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South African employment start-up Giraffe, which uses mobile phone technology to match people with work opportunities, has announced plans to expand its services across South Africa. The company said on Thursday that it now has over

Owners of South African informal convenience stores, better known as spaza shops, now have an Android-based smartphone app that allows them to replenish their shelves electronically. Durban-based technology company

A Cambridge University-educated mathematician is hoping to shake up South Africa’s cloud computing sector with a new, vendor-neutral cloud platform hosted in Teraco’s fast-expanding data centres.

Recent research by TomTom shows that Cape Town has the most congested roads in South Africa. The city’s CBD is particularly hard hit by traffic delays. Now a new technology-based initiative has been launched to try to tackle the problem head-on. Accelerate

Cape Town-based Silvertree Internet Holdings, the parent of price comparison website PriceCheck, has acquired a similar business in Nigeria, TopCheck, for an undisclosed sum. The move, Silvertree said, creates Africa’s largest online

Social media app Tinder lets you find interesting people around you to meet, with users often accessing it for dating. A new South African start-up, called Carter, hopes to apply a similar technique to buying a

A mobile payments proof of concept focused on townships around Durban in KwaZulu-Natal will be expanded to sites around the country, financial technology start-up iKhokha has said. iKhokha, which

African technology start-ups raised at least $129m in funding in 2016, with the number of companies securing funding rising by almost 17% over the previous year, according to new research. Disrupt Africa’s Tech Start-ups Funding Report

South African start-up WumDrop has launched a new service, initially exclusively in partnership with The Foschini Group, that will deliver online orders to you, wherever you happen to find yourself. The new service, called Deliver 2 Me