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.
The care-about-society edition
Finding the minds and innovations behind the inventions that are designed to make South Africa a better place to live.
From concept to company to cash
It takes more than a bright idea to commercialise startups in Africa; it requires an ecosystem.
Getting left behind
Is South Africa’s prominent place in the African startup scene under threat?
Giving farmers an eye in the sky
Aerobotics combines analytics and drones to give agriculture a better chance of success.
Startups finally focus on Africa
The international route most travelled by many South African startups was into the US or Europe. Things are changing.
The startup selection
Here’s a handful of startups with very different models that we think are destined for great things.
A passion for progress
Digging into technology, creativity and multilingual collaboration with the CEO of PayU.
Parlez vous isiZulu?
Duolingo is working on making learning to speak isiZulu and isiXhosa more accessible.
The next generation of social
Love it or hate it, social media has become a digital force attracting the eyes of billions, and, in so doing, appealing to brands to use to their advantage. But what are the upcoming trends to look out for?
Despite the economy’s need to grow local SMEs, and the opportunity to meet National Development Plan goals, incentives for funding startups are drying up.