5 Cool South African Startups

Having recently written about the Old Mutual Entrepreneurs’ Guide, we decided to dive into the site and check out the featured startups and their founders. We tried to pick out 5 really cool startups on the site and here they are, they are not necessarily ranked in any way, we just thought they were ‘cool’ […]

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Leading Technology Brands to Connect with South African Developers and Digital Marketers

South Africa developers and digital marketers are set to connect with a whole host of leading global technology brands next month when two international tech events land in Cape Town on 1-2 June. Apps World Africa and Social Media World Forum Africa are hosting a series of free-to-attend developer workshops alongside more in-depth conference sessions, […]

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Tech4Africa 2011 is here

In our 4 African Tech Conferences to worth attending piece we suggested Tech4Africa 2011 as one of those events which you probably don’t want to miss if you can help it. A world-class line-up of international and African technologists will present at the Tech4Africa conference in October this year. The event provides Africans with a […]

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Appsworld Africa 2011 Cape Town

We recently covered some top notch conferences which would be of great interest to you if you are interested in matters to do with African tech. Well, we have since come to learn of yet another fabulous event being held in Cape Town, South Africa. The event, Appsworld Africa, is all about mobile apps and […]

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A South African Startup Success Story: WooThemes

WooThemes is literally a household name to anyone who’s done almost anything with WordPress that involved theming their site. The South African company has grown into a massive success story creating great looking premium themes for WordPress. Not only are they good, they’re also getting their money’s worth for their great design skills, according to […]

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4 African Tech Conferences Worth Attending in 2011

Last year, I went to a bunch of technology conferences and this year I’ve got a few I‘ve scheduled to attend. Here’s a snapshot of some of the ones I reckon you should be paying attention to in African technology:

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Africa: Opportunity Awaits

(by Muchiri Nyaggah & Niti Bhan from Semacraft. Semacraft is a research and consulting company that focuses on Africa and things digital in Africa) I looked up a Nairobi-based digital strategist Mark Kaigwa last month, smart and insightful, he’s become a voice to listen to on East African social media and internet marketing affairs. Mobile […]

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Startup Watch: Bugbox Animation, South Africa

Bugbox Animation is a boutique Character Animation Studio situated in Johannesburg, South Africa. Established in 2003, Bugbox has built a reputation for top notch performances and polished production quality in the commercial arena as well as in Long-form. By placing emphasis on original performances, appealing design and creative story-telling, the company has positioned itself as […]

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Google Opens Up Umbono, SA Tech Incubator

The ‘innovation hub’ model seems to be taking more root in Africa, recently we covered Ghana’s MEST.  Google launches a technology innovation and incubation ‘hub’, Umbono, in Cape Town, South Africa. As we wrote recently it appears that Google’s interest in Africa is more than trivial. The tech giant is seeing great potential in Africa and […]

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Africa is a goldmine for Google

Much has been said concerning Google’s efforts in Africa, including that Google is ‘colonizing’ Africa. Their grand efforts from donating a total of $2.5 million dollars in support of creating digital archives to preserve documents, images, correspondence, and other materials in digital archives that preserve the details of South Africa’s arduous journey from apartheid to […]

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