Tech4Africa Finalists Have Been Announced…

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Tech4Africa, an event which will bring together some of the most respected people in technology to share, teach and interact with Africans, in Africa. Held in South Africa this October 27-28, 2011, Tech4Africa’s finalists have just been announced:

The Artist Project: ARTIST (Adaptive Real-Time Internet Streaming Technology) is a project focused on introducing an appropriate technology for low infrastructure regions (developing countries) to broadcast minimum-delay live video streams over the Internet with improved perceived picture quality than is currently possible with ‘off the shelf’ solutions. Helping to reduce the high number of road deaths in South Africa, is a digital platform which connects learner drivers with accredited and verified driving instructors.

Project Masiluleke: Project Masiluleke employs mobile phones and other technologies as high impact, low cost tools, in the fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

PayU Computing: PAYU aims to increase the availability of computing devices and Internet to the masses in East Africa by providing affordable access to these services.

Sentigol [Tendersure]: TenderSure is a web based tendering tool, designed to combat corruption and high costs often associated with the tender process, whilst offering free and fair competition.

Powertime: Powertime offers prepaid electricity users in South Africa the convenience of buying electricity on their mobile, whilst providing useful information on their energy usage and smart ways to contribute to more efficient use.

MISS: MISS (Mobile Information System Services) is an online (mobile and web) based public transport integrated communication system. It aims to provide a simple answer to the question: how do I get from A to B using public transport?

Evalunet: EvaluNet, an education software developer, creates simple educational software products that solve real problems that South African teachers and children face daily.

Snapbill: SnapBill is an automated billing system that allows you to easily sell your services online.

Whive: Whive, Social Media Platform, aims to enhance access of information to Africans including millions of mobile phone subscribers across Africa by using SMS technology to provide content in their local languages on their mobile phones.

TxtAlert: TxtAlert is a mobile techology platform designed to improve adherence to Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART). The system alerts ART patients about their next visits to the clinic. It also allows a patient to send a “please call me” message, free of charge, when they want to re-schedule their next clinic appointment.

For more information, here are links to the schedule, the speakers and their partners.

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