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9 Startups to watch in South Africa


As you know, we are at TechInAfrica, passionated with startups all around the African continent. We have started now that series of watchlist of startups in different African countries, and let’s continue this with South Africa.

South Afria is part of South Africa, and has a population of 57 million people. . With 98 million mobile subscriptions, which represent more than 170% of the population, South Africa has a huge advertising audience on Social media where Facebook and Instagram represents 27 millions of active users every month. Here are 9 startups that we have selected in South Africa for 2019, that are disrupting different industries with new technologies.



SweepSouth is a platform for booking, managing and paying for home cleaning services from your laptop, phone or tablet. We connect clients in minutes with cleaning professionals who go through a rigorous interview


Ekaya designs great products for people in the space designed to bring trust and consistency to a global market that lacks both. Our core technology successfully processes and connects millions of dollars each month for thousands of happy customers. We are the platform for the next generation of property tech applications and service.


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Fit Key

FitKey is the technological and marketing aggregator allowing independent gyms and studios to work with the medical aids, get their memberships subsidized, and compete directly with the big box gyms.


MXit is Africa’s biggest social network, with 50 million users across more than 3,000 different mobile phones. Users can send free online messages, enjoy multiplayer games, buy music, exchange goods and even trade on the stock market.


Blink Tower

Blink Tower is an Internet Video Marketing company.
They explain your big ideas to the people who matter – the public, your clients and your investors.
Their videos help people understand your business, products and ideas.
And they get you noticed – they run extensive online marketing campaigns to increase your sales and drive traffic.


We’re a proudly South African te am of professional designers and software engineers that specialise in producing apps. Our mission is to enrich people’s lives through simple, engaging and delightful apps that are of the highest technical and creative standards.


They offer a simple-to-use mobile commerce service; conveniently and efficiently giving informal cross-border traders instant access to products and services. The company’s commerce service focuses on mobile as a delivery platform.


MADCAD Design is a drafting company that can turn your dreams into a reality. They can draw you house plans or a mechanical part. Madcad Designs is your one stop CAD shop at a affordable rate. Anything you need from house drawings to 3D printed model.



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