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Bsavi: Google Now of personal finance

Bsavi: Google Now of personal finance

Bsavi, a Cape Town start-up with roots in the financial technology industry, has launched a tool it hopes will become the Google Now of personal finance. The app will not only help people save money, but it will also help them spend it more efficiently. Bsavi – pronounced “be savvy” – is currently

Phonefinder profits from complexity

Phonefinder profits from complexity

Turns out there’s good money to be made cutting through the complex packages and tariff plans of South Africa’s mobile operators. Start-up Phonefinder, which TechCentral profiled when it launched a year ago, now has as many as 5 000 different plans available on its website, and thousands of people

Zwipit wants old phones for cash

Zwipit wants old phones for cash

Spain’s Zwipit has been launched in South Africa, promising consumers cash for their old phones and tablets. South Africa is the 10th country in which Zwipit, which was founded in 2011 and which is headquartered in Madrid, has been launched. Other markets where it operates include

Start-ups, stay in SA, says Vinny Lingham

Start-ups, stay in SA, says Vinny Lingham

Technology start-ups and the entrepreneurs who lead them should tackle the “many great opportunities” in South Africa and Africa more broadly rather than trying to emulate his decision to move to the US, says Gyft founder Vinny Lingham. Lingham, now one of the “dragons” in the South African

Start-up Magnetic tackles software’s big guns

Start-up Magnetic tackles software’s big guns

Cape Town-based start-up Magnetic wants to be the all-in-one solution for small and medium business management in South Africa, turning the not-so-glamourous management of company processes into an online platform accessible

Looking for a party? There’s an app for that

Looking for a party? There’s an app for that

A new South African app, being launched on Friday, is hoping to be partygoers’ real-time digital catalogue for places to go and people to see this festive season and beyond. Trender is a location-based photo app that allows users to see where your friends are, where they’re going and the photos they’ve

SA start-up keeps your details updated

SA start-up keeps your details updated

Updating contact information with suppliers can be tedious when you move house or change your contact information in some other way. Now, a South African start-up wants to do away with all of that PT and make is quick and simple for anyone to update their contact details with any of

Inbound Sound to offer crowdsourced concerts

Inbound Sound to offer crowdsourced concerts

Desperate for your favourite international band to tour South Africa? You will soon be able to do more than just wish quietly for it to happen thanks to a new crowdsourcing platform that wants to give music fans a voice. Inbound Sound wants to give South Africans a voice about which acts

ParcelNinja tackles e-commerce logistics

ParcelNinja tackles e-commerce logistics

A Johannesburg start-up has been launched to take charge of the storage and distribution needs of e-commerce companies in South Africa. ParcelNinja was formed when online shopping website Wantitall decided to take charge of its logistics infrastructure to improve its own service and delivery

Cape Town start-ups mapped

Cape Town start-ups mapped

A new website that maps start-ups in Cape Town wants to encourage better connections between the various new businesses in the city by giving them the opportunity to put themselves on the map – literally. Mapped in Cape Town went live on Monday and is

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