Sifiso Skenjana. (Supplied)
Last year, African tech startups raised a record almost $5.2 million in venture capital, a 50% increase over to the previous year and approximately nine times the value of what was raised five years ago. State-run innovation investment can kindle wide-reaching multiplier effects on economic growth, write Sifiso Skenjana & Lunathi Hlakanyane.
President Cyril Ramaphosa, in the Nasrec ANC policy conference, continued to profile the work done through the Black Industrialist Programme in the state’s pursuit to reignite and accelerate state support innovation and reindustrialisation.
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