South Africa

  • MESTAfrica Opens Applications for Young South African TechPreneurs

    MEST Recruiting the Next Generation of Globally Successful Entrepreneurs in South Africa Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is calling South African techies and entrepreneurs to join its next dynamic cohort of trainees, with the opportunity to become world-class software developers and receive funding for their tech startups by...
  • Thundafund: The crowdfunding platform made for Africa

    In the egalitarian world of crowdfunding, most sites are much the same — largely passive templates for start-ups to vie for investment. While these tools may be advantageous abroad, in Africa… not so much. What works in New York might not necessarily work in Cape Town. Knowing this, one South African...
  • Social Media Analysis: Zimbabwe’s #ThisFlag & #OurFlag Campaigns

    On 20 April 2016, Evans Mwarire, a Zimbabwean Pastor posted a spoken-word video on Facebook titled This Flag in which he describes his disillusionment with the Zimbabwean government using the meanings behind the colours of the Flag to question if the flag still held its meaning to Zimbabweans. The...
  • 5 Ways To Keep On Top Of Your Startup’s Finances

    The very early days of any business can be tough. This is a make or break period for any start-up and it’s a sobering thought to consider, as Forbes states, that 90% of them are doomed to fail. It’s not enough just to have a sound product or service...
  • Meet Africa’s Einsteins – Spotlighting African Women in STEM

    In honor of International Women’s Day, the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering 2016 hosted a dynamic panel discussion reflecting on progress to date promoting African Women in STEM, ongoing innovative initiatives and future opportunities. The panel, “Driving the Agenda for African Women in STEM,” featured a formidable roster of...
  • Free membership and hosting now open at SA’s newest fintech hub – AlphaCode

    Entrepreneurs in the financial tech sector can now apply to become a member at one of South Africa’s newest top business hubs AlphaCode free of charge. The Alphacode hub, located in Sandton, offers office space, access to an active online community, regular networking opportunities and the platform for members to work alongside experienced...
  • Report: Tesla Motors coming to South Africa.

    Tesla Motors is planning to open an office in South African in early 2016, aimed at providing its energy storage solutions to local consumers and businesses Htxt reported that the local Tesla Motors office will be run by Evan Rice – the current CEO of GreenCape and a board...
  • Is YOCO South Africa’s Growing Mobile POS Provider?

    South African startup – Yoco offers an easy way for SMEs in South Africa to securely accept card payments at their stores or on the go. A fully licensed merchant aggregator and the first in South Africa, they offers businesses a choice of two mobile card readers that connect...
  • Google Play Music Enters South Africa Digital Music Market

    Google has become the latest tech giant to launch a streaming music service - Google Music Play in South Africa. Google Music Play is available to local music lovers from today and it includes the service’s vast online digital music marketplace and the All Access subscription service. The service has been...
  • Finalists For Barclays Africa Supply Chain Challenge Unveiled

    Barclays Africa Group Limited has selected the five finalists of the Barclays Africa Supply Chain Challenge from a strong field of competition, following the launch of the challenge in Kenya in July. The challenge set out to uncover ideas to relook at the traditional approach to how the supply...
  • Ghana Scores More on Press Freedom than the USA

    Data from the 2015 World Press Freedom Index (WPFI) shows that Namibia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, South Africa and Botswana lead Africa in providing freedom for the Press. Namibia and Ghana are ranked 17th and 22nd out of the 180 countries covered by the index and they outperform several developed countries...
  • South African Airways opens new domestic lounge, called VIA

    Following months of extensive refurbishment, patrons traveling to local destinations will now be able to enjoy a new contemporary and stylish South African Airways (SAA) lounge – called the VIA lounge – in the domestic departure area of OR Tambo International Airport. “The new facility has been appropriately named...
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