Experts are unanimous on the need for more entrepreneurs in Nigeria to take advantage of value-creating opportunities by creating enterprises that can scale fast, create quality jobs and reduce dependence on foreign products and services. In line with this, management consulting firm, Sawubona Advisory Services has introduced Startit.ng, a startup...
South African fintech startup, Yoco has, in just over two years managed to offer a large number of businesses access to card payment facilities and their trading history online. Yoco was founded by four friends, Katlego Maphai, Carl Wazen, Bradley Wattrus and Lungisa Matshoba who share a passion for technology and...
We’ve all seen the pictures: the surfer sitting under the palm leaves at a beach bar on his laptop, clinching a deal in New York – or Joburg. This kind of scenario does seem a little far-fetched (what beach bar has good WiFi, for starters?) but the concept is...
Heirs Holdings, the pan-African proprietary investment company founded by Tony O. Elumelu, CON, has announced its investment in US start-up Planet Labs’ innovative satellite manufacturing technology. Heirs Holdings is the only African investor in the project, which is based in San Francisco. Planet Labs aims to transform the way imaging...
Home cleaning service SweepSouth has arrived on the East Coast. Having had successful results in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town – the service is ready to face the hustle, bustle and sun-kissed crowd of Durban. SweepSouth offers customers the opportunity to book, manage and pay for cleaning services from their...
NGO Rhiza Babuyile together with the Barclays Africa Technology team, Experian SA and the Dutch Embassy unveiled the Orange Farm Buzz hub in Gauteng, South Africa. The second of its kind, the buzz hub hopes to equip Orange Farm residents with basic skills in information technology, end user computing...
A Kenyan mobile startup is looking to boost the country’s solar power systems by offering credit to low-income citizens to purchase more energy efficient electricity units that would normally be out of their reach; M-Kopa Managing Director Jesse Moore said in a statement to reporters. According to the company, they have...
On Monday 6 November 2017 the World Bank Group’s infoDev program announced 20 of the most promising African digital start-ups which will take part in the XL Africa residency, the flagship initiative of the business accelerator launched last April. The entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to learn from their...
An e-hailing app that allows metered, private and owner taxi drivers to benefit from using electronic hailing is now available in South Africa. Taxi Live Africa launched in Durban in June 2019 and plans to roll out in Cape Town and Johannesburg in the next months. “Over the past two...
In order to hone in on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and help prepare small businesses for the digital era, small businesses from across the country gathered at the second edition of the SMMEs in ICT Summit and Expo, which took place at the Sandton Convention Centre. The SMMEs in ICT...
Wyzetalk, an employee engagement company that has built its own patented mobile, USSD and app technology solution, enabling businesses to connect and communicate effectively and efficiently with their workforces including non-desk workers, has been named Best Digital Company at this year’s Africa Tech Week. Africa Tech Week, which took place...
On Friday 19 January 2018, Wits University’s, Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, announced the launch of the BCX Innovation Programme and are inviting technology start-ups to apply. Tanye ver Loren van Themaat, Tshimologong Incubator and Accelerator Manager, said the programme is part of BCX and Telkom Innovation Programme, and is an...
SWIFT, a provider of secure financial messaging services has awarded two fintech startups the opportunity to work with the co-operative and gpi banks over a three-month period to further enhance cross-border payments, leveraging on SWIFT gpi. The two startups will receive up to 100,000 EUR each to further develop their...
Taking its position as the ‘global engagement for startups and leaders’, more than 125 countries were represented at Viva Technology 2018. The French tech conference saw over 100,000 attendees interact with content from over 300 speakers, and over 1800 startups and innovations all gather in Paris over the weekend for...
Digital accounting software firm, Xero has launched an app Integrator Directory for small and medium businesses in South Africa. The app integrator partners in the new directory are all specialists in their respective fields with proven expertise to guide small businesses and their advisors with the selection and implementation of...
According to a press report published by Forbes Middle East, OPay has garnered a significant amount of support in Egypt. The Nigeria-founded fintech entity is one of Africa's most valuable startups and unquestionably one of Africa's fintech unicorns. It is also considered one of the fastest-growing companies in the Egyptian...
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