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Monday, May 20, 2019
AfricArena judging panel with Aerobotics COO Tim Willis receiving President Macron Tech Award at VivaTech 2019 for most innovative African startup
Every entrepreneur wants to see their company being named as the most innovative African startup. It's a great feeling and comes with benefits too. What is the best place than to be recognised as Africa's best startup at VivaTech? VivaTech is the world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation. It also...
Discovery headquarters
Discovery, SA's largest health-insurance administrator, has been named as the world's second-strongest insurance brand. Every year, leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance values the world’s biggest brands. The 100 most valuable insurance brands in the world are included in the Brand Finance Insurance 100 2019 report. Brand Finance's Brand Strength Index, the...
Car insurance.
Car Insurance... one of the most hated expenses in South Africa (other than medical aid of course)! That debit order that comes off every month that we dread seeing but something that we can't live without in South Africa. The South African roads are getting more and more dangerous. We saw a...
Wifi
Mining group Anglo American invest R10 million in underground Wi-Fi infrastructure at its coal mines in South Africa. Installing Wi-Fi underground is significantly more difficult than above ground. There are no cellphone towers underground, and signals are weakened and distorted by uneven surfaces, earthen walls and other obstacles in tunnels...
Businessman.
by Nir Kshetri Millions of cryptocurrency investors have been scammed out of massive sums of real money. In 2018, losses from cryptocurrency-related crimes amounted to US$1.7 billion. The criminals use both old-fashioned and new-technology tactics to swindle their marks in schemes based on digital currencies exchanged through online databases called...
Porn neon sign
The South African Law Reform Commission has approved the publication of its discussion paper on sexual offences (pornography and children) for comment. As part of its provisional recommendations, the Commission paper proposes the blocking of online porn by ensuring that all devices (new and second hand) be issued or returned...
Andile Maseko, head of ecosystem development at AlphaCode
AlphaCode Incubate seeks top applications that could disrupt the financial services sector and grow rapidly locally or internationally to create the next OUTsurance or Discovery. The rewards are significant for the final eight businesses selected. AlphaCode Incubate offers a package valued at R2 million each including R1m in grant funding and...
Grant Parker is general manager at Seacom Business South Africa
by Grant Parker Despite its pivotal role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the connectivity sphere is no different from any other business sector when it comes to profitability challenges. In the fast-moving and hyper-competitive economic environment of today, even the biggest players in ICT are under threat. One of the largest...