Health tech innovations changing South Africa

In the last few years tech companies have jumped on the wearable tech bandwagon with popular gadgets like the Fitbit or Samsung’s Gear Fit. There are also hundreds of fitness apps taking the smartphone world by storm. The importance of health technologies is becoming more prevalent as everyone, from athletes to housewives, have realised the [...]

An open letter to Google co-founder, Larry Page

In response to a recent article in which Larry Page, CEO of Google, stated, “I would rather give my billions to Elon Musk than charity” Paul Polak wrote Larry Page this open letter: Dear Larry, In your recent conversation with Charlie Rose…

Impact investing scales rapidly in India

Sectors like microfinance institutions, financial inclusion and healthcare together received 82% of the investment. Photo: Mint Mumbai: Impact investing firms, which invest to deliver social benefits alongside financial returns, have put $1.6 billion (around Rs.9,600 crore) into India since 2000, mostly in…

Ten innovative social entrepreneurs in Africa

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) recently announced the finalists of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2014. Like the years before, the 10 finalists have been chosen for their practical, innovative solutions to local problems that are unique to the African continent. From South…