Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies has been the definitive source for recognising the companies that are transforming industries and shaping society. Over the years, Fast Company has recognised companies with this prestigious honour, from the largest companies in South Africa to small startups with just a few employees. This is an opportunity for the public to nominate innovative companies.

Read below about Most Innovative Companies that shaped 2019.

1dentity is making personal security an integrated, digital experience

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Aimed at digitising and securing the personal identification of people, 1dentity is using sustainable technology to enable businesses to accurately identify customers. 1dentity executive Nic Meyer said this will make it easier for people to […]

Kudoti promotes a zero-waste agenda through cutting-edge data science and digital tools

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With existing landfills almost at capacity and space for refuse disposal running short, South Africa’s waste crisis is a growing epidemic. This is where digital solutions company Kudoti steps in. The niche start up uses cutting-edge data science […]

3X4 Genetics makes deeply personalised, data-informed healthcare possible

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The company 3X4 Genetics uses a patented approach to help health-care practitioners offer their patients deeply- personalised insights based on their genetics. The blueprint uses leading-edge design and behavior-change techniques to elevate the conversation between […]

This proptech company is opening up the housing rental market to a whole new sector of society

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HouseME makes renting fair, easy and affordable for all. It’s a PropTech company that has scaled to beyond 100,000 users. In disrupting the archaic, traditional managing agencies, HouseME has created a platform that allows for […]

PiLog Group brings ‘data doctors’ to your fingertips

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The PiLog Group brings data doctors to your fingertips to turn unstructured and big data into quality master data and information through a data quality hub which is backed by machine learning and artificial intelligence […]

Valenture Institute’s private online high school is changing the face of education

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Valenture Institute is an exciting new global private online school that aims to change the face of education by arming its students with the skills necessary to make a real-world impact.  Its mission is to […]

Financial services company JUMO is empowering new businesses

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JUMO is a full technology stack for building and running financial services which their partners use to offer savings, lending and insurance products to entrepreneurs in emerging markets. This gives anyone with a cell phone […]

Nominees for Fast Company SA’s Most Innovative Companies Awards announced

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The applications are in and preparation for Fast Company SA’s inaugural Most Innovative Companies event is in full swing. The process of sorting through and selecting entrants and nominees has highlighted the incredible entrepreneurial spirit […]

YALU: For shaking up the insurance game

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In our busy world, Yalu has created the only self-service credit life insurance policy in the market. Underwritten by a business division of Old Mutual, namely Alternative Risk Transfer (or OMART), Yalu makes it as […]

ABSA: For innovating mobile banking apps

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What makes Absa an innovative leader in Industry 4.0?Within a year, Absa was able to set up ChatBanking for significant value and retail returns through a bank-integrated multiplatform system. For example, by activating an icon, […]

Stafford Masie announced as keynote speaker at Fast Company SA’s inaugural Most Innovative Companies Awards

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Celebrity innovator and head of WeWork in South Africa, Stafford Masie, will be the keynote speaker of Fast Company’s inaugural event, the Most Innovative Companies conference and awards ceremony taking place on 5 March 2020 […]

ACCENTURE: For accelerating app development

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With an MBA from UCT under his belt, Accenture’s Liquid Studio Director and Innovation Lead Rory Moore is a master in advising on innovation, forward-thinking and entrepreneurship strategies.  Rory is heavily involved in expanding the […]

RELATE TRUST: For building a crowdfunding enterprise that tackles social issues

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A disturbing thought has continuously plagued Lauren Gillis’ mind. The prevalence of inequality in many societies still today was something she understood to be inevitable — however, very fixable. “I was frequently kept awake at […]

AFRICA BUSINESS INTEGRATION: For maximising AI’s power in Africa

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Artificial intelligence (AI) – the buzzword that has sparked both excitement and fear – has found a solid footing in Africa thr-ough sci-tech company Africa Business Integration (ABI). Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution with full […]

EVERAFRICA: For creating the next generation’s apps

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Xander – a series of educational children’s apps – is just one of the many innovative products created by EverAfrica. The apps provide mother tongue learning for children (between ages three and six) who speak […]

OUTSOURCED CFO: For using cloud as a financial consulting practice

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Embracing digital culture from the get-go, Outsourced CFO (OCFO) is an online accounting and financial consultancy firm that services its clientele from cloud-based technology. This digi-solution has provided businesses and entrepreneurs with access to seasoned […]

HABITAT XR: For reconnecting people with Mother Nature

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Rise above Inspired by the raw challenges that comes with being an entrepreneur, Ulrico Grech-Cumbo – Co-founder and CEO of conservation-led immersive storytelling studio Habitat XR– has successfully married tech and nature through virtual reality. Habitat […]

KNIFE CAPITAL: For driving societal transformation through visionary startups

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Cape Town-based, Knife Capital was born from an innovative spark generated by Co-founders Keet van Zyl and Eben van Heerden while working at Mark Shuttleworth’s Here Be Dragons Venture Capital fund.  Founded in 2010, the […]

SYBRIN: For creating opportunity through innovation

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What makes Sybrin the ultimate forward thinker? Sybrin’s mandate is to provide businesses with technology solutions to stimulate growth, reliability and prosperity. We are constantly thinking and progressing ahead of the curve. If we had […]

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