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4:30

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.

3:10
Thursday

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.

2:40
Thursday

African innovation in the spotlight at global AI gathering

NVIDIA’s GTC global AI conference gets under way online next month.

2:00

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. 

5:00

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.

2:00
Tuesday

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.

2:50

SA’s DigsConnect prepares for global expansion

The local online student accommodation marketplace signs a partnership deal with Dubai-based Student.com.

3:00

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.

4:30

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.

1:40
Tuesday

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.

5:20

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.

3:00

Commercial electric planes to take off in five years

As the global aviation industry advances, airlines across the globe are expected to increasingly adopt electric planes due to their lower operating costs.