10 Defining Moments That Shaped the 2016 South African Startup Ecosystem

2016 was the year where fake news was real and real news was fake. We endured motions of no confidence, the Saxonwold Shebeen, inverted Springbok rugby records, sticky Board members, rogue units, rogue presidents, Trump cards, prophets of doom, doomed profits and a cold and broken Hallelujah! But you gotta have faith… Through it all […]

Schools are leading the digital movement in Africa

  As education moves towards digital learning, eLearning provider Snapplify provides a turnkey digital content platform for education providers. GAUTENG AND NAIROBI, December 23, 2016 – “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela Education is the foundation of future prosperity, that’s why at Snapplify we […]

Disrupt Africa African Tech Startups Funding Report 2016

African tech startups raised funding in excess of US$129 million in 2016, with the number of startups securing funding up by 16.8 per cent compared to the previous year, according to data compiled by Disrupt Africa. For the second consecutive year, Disrupt Africa is releasing comprehensive data on the tech investment ecosystem across Africa, contained […]

Techwomen Program Application Deadline 17 Jan!

TechWomen partners with the most innovative companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley to host emerging women leaders for a project-based mentorship. These women hail from developing countries and are recognized for their achievements and potential to excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). For five weeks, participants are exposed to […]

New Africa focussed partnership with South African based innovation hub CiTi

London based,FinTech Circle Innovate and The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) based in South Africa, have today announced a partnership geared at harnessing the potential of FinTech,  in a move that aims to fast track leading-edge FinTech and entrepreneurial development in South Africa and on the rest of the continent. “The partnership with The Cape CiTi has already […]

Keeping cities safe with tech in 2016

We all want to live in safer environments. Often we think of our home in particular when considering security concerns, yet we should begin looking wider. In that sense, the importance of safe cities becomes apparent. Technological progress does not merely focus on machines, but wider systems and management, too. What is a safe city? […]

How to stop SA brain drain

Everyone wants a better life for themselves and their families. This is particularly the case when it comes to skilled workers in tech sectors. The opportunities available overseas, where they can earn more and receive greater benefits, are sometimes too much to pass up. Of course, this leaves their home country and businesses in the […]