[Press Release] Silvertree Internet Holdings appoints ex Reckitt emerging markets CEO Freddy Caspers as Chairman and invests over 15M USD into Africa

Africa’s leading Internet Platform, Cape Town-based Silvertree Internet Holdings (Silvertree, www.Silvertree.holdings) has recently reached the milestone of over USD 15m (approx. ZAR 200m) channeled into African consumer-focused technology companies since inception in 2014. The portfolio has achieved an average >200% annual revenue growth, helped by fast-growing companies like car buying site carzar[dot]co[dot]za and meal-kit delivery […]

[Press Release] Ericsson Garage launches Startup Challenge 2017

As part of the STHLM Tech Fest taking place September 4-5, Ericsson is offering entrepreneurs an opportunity to be considered for a venture capital investment and technology incubation through the Ericsson Garage global network. Submit your application before August 23. Ericsson Garage is an in-house incubator that explores opportunities to develop tangible prototypes in new areas together with […]

[Press Release] Albany Bakeries to launch R350 million new bakery with high speed efficiency and reduced carbon footprint

Albany Bakeries (Albany) is proud to announce the launch of R350 million investment into a new bakery in Bellville. The investment includes the building of a brand-new plant with new technology equipment that reduces the carbon footprint and the upgrade of interiors of the existing plan. Albany Bakeries in Bellville was established in 1970 as […]

[Press Release} South African Entrepreneur Leads DNAFit To Partner With Helix, The World’s First Genetic App Store

South African led UK genetics brand DNAFit has been selected as a launch partner of Helix, the new US-based marketplace of DNA-powered products set to transform the direct-to-consumer genetic testing industry.   Led by South African life sciences entrepreneur CEO Avi Lasarow, DNAFit will deliver their health and fitness products for the groundbreaking new Helix […]

[Press Release] healthymagination Mother and Child Programme Welcomes its Second Cohort of Social Entrepreneurs Addressing Maternal & Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

Today, the healthymagination Mother and Child Programme announces its second cohort of social enterprises that will receive training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa. The programme – launched in March 2016 (http://APO.af/LZCqo8) by GE (www.GE.com) and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship – aims to continue to accelerate […]

[Press Release] Accenture and GIBS launches a whitepaper on how artificial intelligence is set to remake businesses

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) have launched a whitepaper on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to impact the macro environment. Themed “Responsible AI,” the whitepaper explores associated challenges and opportunities faced by organisations.   “There’s no longer any doubt that artificial intelligence has the ability to amplify growth for […]

[Press Release] Three outstanding African innovations walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017 total cash prize of US$150 000

The sixth edition of the coveted Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) (http://InnovationPrizeForAfrica.org) culminated with a bang as the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (www.AfricanInnovation.org) awarded three more African innovators for their incredible innovations. Out of the total of over 2500 applications, 10 nominees were selected, and from these Aly El-Shafei of Egypt emerged as the Grand […]

[Press Release] 10 000 SMEs now accept card payments with Yoco

South African payments company Yoco has announced it now has 10 000 SMEs in South Africa using its point-of-sale payments platform to accept card payments. The company is adding over 1 000 new SMEs to its base every month, making it the largest independent mobile point-of-sale player in South Africa by number of merchants. By […]

[Press Release] SA, Ghana celebrate SKA milestone

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) has reached yet another milestone, with a significant development that cements the way towards the second phase construction of the colossal telescope. The Ghanaian and South African governments on Thursday announced the combination of ‘first light’ science observations, which confirm the successful conversion of the Ghana communications antenna from a […]

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