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Nigeria: Emerging tech firms to get financial boost

September 3, 2014 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Start-up businesses are set to receive a major financial boost after CcHUB (Co-creation Hub) boosted its incubation programme with the launch of a $500 000 seed investment fund. The fund is intended to support early stage start-ups for a period of two years. According to the firm, start-ups will receive sums ranging from $10 000 ...

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New health e-tailer Juniva launches in SA

September 1, 2014 • StartupsComments (0)

The world wide web is growing at an exponential rate. We see thousands of websites launched daily. The latest website to grace the world wide web comes from former Kalahari.com CEO, Gary Novitzkas. According to Novitzkas, Juniva.com is a specialist health,...

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PricePadi set to launch in Nigeria

August 29, 2014 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian consumer internet company, Iconway, has revealed that it will be launching PricePadi.com on 1 September 2014. The domain is the new home of the company’s online shopping service, which allows customers to search for and discover products...

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Langa residents take on digital age with WDC & Microsoft

August 27, 2014 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

World Design Capital (WDC) project iKhaya le Langa is opening a space where the local community can use a library of devices – supported by Microsoft – which will empower and uplift the community of Langa, leaving a lasting legacy. Using a range...

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Microjobbing service Money for Jam takes off in SA

August 21, 2014 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Money for Jam (M4JAM) has officially launched across South Africa, on the WeChat platform. M4JAM is a microjobbing service that gives NGOs and government organisations a new way to crowd source information and interact directly with the South African public....

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Ghana: Samsung launches solar-powered internet school

August 13, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung has launched a solar-powered internet school. The move is part of Samsung’s citizenship programme, which seeks to bring educational content and classrooms to towns based in rural areas. Samsung Ghana has a vision of reaching over 2.5 million...

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Q&A: Microsoft clears the air over YALI confusion

August 6, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft recently announced that it was extremely excited to be one of the official YALI (Young African Leaders Initiative) partners. So what does it mean to be an official YALI partner? There has been some confusion around this. In order to clear the air,...

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Online fashion portal Madichaba now live

July 29, 2014 • StartupsComments (0)

Consumers are faced with numerous online shopping destinations that sell a wide range of products including: electronic gadgets, books, entertainment, clothing, shoes and accessories. According to online retailer, Madichaba, studies show that South Africans...

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Nigeria: Ex-Rocket Internet employees launch dating site

July 24, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new dating site has gone live in Nigeria. Linda.com.ng was launched by two former employees of Rocket Internet in Africa. According to the dating site, the website is intended to be Nigeria’s very own Match.com. The Founders ran a beta version of the...

Pictures R to L: Clayton Booysen(IBM) Werner van der Westhuizen( Road Buddy Inventor) Tiyani Rikhotso( Chief Director of Communications, Ministry of Transport), DG Mawethu Vilana (Director General of the Department of Transport) and Gary Ronald (Independent Road Safety Expert)

Road Buddy app aims to make SA roads safer

July 23, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Millions of apps are created on a month-to-month basis; however, not many of those apps are aimed at making South African and international roads safer. The Road Buddy app essentially works by transmitting warning signals from vulnerable road users such as...