Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

2018-07-15 17:54

With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech hub in the Lagos metropolis wouldn't look out of place among the start-ups on the other side of the world in Silicon Valley.

SA ranked most innovative country in sub-Saharan Africa

2018-07-11 20:05

SA scored well for its sophisticated market and business sector. But the research also found room for improvement: low foreign direct investment, too many pupils per teacher at schools, and low enrollment rates at tertiary institutions.

This SA-created irrigation system cuts water usage by up to 70% - and is revolutionising orchards

2018-07-02 07:32

Combining the benefits of micro irrigation and drip irrigation, Tree Hog wets a large area at the base of a tree, helping it develop a strong root system, while not encouraging weeds.

Trump policies won’t unravel these SA entrepreneurs' plans

2018-06-10 14:00

Founders and entrepreneurs of an innovative fuel payment processing system have their sights set on the US, and President Donald Trump’s policies won’t deter them.

SA's most innovative company was founded by KZN female engineers who came up with a new way to share your documents securely

2018-06-08 13:47

Saryx, from Richards Bay, as the only female-owned company among the finalists at the FNB Business Innovation Awards.

Now in SA, a fridge that can tell when you have run out of milk and works from your phone

The latest smart fridge from LG has just been launched in South Africa.

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Watch: A new SA virtual reality innovation can test whether you are good with heights

This virtual reality training system will test if you can work at dizzying heights before you've left the ground.

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Innovation will be key for the next generation

2018-04-22 05:56

As South Africans, we need to start thinking about post-struggle leadership for the young men and women who didn’t experience the horrors of apartheid, writes Muzi Kuzwayo.

11 dramatic ways the world has changed in the last 20 years alone

2018-03-30 09:54

Progress and innovation over the past 20 years alone have changed the world in countless ways, from technology, to politics, to global demographics.

Fund in Focus: Sygnia 4th Industrial Revolution Global Equity Fund

2018-03-28 07:47

The fund offers access to global companies that are optimally positioned to benefit from new technologies and innovations, which have the potential to transform the global economy.

These SA shipping containers - now used as solar-powered shops - can defend themselves against attacks

The SolarTurtle Automatic is so named because it looks like a turtle when folded out – and, like a reptile, it needs the sun to get going.

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Dubai is getting the world's largest vertical farm — and it will grow produce for the world's largest international airport

2018-07-10 18:23

A Silicon Valley food startup and one of the world's largest airline catering operators, are building an indoor farm that will produce three tons of greens daily.

This tech company used ‘minivation’ to help companies to sell more

2018-06-11 14:32

Human beings like to play it safe and there is nothing as comforting and familiar as the status quo, says the CEO.

This Joburg paint company owner has revolutionised the way you use a roller tray

2018-06-09 14:59

The built-in tray prevents paint wastage.

40% of cargo space on SA trucks is empty — this new app is selling it, cheap

2018-06-07 09:14

An innovative new app is connecting South African transport companies with spare space on their trucks with consumers who want to transport goods.

Spotify ends misconduct policy after music-industry revolt

2018-06-03 16:05

Spotify rescinded a short-lived policy that penalised artists for misconduct, bowing to pressure from irate musicians and record labels, Bloomberg reports.

A game reserve bordering the Kruger built a high-tech fortress the size of a major city – and reduced poaching by 96%

2018-05-09 06:11

Almost the size of Pretoria, this 62,000 hectare private reserve on the border with Kruger National Park has upped its game against poaching with biometrics, sniffer dogs, and a huge WiFi zone.

What caffeine does to your body and brain

2018-04-17 18:41

It's a drug many of us depend on. And depending on how we consume it, caffeine may improve memory, boost athletic performance, and be good for the heart.

Who are the entrepreneurs in your business?

2018-03-28 15:46

Entrepreneurs are in fact innovators who can assist companies in keeping up with – and even surpassing – competitors. How can managers spot such individuals among their staff members?

Will we survive innovation?

2018-03-25 09:54

If we take a closer look at our scientific history, it may prove that we have severely underestimated our role in shaping our own genetic evolution.

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