[Press Release] Standard Bank App introduces three-hour response time for burst geysers

Burst geysers account for approximately 35% of all domestic insurance claims, with the winter months being the most common time for this inconvenience. While it may be stressful finding water all over floors, ceilings saturated with water and furniture damaged, often the most frustrating experience is waiting for plumbing assistance to arrive. Now, however, there […]

[Press Release] Facebook gears up for a jam-packed week at the Loeries

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is once again throwing its full support behind young, digital talent in South Africa, with a busy programme of events for Loeries 2017 Creative Week. The world’s largest social media community is sponsoring the Student Category of The Loeries Awards for the second year running, as well as hosting workshops and hackathons to […]

[Press Release] ShadowPad: How Attackers hide Backdoor in Software used by Hundreds of Large Companies around the World

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) experts have discovered a backdoor planted in a server management software product used by hundreds of large businesses around the world. When activated, the backdoor allows attackers to download further malicious modules or steal data. Kaspersky Lab has alerted NetSarang, the vendor of the affected software, and it has promptly removed the […]

[Press Release] New Hybrid Business Accelerator opened in Atlantis

An innovative business accelerator that seeks to thrust youth living in Atlantis, in the Western Cape, into economic inclusion, was opened last week.  Symbiosis Innovation and Accelerator Centre (Symbiosis), the re-purposed former South African Manufacturing Technology Demonstration Centre (SMTDC), opened its doors with the immediate creation of almost 360 immediate jobs for young people in the area. […]

[Press Release] Reaching Gigabit milestones with Ericsson

Ericsson and our customers have demonstrated near-gigabit speeds on commercial networks in Europe and the United States in recent weeks. These achievements mean commercial gigabit speeds have the potential to become reality for many mobile broadband users in the near future, with Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) a key enabling technology. Operators are continuing to evolve […]

[Press Release] HP Reinvents Retail with New Point-of-Sale System

HP Inc. is reimagining the retail industry with the unveiling of its innovative and versatile all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) system, the HP ElitePOS. The company is working with leading retail and hospitality customers and partners to reimagine how technology can transform the in-store experience for customers. With e-commerce influencing consumers’ shopping experiences, brick and mortar retailers must […]

[Press Release] Helping to build Soweto’s tech skills

Silence reigns as the school’s students concentrate on the screens of the brand new computers in front of them. The silence is only broken by the click-clacking of keys as they type. This is Sebetsa-O-Tholemoputso Secondary School, a school in Soweto that – until three weeks ago – did not even have a computer lab.   This school […]


Precarious living conditions, access to basic services, and environmental factors such as air pollution, and indoor fuel combustion have been recognised to negatively impact the health of individuals and communities living in low-income urban settlements.   In June, the Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS) and the Embassy of Switzerland in South Africa with their […]

[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 […]

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