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Top tech trends and predictions for small businesses in 2024

The pace of technological change is accelerating, reshaping every aspect of our lives, work, and leisure. Xero’s Future Focus research reveals that small businesses, despite facing challenges, remain optimistic about emerging technologies. However, a need for more education and...

Qualcomm Launches Free Online IP Training for African Innovators

Qualcomm Incorporated announced the launch of L2Pro Africa IP e-learning Platform, a free online training program designed to empower startups, SMEs, and researchers in Africa to protect, secure, and maximize their innovations. This program has been created in collaboration with...

Huawei and Verteco Address Load Shedding!

Verteco and Huawei have partnered to introduce affordable power management solutions for homes, complexes, and SMEs. The collaboration with MTN ensures business continuity for SMEs while partnering with Absa provides budget-friendly, unsecured financing for households. The strategic alliance aims to make...

Boosting SMEs: 7 Wise Tech Investments for Competitive Edge

South Africa’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are facing some of the most challenging economic conditions in recent history. As they strive to recover from the pandemic, they must grapple with daily load shedding, high-interest rates, low consumer confidence,...

Stop Trying to ‘Formalise’ SMEs – Fintech offers a better way to boost growth in Africa

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) present a significant opportunity for Africa to build on the positive fintech momentum to grow GDP - but we need to stop thinking about formalising them and instead provide further fintech solutions that bridge...

5 Great Apps Created For The Township Market

South Africa's total employment through the informal economy otherwise referred to as the 'township economy' is 17%. In a country that has a significantly high unemployment rate, the informal sector can be a lifeline to families who lack formal...

Nigerian Startup Drives Financial Inclusion for Female Farmers

In 2020,  37 percent of women in Sub-Saharan Africa had access to a bank account, compared with 48 percent of men. In North Africa, the figures are even more discouraging in North Africa where only two-thirds of the adult...

Absa Unveils Business Solutions to Foster Youth and Women Entrepreneurship

Absa has launched two unique banking solutions, namely Absa Emerging Entrepreneur and Absa Business She Thrives, aimed at empowering youth and women in their business endeavors. These solutions provide various benefits, including a monthly fee waiver for six months on...

MTN to up Procurement Spend by R4 Billion and Offers Support to SMEs

MTN Xlerator is MTN South Africa’s enterprise supplier development (ESD) programme that plans to increase MTN’s procurement spend by R4 billion over two years with 51% black-owned SMMEs. The programme plans to double the number of SMMEs on its supplier...

ChatSME: SA’s First Large Language Model for Business Owners

Retail Capital, a division of TymeBank, proudly announces the launch of ChatSME, a groundbreaking Large Language Model (LLM) designed to empower and revolutionize how South African entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Easy Access to Valuable Knowledge and Resources This first-of-its-kind generative AI...
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Welcome To A New Era of Music: Udio AI App

In the symphony of technological advancements, a new note has been struck with the launch of Udio, an AI-powered...
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