Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Wala, a Cape Town-based blockchain start-up, is gearing up to roll out zero-fee banking services to the unbanked and underbanked in Uganda. Founded by a pair of Americans, the company has partnered with a Ugandan microfinance institution to enable customers...
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently launched a report exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the built environment and its impact, and the urgent need for industry professionals to understand how it will influence their...
South African on-demand logistics startup, Droppa, is planning to expand to Cape Town and Durban in 2018 having established a decent foothold in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni. Launched in April of last year, Droppa makes it easier and safer to transport household...
With rising minimum wages in countries such as China, Thailand and Vietnam, there has been hope that parts of Asia’s low-skilled manufacturing industry would shift to African countries, and in the process create much-needed jobs. However, before the continent’s...
Many African countries have made significant progress towards creating an Internet sector, with broad reforms that focus on increasing broadband availability. There have been further successes within countries in developing online platforms, fostering growth of local companies and increasing...
Facebook is launching a "community hub" and training program in Nigeria, its biggest market in Africa. The hub will offer support to tech startups and will also train 50,000 young people and SMEs in digital skills across the country. Opening in...
Growth in the electric vehicle (EV) market will boost demand for battery metals exponentially, driving exploration and investment in Africa. This was discussed during a live-streamed Mining Indaba panel on energy metals in which Cobalt 27 chairperson Anthony Milewski, Montero...
A new platform designed to match financial institutions with disruptive fintech firms aims to make access to basic financial services easier for underserved communities within Africa. Dutch development bank FMO and Miami-based digital strategies firm above&beyond have launched FinForward to bring traditional banks...
Financial Technology, or ‘FinTech’, is increasingly becoming a buzzword in parts of Africa’s technology and venture capital circles. Investment is growing at a fast rate and, in 2016, it was measured that there was an 84% increase in the...
Shuttered stores, thinning crowds, empty parking lots, and retailers filing for bankruptcy. These are tough times for shopping malls and the major retailers who serve as their anchors. Product oversupply and the rise of e-commerce are squeezing margins, and...
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