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The disconnected continent
The disconnected continent

The IDC market outlook for Africa underscores the value of connectivity, the importance of ICT and the need to be more prepared when it comes to digital...

By Sabelo Dlamini 1 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: Flip Phone is the new marketplace for mobile phones
#StartupStory: Flip Phone is the new marketplace for mobile phones

Looking for the easiest way to get fast cash for your old phone or looking for a deal on a new phone, but not pay exorbitant prices? Flip Phone could be the answer...

By Evan-Lee Courie 29 Jun 2020

Why global investors should invest in Africa's tech startups
Why global investors should invest in Africa's tech startups

It's a well-known fact that the youth are the primary consumers of technology. A fact that puts Africa, with its literally hundreds of millions of young people, firmly on the map as a significant global launchpad for technology startups.

By Kashira Naidoo & Zach George 26 Jun 2020

Algorithms are designing better buildings
Algorithms are designing better buildings

When giant blobs began appearing on city skylines around the world in the late 1980s and 1990s, it marked not an alien invasion...

By Silvio Carta 19 Jun 2020

Paratus sets eyes on Botswana
Paratus sets eyes on Botswana

Paratus is taking the cluttered ISP market in Botswana by storm...

12 Jun 2020

3 ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis
3 ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis

The world has failed to halt global warming. Four years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, most experts predict global warming will exceed the agreed thresholds...

By Bernhard Reinsberg 12 Jun 2020

Smart clothing to drive fitness wearable revenue
Smart clothing to drive fitness wearable revenue

Annual revenue of integrated fitness clothing is forecast to rise from approximately $1bn in 2020 to $11bn in 2025, according to Juniper Research...

11 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Putting a Sparkle in Nigeria's digital ecosystem
#StartupStory: Putting a Sparkle in Nigeria's digital ecosystem

Sparkle, a digital ecosystem providing financial, lifestyle and business support services to Nigerians across the globe, has officially launched by Uzoma Dozie, the former chief executive officer of Diamond Bank...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Jun 2020

Understanding Africa's emerging markets in Covid-19
Understanding Africa's emerging markets in Covid-19

Covid-19 has swept throughout the world, and governments globally have taken drastic measures to stop the spread in an attempt to save lives...

29 May 2020

DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce
DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce

DHL Express has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce firm that helped the logistics company develop its DHL Africa eShop platform...

28 May 2020

Partnerships in times of crisis
Partnerships in times of crisis

The current global crisis has highlighted a number of areas, from the need for efficient information management to the need for accurate data gathering for faster medical response...

By Amrote Abdella 27 May 2020

Technology is Africa's biggest undiscovered gold mine
Technology is Africa's biggest undiscovered gold mine

Technology has the potential to fundamentally transform societies. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and broadband are becoming central to the societal developments around the world...

By Donald Waigumbulizi 22 May 2020

Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform
Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform

Mmusi Maimane, the chief activist of 'One South Africa' Movement (OSA), recently launched its digital platform to connect and engage with South Africans through these unprecedented times...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2020

#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa
#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa

'The Commodore' shares insights into Christopher Africa, the platform that offers brands the opportunity to tap into consumer micro-moments and conversations on social media using AI...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Paxful launches #BuiltWithBitcoin Africa Fund in lockdown
#LockdownLessons: Paxful launches #BuiltWithBitcoin Africa Fund in lockdown

Artur Schaback, one of the co-founders and COO of Paxful, shares how the company has adjusted to life under lockdown...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 May 2020

'State of the African Data Centres' report released
'State of the African Data Centres' report released

With the world on lockdown, the importance of digitisation to the economic growth and prosperity of nations and regions is becoming increasingly clear, also on the African continent.

19 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Sandras Phiri, founder of StartupCircles
#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Sandras Phiri, founder of StartupCircles

As a business strategist and startup coach, Sandras Phiri is well-known in the startup community. He shares some insight into how his latest project has had to adjust to lockdown life...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 May 2020

2020 MEST Africa Challenge expands target, extends deadline
2020 MEST Africa Challenge expands target, extends deadline

MEST is expanding the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge to target a larger number of tech startups in need of funding. This means the application deadline for the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge has been extended to 13 May 2020...

3 May 2020

CA&S Group acquires an equity shareholding in MACmobile
CA&S Group acquires an equity shareholding in MACmobile

CA&S Group, a parent company that specialises in the FMCG industry, has acquired a 47% shareholding in MACmobile, a provider of end-to-end cloud-based FMCG value chain solutions...

30 Apr 2020

Cloud technology can significantly reduce banking costs in Africa
Cloud technology can significantly reduce banking costs in Africa

The high cost of providing financial services in Africa means that more than 700-million people lack access to a bank or mobile money account and only 41% are financially included...

21 Apr 2020

Covid-19 will fast-track growth in contactless payments
Covid-19 will fast-track growth in contactless payments

South Africa can expect significant growth in contactless payments on the back of Covid-19. It is also likely that the public's newfound aversion to contact will spur additional innovation...

7 Apr 2020

MEST Africa Challenge now open
MEST Africa Challenge now open

The MEST Africa Challenge returns for its third year, offering up to $50,000 in equity investment for startups...

3 Apr 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: 10 African women to watch in blockchain and Bitcoin
#BlockchainAfrica: 10 African women to watch in blockchain and Bitcoin

Paxful highlights 10 women in Africa who are making waves in the rapidly growing blockchain and Bitcoin industries...

31 Mar 2020

IT training: Skills transfer, an essential part to play for companies
IT training: Skills transfer, an essential part to play for companies

In the context of Africa's digital transformation, the next generations must be trained in the future professional requirements induced by the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

By Laurent Sarr 30 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: Cryptocurrency adoption and developments in Africa
#BlockchainAfrica: Cryptocurrency adoption and developments in Africa

Gareth Grobler is a digital currency entrepreneur and founded the cryptocurrency exchange iCE3X in 2013. He is a founding member of the UK Digital Currency Association...

26 Mar 2020

Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024
Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024

E-retail transaction values will reach $4.8tn by 2024, up from $3.3 trillion in 2020, according to a new report from Juniper Research...

24 Mar 2020

Digital transformation in Africa
Digital transformation in Africa

IDC defines Digital Transformation (DX) as applying new technologies to radically change processes, customer experience, and value...

By Mark Walker 17 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: So you think you need a blockchain?
#BlockchainAfrica: So you think you need a blockchain?

It's 2020, and we're still in hype overdrive about blockchain...

By Cayle Sharrock 5 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economy
#BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economy

In 2020, many of the world's most influential business executives and policymakers are aware of blockchain's potential to turn the global economy around...

By Ilija Acimovic 4 Mar 2020

Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplace
Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplace

A new online marketplace to help SMMEs access the growing digital retail sector in Africa will launch by the end of March...

4 Mar 2020

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