ARTICLES RELATING TO INNOVATION

'You must be everything to everyone': Ex entrepreneur now helps others get on their feet

2019-08-09 09:50

Tashline Jooste says that if her small business had the support made available through incubation hubs, it would have made a difference to its success. She now leads the Innovator Trust, which helps support black-owned and women-owned small businesses in the ICT sector to thrive.

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WATCH: A new South African safe survives explosions

Cash Connect says it has tried to blow it up – twice – and couldn’t get in.

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A shopping innovation

2019-06-27 09:21

To avoid theft of so-called high-risk items, like razor blades, shop owners increasingly move them to the cigarette counter. A local company is aiming to put these items back in the aisle – and safely so.

WATCH: Emergency blood could soon be transported by drone in South Africa

2019-05-30 17:44

SANBS believe the UAV will be a South African first and potentially save many lives.

Want to be a disruptor? Forget technology, focus on the customer - exec

2019-05-19 17:57

The key challenge for businesses today is not to master new technologies, but to solve the 'wicked problems' they and their customers may face in an increasingly complex environment.

Retailers are tracking where you shop – and where you sleep

2019-04-28 15:10

Retailers are finding all kinds of uses for location data from customers’ phones.

Samsung's foldable screens fail in some early review models

2019-04-18 10:42

Some test models of Samsung's new foldable phone suffered defects after only days of use, casting a shadow over next week’s introduction of a $1,980 device meant to rejuvenate a flagging market and showcase the Asian company’s technology expertise.

11 outrageous ideas that made people ridiculously rich

2019-03-13 15:23

Everyone has million-dollar ideas, but people rarely act on them. Mistakes, too, can sometimes even mean millions.

The 6 best businesses to start this year - including vegan snacks and African haircare

2019-02-09 05:55

One of South Africa's top entrepreneurs has advice for those looking for business ideas.

Fine Woolworths or get them to host a small business event? Fin24 readers weigh in

2019-01-10 15:14

From calling on Woolworths to be fined for the 'striking similarities' with the Ubuntu Baba baby carrier to insisting that the retailer explain how 'unethical' practices took place, Fin24 readers had a lot to say.

 

An ex-Apple engineer created brilliant new iPhone software that would make Apple jealous — take a look

2019-07-22 12:11

This is one of the coolest iPhone user-interface concepts we've seen.

This South African invention allows drones to plant hundreds of trees in minutes

2019-07-02 14:50

A new device shoots seeds into the soil at high speeds.

A 31-year-old South African innovator’s medicine-dispensing Pelebox just won another R470,000 international prize

2019-06-06 12:33

Neo Hutiri's concept to cut down on pharmacy queues – and the stigma that comes with collecting ARVs – keeps winning prizes. Here's what he plans to do with the latest R470,000 from the Royal Academy of Engineering’s 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

How 10 key emerging technologies are changing manufacturing

2019-05-21 06:00

Here's how 10 movers and shakers see manufacturing changing in the 4th industrial revolution.

Take a look: South Africa's first licensed crop-spraying drone takes flight - and it could change farming forever

2019-05-16 12:28

Drones can fly closer, spray more accurately and are more cost efficient than traditional applicators.

Most startups fail in 5 years - but we can change that

2019-04-27 08:00

Most new companies fail within five years. Innovation is crucial to survival, but it carries its own risks and is too often avoided or mismanaged, says LJ Grobler.

Tesla accuses billionaire's engineer of stealing tech secrets

2019-03-22 16:37

He sold his internet company for billions of dollars and then bet on an electric-vehicle startup, posting about it frequently on social media, but he's not Elon Musk.

15 things you didn't know were invented by women

2019-03-09 18:08

We rounded up inventions by women that you may not know about, from the simple chocolate-chip cookie to the first bulletproof fabric.

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Watch: Samsung has launched a new robot waiter - and one that cares for the elderly

Another new Samsung robot cleans air pollution.

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Toyota wants world to use its tech that keeps cars from crashing

2019-01-09 06:00

Carmaker Toyota has decided to share with rivals an automated safety system that uses self-driving technology to keep cars from crashing.

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