Unlocking Socio-Economic Progress: Early-Stage VC in South Africa

The following article sheds light on the critical role that early-stage VC plays in unlocking South Africa’s socio-economic potential. It discusses the challenges, opportunities, and promising changes in the South African startup landscape. As the 2023 South African Innovation Summit approaches, this topic takes center stage, making it a timely and relevant discussion for your readers.

South Africa, as Africa’s third-largest and most diversified economy, holds tremendous potential for economic growth and social development. However, to fully harness this potential, we must address critical challenges such as power shortages and unemployment. The article discusses how a thriving startup ecosystem, as advocated by the South African Startup Act, can accelerate socio-economic development, competitiveness, and economic transformation.

SA’s property sector bets on proptech to weather economic headwinds

There’s no doubt that the South African property sector, like most industries, is currently facing some challenges. One major bank saw credit impairments rise 57% in the first half of 2023 – a result of the impact of higher interest rates, higher levels of inflation and record levels of load shedding. Another bank said its total net […]

29 African Startups in Healthcare Supply Chain Selected to Receive Funding and Impact Support from the Gates Foundation, MSD, and More

The pan-African Investing in Innovation (i3 program) is funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and sponsored by Cencora (formerly AmerisourceBergen), Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD), Microsoft and Chemonics to invest in Africa’s most promising early to growth-stage start-ups in health care supply chains. The second cohort comprises 29 startups chosen from 10 African countries. […]

Modernising customer communication is key to improving customer experience

Modernizing customer communication is essential for enhancing customer experience. Businesses must invest in a digital platform that allows for fast, personalized, and well-designed communication, while also enabling flexibility and making course corrections without extensive coding or disruption to workflow.

Business can unlock growth opportunities through enhanced data insights, advanced analytics and innovation – Experian Innovation Summit

Experian South Africa hosted its annual flagship conference on Thursday 14 September, bringing together industry guests and subject matter experts under one roof to share insights and trends that continue to shape the evolution of business and consumer behaviour.

Club Med Tinley – first Club Med resort in South Africa, representing an investment of over R2 billion

The hospitality landscape in South Africa is about to be redefined with the upcoming launch of Club Med Tinley, the first Club Med resort in the country, with a distinctive combination of beach and safari experiences.

Omnichannel strategies: One size does not fit all in South African retail

Given the diversity of the market — with varying levels of digital maturity, lifestyle and income — it’s important to understand the evolving needs and key purchase drivers of diverse consumer segments as one size doesn’t fit all.

9 Ventures Announced for the Africa Money and DeFi Summit Investment Showcase

The Africa Money and DeFi Summit has announced nine ventures selected to showcase their cutting-edge Web3, Blockchain, Fintech, and Decentralised Finance (DeFi) businesses to investors and industry leaders, live on stage, in Accra, Ghana on October 3rd and 4th.

Irish Tech Challenge offering support to local tech startups in South Africa

By: Hahangwi Liphadzi, Incubation Manager at Tshimologong Local tech startups are playing an increasingly important role in driving economic growth in South Africa. These startups are developing innovative solutions to address some of the country’s most pressing challenges, such as unemployment, poverty, and inequality. One way that tech startups are contributing to economic growth is […]

IFZA – International Free Zone Authority: Company formations process

IFZA: International Free Zone Authority: Overview The International Free Zone Authority (IFZA), initially founded in Fujairah, is now migrated in Dubai Silicon Oasis area. When considering starting a business in Dubai, exploring IFZA and similar zones within the emirate is advisable. IFZA stands out as a highly competitive free zone for establishing Business and Dubai […]

Local knowledge is a value differentiator in the PR world

The recently held BRICS Summit caused waves in the West when Chinese President Xi Jinping encouraged Summit participants to increase trade in their own currencies and to move away from the US Dollar. The USA downplayed this as a non-event. However, with no first-hand knowledge of the political will within the BRICS block, this stance […]

What South Africans need to know about smart devices – from cars to cots

We live in a world surrounded by smart devices – from our pockets to our driveways and living rooms. These advancements offer convenience, and in many cases, extra security. But when gadgets are fitted with computing power and internet connectivity, they also become a target for remote hackers, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET South Africa. Smart […]

The power of tech sales: Bridging the digital transformation gap

In today’s fast-evolving world of technology, the role of the tech sales professional is critical in bridging the gap between companies looking to move with the times and effect a digital transformation of operations, and those with the expertise to assist them.