April began with ratings agencies Standard and Poor's (S&P) and Fitch downgrading South Africa's sovereign credit rating to “junk” status, meaning both existing and new funds borrowed by South Africa will become more expensive. But what impact will this have on the country's startups?
Tom Jackson 1 day ago
Applications are open to the Telkom FutureMakers InnoTech programme, seeking Cape Town-based budding entrepreneurs in need of help to get their tech startup ideas off the ground.
Gabriella Mulligan 1 day ago
Startupbootcamp (SBC) will be launching its new accelerator programme in Cape Town. Startups from around the world are invited to apply now to be part of the intense three-month programme.
Mastercard has launched a biometric card that uses fingerprints to enable purchases, revealing that it had been piloting the card, a global first for the company, in SA.
LAGOS, Nigeria -There are 960 million mobile subscriptions across Africa - an 80% penetration rate among the continent's population. Internet penetration is at 18% with 216 million internet users, according to the latest Jumia mobile trend report for Africa.
There is a sense of relief following the recent downpour in Cape Town and many hope it marks the beginning of the much needed wet winter the city is known for. Following heavy rains in the rest of the country, Cape Town is patiently awaiting its turn. The question is not only whether these anticipated rains will come, but whether it will be enough to relieve the current water crisis the city is facing? According to the World Resources Institute (WRI), South Africa is predicted to continue experiencing high levels of water stress.
Laura Caetano 21 Apr 2017
Last night, Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme.
SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google on Tuesday launched a re-imagined version of its free Earth mapping service, weaving in storytelling and artificial intelligence and freeing it from apps.
Transportation network company Uber had to tweak its developed-country business practices to align with the local realities in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.
Jaco Maritz 21 Apr 2017
The Kingdom of the Netherlands launched Inspiring Fifty South Africa with an open call for nominations for “Inspiring South African Women” working in the different spheres of technology and innovation. Deadline for nominations is 24 June 2017.
New technology, the demographic shift, unstructured data, digital labour, cyber security, digital identity and the sheer speed of change are the disruptors and enablers that customers and banks face today.
Whenever I interview a candidate for an SEO position, I have to ask; when last did you use Google Search Console? I would like to hear “Yesterday”, but at the very least during that week. For an SEO Specialist, Search Console (SC), formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools, plays an important role in our everyday lives.