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.
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.
Tesla offers renewable energy kits as load-shedding solution
Tesla introduces its Powerwall and Megapack rechargeable, renewable energy-powered battery systems for homes and businesses in SA.
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.
Apple debuts iPad Air 4, Apple One subscription service
Apple launches the iPad Air 4, a revamped version of its most affordable iPad range, alongside a new subscription service and the Watch Series 6.
More consumers fall prey to forex trading scams in SA
Forex trading scams emerge as the most popular “get rich quick” scheme, as SA sees an uptick in illegitimate online trading deals.
Ozow aims to up digital inclusion with new payment solutions
The digital payments company introduces new online payments solutions targeted at the under-banked, as its local user base reaches over 400 000.
Oracle beats revenue estimates as cloud business booms
The enterprise software giant’s fiscal Q1 sales rose to $9.37 billion, boosted by its enterprise cloud solutions and a strategic partnership with Zoom.
‘Old-school’ approach to digital behind Clicks advert disaster
A constantly reviewed social media policy that informs third-party content analysis can help firms avoid a digital misstep similar to that of Clicks.
SA urged to make ‘extraordinary effort’ in innovation investments
The 2020 NACI science, technology and innovation report reveals the state of innovation in SA is less than ideal due to shrinking investments.