Internet Solutions buys MWEB, teases ‘new consumer products and experiences’

African telecoms company Internet Solutions has today announced it has concluded its purchase of MWEB. Internet Solutions, owned by telecoms giant Dimension Data, initially announced an interest in purchasing the ISP in December 2016 but was granted approval by the SA Competition Commission earlier this month. With the acquisition of MWEB, Internet Solutions now bolsters […]

BotConAfrica 2017 speaker line-up announced

An outstanding array of speakers is headed for BotCon Africa 2017 with twelve speakers now confirmed for this essential conference on the state and future of conversational interfaces in Africa. More speakers will be announced over the coming week. Taking place in Cape Town on Thursday 25 May 2017, BotCon Africa 2017 will have a […]

Calling all Silicon Cape fintech companies – we need your info!

Silicon Cape has received a lot of interest both locally and internationally around our emerging fintech sector. This interest ranges from global conferences wanting African fintech speakers and participants e.g. the Singapore Fintech Festival, corporates looking to enter into partnerships to funders looking for investment opportunities. We are starting a series of calls to gather […]


Call for nominations Inspiring Fifty – South Africa 2017 Inspiring Fifty, in cooperation with the Kingdom of the Netherlands and #cocreateSA, has started its search to find the most “Inspiring South African Women” working in the different spheres of technology and innovation. Do you know an inspiring woman in technology who should be nominated? Can […]

Apply for the 88 Business Collective Accelerator Programme

It takes a village to grow a business Collaboration runs through our DNA and over the past few months we have solidified partnerships that will ensure we deliver world-class to our women entrepreneurs. We are collaborating with Leanne Dlamini from End Girl Hate. Listen to what she had to say: The Accelerator Programme supports […]

German innovation consultancy, Seedlab, expands to South Africa

9 May 2017, Berlin, Germany and Cape Town, South Africa — German innovation consultancy, Seedlab GmbH, has expanded internationally with the launch of Seedlab South Africa in early 2017. The company helps corporates manage digitalisation successfully and brings seven years of experience and tested innovation methodology to South Africa. Seedlab works with companies to identify […]

Make your voice heard! | National System of Innovation Opinion Survey | Respond by 16 May

Dear inventor, entrepreneur, policymaker and other role-players in the National System of Innovation You are invited and urged to give us your opinion on how to strengthen linkages between government, private sector, the research sector as well as civil society in terms of our collective capability to impact economic and social well-being through innovation. Innovation […]

Startupbootcamp FastTrack Invitation – Cape Town and Johannesburg

UPDATE: Johannesburg FastTrack event is now May 18 Startupbootcamp FastTrack ** Cape Town May 11th ** ** Johannesburg May 18th ** Startupbootcamp is hosting two upcoming FastTracks in South Africa! May 11th (Cape Town) at the RCS Group Head Office Mowbray Golf Club, 1 Raapenberg Rd, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7700 May 18th (Johannesburg) at the […]

SweepSouth concludes funding round, plans to grow reach and services

Cape Town, 2 May 2017 – SweepSouth, the market-leading pioneer in using technology to provide on-demand and regular home cleaning services on the African continent, today announced it has concluded its Series A financing round. The strategic investment is led by Smollan, the international retail solutions company and associate of WPP and Advantage Solutions, as […]