Crowdfunding: a dream deferred
Crowdfunding is a tough game and has failed to gain traction in South Africa.
End of the kumbaya days
It’s been a rough few weeks for the venture capital (VC) industry. Is this the end of the ‘growth-at-all-costs’ model?
Through the looking glass
How a small observatory outside Bloemfontein played an important part in the history of astronomy.
Lots of research, little development
Could South Africa be running out of steam when it comes to turning out grand innovations?
Universities are a vital source of research and innovation, but how is the country faring in monetising academic work?
Gambling’s new model
While still technically illegal, a loophole means the world of gambling in South Africa is now moving online.
To infinity and beyond
The Earth’s first long distance space exploration mission started 45 years ago and it’s still going on.
What sort of wealth can be created by founders when selling their startups?
No country for remote workers
SA’s slow action on making it easier for foreign remote workers to stay for longer means losing out on international spending.
A sour taste
After a protracted legal battle, it’s still not clear whether government’s Technology Innovation Agency will ever see anywhere close to the sum it was expecting for investment in a multimillion-dollar biotech startup.
SA startups getting snapped up
South Africa’s startup scene is showing signs of maturity as investments and acquisitions become increasingly common.
Getting left behind
Is South Africa’s prominent place in the African startup scene under threat?
Startups finally focus on Africa
The international route most travelled by many South African startups was into the US or Europe. Things are changing.