Subscribe to industry newsletters

Africa's top innovators announced

Three outstanding African innovations walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017 total cash prize of US$150 000...

31 Jul 2017

Innovation is the key to keep Africa moving forward

Africa month recently reminded us of just how far we've come as a continent. Sthe Shabangu of Samsung Africa, urges leaders and innovators not to forget what still needs to be done...

By Sthembile Shabangu 22 Jun 2017

10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

Innovators from nine African countries shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors...

19 Jun 2017

Internet.org awards African innovation

Internet.org presented six Innovation Challenge in Africa awards to what it considers leading examples of ideas, apps, websites and/or online services...

3 Oct 2016

Kenyan startup to launch 'Uber for ambulances' app

'Uber for ambulances' app, Flare, launches in Kenya to address healthcare issues...

By Tom Jackson 26 Aug 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent...

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

Transforming a smartphone into an eye test kit

According to a report on BizTech Africa, a portable kit, consisting of a mobile app and clip-on hardware, which transforms a smartphone into an eye examination tool, is currently being piloted in Kenya.

23 Aug 2013

SMS becomes a business, healthcare tool

SMS is used more in customer relationship management (CRM) in developing countries like SA than in other markets because more individuals have cellphones than internet access.

By Jennigay Coetzer 17 Mar 2011