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Moringa School to host women's coding course
Moringa School to host women's coding course

Kenyan coding academy Moringa School is to host a female only edition of its “Moringa Prep” introduction to coding course, with the aim of graduating more women developers

By Gabriella Mulligan 10 hours ago

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Huawei Mate 10 revealed, packing AI smarts and more

After months of leaks and teases, Huawei has finally peeled the curtain back on the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. So what should you expect then?

By Hadlee Simons 12 hours ago

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#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose

By Alan Knott-Craig 16 hours ago

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Kenya's Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

Kenyan startup Lori Systems has been crowned the winner of the inaugural TechCrunch Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, winning $25,000 in equity-free funding

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed
AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed

The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced

1 day ago

All the Accenture Innovation Awards winners!
All the Accenture Innovation Awards winners!

Accenture and partners - Transunion and The Da Vinci Institute - have announced winners of the Innovation Index 2017

1 day ago

Call to enter new IoT entrepreneurship programme
Call to enter new IoT entrepreneurship programme

(IoT)E - IoT to the power E - is a new entrepreneurship programme launched by SqwidNet, the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa

1 day ago

How open source and agility are powering enterprise IT
How open source and agility are powering enterprise IT

Looking back over the past decade, history has certainly demonstrated that trying to predict the pace and nature of technology development is a near impossible task.

By Quentin Barnard 1 day ago

#MeetTheInvestor: Duncan Goldie-Scot
#MeetTheInvestor: Duncan Goldie-Scot

Duncan Goldie-Scot does not have the profile of a typical investor in African tech startups

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

AfriSecure Cybersecurity Summit ready for Johannesburg
AfriSecure Cybersecurity Summit ready for Johannesburg

The AfriSecure Cybersecurity Summit, which takes place on from 18-19 October 2017, aims to connect senior executives responsible for protecting their companies' critical infrastructures with solution providers

2 days ago

AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event
AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event

By registering for a free AfricaCom visitor ticket online, visitors can gain access to more than 450 exhibitors, masterclasses, plus an innovation hall packed with visionary insights on future tech trends

2 days ago

Enhancing cross-channel communication in financial services
Enhancing cross-channel communication in financial services

Financial institutions, like any other businesses, have customers whose preferences have shifted to digital channels

By Wynand Smit 2 days ago

New DStv fibre solution for communal installations
New DStv fibre solution for communal installations

DStv customers who have a fibre optic network installed, can now get signal to their DStv decoders using this network with one centralised satellite dish for their whole estate, complex, or apartment block

2 days ago

Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year
Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year

At the 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, which took place on Thursday, 12 October 2017, Shyft was named the overall winner

13 Oct 2017

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Your IT needs a wake-up call - maybe PoPI is it

When I read the warnings that fill our media, I'm reminded of the Y2K bug. Just like 1999, we are getting close to a full-scale panic about compliance, fines, and the potential loss of business

By Pieter Engelbrecht 13 Oct 2017

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#BODCT: Don't let robots take your job, boost your creative thinking!

In addition to his role at Mirum and chairman of Red & Yellow, digital marketing pioneer Rob Stokes is father to four children under the age of five. Little wonder his thoughts often turn to their future and the impact of AI on the world as we know it. Here's why it's crucial to hone your creative thinking skills

By Leigh Andrews 13 Oct 2017

Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry
Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry

African Innovation Foundation calls for applications for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards

13 Oct 2017

Uber's productive four years of economic transformation
Uber's productive four years of economic transformation

Uber has in the last four years of its operation in Africa, changed perspectives in the transportation system while using technology to drive economic transformation in the sector.

By Emma Okonji 13 Oct 2017

Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report
Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report

YouKnow Digital in partnership with consumer insights platform Crimson Hexagon launched the South African Consumer Trends Report today, 12 October

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2017

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An ode to Windows Phone: Five of the best WP handsets ever made

One of the bigger news stories this week has been a tacit admission by Microsoft's Joe Belfiore that Windows Phone is essentially dead

By Hadlee Simons 12 Oct 2017

Mobile payments give you wings
Mobile payments give you wings

Globally, mobile payments will reach $75bn in 2017, with the potential of reaching $503bn by 2020 as a result of advances in technology

12 Oct 2017

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Nairobi's iHub launches “Open House Fridays”

Kenyan innovation space the iHub has announced “Open House Fridays”, which offers local techies and entrepreneurs free use of the hub's co-working space every Friday in October

By Tom Jackson 12 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation

12 Oct 2017

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Busting myths for businesses seeking to switch to Mac

Business owners and decision makers wanting to improve efficiencies often consider switching from PC to Mac, but are sometimes deterred by (what they perceive to be) the schlep involved

By Gaynor MacArthur 12 Oct 2017

Mine.D hackathon focuses on mining health and safety
Mine.D hackathon focuses on mining health and safety

It stands to reason that the next wave of growth within the mining sector will come from technology

12 Oct 2017

The game-changing potential of M2M technology for businesses
The game-changing potential of M2M technology for businesses

The case for introducing machine-to-machine (M2M) technology into the workplace is gaining in strength, with solutions providers continuing to innovate and push the boundaries of such technologies

By Ronald Ravel 12 Oct 2017

MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection
MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection

MSC Cruises has launched a new vanguard video surveillance system, further optimising aspects of security for all guests and crew on board the ship

11 Oct 2017

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CGIAR wants to build a big data platform and innovate with startups to help smallholder farmers

CGIAR met with a wide range of partners to look at how they could use their data using AI and big data to drive farming improvements in continents like Africa

11 Oct 2017

IoT Barometer Report reveals optimism over IoT's potential outcomes
IoT Barometer Report reveals optimism over IoT's potential outcomes

Vodafone's fifth annual IoT Barometer Report reveals South Africans' optimism over possible business outcomes from IoT

11 Oct 2017

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