[Press Release] Township Youth Development Programme Grooms Social Entrepreneurs of the Future

Jayshree Naidoo, Head of the Standard Bank Business Incubator was moved by the business idea pitches submitted by 12 finalists at the Giving Wings Pitch Competition and Awards Ceremony held in Olievenhoutbosch, near Midrand. The ceremony closed the 5 week youth development programme, which was sponsored by Standard Bank in partnership with Liberty. It was […]

[Press release] Cell C extends fibre-to-the-home footprint

Cell C is pleased to announce that it has extended its commercial Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) offering across the major open access fibre networks, with additional network agreements underway. “Customers that are in areas covered by Openserve can now join those already covered by Frogfoot, Mitsol and Vumatel and experience C-Fibre’s exceptional pricing and truly uncapped offers,” […]

[Press Release] A chance to showcase African innovation: applications extended for the Mastercard Start Path programme

As Mastercard announces the latest wave of start-ups joining its global Start Path programme at Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen today, the company is simultaneously making the call for additional applications from qualifying late-stage start-ups – marking the perfect opportunity for the fast-growing pool of African fintech talent to benefit from the mentorship and knowledge-sharing that […]

[Press Release] Final call for for HiiL’s Justice Accelerator – applications close on Friday 30 June

Are you working on a startup or innovation which aims to improve legal systems in Southern Africa? There’s still time left to get your application in for this year’s Hague Institute for Innovation of Law’s Justice Accelerator, which you can find online at www.innovatingjustice.com. Response to the 2017 call for applications across Southern Africa has […]

[Press Release] SA fintech Peach Payments brings Alipay to Africa to capture the Chinese tourist market

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, and Alipay announced that they are launching Alipay in South Africa, via leading regional payment service provider (PSP) Peach Payments.   This latest news builds upon ACI’s long-standing work with Alipay, as well as Peach Payments, whose merchants already benefit from the flexibility […]

[Press Release] Microsoft SA and partners – Intervate and 2enable, launch online portal to empower students

Microsoft South Africa, together with Intervate and 2enable, have created a portal for young South Africans called Mahala.ms. Through this portal young people can activate licenses for the Microsoft Office 365 suite and OneDrive cloud-based storage services free of charge. The main objective is to enable learners from grade R to 12 to become more […]

[Press Release] Facebook celebrates MENA winners of First Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) selected 3 winners from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from 60 finalists as part of the first-ever Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge (https://MessengerChallenge.splashthat.com). The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched on February 15th this year, in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to recognize and reward developers who […]

[Press release] RS Components introduces new range of flexible LED strips from Osram

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc(LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced the availability of new flexible LED strips and accessories from Osram. The LINEARlight FLEX range features a series of coloured LED strips that are flexible and can be cut to fit custom lighting installations, making them especially suitable […]

[Press Release] AIF announces the top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (www.AfricanInnovation.org) today announced the top 10 nominees who will be contending for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) (http://APO.af/iaUJZd), to be awarded in Accra, Ghana on 18th July 2017. Innovators from nine African countries including Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe […]

[Press Release] The math program that is changing paradigms worldwide is now available in South Africa

Smartick, the online afterschool math program, supported by the European Union, arrives in South Africa with extraordinary results and high expectations. Founded by two European entrepreneurs, Daniel Gonzalez de Vega and Javier Arroyo, Smartick has been demonstrating with more than 32 000 children in over 70 countries how the performance in math of children can […]

[Press Release] Facebook partners with Ogilvy & Mather South Africa to nurture young South African creatives

Facebook’s Creative Shop partnered with Ogilvy & Mather South Africa to host a three-day hackathon for graduates pursuing advertising and marketing careers. The young creatives worked closely with small and medium business clients over three days at the Facebook Johannesburg office to craft compelling digital campaigns for them. This will help them to develop their […]

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