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Centbee closes Series A round funding

Centbee closes Series A round funding

April 18, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African-based Bitcoin company, Centbee, announced that it has closed its Series A round with entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, founder of Antigua-based investment firm, Ayre Ventures and CoinGeek. Ayre, who has invested $1 304 700,00 (R18.3 million), announced that, “Centbee has a track record of making Bitcoin easily usable and accessible to everyone...

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Another food delivery app launches in South Africa

April 18, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

KAUAI, a company that operates under the multi-brand food group, Real Foods, launched its new app. “We’re seeing a growing trend of customers who don’t want to compromise on healthy eating, but that are also extremely busy and pressed for time. The new...

South African FinTech company offers invoice financing in record time

South African FinTech company offers SMEs financing in hours

April 17, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

FinTech company, Bridgement offers invoice financing to SMEs in a record time of 2.5-hours. Bridgement’s speed is due to its use of machine learning for credit analysis and decision making. “When money is needed quickly – to cover salaries...

Angola Cables opens new data centre in Brazil

Angola Cables opens new data centre in Brazil

April 17, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Angola Cables has opened its carrier-neutral data centre, AngoNAP Fortaleza in Fortaleza, Brazil. The Tier III designed data centre will cater for the growing demand in content and data transmission in the Southern hemisphere. This interconnection point will...

Vodacom Foundation equips female farmers with digital skills

Vodacom Foundation equips female farmers with digital skills

April 16, 2019 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom Foundation, in partnership with UN Women, introduced Female Farmers programme in 2018. The programme, which is focused at empowering smallholder female farmers within the country’s agriculture sector, has to date trained 350 small-scale female...

Discovery Vitality offers up to 100% cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro

Discovery Vitality offers up to 100% cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro

April 16, 2019 • Healthcare, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Discovery Vitality has partnered with Huawei to offer Vitality members up to 100 per cent cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro fitness device from Sportsmans Warehouse. “Given the increasing popularity of Huawei products in the South African market, this...

North-West University students take top-prize at 2019 MiWay 24-hour Hackathon

North-West University students take top-prize at 2019 MiWay 24-hour Hackathon

April 15, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

This past weekend saw 25 top Honours and final-year students from five leading Universities from around South Africa take part in the 24 hours hackathon to conceptualise, design and build an actuarial model. On 13 -14 April 2019, the students took on the...

MTN introduces Bundle Bonanza promotion to new Prepaid customers

MTN introduces Bundle Bonanza promotion to new Prepaid customers

April 15, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Starting from Tuesday, 16 April 2019, new MTN prepaid customers will now receive integrated bundles when they recharge with R20 or more. The R20 recharge will unlock the free benefit of 50MB of data bundles, 50 all-net minutes and 50 free SMSs. This will be...

South African top students to display skill at 2019 MiWay Hackathon

South African top students to display skill at 2019 MiWay Hackathon

April 13, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The stage is already set for this year’s MiWay ‘by invitation only’ Hackathon. The event will see Honours and final-year students from leading South African universities battling it out to find out whose financial modelling skills are the...

South Africa to get first Digital Economy Summit in June

South Africa to get first Digital Economy Summit in June

April 11, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday, 11 April 2019, the Minister of Telecommunications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams officially launched the 4IRSA Partnership and unveiled its plans towards the country’s first Digital Economy Summit at a media briefing. The summit is scheduled to be...

Samsung launches Galaxy A series in South Africa

April 11, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung Electronics launched the Galaxy A Series on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 in Johannesburg. The Galaxy A Series follows through on 10 Years of Galaxy Innovation, upgraded for all, at an affordable price. According to Samsung, the new Galaxy A Series is...

South African school goes solar through innovative global funding platform

South African school goes solar through innovative global funding platform

April 11, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Sun Exchange, a global solar micro-leasing marketplace has announced plans to solar power Western Cape Education Department schools. The first school in the series will be Protea Heights Academy in Cape Town. Sun Exchange enables schools and businesses to...

MTN launches live 5G Indoor solution at Kyalami International Convention Centre

MTN launches live 5G Indoor solution at Kyalami International Convention Centre

April 10, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa has launched a live 5G indoor solution at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre. This is the first time that MTN SA has deployed a trial 5G network in an indoor business environment with standards-based...

WASPA's new board begins its first term

WASPA’s new board begins its first term

April 10, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) recently amended its Constitution in a bid to better equip the non-profit industry association to represent the interests of its members while also pursuing a mobile...

Rectron to distribute ROLI in South Africa

Rectron to distribute ROLI in South Africa

April 10, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Rectron has announced that it will distribute ROLI’s musical touch technology in South Africa from April 2019. ROLI’s journey in music technology began with the launch of the Seaboard GRAND, a premium performance synthesiser that essentially reimagined...

Visa, Branch collaborate to expand financial access across Sub-Saharan Africa

Visa, Branch collaborate to expand financial access across Sub-Saharan Africa

April 8, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Visa, the global payments technology company and Branch, the most downloaded finance app in Africa, have announced a partnership that will see virtual Visa prepaid debit cards offered to over 2 million consumers in Sub-Saharan Africa. This partnership...