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Can tech­nol­ogy hubs ig­nite SA’s start-ups?

Tech­nol­ogy hubs are pop­ping up in Africa at a rapid rate. Ac­cord­ing to Ven­ture Cap­i­tal for Africa, a new African hub is be­ing launched nearly ev­ery two weeks. At last count, the BBC re­ported that there are more than 50 tech hubs, labs, in­cu­ba­tors and ac­cel­er­a­tors in Africa, cov­er­ing more than 20 coun­tries. In Oc­to­ber 2012, afric­ahubs.crowdmap.com re­ported that there were 73 tech­nol­ogy hubs, 63 busi­ness in­cu­ba­tors, 13 univer­sity tech labs and 18 hack­erspaces in Africa.

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