How proposed changes in Copyright Amendment Bill will affect tech startups

If you run or own a technology company you should sit up and take note of the proposed changes to the current South African Copyright Act, as proposed by the 2017 Copyright Amendment Bill. Copyright laws provide the legal vehicle for protecting and monetising your technology, particularly the rights in computer programs, applications, source code and […]

Cape Town-based security startup Jonga wins Santam Safety Ideas campaign

Cape Town startup Jonga, which has designed an affordable app for home security, has come out tops in the Santam Safety Ideas campaign. Jonga will get a R150 000 to cover the costs of incubation. The announcement was made on Thursday last week. The startup was founded by Ntandoyenkosi Shezi and Ntsako Mgiba (pictured) in 2015 with the aim […]

Apply for Disruption48!

Startup Safari in collaboration with Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation has developed a learning platform for young entrepreneurial minds to look at startup ideas through the lens of Disruptive Innovation and pitch their own game changing ideas in front of a panel of esteemed entrepreneurs and change-makers. DISRUPTION48 is a 2 day entrepreneurial bootcamp aimed at […]

Apply for MTN App of the Year Awards!

Be the next MTN Business App of the Year Winner! The prestigious MTN App of the Year Awards challenge has played a fundamental role in elevating local developers and unearthing exciting new innovations in the South African app development market. As the overall winners of the 2013 MTN App of the Year Awards, online payment […]

Bringing Smart to “Smart Cities” – tackling South Africa’s Transportation woes.

Comutr tackles the pressing issue of the Transportation system across South Africa, today comutr is launching cohikr for the public. It’s a portal to serve as an alternative to modes of transport like buses or taxis for commuters. Comutr intends to bring back smart in “Smart Cities”, a true smart city is the one with […]

IITPSA Awards. Nominate Now!

The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa ’s (IITPSA) Annual President’s Awards event is a major highlight of the year for many in the industry, combining prestigious long standing awards (since 1979) with unparalleled networking opportunities. It is an event that highlights the talent and commitment of individuals within the ICT industry. Nominees include […]

SA’s SnapnSave in R14m investment from Kalon Venture Partners, Smollan

SA venture capital company Kalon Venture Partners (formerly Grotech) and retail solutions company the Smollan Group SA have together invested R14-million for a minority stake in SA shopping community SnapnSave. Kalon Venture Partners chief executive Clive Butkow said the deal, which was concluded late last week, will see Kalon and Smollan each invest R7-million in the Cape Town based startup, […]

11 South African FinTech Startups Innovating In The Payments Space

In 2016 $5.5bn of venture capital investment went into payments startups. This represented 22% of global fintech investment activity. In South Africa, payments still dominate the fintech landscape. We are seeing a tremendous amount of innovation in payments as SA consumers seek new ways to transact. Due to SA’s sophisticated banking infrastructure, we possess strong […]

Call for digital startups to enter Africa’s largest tech startup competition

Digital startups from South Africa and the continent are being called on to enter the 2017 edition of the African continent’s premier launch pad for emerging technologies, DEMO Africa, before 31 August 2017.  DEMO Africa is a platform that gives technology entrepreneurs an opportunity to meet with potential investors and technology buyers. The selected thirty startups are […]

APPLY: Airbus #africa4future AEROmobility pitching competition

The Airbus BizLab accelerator’s #africa4future initiative is open to innovative ideas or solutions that focus on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Satellite Operations and Imagery, 3D Printing, Smart Sensors and Artificial Intelligence.  The final pitch event will take place on 22 September 2017 at Workshop17.  The winning pitch will be awarded a 10-day-business trip to Europe to work […]