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SA Startup Bringing “Tap to Pay” to Africa’s Informal Sector Raises Millions

Lipa Payments, a South African-based fintech start-up, has secured a R10-million ($659-thousand) investment from Empowerment Capital’s Imvelo Ventures, which is backed by Capitec Bank SA. Lipa Payments was one of the finalists in Capitec Bank’s Life 2.0 Hackathon in...

South Africa’s e4 Looks Across the Pond for International Expansion

After 21 successful years in the South African PropTech industry, digitalisation specialist e4 is expanding into European markets. Having recently launched a new group in the UK, a long-standing executive director from South Africa, Simon Slater, has relocated to the...

Chipper Cash Interview: ‘SA’s Data Costs Were A Challenge’

Last month, US-based fintech unicorn startup Chipper launched its free Chipper Cash app in SA to facilitate peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfers and instant cross-border payments in Africa. According to a statement from the company, the Chipper Cash app was created...

South African E-Learning Unicorn Raises $200-Million in Series D Round

Go1, one of the world’s largest corporate education content hubs for on-demand training and resources, recently announced a $200-million Series D round - valuing the company at more than $1-billion. The online learning platform, co-founded by South African Melvyn Lubega...

Startups in SA Can Drive Growth in the Battered Economy

The GEM SA report – titled Igniting startups for economic growth and social change – contains the facts, data and figures that highlight trends in entrepreneurship in South Africa. The results of the study reveal the fundamentals to consider...
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Enhancing IoT Security with a Cyber Immune Solution

Internet of Things (IoT) devices, ranging from wearables to smart home appliances, are increasingly targeted by cybercriminals for...
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