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19.02.2020 | 11:21 AM

Ergonomic furniture dealer awarded SA’s first 6-star Green Star award

19.02.2020 | 10:12 AM

SA’s first mixed-income lifestyle and living complex redresses Apartheid spatial planning

13.02.2020 | 12:50 PM

#SONA2020: What’s next for SA’s failing SOEs?

13.02.2020 | 11:40 AM

This coronavirus mapping tool lets you track the situation in real-time

11.02.2020 | 02:44 PM

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

11.02.2020 | 10:57 AM

YALU: For shaking up the insurance game

10.02.2020 | 01:17 PM

Fast Company Most Innovative Companies Conference to create a funding platform for unfunded innovators

10.02.2020 | 10:28 AM

ABSA: For innovating mobile banking apps

10.02.2020 | 10:06 AM

5 ways to make your mornings less stressful

07.02.2020 | 10:26 AM

Electric motorcycle startup Ampersand is transforming the Rwandan taxi industry

04.02.2020 | 12:19 PM

#MiningInadaba2020: SA to receive new energy generating company outside of Eskom

03.02.2020 | 04:32 PM

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

03.02.2020 | 01:15 PM

How MFS Africa is connecting the continent

30.01.2020 | 12:01 PM

SA software company Vectra is driving rocket-fuelled shopping experiences

30.01.2020 | 11:07 AM

Is having a university education still a necessity in the workplace of the future?

29.01.2020 | 12:18 PM

Business lessons from 2019 that can help you thrive in 2020

27.01.2020 | 12:00 PM

20 useful things you didn’t know Google maps could do

22.01.2020 | 01:20 PM

The Internet of Things has been around longer than we think. Here’s why;

21.01.2020 | 09:51 AM

5 most common office injuries

20.01.2020 | 10:55 AM

Johannesburg Business School’s modes of learning are not just business as usual

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BEOSOUND STAGE: Bang & Olufsen launches first soundbar in South Africa

Bang & Olufsen announced the Beosound Stage is now available in South Africa – the brand’s first soundbar that brings the rich and powerful Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound to any TV. Underlining Bang & Olufsen’s commitment to design and sound innovation, Beosound Stage is crafted with the ambition to create a superbly deep and powerful soundbar, […]

5 effective apps for better budgeting

The holidays are upon us, and let’s face it: you’re probably spending like a sieve right now. Come January, you’ll vow that it’s finally time to get a handle on things. Why not start now? A preemptive strike, if you will. Here are some great apps and services that can make managing your money far […]

Think algorithms are just for online? There’s mathematics behind your IRL friendships too

Have you ever felt like everyone else has so much more to be thankful for? Check your Facebook or Instagram feed: Your friends seem to dine at finer restaurants, take more exotic vacations, and have more accomplished children. They even have cuter pets! Rest assured, it’s an illusion, one that’s rooted in a property of […]

6 ways tech has transformed the way we travel

Thanks to technology, travelling internationally today is much more convenient and accessible than it was even a decade or two ago. Where planning for travel used to be time consuming, and navigating a foreign city difficult, all that has changed thanks to mobile apps, comparison engines and more. Here are six ways that tech has […]

Will you be affected by Twitter’s crackdown on inactive accounts? Here are 5 things you need to know.

Like many social media platforms, Twitter has a fairly large number of user accounts whose owners are no longer active on the service—and haven’t been in a long time. While these abandoned accounts don’t affect the average Twitter user, they do prevent users from signing up for Twitter handles that may have long been taken […]

Innovative app helps cancer patients navigate their disease

Cancer survivor Conn Bertish created an app that engages cancer-treatment patients.

How laughter on the internet has evolved

These days, the internet is filled with meaningless “LOLs” and “LMAOs,” shorthand that indicates that something is funny, even when, truthfully, there’s usually no laughter behind the screen. Since we now have a whole host of laughter-oriented emoji at our fingertips (think the crying-with-laughter face, the tears-streaming-down-my-face-I’m-laughing-so-hard face, or the throwing-my-head-back-as-I-cry-with-laughter face), it’s getting harder […]

5 apps to help streamline how you travel for business

Even in our digital world, where status meetings can be conducted via the Internet from almost every corner of the globe, business travel is still essential to many companies. Whether it’s to pitch to prospects for new work, close deals or manage relationships with clients in another city or country – nothing replaces face-to-face interaction […]

Here’s what you’ll be doing on Snapchat in 5 years’ time

Snapchat is an app known for its 10-second ephemeral videos—but Bobby Murphy, one of the original founders and current CTO of the app’s parent company, Snap, takes the long view. On stage at the Fast Company Innovation Festival, Murphy described thinking 10 to 20 years into Snap’s future: With features such as Landmarkers, which uses […]

Facebook’s new policy on ‘sexual’ emojis

Facebook and Instagram are now censoring what the companies describe as “contextually specific and commonly sexual emojis or emoji strings” in a summer update to the Sexual Solicitation section of the company’s Community Standards. Yes, that could include the eggplant, sweat drip, and peach emoji. Facebook and Instagram won’t censor “suggestive elements” on their own, however. They […]

5 iPhone shortcuts you didn’t know you needed

Like just about every iPhone owner, you probably opened the box, peeled the plastic from your new phone, and started using it—nonexistent user manual be damned. And like just about every other iPhone user, you’re probably not using said device as smartly as you could be. In that spirit, here are some tips and tricks […]

South Africans can now own cattle at the click of a button with BitFarming app

A world-first innovation is pioneering livestock farming in South Africa. BitFarming, it acts as a link between livestock producers, buyers of livestock, and abattoirs. “I knew I wouldn’t own a farm where I could raise my own cattle,” says Albertus Potgieter, the founder of BitFarming. “The idea of crowd farming came to me and I had a […]

Death planning in the digital age: How to prepare your online footprint for when you kick the bucket

In 2019 we’re all hyper-connected and comfortable with mass oversharing, but most of us haven’t realised that we need to account for our digital lives when we plan for our eventual deaths. Before the internet took over our lives, death planning was pretty straightforward. Write a will, do some estate planning, and make sure your […]

Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

When the Samsung Galaxy S5e Tablet first landed on my desk for review, my initial impression was that it lived up to (the first part) of its tag line – it is indeed lighter than a cup of coffee – but if it was ‘equally as refreshing’ was something I needed to investigate. I spent […]

Are you ‘future fit’? Find out if you’re equipped to thrive in a digital world

Are you fit enough to share in a world of intelligent technologies?With intelligent machines and the onset of Industry 4.0, the future has inspired a mix of fear and fantasy. There are those who fear massive job losses and those who see only opportunity, with robots featuring everywhere in our daily lives. The effect of […]

6 benefits of gaming as a family

With the likes of Fortnite and Call of Duty taking the world by storm, and men and women of all ages – literally from primary school kids to working professionals – catching onto the gaming craze, the concept of using this once anti-social habit as a family bonding activity, is becoming increasingly reasonable. Embracing gaming […]

New ways of navigating the world through tech

Not having important knowledge at hand can be more than just an inconvenience. It can have real-world consequences. What do I mean by that? Let’s look at the average (or rather, to use statistician-speak “the most likely”)  South African, according to StatsSA’s latest figures (2011 Census). She’s a black woman who lives in Gauteng, in […]

Tips from an eye doctor: How to stop small screens and blue light from ruining your vision

Blue light has gotten a bad rap, getting blamed for loss of sleep and eye damage. Personal electronic devices emit more blue light than any other colour. Blue light has a short wavelength, which means that it is high-energy and can damage the delicate tissues of the eye. It can also pass through the eye to the […]

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