South Africa

Microsoft South Africa Wants Black-Owned Software Companies

Microsoft South Africa launched a nationwide search for black-owned software product development firms to join its highly successful enterprise development program. The RFP is open to black-owned software companies across South Africa with a maximum of 50 employees and a maximum turnover of R15 million a year. The company recently kicked off a public Request …

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Telkom Open Innovation Mega Challenge

Telkom announced the Open Innovation \’Mega Challenge\’ to all South African innovators. The company has invited all small and medium business, universities, research institutes, not-for-profit organisations, start-ups, individual inventors, and innovators to respond to the challenge with innovative proposals for technologies and solutions. The challenge is based on a theme of products for the future that …

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Innovation in Africa: Here’s what Young African Women Entrepreneurs Have to Say

How can we support and improve Innovation in Africa? Supporting innovation in Africa is no easy task. Political instability, civil wars, terrorism, and uncertainty often disturb the ecosystem of progress and sustainable development. The AWP Network met with three (3) of Africa’s most innovative young women entrepreneurs who share their thoughts on how to improve …

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Innovation and Education: Young Serial Entrepreneur sets out to Transform South Africa’s Education System

Coined by CNN.com as one of Africa’s Marissa Mayers, Rapelang Rabana is founding CEO of Yeigo Communications and ReKindle Learning. Yeigo is credited with creating ground-breaking applications and services that took advantage of the internet, mobile and cloud computing technologies to tackle the cost of communication in South Africa. In 2008, the Swiss-headquartered Telfree Group …

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Small Business Key in Job Creation: South African Minister

Small businesses have a key role to play in providing opportunities and creating new jobs in emerging economies, South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies said. Speaking at the International Small Business Congress held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Davies said South Africa needed to develop a more symbiotic relationship between big companies and …

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