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The calm before the next African smartphone storm

For many years, African countries served as the growth engine for the global smartphone market. In 2016, however, global smartphone sales grew at a modest 2% and the landscape in Africa also saw a dip

22 hours ago

Ethiopia's Meda Messenger combining chat with payments
Ethiopia's Meda Messenger combining chat with payments

Ethiopian startup Meda Messenger is hoping for swift uptake after rolling out its cross-platform social app that allows users to chat and make payments

By Tom Jackson 23 hours ago

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Africa Safety Tour heads to South Africa, Zimbabwe

Facebook's Africa Safety Tour team is this week meeting with leading South African and Zimbabwean representatives, giving training, and facilitating workshops on the topic of online safety

15 Sep 2017

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The promise of digital: We can change the world

“You are some of the world's greatest organisations and you are leading through a time of unprecedented change and opportunity. This is your show. It's about how you are changing the world"

By Doug Woolley 14 Sep 2017

Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs
Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs

VC4Africa Startup Academy: Learning resource for Africa's rockstar entrepreneurs

14 Sep 2017

Abidjan hosts major video-game festival
Abidjan hosts major video-game festival

Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan (FEJA): the biggest e-sport event in Africa

14 Sep 2017

Apple lays claim to smartphone future with new flagship iPhone X
Apple lays claim to smartphone future with new flagship iPhone X

Apple laid claim to the future of the smartphone on Tuesday, 12 September 2017, with a 10th anniversary iPhone X, touting the device as the next generation of mobile computing

13 Sep 2017

Online printing platform Ryteprint launched in Nigeria
Online printing platform Ryteprint launched in Nigeria

Online printing platform Ryteprint has launched in Nigeria to enable individuals, small businesses and corporate organisations to buy customised business printing and marketing printed products

By Tom Jackson 12 Sep 2017

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#InnovationMonth: How AI will change the automotive game for the better

As the “fourth industrial revolution”, championed by the World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab, gains momentum, it's thrilling to anticipate what this means for the automotive industry - and as a result, cities of the future

By Trevor Hill 11 Sep 2017

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Digital transformation is not just about technology - it's about people

Can you remember thirty-or-so years ago, to a time before mobile technology and the internet?

By Anton Cabral 11 Sep 2017

Automation, smart technology ushers in new era of manufacturing
Automation, smart technology ushers in new era of manufacturing

In today's on-demand retail landscape, manufacturers are undergoing massive changes to meet customers ever-increasing expectations

8 Sep 2017

Tech startups crucial to Pick n Pay's technology strategy
Tech startups crucial to Pick n Pay's technology strategy

South African retail giant, Pick n Pay, has in the last year worked closely with “at least” ten startups on various projects that have been delivered into the business, says the retailer's deputy CEO Richard van Rensburg

By Stephen Timm 7 Sep 2017

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African game developers can enter $200k Microsoft challenge

African game developers have been invited to enter Microsoft's Dream.Build.Play challenge, which is giving away $200,000 in prize money across four categories

By Tom Jackson 7 Sep 2017

SA approves cross-border mobile money transfers
SA approves cross-border mobile money transfers

TerraPay secures regulatory approval from Sarb to launch cross-border money transfers

7 Sep 2017

Developer Circles launches in South Africa
Developer Circles launches in South Africa

Facebook has rolled out its Developer Circles in Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Pretoria.

6 Sep 2017

Last call for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards nominations
Last call for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards nominations

AppsAfrica has announced the last call for nominations to this year's AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, which recognise the best mobile and tech innovations from across Africa

5 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Changing agri-education in Africa as we know it
#InnovationMonth: Changing agri-education in Africa as we know it

"It's imperative upon the world to help 'switch on' Africa's mobile platforms and to assist in bringing focused education and platforms to Africa's youth in order to develop its potential"

By Cari Coetzee 4 Sep 2017

Cheap data "vital for SA's future"
Cheap data "vital for SA's future"

South Africa would struggle to compete in the fourth industrial revolution if its data prices remained high

By Nico Gouws 1 Sep 2017

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Nigeria's CowryWise launches digital savings platform

Nigerian fintech startup CowryWise has launched its savings platform, focused on making personal savings, asset and wealth management services available to everyone

By Tom Jackson 1 Sep 2017

A vision for digital health at the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017
A vision for digital health at the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017

Digital breakthroughs are empowering healthcare organisations. How we adapt technology to the people who use it - patients, health insurers and providers - is going to define the future of health

By Nivashini Narsiah 31 Aug 2017

Medsaf wins Nigeria round of Seedstars World
Medsaf wins Nigeria round of Seedstars World

E-health startup Medsaf has won the Nigeria round of Seedstars World

29 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: Data is becoming the oil of consumer marketing

Leana Less, vice president of global connections and media at Coca-Cola, explores the benefits of agile marketing if done correctly at this year's Pamro conference

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Aug 2017

Nigerian neuroscientist Oshiorenoya Agabi
New leap for AI: computer chips that can smell

Nigerian neuroscientist Oshiorenoya Agabi may have found a way to solve one of life's puzzling dilemmas: how to make air travel pleasant again

By Fran Blandy 29 Aug 2017

Harnessing big data in retail through analytics
Harnessing big data in retail through analytics

As retailers engage in omnichannel distribution, the amount of incoming data offers them an opportunity to understand consumer behaviour

29 Aug 2017

How IoT will change the future of waste management in Africa
How IoT will change the future of waste management in Africa

Imagine your rubbish bin telling the municipal authorities when it is full and needs to be collected, and municipal waste collection operations being able to optimise their fleet fuel consumption according to this data thanks to predefined schedules

By Nick Mannie 28 Aug 2017

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#HappyBirthday! Hashtag turns 10

The hashtag, the symbol attached to keywords to tag topics online, celebrates 10 years making social media just a bit more navigable

25 Aug 2017

Africa's app-based taxis battle Uber over market share
Africa's app-based taxis battle Uber over market share

Uber's entry into the African continent, where it now operates in 15 major African cities, could be changing the transport narrative forever

25 Aug 2017

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Aerospace accelerator Airbus Bizlab launches #Africa4Future challenge in Southern Africa

Global aerospace accelerator, Airbus Bizlab, is targeting Southern African startups with innovative ideas that will help define the future of aerospace business with the launch of the #Africa4Future challenge

25 Aug 2017

Louise Steenekamp, director of energy & natural resources, Southern Africa, Wipro Limited
AI and the world of oil and gas

The way we power our world a decade from now may look quite different from today

By Louise Steenekamp 25 Aug 2017

Google and Walmart team up to take on Amazon
Google and Walmart team up to take on Amazon

Walmart, the world's biggest retailer, and Google, the internet's predominant search engine, are teaming up in an attempt to challenge Amazon

24 Aug 2017

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