Innovation

Elon Musk gets boring: “I’m not trying to be anyone’s saviour”

Elon Musk

The billionaire rocket-scientist and exponential thinker recently sat down with TED’s Chris Anderson for a wide ranging interview. Having disrupted a number of industries with his never-take-no-for-an-answer entrepreneurial flair there was keen interest in his latest physics defying venture. Musk is currently trying to solve Los Angeles’ traffic congestion problems by creating a 3D network…

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Innovation In Business; How to Thrive Despite the Threats

Innovation In Business

African entrepreneurs taking on Silicon Valley got their big break at this year’s MTN Business Aspiring Innovators Programme. In its second year, the main event took place at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Africa 2016, arguably the world’s most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives. According to Gartner, CEOs globally are expecting an 80% uplift…

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WeThinkCode Launches 2017 Internship

WeThinkCode

Corporate sponsors of Africa’s first peer to peer coding academy have secured their students for a 4 month WeThinkCode internship in 2017. Telkom, Derivco, RMB, Britehouse and BBD were among the top South African IT employers vying for the cream of the crop at the sponsor day held in central Johannesburg recently. Recruiters pulled out all the stops to…

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Eight Big South African Digital Disruptors

Digital Disruptors

At the recent Digital Disruptors Conference at GIBS Business School, South African industry leaders spoke about disruptive approaches to their business models. Google South Africa’s “mobile moment” happened in late 2014 when internet searches from mobile devices exceeded for the first time those performed on desktops. By 2020 there will be 500 million people in Sub Saharan Africa…

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Blockchain, bitcoin and banking; how does it work and why it will change everything.

Blockchain

The disruptive nature of Blockchain and its impact in financial services was recently presented at GIBS by Farzam Ehsani, leader of RMB’s Blockchain Initiative. He also helped establish The Foundery, RMB’s FinTech unit and believes that blockchain technology will become a new and necessary normal in our lives just like the internet. The way we store and exchange…

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WeThinkCode and the Cape Town startup tour

WeThinkCode

FNB recently hosted a trip for 2 hackathon-winning students from Africa’s first peer to peer coding education academy. Stephen Asiedu and Sizwe Mamba come from very different backgrounds but they have two things in common. Firstly; as WeThinkCode students they beat 30,000 other hopefuls to make it through the rigorous assessments and secure a place in the first ever…

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