Week 13: How Affordable Internet is transforming Kenya

Nairobi — Internet access is not only a catalyst for economic growth, it is also increasingly a prerequisite for people to access critical government services and be engaged in the society. However, a sky-high connectivity cost remains one of the biggest obstacles to achieving the universal access with about 50 percent of the world connected to the Internet. The Internet is […]

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Week 11: SA entrepreneurs selected for Endevour program, Startup School launches low cost online course for entrepreneurs, local job-hunting platform Bountly launched.

The week that was saw the top Google search results – as searched for by South Africans – accurately reflect our local news headlines. Dominating the search results was the recent outbreak of Listeriosis, which recently had the source of the infection traced to a local cold-meats factory in the north of the country. Along with searches relating to outbreak, South […]

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Week 10: Africa’s largest eCommerce event, Spotify coming to SA, Internet Censorship a reality in South Africa

An exciting week for South Africans within the digital space. Along with a host of events within the digital space we received the dubious rank of being some of the worlds rudest internet users. Imagine how this shapes the experience of start-ups within the tech space, where your first customers might now also appear to be the most difficult. A […]

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Week 08: Advancing Kenya’s tourism industry

The World Bank estimated a total of 1.2 billion international tourist arrivals worldwide in 2016. According to Statista, tourism forms a multi-trillion-dollar industry worldwide with direct, indirect and induced economic contribution of over 7.6 trillion U.S. Dollars in 2016.Africa, despite having a wealth of historic monuments and archaeological sites, accounts for only 3.8% of the global tourism revenue and just […]

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Week 08: Low-cost MBA program piloted in South Africa, Africa’s first instant, on-demand, cargo insurance platform, TinyEco wins the H20 Hackathon

2018 seems to be keeping its promise to be a year of big change for South Africans. Providing the perfect counter-weight to the optimism felt during the SONA address made by new President Cyril Ramaphosa was the budget speech made this week by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. The speech provided a sobering view of a government desperately trying to keep […]

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Week 07: The wave of disruptive technological manifestations

Today’s Kenya has become host to a flourishing ecosystem where numerous software applications, services and even social habits have emerged from the country’s aptitude, and appetite, for mobile transaction platforms.  The startup development scene in Kenya is partly advancing because of its contribution to social change but as technology in Africa is used to be part of the solutions in […]

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