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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [10/2/2019]

Arguably this week’s biggest event is the African Tech Summit Kigali which kicks off on Wednesday (13 February) in the Rwandan capital.Games are all the rage in Cape Town this week. Look out for the Gamification Workshop taking place in Woodstock on Tuesday (12 February). Another event in the city on Wednesday (13 February) will look at how game developers have secured clients and funding.

Those in Joburg who are curious about South Africa’s drone industry will want to check out AeroCon 2019 on Tuesday (12 February)

This article is part of a weekly series that highlights all the top startup events, […]

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SA government to set up township digital hubs in four provinces reveals Ramaphosa

The government will set up digital hubs in the South Africa’s townships, initially in four provinces, President Cyril Ramaphosa said today.

He made the announcement during his State of the Nation Address in Parliament in Cape Town today (7 February).

Ramaphosa said the government’s incubation programme currently consists of a network of 51 technology business incubators — which fall under the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda), 10 enterprise supplier development incubators and 14 rapid youth incubators (also under Seda).

“As part of the expansion of this programme, township digital hubs will be established, initially in four provinces, with more to follow,” he said.

He […]

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We raised R34m in 2018 announces Cape Town fintech CloudOne.mobi

Cape Town based fintech startup CloudOne.mobi today announced that it had raised R34-million in two funding rounds that closed at the end of last year.

The startup, which was founded in 2014 by Dana Buys, has developed what it calls an advanced cloud-based point-of-sale solution, TallOrder for small businesses in the hospitality, retail and service segments.

The startup said in a statement today that the investors from the two rounds included Investec Private Capital, through its Emerging Companies mandate. The startup did not say who the other investors were.

The startup said the investment will be used to help grow the […]

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Outcry as department’s Gazelles programme stalls on grants, support

When it was launched in 2016, the Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu hailed the National Gazelles programme as a key intervention that would help fast growing firms (commonly called gazelles) to grow exponentially and create the jobs the country badly needs.

The programme, which is run by the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda), aims to help 40 promising firms to grow the value of their business 20% year-on-year over three years, with a mixture of business support and access to grants of up to R1-million (from the Department of Small Business Development) to purchase machinery and equipment and […]

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How a trip to Israel sparked the idea behind award winning agritech Khula

An entrepreneurial trip to Israel in 2015 sparked the idea behind award-winning agritech startup Khula, so says co-founder Matthew Piper.

Khula was last month tapped to represent the country at the 2019 Chivas Venture finals after winning the South African leg of the competition.

The Johannesburg-based startup which Piper (pictured above, right) co-founded with Karidas Tshintsholo (pictured above, left) in 2016 offers a marketing and distribution service which helps small-scale farmers bring their products to formal markets.

Khula was founded in 2016 by Matthew Piper and Karidas Tshintsholo

Other than bagging the Chivas Venture SA finals, the startup has also won the 2018 MTN […]

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