All Blog Posts Tagged 'Africa' (142)

Deputy Minister, DTPS, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize acknowledges Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Deputy Minister of Telecommunications & Postal Service, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, will be opening the second day of the 8th Annual IT Leaders Africa…

Added by Kinetic on October 26, 2016 at 13:01 — No Comments

Start-up and investor success stories on the agenda for eCommerce MoneyAfrica

What's on the eCommerce MoneyAfrica Exhibition agenda?


SweepSouth is an on-demand cleaning service company. Founded in 2014…


Added by Kinetic on October 26, 2016 at 10:20 — No Comments

Where eCommerce Meets FinTech

Mobile money and other financial services are a high priority for many mobile operators, financial institutions, technology firms and governments. In Sub-Saharan Africa, mobile money promises a low-cost scalable alternative to traditional banking.

Only a small percentage of households make use of card-based, online and traditional banking. One survey conducted by Gallup suggests that more than 80% of adults have their bills in cash. The sheer amount of cash payments puts a burden on…


Added by Kinetic on October 25, 2016 at 12:49 — No Comments

Blockchain Africa Conference 2017 - Press Release



CEO of CITI and CEO of FinTech Circle Innovate UK on board for the 3rd annual Blockchain Africa Conference in Johannesburg on 1-3 March 2017

Ian Merrington, a well-known thought leader in the South African blockchain community and CEO of Cape Innovation Technology Initiative (CITI), will be the Master of Ceremonies for the Blockchain Africa…


Added by Theo Sauls on October 25, 2016 at 9:05 — No Comments

Africa Tech Summit London announces Erik Hersman as keynote

Africa Tech Summit London has announced its keynote address and speaker line up for the event bringing together technology leaders from across Africa and Europe, international investors, entrepreneurs and leading African start-ups.

This year’s visionary keynote address will be given by Erik Hersman, leading…


Added by Andrew Fassnidge on September 9, 2016 at 8:30 — No Comments

Digital investment leads to balance sheet value in the hospitality sector

Cape Town – Digital has played a major role in the hotel business, driving direct bookings and repeat business.

Phillip Taylor, CEO and founder of Hospitality Plus, addressing delegates at the Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference (THINC Africa) in Cape Town, said three critical technologies had emerged over the past few years and enabled the business models that we know today – namely the cloud, social media and mobile capabilities.

“M-Pesa, launched from Kenya,…


Added by Bettina Moss on September 8, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

Artificial Intelligence at the centre of MIIA partner activities with Silicon Cape, Rise Africa, and Insights2Impact

We live in truly exciting times where smart technology is not only substantially altering the way we work, play, live, and interact with one another, but is also disrupting all industries, disciplines, economies, education, society, the public sector, and entire systems at an…


Added by Jacques Ludik on August 26, 2016 at 13:17 — No Comments

How to fix road issues in Africa

Road infrastructure in Africa is essential to all industries in the region. We can’t underestimate the importance of having working roads. Unfortunately, Africa suffers enormously throughout the continent from terrible road conditions. This is part of a genuine issue of lacking infrastructure. There are however steps various countries can take to try fix this.

Why roads matter

The most popular industry for…


Added by Terrence Stoker on August 15, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

Entries Open for the Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2016

The Innovation Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa and following the success of last years Awards which celebrated 10 winners from over 200 entries across 21 countries, applications are …


Added by Andrew Fassnidge on August 2, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Importance of Hiring Recruitment Agencies

Employees are the backbone of any organisation. Therefore, hiring the right employee is a vital process for the company. It is not easy task to hire the right person for the right position, not to forget the fact that it is a time consuming matter. This problem can be solved by hiring a recruitment agency. There are many recruitment agencies in South Africa that will help you to find the suitable employee for your company. This…


Added by Macrocosm Ultradigital on July 28, 2016 at 13:24 — No Comments

Seven Tips to Choose the Perfect Hotel for Your Trip

Normally, most of us would research a place inside out if we were to go on a trip somewhere. One does everything within their means to find out as much about a place as they can—be it the internet, travel magazines or the TLC. Everything about a certain place—its architectural marvels, its museums, its art, parks, shopping malls and everything else that is there. Some people also care to get…


Added by Macrocosm Ultradigital on July 25, 2016 at 8:26 — No Comments

Africa Tech Summit London To Host Tech Leaders & Investors From Across Africa

The Africa Tech Summit London will host technology leaders from across Africa and Europe, international investors, entrepreneurs and leading African start-ups for an exclusive, invitation only, one-day conference to discuss the technology landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Tech…


Added by Andrew Fassnidge on July 21, 2016 at 13:34 — No Comments

The eCommerce Africa Confex evolution.

In 2016, global eCommerce sales are expected to reach just shy of $2 trillion; Africa represents only about 2% of this. What is driving the eCommerce environment in Africa however, is the continuing rise of mobile connectivity and the rapid development of FinTech products. Just over 80% of African adults do not have access to traditional banking, yet the continent boasts more than 220 million registered…


Added by Kinetic on July 14, 2016 at 12:50 — No Comments

Ringier Africa merger creates Africa’s largest classifieds group

As millions more Africans come online to connect & conduct commerce, predominantly via mobile Ringier Africa and One Africa Media (OAM)  have agreed to merge their pan-African Classifieds assets to create and grow…


Added by Andrew Fassnidge on May 10, 2016 at 16:45 — No Comments

Jason Njoku’s Outstanding Industry Achievement

Jason Njoku’s objective has always been to ‘lead viewers to content they’ll love’ and he has achieved this by opening up Nollywood to the world, through his extensive content digitisation project, iROKO.

Lauded by international commentators as the ‘Netflix of…


Added by Andrew Fassnidge on May 10, 2016 at 16:41 — No Comments

Three Hundred and Sixty Five Days of Crowdfunding in South Africa

When Change Lives Now opened its doors three hundred and sixty five days ago it joined an elite group of Crowdfunding websites in South Africa. It was definitely not the first and will not be the last. It was however, unique.

Change Lives Now based its strategy on helping communities and people in need, in South Africa. Specific focus was toward Non Profit Organisations however, not limited to them. It proved to be an excellent…


Added by Jason Grieve on May 2, 2016 at 10:08 — No Comments

IMB - Entrepreneurship and Community Upliftment in South Africa

The Financial Services Industry is getting a much-needed shake up


If you drive through the centre of Kraaifontein and head into the township, it's hard to miss Isaia Mpeoa. Isaia is a friendly face in the neighbourhood and well-liked by all. A pastor at the nearby church, he's a man of God - but also a businessman. "I'm not just a pastor. Words are not enough on their own. I'm a pastor that does business too." 

Isaia recently opened his own IMB…


Added by Danielle on April 25, 2016 at 9:08 — No Comments

Why prepaid SIM cards are critical for businesses

Data traffic is expected to see an almost ten-fold increase by 2019, due to the growing range of new services and applications. However, while the GSMA Sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Economy 2015 report projects that …


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on April 1, 2016 at 12:47 — 1 Comment

mCommerce and Omni-Channel established as game changers at Africa’s leading eCommerce event.

The 2016 eCommerce Africa Confex took place on the 17th and 18th at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.  

The conference and exhibition, which doubled in size from the inaugural edition in 2015 kicked off in the auditorium where advisory panellist; Emilian Popa discussed where the top smart money VCs are investing in eCommerce. “The total amount of growth funding globally is $12 billion, but only $200 million is invested in tech start-ups in Africa, so the continent is…


Added by Kinetic on February 29, 2016 at 10:56 — No Comments

INNOTRIBE calls on the best FinTech startups in Africa

Innotribe opens its Startup Challenge for Africa and is looking for the best startups to showcase their products during SWIFT’s African Regional Conference in Mauritius in May. Apply now!

On January 25th, Innotribe - the SWIFT innovation brand - opened the applications for…


Added by Fabio Maffioli on February 28, 2016 at 21:55 — No Comments

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