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  • February 25, 2020
    The SA company behind the R431m investment
    Alphawave, primary investor and shareholder in leading South African field sales management and productivity app, Skynamo, announced R431m Series A funding in January from US venture capital and private equity firm, Five Elms Capital - one of the highest...
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  • Skynamo attracts $30m investment from US firm
    January 27, 2020
    Skynamo attracts $30m investment from US firm
    A South African tech startup has just secured R431 million rand in funding, one of the largest disclosed amounts in the country in recent years, after a leading US-based venture capital firm found positive user reviews of its product...
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  • September 23, 2019
    Inrange Golf Pairs With David Leadbetter At Championsgate
    Inrange Golf has paired with the global leader in golf instruction, David Leadbetter, and the world-renowned Leadbetter Golf Academy to bring smart golf tracking technology to coaches and players at Leadbetter Golf Academy World Headquarters at Championsgate, Orlando, Florida...
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  • September 12, 2019
    EMSS Antennas is part of a new scientific publication in the journal Nature:...
    A pair of towering, hourglass-like balloons have been discovered at the heart of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, according to a new study. They are some of the largest features ever observed at the galactic center and researchers...
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  • August 20, 2019
    From space to sport: SA engineers redefine golf
    South African innovators use radar in a world-first to transform a R200-billion industry
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  • July 24, 2019
    NASA releases magnificent new images of the Milky Way
    The psychedelic composite image shows "clouds of gas at temperatures of millions of degrees, neutron stars and white dwarf stars tearing material from companion stars and beautiful tendrils of radio emission." It combines Chandra's X-ray data in green and blue with...
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  • June 24, 2019
    Inrange goes live at Greenwhich Golf Range in London
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  • June 6, 2019
    SA Tech Redefines Global Livestock Farming
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  • April 23, 2019
    Sozo Labs: XR set to change the way we experience the world.
    Last year was dominated by Artificial Intelligence – and the year before by Big Data and IoT. But what about next year? How can local companies predict the next wave to ensure innovation and differentiation? One largely needs to...
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  • January 23, 2019
    Man vs. machine: How humans tackled AI...and lost
    2018 was most definitely the year in which AI and Machine Learning (ML) took the lion's share of technology media headlines. Like social media, virtual reality, drones, and cloud services before them, the impending doom of AI robots taking...
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  • January 7, 2019
    Etse's X-Band Transmitter in Space
    Cape Town - The continent’s most advanced nanosatellite, the ZACube-2, was taken into space by a Soyuz rocket in the early hours of the morning on Thursday.
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  • September 7, 2018
    Skynamo named one of the 25 most successful business Ideas In South Africa
    This B2B sales app is used to manage sales people in the field. Skynamo gives reps in the field access to information, be it customer information or past sales history. This innovative technology also give sales managers access to...
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  • September 5, 2018
    FarmRanger listed as one of the most remarkable South African inventions by MyBroadBand
    There are currently around 2,000 Celmax collar systems in operation, and the impact on protecting against livestock theft and predators is described as “amazing”.
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  • August 14, 2018
    How South Africa built one of the world's most advanced telescopes
    EMSS Antennas, which is based near Cape Town, built the receivers for MeerKAT using a team of 30 engineers. "It was really an incredible achievement," said company director Isak Theron, who added that the project helped the firm attract...
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  • August 10, 2018
    Skynamo becomes part of the Global Endeavor community
    Endeavor selected 17 entrepreneurs leading 11 companies from seven countries at the 81st International Selection Panel (ISP) in Detroit held July 30-August 1 and hosted by Endeavor Detroit. Endeavor now supports 1,715 entrepreneurs leading 1,070 companies in 30 growth...
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  • July 16, 2018
    MeerKAT radio telescope inaugurated in South Africa
    Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr David Mabuza, today officially inaugurated the MeerKAT radio telescope. After a decade in design and construction, this project of South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology has now begun science...
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  • June 12, 2018
    This tech company used 'minivation' to help companies sell more
    Why is it so difficult for businesses to come up with new ideas, and even harder to implement these innovations?
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  • May 28, 2018
    Skynamo a FNB Business Innovation finalist for 2018
    The FNB Business Innovation Awards, in association with Endeavor South Africa has announced the nine finalists selected for the 2018 FNB Business Innovator of the Year.
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  • February 7, 2018
    SKA Prototype Dish Assembled For The First Time
    The first fully assembled SKA dish was unveiled today at a ceremony in Shijiazhuang, China, by the Vice Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, in the presence of representatives from the countries involved and the SKA...
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  • February 6, 2018
    Alphawave Group invests in data science firms
    Software and electronics firm Alphawave recently secured investments in two local data science firms, as part of its investment and acquisition strategy after recently rebranding. Based in Technopark, Stellenbosch, The Alphawave Group consists of nine organisations active in a...
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  • January 22, 2018
    Is this the decade of Deep Learning?
    Most of us have encountered the excitement surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning during the past two or three years. In the popular press, business conferences and Gartner reports we are frequently reminded that AI has progressed by...
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  • January 19, 2018
    Landbou Weekblad 15 Des 2017 - Tegnologie wat werk
    Tegnologie help boere om risiko en koste te bestuur. Maar wat gemaak wanneer jy sukkel om die tegnologie te kry? Jy bou dit self met die hulp van jong IT-ontwikkelaars, vertel me. Karin Cluver, produksiebestuurder van die vrugte-en-wynplaas Paul...
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  • January 12, 2018
    Designing the SKA Telescopes – Across 18 time zones: a global effort to deliver...
    21 December 2017, SKA Global Headquarters, Jodrell Bank, UK – In the second part of our feature story on designing the SKA telescopes, we look back at the ongoing global effort to deliver the SKA dish prototype, with work...
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  • January 11, 2018
    Enterprise Africa Issue 65
    Taking our understanding of the Universe to new heights. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be the largest radio telescope ever built and capable of producing science that changes our understanding of the universe. December/January Edition of Enterprise Africa.
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  • November 9, 2017
    MySidekick shopping app hunts down best deals
    Stellenbosch based tech start-up, MySidekick, has developed a shopping app that hunts down discount deals for consumers while they do their shopping at local malls.
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  • October 15, 2017
    Selfoon-tegnologie vir vee
    Veediefstal en aanvalle deur roofdiere is vir eeue lank al ‘n uitdaging vir boere. Beide misdaad sowel as roofdierskade is ‘n realiteit vir veeboere oor die hele spektrum, van kleinboere tot uitgebreide boerdery-ondernemings. Die finansiële implikasies van veeverlies is...
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  • August 3, 2017
    The sound of deep space - MeerKAT on BBC
    In the emptiest corner of South Africa, telescopes are being built to search up to 9 billion light years away. Sensitive enough to detect a mobile phone signal on Jupiter, EMSS Antennas is proud to part of the MeerKAT...
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  • May 15, 2017
    FarmTrack Ontbytsake Onderhoud
    Johann Botha gesels oor FarmTrack op KykNet se Ontbytsake.
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  • April 4, 2017
    What is “Transparency in business”?
    “We need more transparency in our business processes”; “There isn’t enough visibility on the ground!” they say. But, what does all of this actually mean? In its most basic form, transparency in business means honesty in the way we...
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  • April 3, 2017
    MeerKAT on Carte Blanche
    Just 16 months ago, the MeerKAT Radio Telescope at the Losberg site in the Karoo, had only 16 antennas that produced images of galaxies millions of light years away. Now, with 32 antennas standing tall, the MeerKAT will...
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  • January 13, 2017
    EMSS Group invests in IoT and mobile app company
    Stellenbosch-based EMSS Group has invested in mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) app company, Polymorph.
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  • November 15, 2016
    SA’s first Free Innovation movement aims to solve Stellenbosch traffic congestion
    As South Africa celebrated National Transport Month throughout October, a community of innovators, technologists and free thinkers came together to help solve one of Stellenbosch – and South Africa’s – most pervasive problems: traffic congestion.
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  • November 13, 2016
    Monitor jou vee via GPS
    Veediefstal en aanvalle deur roofdiere en rondloperhonde is nie net 'n groot probleem vir boere nie, maar lei ook tot groot finansiële verliese.
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  • August 31, 2016
    #CoCreateSA results: Inspiration & Innovation!
    The #CoCreate2Accelerate programme has come to an inspiring end, with the launch of our first international project and a Makers-in-Residence programme!
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  • June 16, 2016
    Sweden’s biggest contribution yet to the world’s largest radio telescope
    Sweden’s biggest contribution yet to the world’s biggest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), has passed a major milestone. An advanced – and beautiful – feed horn developed at Chalmers University of Technology, has been delivered for testing...
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  • April 13, 2016
    Hitch a ride with online lift platform, CoPilot
    Alchemy-A has invested in a new tech startup, CoPilot, an online ride-sharing platform where students can connect and save money by sharing rides over long distances.
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  • January 29, 2016
    FarmTrack gee boer meer beheer
    GPS-toestelle, wat al ’n rukkie deur graanboere gebruik word, word nou op vrugteplase ingespan. Francois Williams vertel meer.
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  • January 18, 2016
    LaunchLab assists start-up to secure R4 million staged investment
    Mobile shopping application start-up, My Sidekick, secured a R4 million staged investment from Stellenbosch-based technology funder and developer Alchemy-A.
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  • December 4, 2015
    SA mobile shopping startup MySidekick raises $280k
    South African mobile shopping application startup MySidekick has secured a ZAR4 million (US$280,000) staged investment from Stellenbosch-based technology funder and developer Alchemy-A.
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  • May 5, 2015
    Is hierdie ontwerpwerk 'n wetenskap of is dit kuns?
    "Om sagteware vir kliënte te ontwikkel is net soveel kuns as wetenskap," sê Richard Barry, uitvoerende hoof van Polymorph in die Stellenbosse Tegnopark.
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  • December 10, 2013
    Altair to Acquire EM Software & Systems - S.A. (EMSS)
    An agreement-in-principle has been reached between Altair and EMSS, pursuant to which Altair will acquire 100 percent of EM Software & Systems – S.A. (Pty) Ltd and its international distributor offices in the United States, Germany, and China. The...
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