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Business mogul Andile Ngcaba says Convergence wants to invest more on ICT platforms

Andile Ngcaba, Chairman Convergence Partners
South Africa’s business mogul Andile Ngcaba, the chairman and the majority shareholder of the ICT (Information Communications and Technologies) specialist investor Convergence Partners, travels the globe in hot pursuit of the best startups to invest in as part of his company’s growth plans. By...

Let the Robots have the Damn Jobs—all of them!

3d rendering android robot holding tablet in factory
By Ben Dickson The past year was marked with increasing concerns about the effects artificial intelligence and automation will have on human employment and labor. Not a month goes by without one (or ten) articles warning about robots driving humans into unemployment and causing economic...

SA’s Top 10 FinTech Firms to Keep an Eye on

Raphael Grojnowski and Mathieu Coquillon Mama Money co-founders
Don’t be left in the dark with what’s disrupting the financial services industry in South Africa. The FinTech (Financial Technology) sector is experiencing explosive growth in the country. It is revolutionising the financial services landscape and it has created a new marketplace for innovation. It is...

South Africa’s Race Relations Laid Bare in Steinhoff Corporate Scandal

Businessman rejecting money in white envelope offered by his partner in the dark - anti bribery concept
  by Steven Friedman, University of Johannesburg South Africans are fond of debating whether public or private sector failings are the bigger problem. It does not take too long to realise that they are really talking about race. This is evident as the country faces an unusual...

5 Hot South African Startups That Raised Capital in Junk Economy

In a first six months of 2017 that saw the South Africa’s sovereign credit rating downgraded to BB+ from BBB grade, pushing the rating of the economy to junk status local startups are not doing bad at all. It is shaping up to be a...

Did Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo Try to Save “comrade” and ‘sex pest’?

African woman in a yellow shirt texting message with mobile phone
By Staff Writer Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo allegedly tried to save Pakamile Pongwana, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA), from facing serious charges, including sexual harassment, according to a City Press report. The newspaper said Dlodlo wanted to hire Pongwana...

Why Junk Status Still Hangs over South Africa

National flag of South Africa with large display of daily stock market price and quotations during depressed economic period. The fate and mystery of Cape town market, tunnel concept. 3d illustration. (Photo Credit: www.shutterstock.com)
by Misheck Mutize and Sean Gossel Although South Africa avoided a downgrade to non-investment grade, or junk status, in 2016, the country is not yet out of the woods and may be downgraded this year. The reasons for this are ongoing political risk as factional battles in...

Can SA’s MTN be “Ignited” to Find its Winning Streak Again?

Phuthuma Nhleko
By Gugu Lourie It’s been a rough ride for MTN - Africa and the Middle East's biggest mobile phone operator. When the telco was hit with a $5.2 billion (R71 billion) fine in October 2015 by the Nigerian Communications Commission, the country’s communications watchdog: it seemed...

Teddy Daka is Reinventing Ansys

Teddy Daka, CEO at Ansys
Teddy Daka, the boss of Ansys, has reasons to feel he is on top of the world. When Daka took over as interim CEO of the South African engineering firm in 2012, the plan was simple - turn the business around and improve its fortunes. Daka...

South African FinTech in 2018 – What can we Expect?

FINTECH Investment Financial Internet Technology man hand on table Business, coffee, Split tone
By Dominique Collett, a senior investment executive at Rand Merchant Investments and the head of AlphaCode Fintech continues to surprise with little to touch the rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in 2017. This will continue in 2018 and I make some predictions based on what...