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Buying app launched for spaza shops

Buying app launched for spaza shops

Owners of South African informal convenience stores, better known as spaza shops, now have an Android-based smartphone app that allows them to replenish their shelves electronically. Durban-based technology company

Routed sees big opportunity in SA cloud

Routed sees big opportunity in SA cloud

A Cambridge University-educated mathematician is hoping to shake up South Africa’s cloud computing sector with a new, vendor-neutral cloud platform hosted in Teraco’s fast-expanding data centres.

App takes aim at Cape Town traffic

App takes aim at Cape Town traffic

Recent research by TomTom shows that Cape Town has the most congested roads in South Africa. The city’s CBD is particularly hard hit by traffic delays. Now a new technology-based initiative has been launched to try to tackle the problem head-on. Accelerate

PriceCheck parent buys Nigeria’s TopCheck

PriceCheck parent buys Nigeria’s TopCheck

Cape Town-based Silvertree Internet Holdings, the parent of price comparison website PriceCheck, has acquired a similar business in Nigeria, TopCheck, for an undisclosed sum. The move, Silvertree said, creates Africa’s largest online

SA start-up launches ‘Tinder for cars’

SA start-up launches ‘Tinder for cars’

Social media app Tinder lets you find interesting people around you to meet, with users often accessing it for dating. A new South African start-up, called Carter, hopes to apply a similar technique to buying a

Township m-payments pilot to go national

Township m-payments pilot to go national

A mobile payments proof of concept focused on townships around Durban in KwaZulu-Natal will be expanded to sites around the country, financial technology start-up iKhokha has said. iKhokha, which

Africa tech start-ups raised R1,7bn in 2016

Africa tech start-ups raised R1,7bn in 2016

African technology start-ups raised at least $129m in funding in 2016, with the number of companies securing funding rising by almost 17% over the previous year, according to new research. Disrupt Africa’s Tech Start-ups Funding Report

SA start-up will deliver to you, wherever you are

SA start-up will deliver to you, wherever you are

South African start-up WumDrop has launched a new service, initially exclusively in partnership with The Foschini Group, that will deliver online orders to you, wherever you happen to find yourself. The new service, called Deliver 2 Me

SA start-up Zulzi promises on-demand delivery

SA start-up Zulzi promises on-demand delivery

What if everything you ordered on the Internet was delivered to your door in less than 60 minutes? That’s what a new start-up, Zulzi, is promising. Donald Valoyi, its founder and CEO, has big ambitions to

SA start-up Snode steps up war on cyber crooks

SA start-up Snode steps up war on cyber crooks

One of the biggest problems with identifying cybersecurity breaches is knowing that they happened at all. Too often, attackers breach companies’ defences and remain undetected until it’s too

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