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Ministry of Local Government Digitises Acquisition Of Building Permits

Tech World

Oct. 9, 2020, 1:37 p.m.

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in collaboration with the Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom has rolled out an automated platform to aid in the acquisition of building permits.

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Nigeria: ImaliPay Launches Financial Products For Gig Economy Workers

Fintech

Oct. 7, 2020, 4:10 p.m.

Nigerian startup ImaliPay has launched its platform, which leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to offer tailored financial products that promote the inclusion of gig economy platforms and workers across Africa.

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Duracell’s New Coin Batteries Have A Bitter Coating That Makes Them Taste Terrible

Sept. 29, 2020, 4:20 p.m.

Duracell is trying to make its coin cell batteries a little less enticing to eat: the company is adding a new bitter coating to its 2032, 2025, and 2016 size lithium coin batteries, with the aim of discouraging young children from accidentally eating the otherwise (apparently) irresistible-looking batteries.

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South Africa: Entrepreneurs Regroup For Heritage Day At Mamelodi Market

Digital Creatives

Sept. 25, 2020, 11:55 a.m.

Emerging from the Covid-19 lockdown which devastated many businesses and almost decimated their African jewellery and beading business, Mamelodi entrepreneurs Phindile Msiza, 34, and Rinah Mtshwene, 45, have regrouped.The duo have added stylish masks, among the array of products on display.

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Anubis Gaming Secures $300K In Latest Seed Funding Round

Gaming

Sept. 17, 2020, 1:48 p.m.

Egyptian esports organisation Anubis Gaming has secured $300,000 (~£234,297) in its latest round of seed funding.A regional e-commerce group is the source of the investment, which comes after a separate seed round last month saw Anubis Gaming raise $100,000 (~£78,069). The organisation has raised a total of $450,000 (~£349,521.75) in funding since launch.

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South Africa : Cash Crusaders Introduce E-commerce Platform

Startups

Sept. 15, 2020, 10:33 a.m.

South African startup, Cash Crusaders which retails both new and second-hand goods, has introduced an e-commerce platform dubbed, ‘Click & Collect’.Click & Collect helps individuals to take their retail businesses online especially in these times where e-commerce is helping prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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