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    Finalists for the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 announced

    January 10, 2017 • Enterprise, Events, General, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Finalists for the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 announced

    The finalists for the African Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 were announced in Brussels on the 9th of January 2017. The award focuses on projects with big economic, social and ecological impact, and their potential growth...

  • Developers and makers will innovate and build on computer platforms and link any device to data in order to address societal problems that many thought were unsolvable.

    Democratisation of everything fuels innovation at grassroots level

    December 12, 2016 • Opinion, StartupsComments Off on Democratisation of everything fuels innovation at grassroots level

    When we speak about disruption, we often default to unicorn companies like Uber and Airbnb, which shook up the global taxi and hotel industries, respectively. But with the democratisation of software and hardware, the reality is that anyone can start a...

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    10 things corporates can learn from startups on innovation

    November 29, 2016 • General, Opinion, StartupsComments Off on 10 things corporates can learn from startups on innovation

    Innovation is the new competitive advantage, and large companies are realising that it’s hard to do when culture, processes and mindset don’t support this new way of thinking. Startups, however, are increasingly proving to be great vehicles for...

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    South African: Business slow to embrace “innovation” economy

    August 30, 2016 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African: Business slow to embrace “innovation” economy

    South African companies are slowly waking up to the concept of disruption and radical innovation but they are still not taking the impact it can have on their business seriously enough. According to Grant Thornton’s second quarter International Business...

  • Barclays Kenya and UK invest in renewable energy in Kenya

    Barclays Africa begins work with hackathon winners

    February 1, 2016 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Barclays Africa begins work with hackathon winners

    Barclays Africa has commenced work with eight teams to advance concepts generated during the Barclays Africa Global Data Hackathon held at Johannesburg’s Turbine Hall in late 2015. The 24-hour Global Data Hackathon was created to leverage the power of the...

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    Senior technology execs discuss IoT at latest Innovation Dinner

    November 26, 2015 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Senior technology execs discuss IoT at latest Innovation Dinner

    IT leaders convened at the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg for the latest Innovation Dinner, which was held on the 25th of November 2015 – and addressed the theme “Internet of Things: Real World Applications.” This Innovation...

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    The State of Innovation in South Africa

    September 7, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on The State of Innovation in South Africa

    Doing business in the global economy has become far more challenging than ever. Start-ups can generate ideas to disrupt markets and compete for customers against enterprises, whilst the brick-and-mortar store down the road now finds itself competing against...

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    Public health association joins Healthcare Innovation Summit

    July 30, 2015 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Public health association joins Healthcare Innovation Summit

    The Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) has been confirmed as a strategic partner for the upcoming 2015 Healthcare Innovation Summit. PHASA is a voluntary organisation of individuals passionate about population health improvements and the...

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    In Pictures: IT News Africa Innovation Dinner August 2014

    September 1, 2014 • Events, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on In Pictures: IT News Africa Innovation Dinner August 2014

    This month’s Innovation Dinner was held at the DaVinci Hotel and Suite, Sandton, South Africa on 27 August 2014. The theme chosen for the Innovation Dinner was “Enterprise Mobility: The Power of Big Data & Mobility”. Africa’s foremost ICT...

  • Software AG to host Innovation Forum 2014

    June 3, 2014 • EventsComments Off on Software AG to host Innovation Forum 2014

    Innovation Forum 2014, Software AG South Africa’s first annual technology showcase that will be hosted at Sandton Convention Centre on 17 June, will offer enterprises an unparalleled opportunity to kick-start their journeys to becoming Digital Enterprises....

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    4th Orange African Social Venture Prize launched

    May 26, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on 4th Orange African Social Venture Prize launched

    Following on from the success of the past three years, today Orange has launched the 2014 edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. A new category has been introduced for the fourth edition: the “Orange Partner” award will recognize the best...

  • Bankole Cardoso, Co-founder and CEO of Easy Taxi Nigeria (image: file)

    10 Africans making waves in technology

    May 9, 2014 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 Africans making waves in technology

    IT News Africa takes a look at ten of the continent’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs who are making some serious waves in the technology space – either by reimagining established products or services, expanding radically into new areas, or developing...

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    Speakers announced for Tech Demo Africa 2014

    May 8, 2014 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Speakers announced for Tech Demo Africa 2014

    IT News Africa, the continent’s premier source for comprehensive news coverage of ICT in Africa, has announced the line-up of high-caliber speakers who will be attending its 3rd edition of Tech Demo Africa (TDA). David Visser, Chief Information Officer of...

  • Team South Africa, who competed in 2013's competition (image: Charlie Fripp)

    South Africa: Imagine Cup springs into high gear

    May 6, 2014 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Imagine Cup springs into high gear

    A unified communications tool that allows employees to collaborate and share work more effectively plus two entertaining space-based puzzle games were the big winners at this year’s local finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, which was held last week in...

  • Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, founder of the African Innovation Foundation and the IPA

    Innovation Prize for Africa finalists announced

    April 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Innovation Prize for Africa finalists announced

    The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the finalists in the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). Ten African innovators have created practical solutions to some of the continent’s most intractable problems, from a domestic waste...

  • South Africa’s Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan (image: World Economic Forum)

    Innovation and Technology debated for enhanced productivity

    March 31, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Innovation and Technology debated for enhanced productivity

    A high-level panel debated Innovation and Technology Transfer for Enhanced Productivity and Competitiveness over the weekend, as part of several core topics at the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and AU...