Digital banking app Bettr ventures into gamification, streaming
Growing Africa’s start-up digital economy in a pandemic
Even in the middle of a global pandemic, 2020 was a groundbreaking year for African start-ups, with nearly 400 companies securing over $700 million worth of investment.
Intensified efforts to make antenna-based Internet a reality in South Africa
The Technology Innovation Agency supports Gauteng-based start-up FibrePoynt to develop antenna-based high-speed fixed Internet.
Online platform to support, connect nurses in Africa
Local company Patient Health readies to launch Afrinurse, an online platform that provides emotional support to nurses across the continent.
Manufacturing firms looking to sustain innovative ways of working post-COVID
Research commissioned by ServiceNow shows that while the pandemic enabled an environment for innovation within manufacturing , there is still work to be done to secure long-lasting digital transformation.
4Sight, Cognius.AI form strategic partnership
4Sight will collaborate with Cognius.AI in creating solutions that leverage Cognius.AI’s Sofia conversational AI platform for the enterprise market.
Mega wind energy facility switched on in ECape
The 123MW Golden Valley Wind Energy Facility reached commercial operations on 1 May, and is expected to generate over 477GWh of renewable power each year.
SA’s electric vehicle uptake slowly accelerates
South Africa leads Africa’s electric vehicle adoption rate, but falls behind other developing countries like India and Mexico, says the Global EV Outlook.
MTN looks to connect 60K homes with Supersonic AirFibre
The first commercial rollout of the fibre-quality connectivity solution will commence in Soweto, Mamelodi, Fairlands and Honeydew.
Township tech innovations provide real-world solutions
Three teams receive top awards in a hackathon that challenged entrants to build innovative applications to aid the struggling creative industries in SA.
Corruption leads to backlogs in online licence booking system
The transport minister confirms initial investigations show corruption is the reason online booking slots have been unavailable at various Gauteng Driving Licence Testing Centres.
AURA looks to spread wings to more markets
The South African security start-up sets its sights on Mexico and Nigeria later this year, following expansion into Kenya and the UK.