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Nigerian agri-tech startup Releaf secures $4.2m in seed funding, grants

BY TOM JACKSON Nigerian startup Releaf, which develops proprietary hardware and software solutions to drive the industrialisation of food processing in Africa, has raised US$4.2 million in seed equity and grant funding to support the development and scaling of technology solutions…

Nigeria’s 54gene closes $25m Series B to advance global drug discovery capabilities

BY TOM JACKSON Nigerian startup 54gene, a health technology company advancing African genomics research for improved global health outcomes, has secured US$25 million in a Series B round it will use to advance its capabilities to contribute to global drug discovery.…

Work-Life Balance Or Screen-Life Balance?

By Tiana Cline As Early As 1955, people started panicking about the idea of too much screen time. The saying ‘square eyes’ came along with the invention of television yet today, we’re looking at screens more than ever before. The…

You really need to try David Higgs’ Emerald Risotto with Goat’s Cheese, Truffle Oil and Mushrooms recipe

By Buhle Mbonambi A few weeks ago I got an invite for a cook-along with celebrity chef, restaurateur and My Kitchen Rules SA (MKRSA) co-host and judge, David Higgs. I quickly accepted. See, a few weeks ago I had joined the M-Net show’s…

Time To Address The Effect Of Covid-19 On Talent With Strategic Workforce Plan

By Yvonne Mosadi, Human Resources Director The global Covid-19 pandemic has irrevocably changed the operating environment of human resource managers. The theory of a hybrid working environment composed of a mix of on-premise personnel and those working from home, is…

SA’s Cameron Lombard cha-chas his way into the spotlight on ‘Strictly Come Dancing UK’

By Debashine Thangevelo Cape Town’s Cameron Lombard has been signed up for season 19 of BBC Brit’s hit reality dance series, “Strictly Come Dancing UK”. With dancers Johannes Radebe and Oti Mabuse, as well as judge Motsi Mabuse, already leaving an…

‘Sex Education’ season three is here and it’s one for books

By Jamal Grootboom  The new season of “Sex Education” is here and it’s one for books. We pick up with our favourite students from Moordale Secondary School, in a new year, following school holidays, with many of our main cast in…

Di’ja & Mercy Johnson Okojie discuss Family, Music, Mental Health in Episode 6 of “Mercy’s Menu” Season 2

In episode 6 of “Mercy’s Menu” season 2, Mercy Johnson Okojie features the beautiful music artist of Mavin records, Di’ja. The exciting duo discussed family, music, mental health, feminism and lots more as they prepared fried sweet potatoes and spicy avocado dip. ”You…

Online Service Made Benin the Fastest Place in the World to Start a Company

Benin set up a service early in the COVID-19 pandemic to allow people to register their business online, and now the West African country is the world’s fastest place to start a business, according to a U.N. agency. Sandra Idossou,…

The Best Way to Find the Right Customers

Many businesses struggle to find the right customers. The right customer is a person or business that needs your product and is happy to pay a fair price for it. It’s the dream of every business owner to find as…