Netflix recent launch in Africa has ensured some mobile entertainment and video on demand services are on high alert, however Tuluntulu a mobile content platform is growing due to an attractive consumer proposition reports … Continue
Added by Andrew Fassnidge on February 8, 2016 at 15:30 —
South Africa welcomes Change Lives Now; a brilliant website custom designed for South African's to raise funds for causes and initiatives.
"Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people." This is relatively new in South Africa and only sees a handful of other South African websites live and successful.
Change Lives Now is powered by PayPal allowing every campaign to include the ability to securely… Continue
Added by Jason Grieve on February 4, 2016 at 16:02 —
Work day and night for several months on a massive coding project for a blue-chip company, produce fantastically engineered code, only to find it never seeing the light of day because it actually was never really needed? – Jeremy George Appsafrica.com.
Sadly, all too familiar, and bad for developer morale, bad for business and bad for the whole coding ecosystem. This scenario lead David… Continue
Added by Andrew Fassnidge on February 2, 2016 at 16:53 —
BBC Connected Studio have partnered with the World Service on a programme of work aimed at producing innovative digital pilots that could help grow the reach of BBC content in… Continue
Added by Chris Ambrose on February 1, 2016 at 19:22 —
Tasking themselves with paving the way for eCommerce growth in Africa; Global eCommerce solution providers and the industry’s most visionary individuals are gearing up to exchange inspired and innovative ideas, discuss emerging trends and make lasting connections at the eCommerce Africa Confex in February 2016.
The event has become a ‘must attend’ on the conference/expo calendar and will once again connect the regions’… Continue
Added by Kinetic on January 29, 2016 at 10:54 —
The 12 official speakers for Blockchain and Bitcoin Africa Conference 2016 have been announced. The conference will take place on 3-4 March in Sandton, Johannesburg.
Amoungst the speakers are technology entrepreneur, VC, and Dragons’ Den investor Vinny Lingham; Federal Prosecutor at the United State’s Attorney’s Office, William Frentzen; co-founder and CEO of BitX, Marcus… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on January 28, 2016 at 11:07 —
The West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS), the first truly West African technology awards targeting the leading mobile and tech companies across the region, are now accepting entries from companies across Africa driving mobile in West Africa.
The provision of mobile… Continue
Added by Andrew Fassnidge on January 28, 2016 at 10:00 —
Looking to get into the South African startup scene or scratch up on some of your skills? Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are loads of competitions, networking sessions and workshops happening around South Africa and the rest of the continent (namely Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana) that we’ve rounded up to make your life a bit easier.
This article is part of a weekly series that highlights all the top startup competitions, networking sessions, workshops and conferences around… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on January 25, 2016 at 14:12 —
In December 2015, scientists, policymakers and journalists from across Africa gathered to attend the inaugural Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) in Pretoria, South Africa.
The Science Forum event was touted as Africa’s first open science event and it welcomed over 1,500 delegates to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) International Convention Centre on 8-9 December… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on January 18, 2016 at 14:59 —
African mobile learning startup Sterio.me, which was created during AMPION precursor StartupBus Africa in 2013, has closed down after failing to find a sufficient product-market fit.
Disrupt Africa reported last year on Sterio.me, which was born on the five-day StartupBus hackathon between Harare, Zimbabwe and Cape Town, South… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on December 11, 2015 at 11:25 —
The second annual Western Cape Funding Fair will take place in Cape Town in May of next year, with the province’s entrepreneurs invited to pitch for multi-million rand investment.
The first Western Cape Funding Fair – a partnership between the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism and advisory firm Deloitte – took place in March of last year, and … Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 27, 2015 at 12:43 —
The Ericsson AHUB, a first of its kind three-day startup-focused event at the AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, begins today, hosting startups, incubators, entrepreneurs, investors, operators and developers to showcase talent, facilitate partnerships and encourage investment and innovation.
The AHUB, presented by Ericsson in partnership with Informa and Disrupt Africa, aims to offer attendees insights on how to be a… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 18, 2015 at 9:59 —
Added by iAfrikan on November 12, 2015 at 11:00 —
Data journalism and civic technology organisation Code for Africa has received a US$4.7-million investment from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.
According to a blog post written by Code for Africa head Justin Arenstein, the funding will be used to help the organisation’s civic technologists work with newsrooms around the continent.
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on November 9, 2015 at 10:17 —
IBM has operated in Africa for almost 100 years. Today, its operations span 24 countries, including South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, Kenya and Tanzania. Nairobi is also home to IBM Research – Africa: IBM’s 12th global research lab and the first industrial…
Added by Michael Marinier on November 6, 2015 at 10:36 —
Bluemix is an implementation of IBM’s Open Cloud Architecture, leveraging Cloud Foundry to enable developers to rapidly build, deploy, and manage their cloud applications, while tapping a growing ecosystem of available services and runtime frameworks. IBM will provide services and runtimes into the ecosystem based on our extensive software…
Added by Michael Marinier on November 3, 2015 at 11:15 —
On 5-6 November, JAVA developers from around the country will gather at the Clock Tower at V&A Waterfront…
Added by Michael Marinier on October 28, 2015 at 8:45 —
The Emerge Partnership was formed last week at the ITU Telecom World event in Budapest, Hungary, bringing together a group of stakeholders to provide thought leadership and best practice advice to help inform government policy-making for startups and innovators.
The Emerge Partnership will engage in supporting innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems, and includes representatives from the United Nations (UN)… Continue
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on October 23, 2015 at 14:30 —
Engineering console SeeBox, e-health startup Vula Mobile and mobile gaming company LetiArts were named among the winners of the first African Entrepreneurship Award at a ceremony held in Marrakech, Morocco, walking away with US$150,000 each.
The awards saw 34 finalists pitch at the final after a number of previous rounds that saw more than 5,000 entries from more than 50…
Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on October 21, 2015 at 12:00 —
One way to define Africa’s challenge is a lot of us do not know how to embed ourselves in the world economy, provide innovatively and freely without trying to rope in perceived gatekeepers.
Online Shipping System that Quotes Buyers Instantly to Anywhere in the World
At the backdrop of the South African Post Office having ‘going concern’ challenges, there are a number of local courier companies mushrooming. Interesting!
I am still not over the pain SAPO cost my… Continue
Added by Tiisetso Maloma on October 7, 2015 at 13:45 —