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3:40

VC landscape saw record investment, exit activity in 2019

Last year saw increased venture capital exits by investors in South African tech start-ups, with 50% of exit strategies reported as profitable.

2:40

Valenture Institute fuels expansion plans with R114m funding

Online-only high school Valenture Institute secures a multimillion-rand investment from GSV Ventures, and prepares to expand nationwide.

2:30
Yesterday

Bottles: The app in fizzing good health

Bottles, South Africa’s first on-demand alcohol delivery service, could have easily folded thanks to the booze ban during the lockdown.

2:30

Mainframe application modernisation: Doing nothing not an option

Moving core business applications from the mainframe can be complex, but it has to be done, says Neil Fowler, Micro Focus.

2:30
Thursday

TymeBank in bancassurance deal with Hollard

The digital bank ties up with local insurance giant Hollard to offer customers funeral policy plans without any paperwork needed.

3:50

Digital newcomer Discovery Bank nears 500K customers

The digital bank says it has 489 000 clients as of 13 September, versus 370 000 accounts at the end of June.

4:20
Thursday

MTN Eswatini cuts data prices as kingdom adopts MoMo

The mobile operator has reduced postpaid data bundles by 70%, while its prepaid package has been reduced by 32%.

2:30
Thursday

Infor customer cloud migration gains global momentum

Increased cloud adoption contributes to 112% SaaS growth globally.

2:00
Thursday

Food services marketplace gets Naspers backing

The Internet giant’s early-stage tech investment vehicle invests an undisclosed amount in Food Supply Network.

1:10
Thursday

Top 10 benefits of desktop as a service

DaaS overcomes the challenges of traditional desktop and laptop systems and can serve as a platform to deliver VDI from a variety of clouds.

4:30

Citizens reject 'Internet Censorship Act’, threaten court action

A public campaign on the draft Films and Publications Amendment Regulations attracts nearly 14 000 comments, with the majority rejecting it with contempt.

2:50
Wednesday

ZTE, Omdia release white paper

Comprehensive assurance in security is essential to the entire ecosystem in the 5G era, according to the white paper.