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Zim news app sees spike in traffic
Zim news app sees spike in traffic

Zimbabwe's #datafree Zim News app spikes to more than 3 million daily page views as citizens seek information on crisis

15 hours ago

Attacq and LaunchLab Smart Cities Innovation winners
Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Challenge winners announced

The winners in the Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Challenge were recently announced, each receiving incubation support from the LaunchLab in addition to a share of R100,000 seed funding from Attacq

1 day ago

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Top seven lessons to help you maximise the African app-ortunity

We love mobile and have been fortunate enough to work on the initial versions of many of South Africa's leading apps over the last seven years

By Lynette Hundermark 2 days ago

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Lancet pilots paperless patient intake app

Lancet Laboratories has successfully completed pilot testing of the medical form-filling app, LogBox, to introduce paperless patient intake

3 days ago

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You can't eat your smartphone: Why agriculture is the first frontier of African innovation

Technology enables African smallholder farmers to access better information, improve crop yields, secure better prices for their produce, and improve their livelihoods

By Ashley Boag 3 days ago

Smartcall hub in Kliptown to empower local informal businesses
Smartcall hub in Kliptown to empower local informal businesses

In playing their part to help create employment, Smartcall, together with Vodacom, has just launched a training centre and distribution hub in Kliptown

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'Tinder of mobility' uGoMyWay wins inaugural AfricaCom 20/20 Innovation Award

Ride-sharing platform uGoMyWay has received the inaugural AfricaCom 20/20 Innovation Award 2017 at the 20th AfricaCom conference and exhibition

3 days ago

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Digital transformation and the disruptor's curse

More feared than JK Rowling's Dementors, disruptors are proving to be the nightmare of established brick-and-mortar (B&M) businesses around the world

By Anton Cabral 3 days ago

New app launched to connect people to places to work
New app launched to connect people to places to work

Three South African entrepreneurs recently launched an app that connects people to places to work, collaborate and network

3 days ago

Zapper and FlySafair join forces to enhance flight booking, payment service
Zapper and FlySafair join forces to enhance flight booking, payment service

FlySafair and Zapper have joined forces to provide travellers with a more feasible flight booking service. Travellers can now use the Zapper app to pay for FlySafair tickets online

13 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Day three highlights
#AfricaCom: Day three highlights

The last day of AfricaCom 2017 saw speakers and exhibitors building on the first two days of the conference, sharing knowledge, forming new partnerships, and talking about the vision for the continent of Africa

11 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How businesses can play their part in growing the tech ecosystem
#AfricaCom: How businesses can play their part in growing the tech ecosystem

Emeka Afigbo, strategic products partnerships manager at Facebook, says he is often reminded just how much the technical ecosystem in Africa has grown and how the internet is drastically changing the continent.

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Nov 2017

Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector
Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector

As Egypt's mobile operators thrive, state-owned Telecom Egypt is entering the market in an effort to boost state revenues

10 Nov 2017

Business to help Cape Town pupils save water
Business to help Cape Town pupils save water

Big corporates have stepped in to help schools in the drought-stricken Western Cape save a million litres of water a day

10 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Day two highlights
#AfricaCom: Day two highlights

Day two of AfricaCom saw more excellent keynote speakers, panel discussions, think tanks, big announcements, and thought-provoking presentations. It was also the day that the AfricaCom Awards winners were announced

9 Nov 2017

ALL THE 2017 AFRICACOM AWARDS WINNERS!
ALL THE 2017 AFRICACOM AWARDS WINNERS!

Last night, 8 November 2017, saw the 10th AfricaCom Awards held at The Lookout in Granger Bay, Cape Town. 2017 marks AfricaCom's 20th anniversary

9 Nov 2017

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#AfricaCom: Rural healthcare and digitalisation

Given the proliferation of mobile devices in Africa, it makes sense that digital tools would alleviate many of the healthcare issues in the out-of-the-way places

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa
#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine, shared some thoughts on how innovation is better in Africa at AfricaCom 2017. He highlighted some specific innovations to illustrate how the continent is leapfrogging into the future (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

#NewCampaign: Shake it like Bra Shakes
#NewCampaign: Shake it like Bra Shakes

Vodacom recently launched its summer rewards promotion, 'Shake Every Day'. Prior to the official launch, the campaign had already encountered 14 million customer interactions

By Jessica Tennant 8 Nov 2017

Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards
Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards

African startups Flare, Snapplify and Flutterwave were among the winners at the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards, which took place in Cape Town last night

By Tom Jackson 8 Nov 2017

Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 arrive in SA
Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 arrive in SA

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro and the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 have arrived in South Africa

8 Nov 2017

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Ericsson releases MEA Mobility Report 2017 at AfricaCom

Ericsson yesterday, 7 November 2017, in a briefing at AfricaCom 2017 released its Ericsson Middle East and Africa Mobility Report 2017, which predicts that LTE subscriptions will expand by 47%

8 Nov 2017

NEC/XON Summit 2017: Making Africa smarter and safer
NEC/XON Summit 2017: Making Africa smarter and safer

The NEC/XON ICT Summit 2017 kicked off on Monday, 6 November 2017. Keynote speakers included the likes of Carel Coetzee, CEO of XON and Hironobu Kurosaki, president and CEO of NEC Europe

By Ilse van den Berg 7 Nov 2017

The Flock eventing platform in action for MTN App of the Year.
Why flocking to digital eventing platforms is a good idea

The MTN App of the Year awards were a success a few weeks ago, but have you ever wondered about the tech-savvy system behind the awards? Mike Lysko, CEO and founder of Flock Eventing Platform explains the connectivity, convenience and entertainment opportunity of the delivery mechanism

By Leigh Andrews 7 Nov 2017

Capacity boost may spur cut in data prices
Capacity boost may spur cut in data prices

Mobile data prices could start to fall faster as operators invest in their networks, according to Robert Pasley, chief strategy officer at Cell C

7 Nov 2017

Introducing Cell C's entertainment offering: Black
Introducing Cell C's entertainment offering: Black

Cell C has announced the launch of a "revolutionary entertainment offering", named Black, which allows consumers to rent, buy or subscribe to movies and series on up to five devices

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Nov 2017

Business card replacement app Veza launches in SA
Business card replacement app Veza launches in SA

Networking and business card replacement app Veza has launched in South Africa, aiming to make it easier to follow up with new contacts from business events

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Nov 2017

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Cell C hints at possible mergers and acquisitions

Cell C says consolidation among SA's telecommunications operators is "a real possibility", hinting that the mobile network operator may play a part in possible mergers or acquisitions

6 Nov 2017

WhatsApp down in SA, many other countries
WhatsApp down in SA, many other countries

NEWSWATCH: WhatsApp has evidently ceased working in South Africa, as well as a couple of other countries around the globe. Twitter is flooded with #WhatsAppDown tweets - some extremely serious, others quite hysterical [Article updated]

3 Nov 2017

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