Mzansi’s next tech hero to be crowned soon

Mzansi’s next tech hero to be crowned soon

1GIANTleap’s startup program is in full swing, with only 3 more weeks to go. On Wednesday August 16 the final event takes place in Johannesburg, hosted by Edge Growth at the stunning Exclusive Books in Hyde Park. During this event, the startups will pitch their businesses to a judging panel of successful entrepreneurs, specialists and investors.  Amongst the […]

New Whatsapp features rolled out

New Whatsapp features rolled out

WhatsApp has improved its file-sharing capabilities, and now allows users to send any type of file up to 100MB. This is an improvement over its initial attachment feature, which only allowed people to send PDF documents to contacts. “WhatsApp allows you to send documents to your contacts, just as you would send media, contacts, or a […]

A Selection of VR productions from Kenya in Durban

A Selection of VR productions from Kenya in Durban

Electric South and the Goethe-Institut present ‘New Dimensions – Virtual Reality Africa”, a selection of Virtual Reality (VR) productions from Kenya, Senegal and Ghana. Each of these works offers a view of the vibrant, diverse and ever-changing cultural landscape of contemporary Africa. Included is the VR work “Spirit Robot” by Ghanaian science fiction author and […]

Zapper and Alipay partner to improve Mzansi online shopping

Zapper and Alipay partner to improve Mzansi online shopping

Customer insights and digital marketing platform, Zapper, has partnered with Alipay, a mobile and online payments platform to give active Alipay users from around the world who visit South Africa the opportunity to pay at more Zapper-affiliated merchants with Alipay. To make payment, Alipay users scan a Zapper QR code at any Zapper merchant with the […]

Make Your Giving to Charities easier with Zapper

Make Your Giving to Charities easier with Zapper

Finally, there’s a fast, admin-free solution to donate to your favourite charity and make a difference in the world. It’s called Zapper for Donations. This moderndonation channel allows charities and NPOs to make use of innovative QR code technology to accept financial contributionsfrom their sponsors through mobile payments. Donors simply scan their preferred charity’s QR […]

South African nanosatellite nSight1 launched

South African nanosatellite nSight1 launched

Weighing just 2,5 kg, South Africa’s first privately owned nanosatellite, nSight1, has been successfully sent into orbit from the International Space Station (ISS).  Deployed on 24 May, nSight1 will orbit Earth and capture images with a remote sensing camera.   Locally designed and built by SCS Space, a member of the SCS Aerospace Group, nSight1 […]

Help an African Teen Geek

Help an African Teen Geek

It’s hard to know what to do to create opportunities for our children. However, a new campaign to get kids coding makes it easy to do your part, writes Christina Kennedy People often wonder how they, on an individual level, can help build a future for South Africa’s children. Here’s a way: for the price […]

R374bn of India’s fashion market to be digitally influenced in 3 years

R374bn of India’s fashion market to be digitally influenced in 3 years

Nearly R374 billion of the Indian fashion market, which currently accounts for 70 percent of the branded apparel market, will be digitally influenced by 2020, according to a report. Of the approximately R870 billion Indian fashion market today, about R80 to R110 billion is already digitally influenced. This influence is expected to multiply nearly four times to reach […]

UCT launches Africa’s first design thinking school

UCT launches Africa’s first design thinking school

In an era of intense change, where it’s difficult to predict which jobs will exist in the next 20 years, applying the same solutions to existing societal challenges will no longer work. Design thinking is a new methodology that will provide tools, process and, ultimately, the mindset to develop collaborative, human-centred solutions in contemporary contexts that […]

Facebook’s Chris Cox visits Senegal

Facebook’s Chris Cox visits Senegal

Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook (www.Facebook.com), is in Senegal today to find out how the country’s creatives, developers and entrepreneurs are using Facebook and Instagram to bring their passions to life. Senegal is Chris’ last stop on a trip to West Africa which has seen him visit Nigeria and Ghana to learn how […]