Nowadays we all really need to try our best to not touch our faces. It’s a society-wide effort in the face of COVID-19. Everyone from politicians and healthcare experts to content creators are warning against, but honestly – virus or no virus we should all be trying to live...
The development of Africa’s private car buying market is rising, with a growth potential of between three to four million car sales between 2020 and 2025, according to market research and consulting firm Mordor Intelligence.  Growing at an even faster pace is the continent’s Internet usage. In July 2019 alone,...
Few decisions we make in life can be more nerve-racking (and expensive) than privately buying or selling a car online, and in the “Digital Age”, you’re just as likely to get scammed as you are finding your dream ride. In 2019, a study conducted by The Sunday Times found that...
2019 was the best year yet for investment into the African tech startup space, with 311 companies banking a combined US$491.6 million - according to the annual African Tech Startups Funding Report 2019 released by Disrupt Africa. The report, which tracks the total amount of funding raised by African tech...
AWS South Africa announced on Friday, 19 November 2019, that it had recently embarked on a journey to bring AWS Startup Days to Johannesburg, Lagos, Accra and Nairobi. AWS Startup Days are free events for early-stage founders, developers, and investors that aim to help early-stage founders build quickly with AWS...
On Friday, 22 November 2019, Facebook brought together over 400 developers, startups and businesses from across Sub-Saharan Africa for its newest summit, 'Facebook iD8 Nairobi'. According to the social media giant, the summit aimed to create a space for developers and startups to showcase and celebrate talent from across...
In 2011, Portia Mavhungu, Managing Director at PRD Logical Solutions, broke her pelvis, leaving her wheelchair-bound for seven months. For the first time, she really understood the difficulties that disabled people face every day. This realisation inspired her to pioneer programmes and solutions that would assist those facing the...
WRAPP (Waste Recycling App) is a South African mobile app that brings independent truck owners and customers together. The fast-growing app-based service gives businesses and professionals a quick and convenient way to remove waste from worksites. Using the app, small businesses, construction companies, shopping centres, renovators, housing complexes and homeowners...
VentureBuilder officially launched on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, with support from the DOEN Foundation, Facebook, Shell Foundation, and USAID. The energy-focused startup aims at scaling African-owned and managed off-grid solar enterprises - mandated with expanding energy access to underserved populations in Africa. According to VentureBuilder, its launch will enable it...
"For several years now there has been a call from the motoring sector as well as the motoring public for a quick and convenient way to find service providers. In response to this we started development on an app and are pleased to launch RMI Connect – an app...
Just two weeks after launching in May 2019, Playfre – Africa’s first music streaming platform – amassed a record 100,00 unique streams. The platform – created by Nigerian entrepreneur Chika Nwaogu – has since launched a service called SongRoute. SongRoute aims to assist African up-and-coming coming artists or musicians sell...
Set-your-own-price taxi app, inDriver has successfully expanded its reach into Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and most notably, South Africa. Since its launch earlier this year in South African cities Cape Town and Johannesburg, the ride-hailing service is now officially live in Durban, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria, with over 1 000...
WRAPP (Waste Recycling App) is a South African mobile app that brings independent truck owners and customers together. The fast-growing app-based service gives businesses and professionals a quick and convenient way to remove waste from worksites. Using the app, small businesses, construction companies, shopping centres, renovators, housing complexes and homeowners...
Global silicon incubator solutions company, Silicon Catalyst announced on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, that it is now a member of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). According to the company, the GSA is recognised as a key driver in the expanded semiconductor industry, with world-wide scope encompassing semiconductors, software, solutions,...
Paris-based fintech startup, FairMoney announced on Monday, 16 September 2019, that it has introduced an in-app payment function to its users, which allows them to top up their phone subscriptions, buy mobile data, pay electricity or internet bills. Other features, such as digital wallet and saving account are scheduled...
iHouzit is a South African startup founded in 2016 that offers tailored solutions by providing a platform where customers are able to plan, design, finance, insure, build, furnish, decorate and maintain properties. iHouzit launched its first minimum viable product, www.iHouzit.com, on 7 March 2019. In a bid to address the disconnect...
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