South Africa

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African Venture Capital trends to watch

The most exciting and gratifying trend to see in action is the ability of African founders to pave the way when it comes to creating commercially innovative solutions that can scale seamlessly and compete across the globe.

Africaโ€™s cloud is a matter of data sovereignty and national security

Africa is in an innovation battle over its cloud computing landscape. Multinationals are quickly scrambling and consolidating their positions as โ€˜kings of dataโ€™ in Africa.

You can now pay businesses via WhatsApp in South Africa

South Africa's Nedbank, in collaboration with Mastercard and Ukheshe, has launched a payment platform that lets businesses receive secure in-chat payments from their customers via WhatsApp.

Nurturing young South African music talent

Black Stripe and YouTube Music launch program to nurture young music and creative talent in South Africa. Grant applications are open until 30 April 2021.

East African Crude Oil Pipeline will only benefit foreign oil companies

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project risks driving East Africa further into unsustainable debt at the mere prospect of reaping meager earnings with the only entities bound to benefit being the foreign oil companies.

How to protect yourself against online scammers

The ploys of online fraudsters are becoming incredibly difficult to detect, and so are their agendas. Itโ€™s no longer simple financial fraud โ€“ this new wave of online scamming now encompasses identity theft, voter manipulation, misuse of personal data - and everything in between.

Energy storage is a key piece of the puzzle in South Africaโ€™s energy transition

The roll-out of wind and solar PV projects will undoubtedly deliver significant benefits to South Africa's power sector and the broader economy. The intermittent nature of these technologies does, however, pose unique challenges for the system operator in maintaining a secure and stable power grid.