Surviving the age of disruption with design thinking

2017-04-19 11:49

A powerful new trend in the business world follows the idea that innovation isn’t about technology, but about design. And it puts the needs of the customer first.

Young South African leads the way in breast prosthetics

2017-03-28 12:02

Nneile Nkholise has started a company that uses additive manufacturing to design breast prostheses for women. Her goal is to supply a soft, light-weight product that is affordable and easy to access.

De-risking threatens global financial system - deputy Sarb governor

2017-02-03 12:05

Deputy Reserve Bank governor Daniel Mminele says that banks de-risking from emerging market and developing economies is contributing to global financial fragmentation.

Nedbank’s atms now talk back

2016-11-27 08:31

Nedbank has launched the first ATM on the African continent that allows customers to interact with a bank employee via video streaming.

Yes, you can turn air into water

2016-11-06 06:05

Durban innovator Ray de Vries has seen his wildest dream of “turning air into water” become a reality and an economic success.

South Africans trust alternative financial services

2016-09-29 13:56

Consumers are open to alternative banking and have equally high levels of trust for both traditional and alternative financial service providers, a survey has found.

Make your business a lean, mean learning machine

2016-09-04 21:00

Today's fastest growing companies are "lean mean learning machines" with an intense resilience regarding risk, says trend analyst Dion Chang.

Over 600 cars leased through Uber-Wesbank deal

2016-09-02 07:44

So far, over 600 vehicles have been leased to Uber drivers by WesBank, says the internet ride-sharing service's managing director for Africa.

Uber targets 'disrupting itself', says Alon Lits

2016-09-01 13:33

The ride sharing company's Sub-Saharan Africa managing director says that the service plans to disrupt itself in order to meet the changing demands of consumers.

SA Reserve Bank to focus on payment innovation

2016-07-26 20:23

The SA Reserve Bank has thrown its weight behind local payment industry innovation and development, as the industry braces for a “time of unprecedented change”.


The real impact of innovation is in the lived experience of people

2017-03-30 05:02

Africa’s future is said to lie in its capacity for innovation. But measuring the real impact of such innovation on lives and livelihoods is not that easy to do, says Mills Soko.

Africa can be a global tech leader, says Cisco

2017-03-06 13:55

The eyes of the world are back on Africa and there is an opportunity for South Africa and the continent to leadership in innovation and technology.

Trevor Manuel: Mining industry must innovate to survive

2017-02-02 19:31

The former minister says the mining sector is at the core of the economy and industry players should rethink transformation in the sector to ensure its sustainability.

Govt on the hunt for rural innovators

2016-11-22 11:46

The Department of Science and Technology is on the look out for South Africa’s next innovators in the country's more far-flung areas.

Technology will transform conventional SA mining - PwC

2016-10-05 06:59

Pricey and unsafe conventional mining does not have a long life and technology and innovation will bring about a different way of working, says PwC.

Local agri-business set to be 'world leader' in pelletizing

2016-09-26 20:29

Local entrepreneur Johan Eksteen's agri-business provides farmers with an eco-friendly and cost-effective solution in tough economic times.

New tech era means equal chance for big and small business

2016-09-04 16:57

The way things are designed and constructed will change, making it just as empowering for small companies as for big ones, says an explorer at the tech frontier.

Regulators 'coming round' to Uber - Alon Lits

2016-09-01 15:50

Acceptance among transport regulators of internet ride-sharing app Uber is growing, says the company's Sub-Saharan Africa managing director.

Refreshed Mazda3 now in SA: We have prices, details

2016-08-30 09:39

The Mazda3 has received a facelift which included design tweaks and the autoamker's new G-Vectoring Control. We have details and prices.

2016 to be a tough year for insurers

2016-07-26 17:11

KPMG has released its survey on the insurance industry, and although adequate financial results have been reported for 2015, it is uncertain that the trend will continue in 2016.

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