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    2018 Ventureburn Tech Startup Survey on South African Startups

    Leading technology and startups blog; Ventureburn has released its 2018 Ventureburn Tech Startup Survey which took a look at 153 South African startups. Ventureburn has released its 2018 Ventureburn Tech Startup Survey powered by Telkom Futuremakers which took a look at 153 South African startups to gauge the state of...
  • Amazon To Build New Data Centers In Cape Town, South Africa

    Amazon plans to build new data centers in Cape Town, South Africa to speed up cloud services and reducing costs for Amazon’s local corporate clients. U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon has announced plans to construct new data centers in South Africa, establishing the company’s first infrastructure region in Africa. The data...
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    uMashesha, the South African cab-hailing app that doubles as a delivery service.

    A South African cab-hailing app, uMeshesha wants to be both a ride-hailing service during peak periods and delivery service....
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    South Africa’s Fintech Startup Yoco raises $16M Series B led by Partech

    South African fintech startup; Yoco has raised USD$ 16 Million Series B funding led by Partech with participation from Orange Digital Ventures. A South African based point-of-sale payments solution provider, Yoco as announced that it recently closed $16 million in Series B funding. This was confirmed by Forbes. “Having tripled its...
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    Comic-Con Africa Scheduled for September 2019 in South Africa

    Organizers of Comic-Con Africa has already started arrangements for the second edition of the conference to be held in South Africa from September 21 – 24, 2019. Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP have confirmed the second Comic-Con Africa is scheduled to happen from September 21 – 24, 2019, with...
  • Fred Swaniker: Lifting Africa by Empowering Its Youth

      Finding opportunities for young people is a critical challenge for Africa, where 62 percent of the population—more than 600 million young people—is below the age of 25. With no signs that population growth will slow in the decades to come, it is imperative that Africa leverage the talent...
  • StartMe – A South African Crowdfunding Site

    On cp-Africa South Africa has for a long time been a frontrunner in the Sub-Saharan Africa startup scene, pioneering business models and start-ups. StartMe a crowd-funding platform for South African Entrepreneurs and Investors. Founded in 2011, StartMe is the next generation of business investment. It is a new way...
  • Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship Announces Winners

    Winners for the Africa Leadership Network’s Awards for Entrepreneurship announced in Accra, Ghana. The African Leadership Network, the membership network of new generation leaders in Africa, and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, on Friday, 12 October 2012, announced Dr. Richard John Pelwana Maponya as the winner of 2012 Africa...
  • Rollaball Movie (Skate soccer) Needs Your Support

    Skate soccer wasn’t featured at the London 2012 Paralympics, but a new documentary aims to raise the profile of the bruising new sport from Ghana. Rollaball tells the story of The Rolling Rockets, an inspiring team of Ghanaian polio survivors who are pioneering an extreme sport combination of skating...