South Africa Pushes to Focus Her Science Reseach on National Problems

South Africa’s government is updating the country’s 1996 legislation document that governs the country’s science, technology and innovation activities and agencies with the aim to refocus research efforts on poverty, unemployment, drought and other national problems. According to Nature, The final draft shifts the focus of South Africa’s science sector towards business-led innovation that tackles… Read More South Africa Pushes to Focus Her Science Reseach on National Problems

South Africa Ranked Top Innovation Nation in Africa, Nigeria at Bottom of World Ranking

Despite all the hype and news of innovation coming out of Africa in recent times, the 2018 Global Innovation Index (GII) released on 10 July shows that of 126 nations ranked by innovations, eight African countries are among the last ten and only seven countries from Sub-Saharan Africa are in the top 100. The GII… Read More South Africa Ranked Top Innovation Nation in Africa, Nigeria at Bottom of World Ranking

Bitcoin Test: Pack n Pay with Bitcoin in South African 2nd Largest Supermarket

Bitcoin is surging in popularity in Africa. This digital payment system that allows users anywhere in the world to transact directly without interference from intermediaries, governments, regulators or central banks is being introduced to regular people in South Africa. This is evident as Pick n Pay, the second largest supermarket chain store in South Africa,… Read More Bitcoin Test: Pack n Pay with Bitcoin in South African 2nd Largest Supermarket

South African Startup looking to disrupt workplace collaboration market in Africa

Connect-2-Me (C2Me) is a South African start-up founded in 2016 by Gary Swale, Ray Hayes, Eugene Theron and Lloyd Thompson – who were the previous owners of Knowledge Dimension, a company now own by IBM. According to Gary Swale, the startup is a cloud-based business collaboration platform setup to removes barriers in work-space so that… Read More South African Startup looking to disrupt workplace collaboration market in Africa

Facebook Reaches 16 Million Users in South Africa

Facebook has passed 16 million users in South Africa, according to regional director for Facebook Africa, Nunu Ntshingila. Speaking to the SABC, Ntshingila said that the Facebook Africa branch was currently focused on a number of areas including new policies and products, as well as “looking after” a number of businesses in South Africa that… Read More Facebook Reaches 16 Million Users in South Africa

Africa Now has its own Domain Name: the Importance and the Cost

dotAfrica (.africa) is the new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) for the African continent just as Europe has dotEu (.eu). It is an opportunity to you or business to forge a unique online identity which will associate your products, services and/or information with the continent and people of Africa. This will ultimately alter the digital landscape on… Read More Africa Now has its own Domain Name: the Importance and the Cost