Bob van Dijk has R65 Billion in Cash. The Boss of Prosus is Hunting for Buys

There is no doubt that Bob van Dijk, the CEO of Prosus, wants to make a big acquisition. The Dutch arm of South African...
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SA’s AI Firm DataProphet Raises R100 Million for Global Expansion

Two years ago, DataProphet received venture capital funding from Knife Capital to boost its innovation capabilities. DataProphet has now raised a $6 million (R101...

Transform or Die — the Value and Purpose of Digital Transformation

It is not enough for business to simply stick to the fundamental products and services they have always offered. In the digital age it's...

Tech Firm Jasco to Sell Electrical Manufacturers Division

Technology group Jasco Electronics announced plans to sell its Electrical Manufacturers Division. The JSE-listed company said its wholly-owned subsidiary Jasco Trading has entered into a...

The Rise of Innovation Accelerators in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Mervin Miemoukanda, senior research analyst: Software and Market Intelligence in Africa at International Data Corporation  While businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa have steadily been adopting 3rd...

SA’s On-demand Cleaning Service Domestly Secures Funding to Promote Job Creation

On-demand cleaning service Domestly has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The funds will be used by Domestly to...

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Capitec Introduces All-In-One ‘Scan to Pay’ (QR code) Functionality

Capitec, South Africa’s largest digital bank, has launched its QR code payment functionality in their new app. The ‘Scan to Pay’ offering can be...

Vodacom to Halve Its Carbon Footprint by 2025

Vodacom - which generates less than 2 metric tons of carbon per terabyte of data a year - says it plans to halve its...

Takealot.com, M-Pesa and Jumia Join BCG’s Top 100 Tech Challengers

Safaricom’s mobile money service M-Pesa, Nigeria’s e-commerce sites Jumia and South Africa’s Takealot.com are picked as 100 tech challengers by global management firm Boston...