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4 Lessons Private Equity Can Learn After a Huge 2020 for African VC

Despite the limitations of a global pandemic and its attendant lockdowns, African venture capital had a bumper year in 2020. According to a report from the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, the number of total reported venture capital...

SA Fintech Ukheshe Partners with dzcard for Asia Pacific Expansion

South Africa-based, fintech enablement solutions provider, Ukheshe Technologies has announced a new partnership with global next-generation card solutions and digital security company, dzcard. Headquartered in Thailand, with offices worldwide including in India and Tanzania, dzcard's new partnership with Ukheshe will...

INTERVIEW Africa’s Business Heroes Awarding $1.5-Million to Africa’s Next Top Tech Entrepreneurs

The worldwide pandemic has spurred digital transformation across the African continent. Tech is booming in Africa, it is all too clear to see. Now more than ever, driven African entrepreneurs and startup founders are innovating new waves into the...

Cape Town Tech Startup Secures $14.5-Million More in Funding

Cape Town-founded mobility tech startup WhereIsMyTransport has secured a total of $14.5-million during a Series A extension round to continue its expansion. This is in addition to the R42-million ($3.09-million) in funding it received from South African media mega...

4 Fresh Venture Capital Trends Shaping New African Investments

With the second half of 2021 approaches and COVID-19 vaccinations roll out across the globe, albeit at varying rates, Ian Lessem, Managing Partner at HAVAIC, investors in early-stage, high-growth technology businesses, considers the trends making an impact on the...

How Blockchain and Crypto Can Lessen Financial Exclusion in Developing Countries

While the COVID-19 crisis has reversed the recent global poverty reduction, according to the UN and other experts, it has also sped up financial inclusion via mobile financial services apps provided by crypto, blockchain and FinTech startups. Many people worldwide...

How a Global Disruption can have Local Implications

The global impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had not only on public health, but also on business, cannot be underestimated. It’s prudent to consider the impact such a global disruption of trade has on small and medium businesses....

Security Flaw in Health Startup Exposed User Accounts and Medical Information

LogBox, a South African medical data startup that claims it is an "absolutely secure" way to replace paper forms and documentation in sharing patient data with doctors, has allegedly exposed user accounts and sensitive patient data following a lapse...

SA Startup Making Waves with New COVID-19 Tracing Tech

A South African startup has launched a cheap approach to contact tracing in efforts to help with coronavirus measures. Contact tracing is a method of tracking used in countries like the United Kingdom, Singapore and South Korea to aid in...

Biotech Startup Rolls Out Mobile Lab to Boost COVID-19 Testing in Nigeria

Biotech company 54Gene has increased Nigeria's laboratory testing capacity for COVID-19 with a mobile laboratory in Ogun, a state in the South-West of the country. In addition to its DNA biobank lab in Lagos, the number of molecular laboratories in...
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Unlocking Cybersecurity: Veeam’s Ian Engelbrecht on Public Sector Cyber Defense

In today's rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape, the public sector faces unique challenges in safeguarding its infrastructure and data. Unlike...
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