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 09: VAT expands to cover additional electronic services, 2.1 Billion Rand fund announced for South African startups, TapOff app aiming to make saving water fun

After a week of celebrations welcoming new president Cyril Ramaphosa South Africans have been disheartened by a report released this week by PwC that lists our instances of economic crime as the highest in the world. The report titled the Global Economic Crime Survey explains that 77% of South African business reported themselves as victims of some sort of economic […]

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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 03: Reviving the economy, How South Africans use Bitcoin, Smart Cities

A brighter economic outlook: After a turbulent 2017, South Africa’s outlook for 2018 seems bright.  The year started with Cyril Ramaphosa vowing to revive the struggling economy. The Rand hit the key support level of R12.25 on Tuesday in response to his speeches. Ramaphosa hopes to increase the global investment outlook and economic growth for the country. With more than […]

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Week 02 – Science Forum, Bitcoin for SA business school, Smart agriculture

The challenge of digital inclusion in Africa: Innovation based on new technology and innovative business models is creating amazing potential for companies around the globe. The innovation itch is starting to be scratched in earnest in South Africa which is great news for entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers across the country. There is however an underlying current to apply innovation in […]

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