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Huawei’s Mate X foldable smartphone is coming to South Africa

Huawei’s Mate X foldable smartphone is coming to South Africa

June 25, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei’s Mate X foldable smartphone is coming to South Africa

Vincent Pang, Western European President of Huawei, said in an interview with techradar that the company’s Mate X foldable smartphones are set to be released no later than September 2019. “It’s coming in September – at the latest,” said Pang. “Probably earlier, but definitely September is guaranteed”. Huawei is...

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Ryan Oettle, MD of MrEmply

A new app matches employers with job seekers

June 24, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on A new app matches employers with job seekers

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...

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 Off on South African-designed software improves CCTV cameras

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

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...

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

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...

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 Off on Fibre micro-trenching rolled out in Nelson Mandela Bay

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...

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

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...

Luvuyo Rani, CEO and creator of Silulo Ulutho Technologies

South African startup, Silulo Ulutho Technologies begins African expansion

June 22, 2019 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on South African startup, Silulo Ulutho Technologies begins African expansion

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 Off on Vodacom to teach over 500 young South African girls to code

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 Off on South Africa wins International Cluster Competition in Germany

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 Off on New App offers educational information to South African learners

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 Off on Naspers invests in South African tech start-up, SweepSouth

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....

William Miller (left) and Renaldo de Jager (right), co-founders of auction.co.za

Brick and click concept set to transform the car-buying experience

June 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Brick and click concept set to transform the car-buying experience

E-commerce is experiencing a drastic increase in South Africa, as the number of online shoppers is predicted to reach 25 million in 2021 which is a growth from 18 million in 2017. In the next two years, the average online spend is predicted to be...

instax mini LiPlay launches in South Africa

FUJIFILM instax mini LiPlay launches in South Africa

June 19, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on FUJIFILM instax mini LiPlay launches in South Africa

FUJIFILM introduced its latest instant camera, the instax mini LiPlay at the FUJIFILM PrintLife Exhibition, currently taking place at Sandton City in Johannesburg. Featuring never before seen in FUJIFILM’s line-up of point, shoot and print cameras, the...

Two young South African app developers continue to push boundaries

June 19, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Two young South African app developers continue to push boundaries

18-year-old Brandon Kynoch and 21-year-old Dieter Kunze are two South African creative developers who are inspiring the younger generation of South Africans to become a part of the world of programming and coding. Brandon Kynoch’s most recent gaming...

40% of people would ditch social media to guarantee data privacy, study says

40% of people would ditch social media to guarantee data privacy, study says

June 19, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 40% of people would ditch social media to guarantee data privacy, study says

Fears surrounding protecting digital privacy have made consumers more anxious about the use and distribution of their personal information on the Internet. And a recent report by Kaspersky Lab called ‘The true value of digital privacy: are consumers selling...