly reimbursed customers following a reversal of their tariff increase. (Image source: Google/

Econet Wireless to reimburse customers

January 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s leading telecommunications company has decided to reimburse customers who were affected by recent tariff hikes, which was subsequently reversed according to a report from News Day. Econet raised its prices on data and voice...

Max Makgoale, CEO of Vula Telematix

IoT changing the face of buisness

January 18, 2017 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Great agility, more productivity and an engaged workforce. These are just some of the many benefits brought about by the Internet of Things (IoT), says Agnat Max Makgoale, CEO of Vula Telematix – and it is just the beginning. As a part of the roll-out of...

Deputy Minister Mkhize announced as a speaker at #IOTFA

SA Deputy Minister joins IoT Forum Africa 2017 lineup

January 17, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The office of the Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services of the Republic of South Africa, Prof Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize has confirmed her participation at Internet of Things Forum Africa (#IOTFA), to be held on 29 & 30 March 2017 in...

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South Africa: Free Facebook on Vodacom

January 17, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom announced the launch of Facebook Flex on Tuesday. In an attempt to lower the cost to communicate and increase connectivity in South Africa, Facebook Flex is the first of many products that it will be launching under the Vodacom Siyakha platform. Using...

Hertzy Kabeya, Managing Director of The Student Hub.

South African universities are in crisis. Tech could have the answer

January 17, 2017 • Education, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

2016 may have turned into 2017, but one issue refuses to go away. South African universities remain in deep crisis, with violent protests against – among other things – fee increases leading to shutdowns at many famous institutions. There could,...