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Start-up ServiceIQ connects demand with supply

Start-up ServiceIQ connects demand with supply

Four young IT professionals who grew up together in Tzaneen have banded together to launch a start-up, called ServiceIQ, using technology to connect suppliers with potential clients that are in search of services

SA’s SpaceBox wants to store your stuff

SA’s SpaceBox wants to store your stuff

SpaceBox believes it is South Africa’s first “online personal storage company”. The start-up business is hoping a concept, popular in big cities such as New York and London, where space is at a premium, will take off in South Africa, too. Launched as a new division

SA start-up joins Silicon Valley accelerator

SA start-up joins Silicon Valley accelerator

A technology-powered South African home cleaning start-up, SweepSouth, has become the first local company to be selected by 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund and start-up accelerator. It’s the first time a South African company

SA start-up Giraffe wins spot at top contest

SA start-up Giraffe wins spot at top contest

A local recruitment start-up, which operates a business-to-business application that connects job seekers with positions at firms, has won a place to pitch its business against competitors and win a potential US$500 000 in equity. Giraffe, which runs a

Zapacab helps taxis take on Uber

Zapacab helps taxis take on Uber

Resurrected start-up Zapacab plans to equip local metered taxis with technology to help them be more competitive against Internet ride sharing service Uber. Uber has been in the spotlight

SA’s Recast mixes up radio world

SA’s Recast mixes up radio world

A new, South African-developed mobile application, Recast – on the Web at recast.fm – allows music fans to listen to radio playlists, while stripping out the interruptions of advertising and DJ chatter. Developed by Richard Oakley

Start-up Picup challenges courier model

Start-up Picup challenges courier model

A new courier service is launching in Cape Town and may spread to other cities. Picup, which is being launched on Thursday, aims to disrupt traditional courier services by offering near instant delivery of documents and small parcels. The service

Locomute hits SA highways

Locomute hits SA highways

Start-up Locomute, being launched on 1 June, is looking to turn the local car rental industry on its head by offering short-term use of vehicles for as little as an hour at a time. Underpinned by technology, Locomute is billed by its founders

Toeter ready to blow its horn

Toeter ready to blow its horn

Toeter, launched a year ago as an Afrikaans-only social media platform, has debuted applications in both the Apple App Store and in Google Play in the past few weeks and is now planning an English

SA’s LifeQ breathes life into wearables

SA’s LifeQ breathes life into wearables

You could be forgiven for thinking you’ve wandered onto the set of Star Trek when you visit the offices of LifeQ in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town. The health technology start-up is pushing the limits of modern technology through

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