With its R700-million, 10-year equity equivalent investment programme, IMB South Africa will
work with the Department of Trade and Industry to build a research hub at Wits University, as
well as foster enterprise development and grow deep skills in the country.
A tech guru based in the city of San Francisco says Africa has the potential to create a new wave
of global software entrepreneurs. He is excited about the possibilities of the continent, which will
have 50% of the world's working population by 2040.
Digital currency is seen as "disruptive innovation" that can solve Africa-specific needs, serve the
unbanked, and play a transformative role. All this and more is on the cards for Cape Town's
BitHub, which will host regular workshops and events on digital currency and fintech innovation.
Dr Wayne Kleintjes has pioneered a ground-breaking technique to graft skin – quickly and cost-
effectively – that is expected to have far-reaching benefits for burn victims. As well as being
affordable, it uses the patient's own skin cells and so does not run a rejection risk.
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