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African start-ups bag $195m in funding for 2017

A report from entrepreneurship portal, Disrupt Africa, has reported that funding for tech start-ups in Africa spiked 51%.


Clothing retailers see online sales uptick

SA's traditional clothing retailers report growth in online sales, as more South Africans embrace e-commerce.


SA's central securities depository in distributed ledger tech drive

Strate will work together with SWIFT and six other central securities depositories to implement the technology in post-trade scenarios.


Renewables sector expects imminent signing of R58bn deals

The industry anticipates the conclusion of the 26 outstanding power purchase agreements in the first quarter of 2018.


Toshiba considers IPO for memory chip unit

The company may go the IPO route if the sale of its memory chip business to a Bain Capital-led consortium fails to gain anti-trust approval.


Partech Ventures introduces EUR57m African fund

Partech Africa intends to focus on early stage growth funding, providing deals ranging from €500 000 million to €5 million.


Conference on modernising national and regional payment infrastructures

Raivis Joksts, digital retail payments professional, Tieto, will present at the ITWeb Modernising National and Regional Payment Infrastructures Event in March 2018.


Crypto-currency trading site launches in SA

Coindirect goes live in the country ahead of its global rollout sometime this year.


WEF tackles financial inclusion

The World Economic Forum's new financial inclusion metrics will help the world's unbanked access digital payments, savings accounts and loans.

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