Africa currently has the highest growth rate in the world- with an average growth rate of 5.5%. Small Business Sector is a key driver of growth in the continent. To acknowledge and appreciate the important role the sector plays in promoting wealth and prosperity in the continent, Africagrowth Institutes, in partnership with major Private Sector Institutions, NGOs and SMME support agencies is pleased to introduce the 2013 Africa SMME Awards…
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by Richard Cutcher
Cape Town-based venture capital firm 4Di Capital has invested in African seed accelerator 88mph, a first for the continent’s accelerator scene.
88mph, which currently runs accelerator programmes in Nairobi and Cape Town and is already partnered with Google for Entrepreneurs, has invested in 24 startups since 2011 and spent more than US$1 million in that time.
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by Brandon Gregory
A wine advisory application aimed at the average wine drinker has recorded more than 37,737 visits to its mobile platform in eight months.
Flowery language such as “sweaty saddles” and other terms are not allowed on the mobile app, making it easy to understand.
Andy Hadfield, founder of Real Time Wine, began work on the application at the start of 2012 and it was…
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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovations are delivering home-grown solutions in Africa, transforming businesses, and driving entrepreneurship and economic growth, says a joint report published by the World Bank and African Development Bank (AfDB), with support from the African Union.
The report, eTransform…Continue
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by Nanine Steenkamp
Free social network initiative Bonfiire will be officially launched on February 28 as the South African-developed Beta version aims to become an established critical discussion community network.
The test phase was activated in October 2012 when co-founders Johannes Jonker and Nico de Wet adapted the idea from the VryeMatie, which was already a running platform of opinion…Continue
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by Nanine Steenkamp
South African startup MiName is looking to protect users from marketing exploitation by rewarding them with cash for being connected to brands they are interested in hearing from.
The founders of MiName, which allows users to decide what marketing they receive and rewards them if they make a purchase, believe the key to their product is its distinctiveness.
“From what we…Continue
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ADSOFTWARE has received commendations from the CIC International Club jury for best export practices and has been awarded second prize in the CIC export challenge 2012, which took place in Lyon on the 4th and 5th of December.Continue
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December 10, 2012
New Report Highlights Innovations, Home-Grown Solutions in Eight Key Sectors WASHINGTON, December 10, 2012 --- Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovations are delivering home-grown solutions in Africa, transforming businesses, and driving entrepreneurship and economic growth, says a joint report published by the World Bank and African Development Bank (AfDB), with support from the African Union.
The report, eTransform Africa: The…Continue
Their new user registrations may still be low, but South African startup Like Luci hopes to bridge the gap between PR professionals and journalists through its online communications management platform.
The company hopes it will be a mutually beneficial platform, allowing PR…Continue
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Entrepreneurial education, one of key barriers to grow entrepreneurs, has been given a serious boost with the launch of the African Entrepreneur Academy, a free online entrepreneurial education initiative driven by No Picket Fence a locally driven website offering a support network for entrepreneurs.
The objective of this initiative is to provide entrepreneurs…
Aviation safety advisory and quality management systems company Litson & Associates has chosen Hi-Fly Marketing, the growing South African company specialising in technical services in the African aviation industry, to represent them in Africa.
Litson is a South African success story. It started operations in 2008 with the idea of developing a package of safety services for the civil aviation industry at affordable rates. Many companies were already developing quality, safety and…Continue
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ADSoftware is delighted to announce that Mauritania Airlines International, the national carrier of Mauritania has signed with ADSoftware to implement AIRPACK Fleet Management System and Logistics Solutions comprising AIRTIME (Fleet management - CAMO), AIRSTOCK (Inventory control - Logistic), AIRDOC (Documentation management), AIRUSER (Security management) and AIRSTAT (Reliability and statistic reports).
Mauritania Airlines International, the national airline of Mauritania was…Continue
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Whenpages is a 4 months old start-up based in Pretoria ( See www.whenpages.com ). We are launching our global time based platform at the end of January 2012.
We're looking for the best and brightest to join our team and develop a product that that will…
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Tech4Africa annually features a world class line-up of international and African technologists, entrepreneurs and strategists. The aim is to not only enable Africans to gain exposure to global thinking, but also form a catalyst for local innovation and entrepreneurship by bringing the best minds and key players within the local tech and start-up landscape…Continue
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Cape Town start-up Moneysmart, due to launch at the end of next month, aims to provide a platform where people can manage all their financial matters in one place, from banking and expenses to insurance and…Continue
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AfricaNews Monitoring Team Credit: B&FT
Africa has gone past the era of being tagged a continent…Continue
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