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A new app matches employers with job seekers

June 24, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new app called MrEmploy has been released in South Africa to help employers find the right people for their company and for job seekers to find employment. The app eliminates a number of processes associated with the standard job-seeking process by linking candidates with employers, which fast-tracks the shortlist and the interview process. “MrEmploy...

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The Foresight Security system was developed by Pretoria-based electronic engineer Derek van der Merwe.

South African-designed software improves CCTV cameras

June 24, 2019 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

One of the first South African-designed and manufactured CCTV camera software systems has recently been publically released. The Foresight Security System is designed by Pretoria-based electronic engineer and computer scientist Derek van der Merwe. The system...

10 South African scale-up companies selected for Grindstone Accelerator programme

June 24, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

From digital satellite solutions to waterless sanitation, marketing automation, and creative Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications, innovation is the common thread linking the 10 diverse enterprises selected for the first Johannesburg iteration of Knife...

Vodacom Group to sell its Angolan operations and assets

Vodacom Group to sell its Angolan operations and assets

June 24, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Friday, 21 June 2019, Vodacom Group announced that it has entered into an agreement with Internet Technologies Angola (ITA), one of the largest independent network providers in Angola. The deal set out requires ITA to purchase Vodacom Business...

Ghana: AirtelTigo partners Huawei on $30 million network modernisation project

AirtelTigo Ghana partners Huawei on $30 million network modernisation project

June 24, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Network provider, AirtelTigo, is partnering with Huawei Technologies on a $30 million project that’s aimed to provide a faster internet experience to customers. The project, which has been designed in phases, will commence in the greater Accra region in...

Miriam, the protagonist of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Koji Igarashi’s ‘Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’ now available in South Africa

June 24, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a side-scrolling action role-playing game developed by game studio ArtPlay and published by 505 Games. The title is the brainchild of legendary game developer Koji Igarashi, creator of the ‘Igavania’ game...

Nigeria’s digital taxi-transportation service, MAX, receives $7.5 million in funding

Nigeria’s digital taxi-transportation service, MAX, receives $7.5 million in funding

June 23, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The uMunthu fund has acquired a share in MAX, the motorcycle hailing app in West Africa. MAX has raised around $7.5 million from a group of investors including NovaStar Ventures, Yamaha, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Zrosk Investment Management, and other...

Fibre micro-trenching rolled out in Nelson Mandela Bay

Fibre micro-trenching rolled out in Nelson Mandela Bay

June 23, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Summerstrand, in Nelson Mandela Bay, has become one of the first areas in the Eastern Cape to get fibre internet infrastructure installed using an innovative process called “Micro-trenching”. The Nelson Mandela Bay council provided permission to...

Vodacom to reposition its reach within Africa

Vodacom to reposition its reach within Africa

June 23, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

Vodacom announced that it plans on introducing a new operational model that, according to the company, is better suited to its Pan-African customers. This strategic repositioning will see Vodacom Business Africa move some of its operations between a number of...

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled cover

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled takes off worldwide on 21 June 2019

June 22, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a remake of the original Crash Team Racing title that launched on the PlayStation 1 in 1999. Nitro-Fueled is a completely overhauled modern take on the classic racing game. The title is developed by Beenox and published by...

Jobberman.com Nigeria appoints a new CEO

Jobberman.com Nigeria appoints a new CEO

June 22, 2019 • People, West AfricaComments (0)

On 20 June 2019, Jobberman.com Nigeria named Hilda Kabushenga Kragha as the new CEO of the digital jobs and careers platform. She joined the business on 10 June 2019 responsible for the growth and operations of the company. Kragha was previously an Engagement...

Luvuyo Rani, CEO and creator of Silulo Ulutho Technologies

South African startup, Silulo Ulutho Technologies begins African expansion

June 22, 2019 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

Silulo Ulutho Technologies was founded by entrepreneur Luvuyo Rani in 2004. The company began when former teacher Rani would sell computers to teachers from the boot of his car. Silulo Ulutho Technologies has 42 South African branches to date and has begun...

Vodacom to teach over 500 young South African girls to code

Vodacom to teach over 500 young South African girls to code

June 21, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom will offer over 500 school-going female learners from across eight provinces in South Africa the opportunity to learn how to code from 24 June – 05 July 2019. With this investment, Vodacom aims to narrow the gender digital divide at an early age in...

The team of students that represented South Africa at the 2019 ISC in Frankurt, Germany

South Africa wins International Cluster Competition in Germany

June 21, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

A group made up of 6 South African undergraduate students took first prize against 13 other teams at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) held in Frankfurt, Germany from 16 to 19 June 2019. The victory came after the team worked on a selection of...

New App offers educational information to South African learners

June 21, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Liberty has partnered with the Mindset Network to deliver Maths and Physical Science education to students all across South Africa using a mobile app — TenFold Education.   The app offers educational content, extra learning material for students from grade...

Naspers invests in South African tech start-up, SweepSouth

June 20, 2019 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday, 20 June 2019, Naspers Foundry announced its first deal, with a $2.4 million investment in South African tech startup, SweepSouth. The startup is an online cleaning services platform that connects clients to trusted and reliable domestic cleaners....