All Blog Posts Tagged 'Africa' (129)

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

MWC: Is Virtual reality the next big thing?

Virtual reality is a major focus at Mobile World Congress 2016 with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg making a surprise appearance at Samsung’s press conference talking up progress in virtual reality and to promote VR in the future as “the most social platform” reports …


Added by Andrew Fassnidge on February 23, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

How to get your startup hooked up

Being an entrepreneur or small-business owner can be a lonely place; so getting to interact with other like-minded individuals, and being exposed to business opportunities, can be challenging. Here are a few things you should know about building your business relationships:

While we focus on our personal relationships in the month of love, many business owners forget that their business relationships also need nurturing to ensure success. One of the best ways to do this is through…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on February 23, 2016 at 9:16 — No Comments

Deadline for entries for the West Africa Mobile Awards


Mobile innovators have just one week left to submit their entries for the West Africa Mobile Awards, with winners announced at an awards party on April 21st in Lagos, Nigeria.

The West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS), the first truly West African technology awards targeting the leading…


Added by Andrew Fassnidge on February 19, 2016 at 11:53 — No Comments

Could 2016 be the best year yet for SA startup funding?

Last year was already a very good year for South African startups in terms of funding, with businesses from the country proving the most attractive to investors.

According to the findings of the Disrupt Africa African Tech Startups Funding Report 2015, 36 per cent of African startups that raised funding in 2015 were based in South Africa, with companies taking home in excess of US$54.5 million over the…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on February 19, 2016 at 11:50 — No Comments

Puzzling case of Malaysia's shrinking start-ups

While more Brazilians than ever are starting up new businesses and SA's start-up rate has increased, on the other side of the globe in Malaysia, the number of start-ups has hit rock bottom, shows the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (Gem) survey.

The south-east Asian country's…


Added by Stephen Timm on February 11, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Tuluntulu is making strides across Africa with innovative app

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 …


Added by Andrew Fassnidge on February 8, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

South Africa welcomes Change Lives Now

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…


Added by Jason Grieve on February 4, 2016 at 16:02 — No Comments

Building a better Africa one sticky note at a time

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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

Sadly, all too familiar, and bad for developer morale, bad for business and bad for the whole coding ecosystem. This scenario lead David…


Added by Andrew Fassnidge on February 2, 2016 at 16:53 — No Comments

BBC Connected Studio, World Service Africa programme

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…


Added by Chris Ambrose on February 1, 2016 at 19:22 — No Comments

Less than one month to go to the eCommerce Africa Confex

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’…


Added by Kinetic on January 29, 2016 at 10:54 — No Comments

Blockchain and Bitcoin Africa Conference 2016 reveals speaker list

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…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on January 28, 2016 at 11:07 — No Comments

Entries now open for inaugural West Africa Mobile Awards

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…


Added by Andrew Fassnidge on January 28, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [25/01/2016]

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…


Added by Silicon Cape Initiative on January 25, 2016 at 14:12 — No Comments

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