.Africa domain pricing drops

When the.Africa gTLD (generic Top Level Domain) was released during the General Availability Phase on a first-come, first-served basis to the general public on 4 July 2017, it came at a cost that many SME’s could simply not afford. This, however, has changed as this week Domains.co.za unveiled its ZAR

‘JOOX’, a Music Streaming Mobile App Launched in SA

Tencent Africa announced the launch of JOOX, a mobile music streaming application that will allow South Africans to discover, stream and download local music. JOOX comes with functionalities, including several hundred locally curated playlists providing a soundtrack for every mood. The application provides both a free and paid VIP experience providing

SA’s Aerobotics raises $600k funding from 4Di, Savannah Fund

South African aerial data analytics specialist Aerobotics has secured ZAR8 million (US$602,000) in seed funding from Cape Town-based based VC firm 4Di and Kenya’s Savannah Fund. Launched in Cape Town in 2014 by James Paterson and Benji Meltzer, Aerobotics has developed data analytics platform Aeroview, which uses satellites, drones and artificial intelligence

Ghana’s Chalkboard Education secures $237k expansion funding

Ghanaian mobile learning startup Chalkboard Education has raised EUR 200,000 (US$237,000) from the Jacobs Foundation to further develop its business activities in Ghana and Ivory Coast, including increasing access to its tools for rural and remote populations. Launched in 2015, Chalkboard Education has developed technology that allows organisations to expand their education

INDO AFRICA ICT EXPO 2017

Greetings from Ovation Inc.! India! Telecom Equipment & Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) is pleased to inform you regarding organisation of 3rd edition of Indo –Africa ICT Expo 2017 in conjunction with IT & Telecom Summit from 6th -7th September 2017 at Eko Hotel & Convention Centre, Lagos, Nigeria with

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Conference Lagos Nigeria 2017

Across the globe organisations are scrutinizing how the Blockchain Technology can transform current processes, free them of the middle man and save significant costs. The potential is huge and possibilities limitless, however, there are considerable challenges to overcome before the benefits can be realised. With this in mind, the Blockchain &

AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017

The AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa supported by Mobile Monday South Africa and Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) and are now accepting entries for 2017. Last year saw an outstanding response with over 200 entries from 25 countries and 10 winners on the night celebrated from

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION CONGRESS 2017

Digital Transformation Congress 2017 will bring together unexpected groupings of over 300 industry leaders, experts and professionals from diverse sectors for frank conversation on how digital transformation is changing business operations as we know them today. Venue: Since 1993 Gallagher Convention Centre has established itself as South Africa’s premier multi-purpose

Cape Town’s Bertha Centre to host funding “do-ference”

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialized centre at the University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business will host its annual Pathways to Funding Do-Ference in September, bringing together entrepreneurs, startups, finance and legal experts. This year, the Bertha Centre is partnering with the Flexible

Nigeria’s dot Learn walks away with $75k at Cisco challenge

Nigerian ed-tech startup dot Learn has walked away with US$75,000 in prize money after being named first runner-up of the recent Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge. The challenge called on students and recent graduates to present technological solutions or services that could help benefit the economy, society or environment. Fifteen

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