The sixth edition of the popular MTN Business App of the Year Awards has kicked off and local app developers are invited to submit their apps for consideration in the country’s premier app development competition.

Nomination entries will be considered in the following categories:* Best Enterprise Solution* Best Consumer Solution* Best Incubated Solution

* Most Innovative Solution* Best Breakthrough Developer* Best Educational Solution* Best South African App* Best Agricultural Solution

* Best Health Solution In line with its quest to adjust to the ever-evolving technology landscape, the MTN Business App of the Year Awards has introduced three new categories this year, namely:

* Best Gaming Solution – with a focus on African gaming.* Best ‘Women in STEM’ Solution — for submissions by women and girls related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

* Best Financial Solution — for submissions that provide financial solutions to customers of the financial sector.

To enter, app developers can submit their entries at: The overall winner of the MTN Business App of the Year will walk away with a prize to the value of R200 000.  This will go towards guidance and mentorship via the MTN Start Up Program — which seeks to assist innovators turn their solutions into commercially viable and sustainable businesses.  Mandisa Ntloko, GM: enterprise marketing at MTN Business SA, says the stimulation and promotion of home grown solutions demonstrates MTN’s commitment to champion the app development movement.”MTN Business App of the Year Award has acted as a spring board for innovators and entrepreneurs to not only create solutions that assist society, but also to launch and grow sustainable businesses that provide cutting-edge solutions to customers, contribute to economic growth and create much-needed employment opportunities. Moreover, this initiative signals MTN’s commitment to champion the local app development movement by incentivising them to create solutions that meet the challenges we face in the digital age,” says Ntloko.