South Africa

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About time governments helped their citizens deal with cybersecurity

Cyber criminals are extremely active across the globe – and, unfortunately, also very successful. In Africa, too, businesses are losing billions to cybercrime. A quick Internet search shows that governments in the Southern African Development Community aren’t really prioritising cybersecurity. Botswana doesn’t name cyber security as one of its

Akon, Tumelo Ramaphosa and more set to speak at the Unlocking Blockchain Africa conference

Akon, Tumelo Ramaphosa, and Ran Neu-Ner, are some of the speakers that have been lined up for the inaugural "Unlocking Blockchain Africa Conference" set to take place on 25 August 2018. The conference, which is going to take place at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa,

New telescope in South Africa chases mysteries of radio flashes and dark energy

South Africa is becoming one of the world’s most important radio astronomy hubs, thanks in large part to its role as co-host of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Now a new telescope is being unveiled that will be built at the SKA South Africa site in the Karoo. The

South African founded cryptocurrencies exchange reaches significant milestone

Luno, a FinTech startup and cryptocurrencies exchange founded in South Africa with a global footprint, has announced that it has reached the milestone of having 2 million customers. This is more impressive when you consider that in a iAfrikan interview with Luno's Timothy Stranex in May 2018, the startup only

DStv Now launches 3 new video streaming apps specifically for TVs

DStv Now, the video streaming app for Multichoice's DStv subscribers, has announced the release of 3 apps specifically targeted at big screen TVs. DStv says they launched the new apps as they have observed new use cases emerging for DStv Now such as providing a way to get DStv’s

New women entrepreneurs could add $12 billion to South Africa's economy

Women entrepreneurs who want to start their own businesses in South Africa have the potential to boost the country's economy by approximately $12 billion (R175 billion). This is according to new research released by Facebook titled "Potential future levels of female business entrepreneurship in SA." ![Women Entrepreneurship South

Jack Ma is looking to empower Afrikan startups with the Netpreneurs Prize

At an event hosted in Johannesburg on 8 August 2018, Jack Ma launched the Netpreneur Prize which seeks to support and fund Afrikan startups and entrepreneurs. The Alibaba Group founder and Exexutive Chairman also explained that the prize will be looking for entrepreneurs who are working to address Afrika’s