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Nefrids Africa wins Seedstars Tanzania round

Nefrids Africa has won the Tanzania round of Seedstars World and will represent Tanzania at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to $1m in equity investments and other prizes

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#StartupStory: Abe AI

We interview Rob Guilfoyle, founder of Abe AI which designs artificial intelligence solutions for the banking industry

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jul 2017

Will robots narrow the financial advice gap?

It is almost impossible to ignore robo-advice in the financial services space and FSPs should be looking to ways to keep up with the times

By Richard Rattue 19 Jul 2017

2017 Startupbootcamp InsurTech fast-track tour mid-August

Startupbootcamp will be giving young InsurTech startups the opportunity to engage with industry experts at the InsurTech fast-track days

18 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: The Sun Exchange

Through The Sun Exchange, anyone can go solar and start building wealth powered by sunlight. It allows for collaborative solar finance using blockchain

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Jul 2017

Sureswipe enables two-second payment transactions

South African financial technology company, Sureswipe, has announced a new integrated payment and POS solution that boasts 2-second transaction speed

7 Jul 2017

Data breach obligations of fintech companies

Significant opportunities and risks await those who wish to participate in the rise of the fintech industry

By Karl Blom 7 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: eCOIDA

eCOIDA is not a 'startup' in the obvious sense of the word. A division of an 18-year-old company, we find out how the Barclays Accelerator is helping it to venture into the short-term insurance industry

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Jul 2017

Techpreneurs are flourishing in SA's economy

Technology continues to drive job creation in South Africa. Eight of the 11 finalists in FNB's Business Innovation Awards use innovative IT

By Peter Alkema 4 Jul 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town applications close this week

Startupbootcamp Cape Town is issuing a final call to startups in Africa to apply to participate in the first ever Africa-based programme. The deadline for online applications is 9 July 2017

4 Jul 2017

Capturing Africa's unbanked market

So. who will capture the massive African unbanked market with fintech?

3 Jul 2017

Is the cryptocurrency bubble going to burst?

Are bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies a potential bubble or are they the currency of the future?

29 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: KapitalWise

KapitalWise uses predictive analytics to analyse your accounts and move extra cash towards your investment goals. In a nutshell, it automates savings and investing

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Jun 2017

Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique round

Mobile insurance startup Tabech has been selected as the winner of the Mozambique round of Seedstars World for its Móvelcare product. It was also announced that the annual Seedstars Africa Regional Summit will take place in Mozambique

22 Jun 2017

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Echo buys shopping centre in Poland

JSE- and Luxembourg-listed Echo Polska Properties (EPP), a Polish property player, has acquired another retail asset, Galeria Solna in Inowroclaw, Poland, a step that moves EPP closer to becoming a pure retail property fund by 2019.

By Alistair Anderson 17 Jul 2017

Once tax-free, Saudi Arabia starts expat levy

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia said it had begun taxing foreigners working in the private sector as part of fiscal reforms aimed at coping with a drop in oil revenues.

7 Jul 2017

Redefine lifts Melbourne investments

Redefine Properties has acquired a second development site for student accommodation in Melbourne, Australia, expanding into this highly competitive property sector.

By Alistair Anderson 5 Jul 2017

Vukile acquires portfolio of retail properties in Spain

Vukile Property Fund (Vukile) has fulfilled the promise it made to the market that it would diversify when it announced earlier this week that it had acquired a portfolio of retail properties in Spain.

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Jul 2017

Echo Polska changes focus solely to retail property in Poland

Polish property landlord Echo Polska Properties (EPP) has decided to invest solely in retail properties as opposed to a mix of retail and offices, because of strong potential rental growth for shopping centres in the country.

By Alistair Anderson 30 Jun 2017

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