Phakiso Mataitsane: From street vendor to tech leader, philanthropist

Phakiso Mataitsane's journey from a street vendor to a tech leader and philanthropist exemplifies resilience, innovation and a deep commitment to making a positive impact on society.

TymeBank29 Feb

TymeBank, iKhokha unlock SME digital business solutions

The digital bank migrates its tap-on-phone commercial customer base to the iKhokha tap-on-phone platform.


Ngcaba’s Solcon, IFC hunt for deep-tech investments

The organisations are identifying and nurturing investment opportunities in the deep-tech sector within India and South Africa.

Cue28 Feb

Local tech start-up Cue bags R38.3m funding

Planning to expand after securing R38.3 million seed funding, Cue appoints its executive founders to C-level leadership positions.


New publication to showcase women of influence in SA tech industry

Applications for inclusion in the 100 Influential Women in Tech directory close on 8 March.

Google22 Feb

Google Workspace gets AI boost with Gemini assistant

The tech firm upgrades the AI tools within its Workspace suite, rebranding its AI assistant as Gemini for Google Workspace.

Momint20 Feb

Momint eyes R400m from solar crowdsale

There is still value in solar crowdfunding, says the blockchain-based start-up, after its rival Sun Exchange ditched the business model.

Zandaux15 Feb

Zandaux sets up South African operations

The Pan-African B2B marketplace launches its third African operation, with an ambition to become the “Alibaba of Africa”.


Free courses for entrepreneurs seeking business growth

The City of Cape Town calls on up-and-coming entrepreneurs to join its online resource centre, to gain business growth insights.


Sun Exchange ditches crowdfunding for corporate funders

The local renewable energy firm, which started as a peer-to-peer solar leasing platform, says its original business model is no longer viable.

Thinkroom13 Feb

Thinkubate offers essential skills courses for SMEs, start-up founders

Small business consulting firm Thinkroom has launched the Thinkubate Academy for SMEs.


Skills development initiative targets African SMEs

Italian financial institution Cassa Depositi e Prestiti invites African start-ups to apply for the Archipelagos SME support programme.