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GESF2019: Tanzanian start-up announced as winner of Next Billion Ed-Tech Prize

Tanzanian start-up Ubongo, a localised educational media platform that reaches millions of families through accessible technologies, has won the 'Next Billion' Edtech Prize launched by The Varkey Foundation to recognise the most innovative technology destined to have a radical...

South African start-up named Best Digital Company

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...

How alternative funders enable small business success

Up to 75% of South African small businesses fail within the first year. One of the biggest causes being a lack of funding, or poor financial management. Yet, many small businesses struggle to secure funding, either because they haven’t...

South African tech startup creates more work opportunities for artisans

Kandua, a proudly South African online platform that links homeowners and building maintenance managers to rated and vetted artisans (with a history of job reviews), has just announced a partnership with French homeware improvement retailer Leroy Merlin. Every customer that...

How AI helps retailers predict the success of new product lines

All retailers have models for predicting market response to new products, but with cutting edge new fashion items and revolutionary products that have no historical sales data, it can be difficult to gauge the market success the items might...

Namibian ride-hailing web-based app goes to Vivatech Paris

Getting a start-up off the ground is difficult, its especially difficult as money is always an issue. However, sometimes something amazing comes along exactly because I decided not to take the easy route when creating a technology and innovation...

E-commerce paves the way for entrepreneurs in Ghana

Global technological advancement has transformed numerous economic societies. The impact of technology specifically the internet on our business economy in Africa is remarkable. Currently, Ghana is experiencing a gradual transformation in its economy because of the technological (internet) boost in business....

Angola’s most promising sartups to pitch at Seedstarts Luanda 2017

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets has selected the most promising tech startups to pitch at the Seedstars Luanda pitching event on October 13th at 4pm at TGI House in Angola, Luanda. The startups will...

Kenyan tech hub introduces professional services for start ups

Kenya's tech hub, Nairobi Garage, has announced the launch of Nairobi Garage Business Services. Nairobi Garage Business Services will give the country’s top professional service providers access to startups and small businesses at affordable rates. Members of Nairobi Garage will now...

Gauteng Start-ups advance to Seedstars National Final

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup ecosystems brought its third pre-selection round to a successful close during Seedstars Johannesburg, targeting startups in the Gauteng area. The event took place last Friday at...
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R500 Million Investment to Enhance Broadband in SA Townships

This financial year, Vodacom Eastern Cape plans to invest R500 million as part of its larger digital inclusion strategy...
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