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 Sep 11, 2018, 11:00 AM

Snapchat has selected South African social media startup Hashtag Our Stories to be part of its inaugural startup accelerator, giving the 11-month old company $150,000 (or roughly R2.2 million) in funding, Techcrunch reported.

Hashtag Our Stories, founded by former journalist Yusuf Omar and his wife Sumaiya, is a network of mobile journalists reporting from over seven countries, creating video content optimised for Facebook.

“We are mojo’s: we are mobile journalists; we are selfie journalists; we are jeans journalists. Everything I need to tell a story fits in my pockets,” Omar previously told Business Insider South Africa.

“I am fast, I am nimble, I am light – and most importantly I am intimate.”

Yusuf and his wife Sumaiya will move to Snapchat’s headquarters in Los Angeles where they will join eight other startups in Snapchat’s accelerator called Yellow.

It is anticipated that Hashtag Our Stories could help fill up Snapchat’s Snap Map with citizen news broadcasters.

The other startups include augmented reality, lifestyle brands around weddings and fashion, as well as aesthetic-focused marketplaces like ConBody, which pairs people with a muscular ex-convict for workouts.

Snapchat’s investment gives the struggling social media network, which lost three million users in its last quarter, a stake of between 7% and 10% in each one of the startups.

Yellow describes itself as “a launchpad for creative minds and entrepreneurs who are looking to build the next generation of great media companies”.

“We are excited about the future of storytelling and the creators who will push the artistic boundaries of what’s possible with mobile content,” the incubator said on its website. 

Capital Connection EP14: Tackling youth unemployment in Africa

In this episode of Capital Connection discusses ‘youth and unemployment’ with guests Mary Dinah, CEO of Job-Link; Prince Madau, former intern at Southern Africa Trust and Kenneth Diole from Grind Africa. We also get a view on the gathering of 40 African leaders in Beijing for the Africa-China Summit with Cobus van Staden, Senior Researcher for China-Africa Relation at the South African Institute of International Affairs.

Watch the video here: CNBC Africa

Cape Town – Matric mock exams are in progress at schools across the province in preparation for the final exams in November.

The pressure to put down your phone and pick up textbooks has increased, but learners may be able to hold on to their screens and access tools to help them ace exams online.

The Western Cape Education Department has created a matric support portal which helps pupils to access exam study tips, blank study timetables and documents with lists of the main concepts that learners need to know for each subject.

Read more here: IOL online

Author: Athina May

16-year-old Brandon Kynoch’s mobile game, ‘Torus.’ was downloaded 100 000 times during its first 24 hours on the App Store and chosen as ‘Game of the Day’ in 137 countries.

Torus. is the first South African game to achieve such broad, global App Store coverage. Uploaded to the App Store in April 2018, Torus. achieved (based on downloads) the number one spot in Free Action Games‚ number two in Free Arcade Games and number five in All Free Games on the store. The App Store’s blurb says it well: “Torus. gracefully embodies so many things that we love about mobile games – intuitive sleek game play, clear objective and beautiful minimalistic design. And if that isn’t enough, a zen state of mind is guaranteed after a few play sessions.” This is evidenced by the high number of 5-star reviews the game has received since hitting the international audience.

Discovery caught up with this self-taught programmer and indie game developer, to talk tech..

Read more here on  Discovery

You know the old catch 22 situation, right? Most jobs require previous work experience, but if you don’t get work, where is that experience coming from? It seems like Cyril Ramaphosa is ready to face this challenge head-on.

Speaking during his Q and A session in Parliament on Wednesday, the President revealed that he wants to do away with certain job requirements that exclude young workers from the market due to “experience” concerns.

What did Cyril Ramaphosa say about work experience?

Bright young minds across South Africa are finishing matric or even walking away from university with degrees, only to be frozen out of employment due to these constraints. Ramaphosa isn’t too happy that these barriers exist, and he’s vowed to do something about it:

Read more on https://www.thesouthafrican.com/cyril-ramaphosa-work-experience-youths/

 

 

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday said it saddened him to see young people standing on the streets aimlessly.

Ramaphosa was speaking at the launch of the Youth Employment Service, which will be known as the YES initiative, at the Riverside Incubation Hub in Midrand on Tuesday. It is being launched by government in partnership with business and organised labour.

“This is an occasion of great significance in our country.”

Ramaphosa said the initiative was aimed at addressing the most pressing socio-economic challenges in the country, particularly poverty and unemployment among the youth.

“We know that millions of these young people do not complete school, when they do, they do not have the skills that our economy needs.”

He said the initiative had its genesis 18 months ago, when government was challenged to support small and medium enterprises and garner more investments in the economy.

Read more on Fin24.com.