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Meet the SA youngsters taking on WhatsApp

Meet the SA youngsters taking on WhatsApp

Themba Moyo, 36, and Lisa Phendla, 33, have a plan to build the next big thing in instant messaging, and they’re going to do it by allowing consumers to chat to each other on their smartphones, even if they have run out of data or airtime. Their app, Teta

Vinny Lingham’s Civic launched

Vinny Lingham’s Civic launched

Serial South African technology entrepreneur Vinny Lingham – the man behind Yola and Gyft and a co-founder of the Silicon Cape Initiative – has just gone live with his latest venture, Civic. Lingham, who now lives

SA’s top start-up named

SA’s top start-up named

Seedstars World, a global seed-stage start-up competition for emerging markets, has named IDWork as South Africa’s top start-up. The company will represent South Africa at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland where will compete for up

SA artificial intelligence firm eyes world stage

SA artificial intelligence firm eyes world stage

A Western Cape-based company that specialises in machine learning and artificial intelligence to help companies’ call centre operations and other parts of their business be more efficient, is now eyeing global expansion

SweepSouth readying to clean up abroad

SweepSouth readying to clean up abroad

Technology-powered home cleaning services start-up SweepSouth, fresh from raising R10m in new funding, is gearing up to expand to its fourth South African city and is also contemplating its first foray outside South Africa, its co-founder, Aisha

Most SA start-ups are self-funded

Most SA start-ups are self-funded

Nearly 50% of start-ups say they created a business out of an idea that came to them from the environment in which they live, while 85% of all start-ups are self-funded. These are two findings of South Africa’s largest start-up survey

New SA app to drive foot traffic to stores

New SA app to drive foot traffic to stores

Offline shopping is South Africa is set to receive a boost with a new application designed to drive shoppers to local stores. Unlike the concept of a traditional shopping application that focuses on e-commerce, MiBrand is designed

Stellenbosch’s LifeQ in big tie-up with Garmin

Stellenbosch’s LifeQ in big tie-up with Garmin

Stellenbosch-based digital health start-up LifeQ, which develops advanced technology capable of measuring human body functions, has announced it has signed a significant deal with US technology

Jobs app Giraffe now in more SA cities

Jobs app Giraffe now in more SA cities

South African employment start-up Giraffe launched operations in Cape Town and Durban on Thursday following its initial Gauteng launch. Since launch, the mobile platform

SA start-up Snapt raises R15m in funding

SA start-up Snapt raises R15m in funding

Convergence Partners, the investment firm controlled by well-known ICT industry businessman Andile Ngcaba, has announced it is investing US$1m (about R15,6m) in South African technology start-up Snapt to help it in its plans to expand

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