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6:10
Thursday

Using Bitcoin as loan collateral gains traction

Several lenders begin using crypto-currencies as collateral for personal loans, without much bureaucracy.

6:00

SA urged to promote gig economy as unemployment takes toll

Analysts believe the gig economy can alleviate the problem of joblessness in the country, which is at its highest rate since 2008.

5:20

Ex-DiData CEO Brett Dawson plots R30m 4IR deals

Brett Dawson’s investment platform Campan is looking to invest up to R30 million in local fourth industrial revolution start-ups.

5:20

SA fintech start-ups redesigning financial services

Local start-ups Meerkat and Spoon, recently included in a $15 million accelerator programme, say there is still room for more fintech products in SA.

3:00

Event ticketing platform Howler scores round two funding

The latest phase of funding will be used to further develop Howler’s end-to-end event technology stack and grow its market share.

2:30

Stellenbosch University’s LaunchLab appoints new CEO

The innovation hub appoints US social entrepreneur Joshua Romisher as its new CEO.

2:10

WCape intros online guide to start-up investor landscape

The free online course gives start-ups and potential investors insight into the risks and rewards of early-stage investing.

2:50

Zimbabwean entrepreneur invents tech that turns a tree into a WiFi hub

‘Trees of Knowledge’ will convert trees and rural landmarks into educational WiFi hubs in Africa.

4:50
31 Jan

Big corporates opt for WeWork shared office tenancy

The economic downturn and a trend towards flexible office environments see WeWork become home to large enterprises, says WeWork SA GM Stafford Masie.

2:20

Final call to apply for CiTi’s Women in Business programme

Today’s the deadline to apply for CiTi's upskilling programme for female entrepreneurs in the Western Cape.

2:30
31 Jan

GoDaddy buys local social content start-up

The world’s biggest Web host by market share purchases Cape Town-based Over, a social content start-up company.

3:10

Africa’s tech start-ups attract $2bn investment

Last year, 243 African tech start-ups raised a total of $2.02 billion in equity through 250 rounds, says Partech Africa.