Start-up crowdfunding app taps into spirit of Ubuntu
African tech start-ups must put social impact before profit
Investors increasingly search for start-ups that score high on environmental and social ethics, as conscious capitalism gains momentum in Africa’s tech industry.
Shyft your forex experience with Standard Bank’s award-winning app
The Shyft digital wallet was recently recognised as the Best Financial Solution for 2021 at the annual MTN Business App of the Year Awards.
African innovation in the spotlight at global AI gathering
NVIDIA’s GTC global AI conference gets under way online next month.
Standard Bank employees participate in client-focused hackathon
The big-four bank hosts its second-annual Kuunda Disrupt Hackathon, as it looks to employees to find innovative solutions to consumer pain points.
Alphabet’s X, Econet unit in deal to virtualise SA power grids
Distributed Power Africa is working with X (formerly Google X) to facilitate SA’s just energy transition and enable reliable electricity access for the country.
Vodacom sees spike in STEM initiative
The mobile operator says its ‘Code Like A Girl’ programme was oversubscribed by 40%, with more than 1 000 young girls registering to participate.
SA’s DigsConnect prepares for global expansion
The local online student accommodation marketplace signs a partnership deal with Dubai-based Student.com.
Bank Zero is ‘now fully open for business’
SA’s newest digital bank experiences rapid uptake in customer sign-ups and steady growth in card transactions since launch in August.
Inspired Testing @ Eurostar 2021
A standout experience at the event was the lean coffee session on ‘Testing the tester’, says Dawie Greyling, principal consultant at Inspired Testing.
ZTE wins 5G Fixed-Wireless Solution of the Year Award at BBWF 2021
The company won the award for its passive optical networking-based 5G xHaul solution at the Broadband World Forum, in Amsterdam.
Crucial agreements pave way for Square Kilometre Array
The SKA Observatory, Australia and SA formalise agreements that will see the countries host the Square Kilometre Array telescopes and associated infrastructure.