Quickloc8, a technology startup company, is making artificial intelligence (AI) a reality for the taxi industry. The company is partnering with local taxi owners and associations by providing innovative solutions to modernise the industry by allowing it to be a safer and more reliable transport option. The company was founded by Mbavhalelo Mabogo, an entrepreneur from Thohoyandou in Limpopo. Recently, Quickloc8 added a new offering to its services: an AI camera that will help the taxi industry deal with Covid-19.
Imran Salie 1 day ago
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit South Africa's small business sector hard and there are grim statistics to bear this out. Those statistics will not be repeated here. After all, if you are a small business owner setting out on the road to recovery, the last thing you probably want is more details of the toll the pandemic has taken on small enterprises. Far more useful would be some good, solid tips on how to build back better after any business setbacks.
Ameen Hassen 2 days ago
Wunderman Thompson has announced the launch of Fund Femme, a global database of women and non-binary-owned businesses.
In 2020, Thandeka Xaba and her business partner, Nonkululeko Komanyane, launched Digital Africa Ventures - a venture capital fund that aims to bridge the funding and support gap for early-stage tech entrepreneurs across South Africa.
Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago
The current acceleration towards digitisation has been indicative of the need for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to find ways to reach their customers online, connect to new markets and adapt to a turbulent economic landscape by rebuilding and recovering lost revenue.
There is a good reason why the saying goes "first impressions last" and this is particularly important for small businesses. Once they've connected with a new customer, businesses should focus on offering high-quality delivery over the long-term. It begins with a client's first interaction with businesses or brands and continues throughout the lifetime of the relationship.
South African brands love a chatbot, don't they? It's not hard to see why. On the face of it, it's a machine that can talk to millions of customers on your behalf without the need for human intervention. It's a convenient, cheap, and cheerful way to solve everything. Right?
Praekelt 19 Jul 2021