South Africa

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It now takes one day to register a business in South Africa

BizPortal, a new online business registration service in South Africa, has been launched by a South African government agency known as the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC). It reduces business registration to 1 day.

Everything announced at the first Google for South Africa event

Google held the first Google for South Africa event on 7 November 2019 after previously holding 3 Google for Nigeria events. Here is everything announced at the event.

Google announced a free Wi-Fi service for the Cape Flats

Google South Africa has announced the launch of Google Station in the Cape Flats. This means community members will have access to free, high-quality wifi at over 109 sites in the Cape Flats.

First-ever blockchain-based property register in South Africa

South Africa’s first ever blockchain-based property register pilot. The pilot study area consists of almost 1 000 properties located in four sites in Makhaza, Khayelitsha.

South Africa's future energy mix makes little room for nuclear

South Africa has a new energy plan which covers 2019 to 2030. The plan builds on a relatively well-received draft announced last year – makes some significant advances in changing South Africa’s energy mix.

Edtech company Snapplify raises $2 million growth funding

Snapplify has raised $2 million expansion capital from venture capital firm Knife Capital via its SARS (South African Revenue Services) section 12J Venture Capital Company, KNF Ventures, and empowered African investment manager Hlayisani Capital’s Hlayisani Growth Fund.

Analysis of the historic privacy and surveillance judgement in South Africa

The Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication Related Information Act (“RICA”), which the South African state had used to spy on journalists and possibly their lawyers and to conduct mass surveillance of its citizens, was suspended by the High Court of South Africa.