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Want to say ‘laugh’ in Shona? There’s an edutech startup to help you – NewZimbabwe.com

Spread This News By Radio France Internationale Did you think of trying to learn an African language online during the pandemic, only to be disappointed when you found popular apps like Duolingo didn’t offer Shona or Ndebele or Venda? Don’t despair. An all-women team of passionate young linguists is tackling the online African language learning …

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Want to say ‘laugh’ in Shona? There’s an edutech startup to help you

The Vambo Academy online platform offers 10 languages spoken in South Africa and Zimbabwe’s two main languages: Shona and Ndebele. © Vambo Academy Don’t despair. An all-women team of passionate young linguists is tackling the online African language learning gap, with startup Vambo Academy led by Zimbabwean educational technology entrepreneur Chido Dzinotyiwei. Want to say “laugh” in four …

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SA Startup Develops A Gold Bullion Investment You Can Wear

Gold bullion, in the form of standardised gold bars and coins, has proven its value as an investment over thousands of years appreciating on average 13.5% year on year. Traditional gold jewellery set with precious stones, on the other hand, is usually crafted from 9 or 18-karat gold and loses 80 – 90% of its …

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Vehicle financing startup Moove grows with $105m funding

African startup Moove Africa, which provides revenue-based vehicle financing, will expand to seven new emerging markets in Europe, Asia and the Middle East in the next six months after raising $105 million in its latest round of funding, its CEO said. Launched in 2020, Moove uses a credit scoring system to provide vehicle financing to …

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SA food tech startup Mogale Meat debuts cultivated chicken breast

Mogale Meat, a South African cellular food-tech company, has debuted Africa’s first cultivated chicken. According to the company, the launch signals the birth of a major new technological drive to produce more essential animal protein for people, and the startup states that cultivated meat is a “potential game-changer” for the planet, and more specifically for …

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SmartWage, An Innovative HR And Communications Technology Startup, Raises R29 Million

SmartWage, an innovative HR and communications technology startup, has raised $2 million or R29 million. The oversubscribed seed funding round was raised to support SmartWage’s vision of transforming Africa’s workforce through digital inclusion, particularly for frontline employees like cashiers, restaurant staff, security personnel, and healthcare workers. SmartWage is giving enterprises a simple yet effective way …

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South African Agtech Startup Launches Farming Operations App

IQ Logistica today announces the launch of Farmers Friend, a new companion Farming Operations Mobile Application. The app is a new tool for farmers to use in-field to manage their full farming operations straight from their phones or tablets. It offers a new way for farmers to easily view, manage and access all of their …

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Frontline support startup raises $2m – Gadget

A South African startup aiming at  digital inclusion of  frontline employees has raised $2-million (R29m) in seed funding. SmartWage is described as “an innovative HR and communications technology startup”, and has a vision of transforming Africa’s workforce through digital inclusion, particularly for frontline employees like cashiers, restaurant staff, security personnel, and healthcare workers. SmartWage says …

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Adtech startup addvirtt exits stealth to democratise sports advertising

South Africa-based sports advertising start-up addvirtt is plugging African brands into the formerly unattainable high impact, high-value TV visible advertising inventory of Europe’s biggest football leagues. Virtual advertising leverages proprietary technology that has been proven to modify the regular live broadcast reliably and authentically, delivering multiplication of the perimeter advertising space to multiple international markets. …

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This SA born Venture Capitalist is taking over the world

When Roelof Botha was still at school in South Africa, he attended a Nerd Camp where he met Matthew Rabinowitz who would later establish Natera, a life-saving health tech company. Later they reconnected in the US and Roelof ended up funding a health tech startup founded by Rabinowitz. This is just a single snapshot example …

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