Welcome to the fourth issue of mzansi.dev 🥳
Hope your week got off to a kicker 🔥
We're back at it again after a brief hiatus last week with other commitments consuming most of my time.
Some of the feedback received since the last issue was on the volume on content curated. So in this issue I'll stick to an upper limit of 5 links per section 🤞
This does mean that some stories that are really interesting will miss out and be potentially less relevant by the time the next issue comes round. Do you want to see those shared on Twitter instead?
Based on community feedback and input, I'd like to continue to revise the categories and content focus. Thanks to all those who have already sent through input and feedback 🥰
Please continue to chip in by sending anything of interested to [email protected]
Yours truly 🤗
South African crowd-solving startup Zindi building a community of data scientists and using AI to solve real-world problems
Really interesting work in the space with on-the-ground impact. Cape Town based Zindi, has built a network of data scientists across Africa. It hosts competitions for hard to solve problems, often with a strong civic interest. I would keep an eye on the innovation happening in this space.
Paycode receives investment to expand biometric financial inclusion efforts
To be honest, this is the first time I've heard about Paycode but they're doing really interesting work with their verification services. They really had me at The solution can process transactions offline in real time, no connectivity is required to provide financial inclusion..
Kandua: why we’re taking a full stack approach to jobtech
Interesting ideas which I don't entirely agree with but theirs always merit in interesting perspectives plus Kandua, a South Africa home-services marketplace, looks super interesting. I'll give it a try when I need something done during the festive.
Norwegian incubator sets up shop in SA
The Hatchery, a Norwegian incubator, has opened offices in Cape Town to continue their vision of helping to solve the planet's most challenging problems with innovative solutions. Check out some of their current active projects.
The Text Arts - Neuro-linguistic programming approaches for Data Scientists 2021 Video Exhibition
This year's masters student exhibitions for Dr. Vukosi Marivate course COS802, The Text Arts - NLP approaches for Data Scientists at the University of Pretoria.
Africa’s Digital Top 40 - Transforming Africa's digital economy
The Africa Report launched its first ranking of Africa's digital economy’s biggest movers and shakers.
African Tech Ecosystems of the Future — the dawn of a new era
South Africa has come out on top of the inaugural African Tech Ecosystems of the Future ranking
Podcast: Event Driven Architectures of Scale
Wes Reisz, Matthew Clark, Gwen Shapira, and Ian Thomas discuss the evolution of event-driven architectures over the decades.
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