South Africa

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Accelerators

New accelerator aims to boost youth entrepreneurship in South Africa

This new accelerator aims to support youth entrepreneurship in South Africa. A total of 20 applicants will be selected to participate in the program.
Sep 11, 2015

SweepSouth becomes first South African startup to join Silicon Valley’s 500 Startups program

As the only South African startup to have been accepted into 500 Startups, SweepSouth is helping put the African tech ecosystem on the map.
Aug 04, 2015

Advertising

What is click fraud and how can you prevent it?

Approximately 36 percent of clicks on online ads are fraudulent. How can you avoid being a victim?
Jul 11, 2015

Interview with Sean Riley, CEO of African startup Ad Dynamo

"Overall though, I find emerging markets to be vibrant and customers are very honest – you’ll always know what you need to do in order to win the sale."
Mar 17, 2014

Big Data

South Africa startup: social media showed #Brexit was inevitable

Social media mentions evidenced the inevitability of Brexit, says CEO JP Kloppers
Jun 26, 2016

Google Translate adds 13 new languages including Kurdish

The new additions bring the total to 103 languages Google Translate now offers, including Pashto and Xhosa. The languages should be up in a few days.
Feb 17, 2016
Photo credit; Shutterstock, Tatiana Shepeleva

A robot can’t write a news article, can they?

How robots and data journalism are the next big thing in the newsroom
Jul 05, 2015

Consumer

Photo credit: Kārlis Dambrāns / Flickr

10 simple Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts worth remembering

The update brings some convenient keyboard shortcuts too, but which ones are worth remembering? We list some of the more useful combinations
Jul 09, 2016

Google Translate adds 13 new languages including Kurdish

The new additions bring the total to 103 languages Google Translate now offers, including Pashto and Xhosa. The languages should be up in a few days.
Feb 17, 2016

10 of the most interesting uses of commercial drones to date

See how drones will be involved in our everyday lives
Oct 15, 2015
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Entrepreneurship

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How I wasted 87,600 minutes on dead-end meetings so you don’t have to

This is what you can do to avoid my blunders
Jul 03, 2016
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South Africa on entrepreneurial decline, says latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report

According to the report, entrepreneurial intentions in SA have almost halved compared to 2010 and are 3.6 times lower than the African average.
May 28, 2016
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Travel booking site Travelstart lands $40 million, asserts investor confidence

The significant capital injection again reaffirms investor confidence in South Africa as a fruitful market for internet companies — a space which has seen growing [Read More...]
Feb 05, 2016
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Events

FinTech

Greentech

Industry

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Innovation

Spotters locate a Great White off Fish Hoek, South Africa in 2015. Photo Credit: Shark Spotters

Too many sharks at the beach? In South Africa, you can just use drones

Drones can go where people cannot to study wildlife, fight poaching, and keep people safe from animal attacks
Dec 22, 2016

‘Old people are just slower’: how ageism has taken over the tech industry

Rampant ageism has become the norm in digital and computing companies across the globe, and South Africa is no exception.
Dec 12, 2015

South Africa exploits sharks’ fatal weakness to keep beachgoers safe

Nov 18, 2014

Internet

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Lists

Photo credit: Kārlis Dambrāns / Flickr

10 simple Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts worth remembering

The update brings some convenient keyboard shortcuts too, but which ones are worth remembering? We list some of the more useful combinations
Jul 09, 2016
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5 stellar budget camera phones for Instagram lovers

Here are several low-cost phones that don’t compromise on the camera
May 15, 2016

Ventureburn’s top 5 tech startups in South Africa of 2015

Venture burn spoke with several experts to determine the top five startups out of South Africa for 2015. Here are their choices.
Dec 25, 2015
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Marketing

BREAKING: incuBeta merges with DQ&A in massive R1.5bn deal

The South African-based digital marketing group announced the merger with the Netherlands-based DQ&A in a deal worth more than R1.5-billion.
Nov 07, 2015

What is click fraud and how can you prevent it?

Approximately 36 percent of clicks on online ads are fraudulent. How can you avoid being a victim?
Jul 11, 2015

Media

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These data scientists think they can predict who’ll win at the Oscars

And the guesses are...
Feb 17, 2016
Photo credit; Shutterstock, Tatiana Shepeleva

A robot can’t write a news article, can they?

How robots and data journalism are the next big thing in the newsroom
Jul 05, 2015

Mobile

Hisense Infinity KO. Photo credit: Gearburn

5 stellar budget camera phones for Instagram lovers

Here are several low-cost phones that don’t compromise on the camera
May 15, 2016
Screenshot from OkCupid. Photo credit: OkCupid

The honeymoon is over: dating apps now a hotbed of crime

The risks are obvious, but what can people do to protect themselves?
Feb 14, 2016

10 of Africa’s most innovative apps of 2015 you should know about

Pan-African competition AppsAfrica has concluded earlier this week, announcing the continent’s ten most innovative mobile applications of 2015.
Nov 21, 2015
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News

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Science

Security

What is click fraud and how can you prevent it?

Approximately 36 percent of clicks on online ads are fraudulent. How can you avoid being a victim?
Jul 11, 2015

The answer lies within you: PayPal’s Leblanc talks about the future of online security

One of the more acceptable suggestions he has made is “vein recognition.” Then he slightly starts to lean more in the sci-fi direction
May 08, 2015

Combating explosive ATM attacks in SA

South Africa has a (large) mining industry and as a result some people have access to explosives. Whether we like it or not
Dec 17, 2014
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Social Media

South Africa startup: social media showed #Brexit was inevitable

Social media mentions evidenced the inevitability of Brexit, says CEO JP Kloppers
Jun 26, 2016
Screenshot from OkCupid. Photo credit: OkCupid

The honeymoon is over: dating apps now a hotbed of crime

The risks are obvious, but what can people do to protect themselves?
Feb 14, 2016

95% of Kenyan Facebook users access it on mobile daily

The company just announced that there are 120 million active Facebook users in Africa as of June - here are the full details
Sep 14, 2015
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Venture Capital

Gaming

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6 YouTube gaming channels you really should be watching

There are a lot of YouTube shows about gaming, but these are the ones you should pay attention to
Nov 28, 2015

Policy

Spotters locate a Great White off Fish Hoek, South Africa in 2015. Photo Credit: Shark Spotters

Too many sharks at the beach? In South Africa, you can just use drones

Drones can go where people cannot to study wildlife, fight poaching, and keep people safe from animal attacks
Dec 22, 2016

Transportation

Iranian startup Snapp scoops up $22.3 million investment from ZA-based MTN to boost ride-sharing in the Islamic Republic

South African MTN was the sole investor, expanding its already pervasive interests in Iran's telecommunications industry
Oct 10, 2016